BWW Feature: BANGING LANIE's Allison Powell Goes Live Tonight on Facebook
BANGING LANIE is a 21st century John Hughes-style comedy starring Allison Powell that explores what happens when a girl takes her virginity into her own hands. The film is currently raising funds on Kickstarter and tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST, Powell will go LIVE on Facebook in what promises to be a hilarious and eye-opening conversation.
From the campaign materials: "She's your typical high school teen. Ok, not that typical. Typical is boring and Lanie is anything BUT boring. She's just never been in love. Or had a crush. Or a kiss. Or even awkwardly danced with a boy during that slow song. Then one day, BAM! She sees a guy and she *gasp!* likes him. Suddenly Lanie's life is turned upside down and she rushes to catch up to everyone else in the world who knows what the heck you do when you make out with someone!
The idea came from the mind of writer, producer and star Allison Powell, who is somewhat *cough cough* A LOT, like Lanie. In fact, most people who read the script think they are a lot like Lanie. Who didn't feel a bit out of step in High School? Allison has been working on this project for over a year and is bouncing off the walls to share the story with the world!
What happens when a girl wants to explore her body and have sex? Does it make her Superbad? Or SUPERAWESOME?"
Check out BANGING LANIE on Kickstarter HERE and get in on the action!
Allison Powell (Lanie, Producer, Writer) grew up in Apex, NC where she would perform any place, any time. Since moving to Los Angeles, Allison has expanded her work to include both writing and producing as creative outlets. Her recent short film BLACK WIDOW: ORIGINS got rave reviews from Movie Pilot News. Allison is a founding member of the 30 Days, 30 Plays project for which she has written over 150 short plays and films.
Tate Hanyok (Director) is a writer and California native transplant, by way of colonial Virginia. Her upbringing in the land of historical reenactments and federal government careers led her liberal, budding artist soul to flee westward. Her career began at The B Street Theatre, a new works theater founded by Aaron Sorkin. She has had guest roles on shows such as THE OFFICE, SHAMELESS, TRANSPARENT, and films such as BURT WONDERSTONE (Steve Carell). She is a seasoned improviser and UCB alum.
Lola Noh (Producer) is originally from Northern California and found her love of performing as a young, competitive gymnast. Her start in film was as the lovable gorilla, Amy, in the movie CONGO directed by Frank Marshall. She has also made appearances in TV shows, web series, commercials, and short films.
Lauren Brooks (Producer) spent her early years living in theater around the city of Boston. After obtaining a degree in Theater from UMass Amherst in 2011, she decided to extend her creative and logistic talents to the film industry. After college she moved to San Diego and honed her budgeting and scheduling skills as a project manager. Three years later Lauren began her master's program in producing at Chapman University. She received her MFA in May 2017.
Adam Joseph Kassel (Producer) was born in New Jersey and raised in Las Vegas. He attended UNLV where he studied film production alongside what would become some of his best friends.Since moving to LA Adam has worked for various production companies (including It's A Laugh for Disney). He is best known for his work on short films and music videos including 'Boyana', 'Get Wed Soon', 'Samaritans', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' for The Beatles' LOVE and 'Love Pyre' for Jesse Pino and the Vital Signs.
Steve Acevedo (Director of Photography) Steve was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and currently resides in the lush urban sprawl of North Hollywood, CA. He's collaborated with director Ken Jeong on the ESPN 30 for 30 film, STUDENT/ATHLETE, and with Max Greenfield and Jerry Ferrara for the Direct TV series, THE GENTLEMEN'S LEAGUE. In the documentary world, he shot the Leonardo DiCaprio produced feature, CATCHING THE SUN for Netflix.
+ Associate Producers Daniel Blake, David and Virginia Reece, Olivia Mowry, Preston Grant, Marguerite Nocchi, Max Kirkham, Paul Mowry and Lisa Klingensmith.