The Stars Are Out
The crews of Shoot the Stars have sprung into action. With star actors Richmond Arquette (Se7en and Fight Club) and Jordana Spiro (The Mob Doctor and Trespass) arriving on the SFUAD campus this weekend, the production crews of Mister Stapleton and Dead Celebrity have been working around the clock casting, scheduling, camera testing and the works.
On Nov. 12, the crew of Dead Celebrity filmed scenes from “Lone Wolf,” the fictional TV series that plays a key role in the story of Dead Celebrity, but now the crew is gearing up for the week of Nov. 18, when they start four days of filming Arquette and Spiro. For the first two days, the student crew and their mentors shoot Mister Stapleton, a four-person cast, in Garson Studios and in the exterior of the Santa Fe Art Institute. Dead Celebrity is scheduled to shoot at the end of the week, also in the Garson studios.
Ready, set, shoot!
Meet the Stars
Richmond Arquette is a veteran character actor who works in television and film. His feature credits include Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the indy breakthrough Smashed. TV credits include acclaimed shows like Party of Five, Monk, Prison Break and Vegas. Richmond’s part of an esteemed acting family: his siblings include Rosanna, Patricia and David Arquette, and his father Cliff Arquette was a well-known comic actor in the early days of television. Richmond will be playing the title character in Mister Stapleton and Jake Carter in Dead Celebrity.
Jordana Spiro is most known for her lead role in The Mob Doctor, a Fox series that ran for two seasons. A veteran TV actress, Spiro’s credits include Dexter, Jag, Cold Case, CSI:NY, MTV’s very first scripted series Undressed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills 90210 (the original). Recently, Spiro co-starred in the feature film Trespass with Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman. She’ll be playing Marcia in Mister Stapleton and Lauren in Dead Celebrity.
Meet the Supporting Actors
Film School alumni Matt Page plays a male student in Mister Stapleton. Page is a triple-hyphenate (writer-director-actor) whose popular “Enter the Dojo: The Web Series” has garnered nearly 4.5 million hits on YouTube. Page’s acting credits include The Lone Ranger, Lone Survivor, and TV series Breaking Bad, Longmire, and In Plain Sight.
Rebekah Wiggins plays Trisha, an office worker in Dead Celebrity. Born in Germany, but growing up in Roswell and Santa Fe, the creative Wiggins who explored music and cosmology before finding her passion in acting. Wiggins’ feature credits include Brothers, Fright Night, Sunshine Cleaning and Let Me In. Series credits include In Plain Sight as well as locally-produced Date Doctor.
Aimee Dale plays Mrs. Stapleton in Mister Stapleton. Based in Santa Fe, Dale’s movie credits include The Night Shift, A Beer Tale and Lemonade Mouth.
Kenneth Miller plays Ryan, the star of the fictional TV series “Lone Wolf,” that appears in the beginning of Dead Celebrity. Originally from Albuquerque, Miller’s credits include the TV movie Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden and Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep as well as TV series The Lying Game, In Plain Sight and the upcoming Killer Women.
Lauren Keim plays the character Emily, a girlfriend to the fictional character Ryan in Dead Celebrity’s fictional TV show “Lone Wolf.” Keim works out of Albuquerque’s Actor’s Studio and is slated as the lead in the upcoming Hunter’s Game.