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Mark Donohue driving #6 Javelin, WGI 1970 CAN-AM Race


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In production:

VINEYARDS OF DEATH
An Mature Audience Mystery/Action/Comedy

The role of "George DuBoise," a former New York City Police Detective Lieutenant, is created by Broadcaster/Actor George Boyce. DuBoise retires to Watkins Glen, NY, the home of sports car road racing in the USA, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. DuBoise plans to relax and do all of those guy things he’s always wanted to do -- sports car racing, fishing, gardening and model trains.

When the leading citizen is found murdered in his own vineyards, the world-famous Glenora Wine Cellars, the local Sheriff asks George to help them out with the investigation. Everything points to the victim's much younger wife, the stunningly beautiful French actress Sarah Desage as "Sarah," who asks DuBoise to help her prove her innocence. So he embarks on a trail that hopefully will lead him to the killer or killers. but the killing of winery owners continues, and soon DuBoise becomes a target himself.

 

He is helped by a legion of local characters. The role of "Speed," George’s sidekick, is played by Andy Parker. The fast-talking, former Bronx cabbie has followed DuBoise upstate and has started his own local taxi service. “Wildflower,” played by the great New York City comedy actress Lela Frechette, is a local bar and grill keeper and is a throwback to the days of the hippies. She knows all, tells little and rules her domain with a big heart, a sharp tongue and a swift kick to those that need it.

 

Cherokee,” a former girlfriend of DuBoise’s, is a modern folk singer and song writer who performs at the “Wildflower Café.” She provides great original music, but will the former flames of passion rekindle? Not if the tall, beautiful blonde college basketball star has her way. Stage and TV actress Jessica Farmer plays the athletic, wise-cracking, karate kicking co-ed "Kristin." The striking redheaded stage actress, Tina Field Howe, brings to life “Sam,” the computer whiz and auto mechanic.

 

Exotic cars, fast boats, auto racing, several cameo appearances by the famous and not-so-famous, and the scenic beauty of the Finger Lakes Region makes this a thrilling, fun-filled mystery romp for all.

 

 

 

At left, movie poster by Tina Field Howe.

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THE CAST


French actress Sarah Desage has appeared on stage and in several commercials, models, and has performed in many films, including The Iraqis are coming, Coyote Beach, Up to the Roof, Zoolander, Camille, Checkers, Bloodlines, Blue, Elevator, Divorce Ritalin Style, Requiem, F is for Feathers, Wall Street and Spike Lee's She Hate Me.

 

She has had extensive professional acting training.

SARAH DESAGE
"Sarah"

sarahdesage

GEORGE BOYCE
"Det. DuBoise"

 

George has broad experience in Off Broadway performing, independent and major motion films, foreign films and documentaries, including Pressure Point, Slick, The Beloved, Moving Targets, The Alamo, The Time Machine, Men in Black 2, Bad Company, April Winter, The Waterlilly Pond, Love in Vain, Zuni, The Iraqis are Coming, The Interpreter, A&E/Biography Channel's Tolstoy, Black Mary, and upcoming VOD (of which George is also the author.

 

He was educated at Syracuse University and resides in Watkins Glen, NY.


The Dummy and George in "Well That's Showbiz"
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Photo by Tina Field Howe

 

 

Lela has performed in many Off Off Broadway productions, cabaret and comedy clubs in NYC and regional theatre in Ithaca, NY. Independent film credits include The Iraqis are Coming, The Book of What Remains, Wheels on the Bus, Bored of The Rings, And Then There Was One and The Ithaca Film. Her most recent on-going role is 'Sister' (left) in Late Night Catechism by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. Lela won the 2007 Katherine Cornell Award for her performance "Catechism." Congratulations, Lela!

 

Her acting training includes a BFA from Stephens Colleges in Missouri, and Acting for Film & Television in NYC. Lela resides in NYC.

LELA FRECHETTE
"Wildflower"

 

JESSICA K. FARMER
"Kristen"

 

Jessica has appeared in numerous theatre productions in NYC and Tennessee. Her films include the independent production The Lost and A&E/Biography Channel's Tolstoy.

 

She holds a BA from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and has undergone several acting intensives in NYC. Jessica resides between NYC and Tennessee.

