Xander Berkeley, Eric Roberts to Play Same Sex Couple in Dark Comedy MOMENTS OF CLARITY

By: Mar. 27, 2014

Phillm Productions announces today that MOMENTS OF CLARITY has completed filming and is slated for a national platform release by the year's end.

It stars Lyndsy Fonseca (NIKITA, KICK-ASS), Xander Berkeley (24, TERMINATOR 2), Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT), Marguerite Moreau (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER), Jon Lajoie (THE LEAGUE), Angela McEwan (NEBRASKA), AJ Trauth [EVEN STEVENS], Mackenzie Astin (IRON WILL), Bitty Shram (A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, MONK), Luis Chavez (OCEAN'S 13), Saxon Trainor (CONSPIRACY THEORY), Bill Kottkamp (FUNNY OR DIE) and introduces co-writer Kristin Wallace as Claire Woods. It was filmed throughout Los Angeles and southern California and is planned for theatrical release in December of 2014.

The film was written by Christian Lloyd and Kristin Wallace, is the directorial debut for Stev Elam (ZOMBEO AND JULIECULA), and is produced by David J. Phillips (LINE OF DUTY, L!FE HAPPENS) and Kristin Wallace. It is co-produced by Corbin Timbrook (BOY TOY), cinematography is by Chris Robertson (DOUCHEBAG), and is being edited by Gordon Antell (BLOOD DIAMOND).

"Moments of Clarity" is a dark comedy, described as "Little Miss Sunshine" meets "Thelma And Louise". Claire (Wallace) is a homeschooled socially awkward girl in her mid-twenties, subdued by her agoraphobic mother Henrietta (Trainor). This repression infuriates her new friend Danielle (Fonseca), the daughter of the local pastor Paul (Astin). Danielle convinces Claire to open up to the world around her, which leads to them stealing Henrietta's car to pursue Claire's goal of speaking at the yearly church jamboree. A road-trip adventure filled with hilarity ensues that will change both girls and their parents - mismatched and in hot pursuit - forever.

Xander Berkeley and Eric Roberts, who are known for typically portraying tough guys, take a turn at playing a loving gay couple as Artemis and former porn star Hal Spreadum, respectively.

This marks Stev Elam's first feature film as director, having an extensive commercial background. Elam is an International award winning visual/storytelling director whose cinematic style is marked by strong visuals, subtle humor, and natural performances. "This story felt fresh and alive with awkwardly charming characters, I instantly fell in love with script. It's a hilarious, warm and surprisingly touching film that I think audiences are hungry for".

"Moments of Clarity" marks the debut film from Phillm Productions, founded by classical actor turned producer David J. Phillips. "After producing more genre films with other production companies in the past, I wanted to start to make the types of films that inspired me growing up - ones that provoke awkward laughter while examining serious complexities of the human condition. Christian Lloyd & Kristin Wallace's script spoke to me in this way, so I was excited to collaborate with her and I'm thrilled we were able to get such a solid team on board."


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