Rob Mockler's directorial debut, Like Me, has wrapped up production in and around New York and will now head into post. The film is a product of producer James Belfer's Dogfish Accelerator program. Fittingly the neo-noir flick about a girl who documents her crime spree on social media was pitched to Belfer via a Tweet. Cult fave Larry Fessenden is executive producing through Glass Eye Pix and also has a role in the film. Emerging genre fave Jeremy Gardner also stars with lead actress Addison Timlin.
Timlin (FALLEN, 2014's THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN) plays the lead role of Kiya, a discontented loner who documents her own crime spree through social media, which provokes a disturbing Internet following. Larry Fessenden (IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE, YOU'RE NEXT) plays Marshall, a paint-huffing motel owner who crosses her path. Ian Nelson (THE HUNGER GAMES, TEEN WOLF), Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY, SPRING), and Stuart Rudin (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, STAKE LAND) round out the cast.
"Rob originally pitched the project to me via a Tweet," says Belfer. "I found that really fitting considering the subject matter and the way Rob is presenting the dark obsessions with social media. He's really got his head wrapped around this subculture, and I can't wait for audiences to witness the monster he's created."
Mockler says, "It was a truly magical experience working with such a dedicated and collaborative cast and crew. Addison crafted an incredibly nuanced performance and brought Kiya to life with an unnerving realism. She never failed to surprise me."
Fessenden adds, "There is a real off-kilter genius to the footage. We're excited to bring it into post-production to compose something truly special and genre-defying."
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