Blue Seraph Productions announced the casting of Blaise Embry and Eduardo Rioseco for director J.T. Tepnapa’s follow up film to the indie hit Judas Kiss, the mystery-thriller, The Dark Place. Embry and Rioseco join already announced actors Sean Paul Lockhart and Timo Descamps (both in Judas Kiss) as well as Going Down in LA LA Land’s Allison Lane.
Embry will play Keegan Dark, a troubled young man who returns home to reconcile with his estranged mother, who has been running the family winery estate all by herself. But all does not go as planned and Keegan and his boyfriend (Timo Descamps) are soon caught up in a web of deceit and violence as his return unleashes a dark conspiracy that could see him as the prime suspect in a murder plot and the destruction of everything he holds dear.
Embry is perhaps best known for his recurring role in Season 7 of Showtime’s hit series Weeds, along with guest appearances on The Office, Hawaii Five-O, CSI: New York, Pair of Kings and The Suite Life on Deck.
Meanwhile, Rioseco will play co-star, playing long-time friend of Keegan, lawyer Ernie Reyes -who is also has worked closely for Dark Wineries for years. Both share an intimate past with each other and Keegan’s return sparks a passionate remembrance for both of them.
Rioseco credits include a guest appearance on The Cape as well as a recurring role on the NBC series Parenthood. He is also an accomplished stage actor, with roles in Fame, Mamma Mia, Wicked and Next To Normal.
The script is by award-winning writer Jody Wheeler, who produced Tepnapa’s Judas Kiss along with writer/producer Carlos Pedraza (who has shifted into producer role on The Dark Place, as well as finishing up the script for Blue Seraph’s other film this year, the adaptation of Jay Bell’s young adult novel Something Like Summer). Filming is scheduled to begin in the middle of April near Portland, OR.
View the Kickstarter program designed to help get the camera they need to film both The Dark Place and Something Like Summer.