Bloody Disgusting has received exclusive word that XYZ Films and production partner Brooklyn Reptyle Films’ The Rambler will begin principal photography in Roswell, New Mexico on April 15, 2012.
The film, from an original screenplay by writer/director Calvin Lee Reeder (The Oregonian), will star Dermot Mulroney (New Girl, “The Grey”) and Lindsay Pulsipher (pictured; “True Blood”, The Oregonian).
Here’s the official plot crunch: “After being released from prison, a man known as The Rambler (Dermont) stumbles upon a strange mystery as he attempts a dangerous journey through treacherous back roads and small towns en route to reconnecting with his long lost brother.” Pulsipher will once again play “The Girl”. She also starred in Reeder’s critically-acclaimed short of the same name that screened at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW back in 2008. Reeder was also named as one of the 25 new faces of independent film in Filmmaker Magazine for 2007. You can watch said short film below; it’s a must-watch! Reeder is also the lead in our original production, V/H/S, acquired by Magnolia out of January’s Sundance.
Currently, XYZ has the hit action film The Raid: Redemption in theaters via Sony Pictures Classics. The company just wrapped production on Frankenstein’s Army, which was shooting in Prague.
XYZ Films’ (The Raid) co-founder Nate Bolotin will produce alongside Brooklyn Reptyle Films’ Roger M. Mayer and Christo Dimassis. Aram Tertzakian and Nick Spicer from XYZ will be on board as executive producers. The film is an AKA Pictures presentation and is being financed by Michael Benaroya through his low budget/genre label, AKA Pictures. AKA/Benaroya Pictures head of production Joe Jenckes is serving as executive producer along with his Bow Street Films partner, David Dickson, under a new partnership between AKA and Bow Street. Clayton Young of Benaroya Pictures will produce on behalf of AKA Pictures.
Foreign sales will be handled by Celluloid Nightmares, the partnership between XYZ Films and Celluloid Dreams.
WindowLight Productions, headed up by Alan Trever and Carl Lucas, will handle production services. Additional members of the crew include director of photography Dave McFarland (“Your Name Here”) and production designer Geoff Flint.