Andy is well known in the Southern Finger Lakes, appearing regularly with the Lake Country Players. He also worked with Actors a la Carte for five years doing Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on the Seneca Lake Winery Circuit. He has received a great deal of acclaim in Elmira Little Theater's Radio Show Recreations where his voice manipulations have convinced listeners that he is anything from a playful child to a disturbed (and disturbing) killer.

Vineyards of Death is his second foray into Films having already worked on Claude King's These Days as an actor and the film's Second Assistant Director.

ANDY PARKER
"Speed"

 

TINA FIELD HOWE
"Sam"

 

Tina has appeared in two locally produced films: These Days and Secret of the Twisted Sister. VOD is her first speaking film role. She has performed in many regional theatre productions, mainly musicals, with Elmira Little Theatre in Elmira, NY; Riverfront Revelers, Angels in the Wings and Community Free Theatre in Corning, NY; and Keuka Lake Players in Hammondsport, NY.

 

She has received acting and improvisational training/performance at 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY. Tina resides in Corning.


Richard, in the role of John Cox, son of the murdered Glenora Winery owner, brings to "Vineyards Of Death" a lifetime of acting talent. He said his first role was in a third grade play in Terrytown, NY and he has been smitten with the acting bug ever sense. Through the years Dick has done Off-Broadway, regional and dinner theater. He also founded and ran his own summer stock theaters in the greater New York City area. His film credits include Fort Apache, the Bronx, Manhattan, Funeral for a Clown and ABC-TV's The Quinns. Dick cut up as Smokey the Clown in the Clyde Beatty/Cole Bros. Circus.

A retired New York City fireman, Dick was happily enjoying his acting career when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack hit the Twin Towers of NYC. He was called back into the fire service, and currently serves as the Director of The New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY.
 

RICHARD NAGLE
"John Cox"

BARBARA CHANLER
"Barbara Cox"

 


Barbra (center) with Anna Nicole Smith and Chyna (WWF)
on the set of Anna Nicole's last film.

 

 

KERRIN CHANNLER
"Kerrin Cox"

 

 

OLIVIA FAGAN
"Olivia"

 

Olivia plays a college basketball star in VOD. She is a junior at the University at Albany where she is a social welfare major. She is an active member of the a cappella group "Serendipity." She has appeared in many Elmira, NY area productions and two with the Riverfront Revelers in Corning, NY: A Chorus Line, in which she played Diana, and A Grand Night For Singing, in which she was a featured performer.

Liz is a sophomore at New York University where she is a drama major. She was most recently seen in Elmira Free Academy's (Elmira, NY) production of Bye Bye Birdie as Rose Alvarez and Riverfront Revelers' A Grand Night For Singing, a Rogers & Hammerstein revue (Corning, NY).

LIZ ALDERFER
"Water Sprite"

 

ISAAC CAMPBELL
Choreographer

 

Isaac has been dancing since age six, and has performed with theater groups such as Elmira Little Theater, Elmira-Corning Ballet Company, Rainbow Dance Arts and New Heights Dance Theater (Elmira, NY) and Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). He has choreographed and performed in three Riverfront Revelers productions (Corning, NY): A Chorus Line, Company and  A Grand Night For Singing. Isaac attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and teaches ten types of dance, including jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. He is also a gymnastics coach at the Elmira Gymnastics Club.

Zip and Rip have the best roles - they get to be their wonderful, Pembroke Welsh Corgi selves!

ZIP and RIP
As Themselves


PRODUCTION CREW


TBD / Executive Producer

 

Matt Norton / Second Unit Director of HD Video Photography

 
   
   
   
 


Film Sponsors & Participating Organizations - Sponsors Needed!
 


Glenora Wine Cellars
on Seneca Lake

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
on Seneca Lake

MSD Ignition

Jerlando's Pizza Boat,
Owner/Driver Bill Taque

K&N Performance Filters


Boat by Gary Chambers

Mercury Marine

1966 Porsche LH

Sportscar Vintage Racing Association

 

Zippo

Granatelli Motor Sports

Sponsors of the 2005 Grand Prix Festival
George Boyce, Master of Ceremonies


AMS Oil
     


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