Three Holes, Two Brads and a Smoking Gun an independently produced drama has attracted a well-known worldwide distributor and in 2014 was privately screened on the famous 6th street during SXSW in Austin Texas and Cannes Film Festival in France (marketplace of Cannes). The film was written by Scott Fivelson (Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, Dial L for Latch-Key, Tuxes) and produced by Zuher Khan, Sasha Yelaun, and directed by Hilarion Banks.
The film is about a battle of wits between a washed-up ex-Hollywood screenwriter and his devious screenwriting student. The student, nineteen year old Jack Ariamehr is played by the actor Zuher Khan. Jack has big dreams and is striving to make it in New York’s film industry. The character of the ex-Hollywood screenwriter, Bobby Blue Day, is a vindictive professor played by the actor James Wilder. Bobby teaches an evening class in New York City and imposes misery upon his best students, especially on Jack. Bobby becomes Jack’s mentor and Jack tries to fulfill his wishes to gain recognition. The climax of the story becomes disturbing when the professor realizes that Jack has stolen a script called “Highjack” in which they have been collaborating. Each word of the script represents a step towards their goal to get them the fame and fortune they desire. They both believe they have one of the most incredible movie scripts ever written and have a power struggle over to gain control over it. All comes to a tragic end when the Professor discovers the truth that Jack has stolen the script and murdered the real scriptwriter.
Supporting actress Rebecca Mae Palmer plays Sailor Stewart, the current love interest of Jack and past love interest of Bobby Blue Day complicates the situation and strained relationship between the two opponents.
HILARION BANKS- DIRECTOR
Hilarion was born in Arlington, Texas on July 21st 1985. The brother of Akasha, Serapis, and Polaris Banks, he and his siblings started making backyard movies when Hilarion was only 9. His parents, two Theatrical producers well known in Texas, were happy to nurture their children's passion for ﬁlm. When Hilarion was only 18 he tried his hand at feature ﬁlm making with Extended Family, a father/son movie with a paranormal twist. In 2007, Hilarion attended UCLA's theatre, ﬁlm, and television program and received a bachelor's in ﬁlm production. After UCLA, Hilarion moved to New York and has been shooting, producing and directing exclusively while still collaborating with brother Polaris. check his website.
SCOTT FIVELSON- WRITER
Scott Fivelson is a screenwriter, ﬁction writer, and songwriter from Los Angeles. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University. He has written short stories and satirical pieces for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly and other publications. His film, American Reel, starred David Carradine (Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill), Michael Maloney (Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V and Hamlet), and Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan). His novel,Tuxes, a comedic take on the multi-generational rich-family saga, was published in trade paperback by Beach Side Press, and is also available in a French translation from Polymancer Studios Inc. in Montreal. His one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key and Leading the Witness, have been performed onstage at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse theatre in Highgate Village, London, and are published in both paperback and eBook formats by Hen House Press in New York. Dial L for Latch-Key: a one-act play satirizingthe films of Alfred Hitchcock. The play has been performed in London and in San Francisco. The audiobook of the play, distributed by Blackstone Audio, has been selected as the opening audio presentation at the 2nd Annual HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival. His other audiobook, A Farewell to Legs, read by Mariel Hemingway, is from Hen House Press. Scott Fivelson is currently directing the film, Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, a unique Hollywood biopic starring Lenny Von Dohlen (Twin Peaks, Tender Mercies), Oscar winner Margaret O’Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Julianna Guill, Kristina Anapau, and Lawrence Pressman. Co-writer/producer on a comedy/drama about the music industry,American Reel, which stars David Carradine in one of his best ever performances. David Carradine plays and sings a number of his own songs in the picture. Check Amazon.
ZUHER KHAN- LEAD ACTOR/PRODUCER
Khan started his successful career at the age of 18 when he produced and acted in this ﬁlm, his ﬁrst feature. Born in Jamaica Queens, New York in 1992, he is now the youngest American ﬁlm producer of South Asian descent in Hollywood history. Khan attended Half Hollow Hills High School East and then enrolled into Metropolitan College of New York for Business. It was while attending college for business that Zuher began to have dreams of Hollywood and producing ﬁlms and so he went on to successfully produce Three Holes.
SASHA YELAUN- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Sasha Yelaun, born in 1984 is a LA-based feature ﬁlm producer who began working in the industry at ABC/Touchstone Television, Paramount Studios under the wings of independent producer Lewis Chesler and Marty Katz, the former VP of Disney. An alumni of Brandeis University, Sasha began producing during his M.F.A studies at the New York Film Academy, locking down a gate at LAX airport for his first ﬁlm Grace, which went onto win four awards and receive three nominations from ﬁlm festivals worldwide on the western short "A Relative Strangerwent" and later expanded it into a feature. He went on to produce several music videos, one of which was featured in Filter Magazine, and line produced his ﬁrst feature ﬁlm Benjamin Troubles (2011) which boasted 37 locations, 20+ actors, and 50+ crew on a 100K+ budget. Earlier this year, Sasha worked as one of the producers on Bereave starring Malcolm McDowell and Jane Seymour. Most recently, Sasha had the opportunity to screen Three Holes Two Brads And A Smoking Gun during SXSW, and has multiple projects in development.
The film includes also the cast of Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado, Fast Five, Clear and Present Danger), Richard Edson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Do the Right Thing) and Rudolf Martin (Swordfish, All My Children).
An ex-Hollywood screenwriter now teaching an evening class in New York finds himself in a sinister battle with a devious screenwriter student sounds very enticing drama to watch for entertainment and the love triangle in the movie makes the film even more intriguing and interesting. Don’t miss this fabulous film in theaters and soon on DVD.
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