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Casting Finalized and Filming Begins for ‘D.O.A. Blood River’

Silver Plane Films and Kingfisher Media rounds out casting of the noir thriller, D.O.A. Blood River, with Christa B. Allen (“Revenge,” “13 Going on 30”) as Jessie, Scottie Thompson (“Skyline,” “NCIS”) as Bonnie, Christopher Rob Bowen (“Marauders,” “Heist”) as Deputy Billy Renee, Tyson Sullivan (“Banshee,” “Quarry”) as Officer Walker, Stephen C. Sepher (“Heist,” “4 Minutes”) as Vince Valenti, and Lillo Brancato (“A Bronx Tale,” “Crimson Tide”) as Frank Zanca.

Sam Collins (Billy Flynn), a pharmaceutical sales rep, visits a small town in Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime. He finds himself in a dark world of sex, corruption and murder as he is poisoned with no antidote to save his life. Desperate for answers, Sam turns to a local girl Jesse (Christa B. Allen). Their path leads to a voodoo priestess that only confirms Sam's doomed fate. On the run, with nowhere to go and no one to trust, Sam and Jesse find themselves running from police detectives, the Mob and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

D.O.A. Blood River's screenplay is written and directed by Stephen C. Sepher (“Heist”) and produced by Silver Plane Films and Kingfisher Media. Producers are Rory Fradella, Stephen C. Sepher, Kim Barnard, and Nazo Bravo. Cast previously announced are: Billy Flynn (“Days of Our Lives”) as Sam Collins alongside Chris Mulkey (“Whiplash”) as Hans Dunkle, and D.B. Sweeney (“CHI-RAQ”) as Detective Spiro. Allen is represented by Untitled Entertainment, Thompson is represented by APA, Bowen is represented by BBA Talent, Sullivan is represented by DMG, Sepher is represented by Untitled Entertainment, and Brancato is represented by LINK Entertainment.

James H. Napper III handled the deal.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

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