Films in Production
Vineyards of Death
The Black Hand
The Loomis Gang
& Information for Vineyards of Death
Watkins Glen International
Glenora Wine Cellars
on Seneca Lake
Jazz Greats at
Sun., July 24, 2005
Sun., August 21, 2005
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards'
Malibar X on Seneca Lake
Photographers' platform and big water
tournament and movie action boat
Watkins Glen, NY
Racing Photos by
Mark Donohue driving #6 Javelin,
WGI 1970 CAN-AM Race
Motor Racing Archives
From Griswold to Gordon: Fifty Years of Competition at the Home of
American Road Racing
by J.J. O'Malley
and Bill Green
Chamber of Commerce
Schuyler County Partnership for Economic
Seneca Power Boat Association
HD Video & Surround Sound Production
Weddings, Special Events, Music Video Production, Live Sound
Illustrations & Site
& MOVIE SCENES
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
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
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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
She has had extensive
professional acting training.
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.
and George in "Well That's Showbiz"
Film Festival Today
Photo by Tina Field
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
JESSICA K. FARMER
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.
TINA FIELD HOWE
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
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.
Barbra (center) with Anna Nicole Smith and
on the set of Anna Nicole's last film.
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).
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.
Rip have the best roles - they get to be their
wonderful, Pembroke Welsh Corgi selves!
ZIP and RIP
TBD / Executive Producer
/ Second Unit
Director of HD Video Photography
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