Indianapolis, IN February 13th 2011 - Last night was a very special night for the cast and crew of Scalene, Zack Parker's latest Dramatic Thriller. A private screening for cast, crew, family, and friends was held at the IMAX at the Indiana State Museum. I was fortunate enough to score an invite. The film stars Margo Martindale(Secretariat), Hanna Hall(Forest Gump), and Adam Scarimbolo, as well as a long list of local actors who really stepped up and turned in stellar performances. Without giving away anything, Scalene is a story that is told from the viewpoint of three different people. Parker does a brilliant job with the transitions in this non-linear, unconventional format. The camera work by Director of Photography Jim Timperman is stunning. I heard it compared to Stanley Kubrick, though it reminded me more of Alfred Hitchcock. In either case it was amazing to watch.
Scalene is Parker's third feature film and it keeps getting better. Building on his past successes Parker was able to bring a higher budget to this project. That money made it to the screen. The film was shot on the Red One camera. 'The Red' is the gold standard in High Definition video. Other recent films shot on 'The Red' include 'Wanted', 'Green Zone', and 'The Social Network'. This equipment added a true cinematic feel to the film. For the first time Parker was able to cast 'known' Hollywood actors in the lead roles of his film. Margo Martindale was amazing as the over protective mother. The Local cast included Jim Dougherty, LaDonna Pettijohn, Raymond Kester, Angela Steele, Frank T. Ziede, Mark A. Nash, Eric Monroe, Samantha Eileen DeTurk, Alli Miller, Stephanie Lochbihler, and Nubia Tamayo Perez. Congratulations goes out to the entire cast and crew of Scalene, you have something to be very proud of.