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Filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Thriller Abeyance Begins Filming in Michigan


Filmmaker Harley Wallen’s Thriller Abeyance Begins Filming in Michigan

Two unlikely heroes are set to help a young kidnapped girl survive her traumatic ordeal in the new thriller, ‘Abeyance.’ The sci-fi-driven movie has begun filming in Pontiac, Michigan, which was recently announced by Variety. The action filmm’s principal photography began late last month, and is set to conclude early next month.

‘Abeyance’s all-star ensemble cast includes Scout Taylor-Compton (‘The Runaways,’ Rob Zombie’s ‘Halloween’ and ‘Halloween 2’), Richard Tyson (‘Kindergarten Cop,’ ‘Black Hawk Down,’ ‘Something About Mary’), Billy Wirth (‘The Lost Boys,’ ‘Boys on the Side,’ ‘Body Snatchers’), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s ‘Game of Death,’ ‘An Eye for An Eye’ opposite Chuck Norris, ‘Steve McQueen: American Icon’ with Mel Gibson) and Yan Birch (‘The People Under the Stairs,’ ‘Death House,’ ‘Bless the Child’). Vida Ghaffari (‘The Mindy Project,’ the upcoming ‘Nation’s Fire’), Shane Hagedorn (‘Wild Faith’) and Calhoun Koenig (‘Moving Parts’) also star in the sci-fi thriller.

Actor Harley Wallen (‘Bennett’s Song’ with Tara Reid, ‘Into a Dark Mind’ with Tom Sizemore), also stars in, wrote and directed the drama. Wallen is a martial arts champion, who holds black belts in Judo, Tae Kwon Do and Jiu Jitsu, as well as a multi-award winning filmmaker.

‘Abeyance’ follows Corey (Damien Chinappi), a troubled and suicidal military veteran who stumbles across a kidnapping with great scientific implications. Alongside his unlikely partner in crime-a prostitute named Stephanie (Kaiti Wallen)-they decide to try to help a young girl, Miranda (Angelina Danielle Cama), who got away. They enter a world far more complex, cutthroat and dangerous than they could ever imagine.

The movie’s writer-director, who’s working in association with his company, Painted Creek Productions, and his production partners Nancy Oeswein, Kaiti Wallen, Annette Cama and Nick Sarelli, are working together on ‘Abeyance.’ The team is excited to show their own take on the morality issues that arise as science allows humanity to “Play God,” and the implications of the decisions and the temptations we face when we do.

For more information on ‘Abeyance,’ visit Painted Creek Productions’ Facebook page.

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Actor-writer-director of the sci-fi-action-thriller, 'Abeyance’

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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