Photo Flash: INCLUSION CRITERIA Receives Star Treatment, Leading Into its L.A. Premiere
This past week, The Sunday Moving Picture Show and Nandar Entertainment hosted a private cast and crew private screening of the film "INCLUSION CRITERIA" in the historic Charlie Chaplin Theater on the Raleigh Studios back lot, prior to the films LA Premiere on April 13 - 19 at Arena Cinelounge (6464 Sunset Blvd, Los angeles)The standing room only crowd featured many celebrated guests such as Emmy nominee, Lee Purcell, who said, "INCLUSION CRITERIA' is a tour de force for writer, producer, star Judy Norton in the tradition of MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. It is a first class thriller directed tautly by Josh Hodgins, which had me jumping out of my skin over and over!" "Happy Days" TV Icon, Don Most, remarked "A very well written, turn twisting script by Judy Norton." TV's #1 bad girl from "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim, commented, "Suspense is one of my favorite genres' and "INCLUSION CRITERIA" is a nail biter." Celebrated recording artist, Laura Pursell, added. "What a plot twisting thriller! Very thought-provoking. Honest and moving performance by Judy Norton and I loved Marlene Hammerling's multilayered comedic turns! I hope there's a sequel!" The films star, Judy Norton, was htrilled to have two former co-stars of the hit series"The Walton's" on hand for the screening, Eric Scott and Michael Learned. The latter remarked, "Judy Norton and cast give wonderful performances. I jumped out of my seat four times!" Under the direction of Josh Hodgins, the films remarkable ensemble includes Lauri Hendler, Ra Hanna, Vanessa Leigh, Jewelle Colwell, Richard Anderson, Aaron Bennett, Chase Christensen, Johanna Mills, Marlene Hamerling, Illiana Hodgins Katie Stone and Judy Norton. Best known for her decade long role of Mary Ellen on the hit family series "The Waltons," Judy Norton (http://judynorton.com) has established a stellar reputation in the industry as an award winning director, producer, actress and writer. Now, she has combined three of those credits as producer, writer and star of this soon to be classic suspense film, "INCLUSION CRITERIA." Tara (Judy Norton) doesn't know if she's going crazy, or being manipulated. Is she following down the same path that led to her mother's own battle with mental illness and death ... Or is there something more sinister? A successful painter, Tara is creative, insecure, a loner, with no living relatives and past tragedy that haunts her. Early on we see that she is being "watched" - we don't know who is watching her, but when she observes a potential crime and finds a large bag of cash, her integrity demands she turn it over to the police. Detective John Wright and his partner arrive at Tara's home to question her. While John's partner, David Kelly doesn't trust Tara, John finds himself attracted to Tara and protective of her vulnerability and soon finds himself entering a personal relationship with Tara. In the following weeks bizarre events threaten Tara's sanity.
Her furniture moves around while she sleeps, items of personal clothing go missing only to reappear in unexpected places, a knife goes missing and Tara finds blood on her own clothes. Fearing she is going crazy, as her mother did - she confesses to John and has him run the blood on her clothes. When it comes back as hers, John encourages her to seek out a therapist. The therapist fears her mental state may be genetic and prescribes pills for Tara. Shaken and insecure Tara is grateful that John says he believes her and insists he'll help her discover the truth behind these strange happenings... but as Tara's mental state is pushed to the breaking point, all the facts she uncovers point to an even more dangerous possibility and has her questioning everyone she thought she could trust.Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aorFmsggXak
Lauri Hendler, Marlene Hamerling and Judy Norton
Ra Hanna and Judy Norton