WEIRDLAND: Angela Featherstone in "Wake", films shot in Arizona

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Angela Featherstone in "Wake", films shot in Arizona

Ben Stiller as Jerry Stahl in "Permanent Midnight" (1998)

"Initially, I sat down with Dan to discuss our overall approach. His years of experience on films such as PERMANENT MIDNIGHT and THINNER, as well as the television series “Dexter”, allowed him to edify me on the various strategies to make the music most effective. Together, we decided to use non-original pieces to reflect the style of the film, time and place, which further cements the audience into the “world.”
I first worked with Henry on ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE and understood his encyclopedic knowledge of songs of all genres, both new and old, would be a remarkable asset" -Notes from "Wake" director Chad Feehan. Source:

Chad Feehan’s psychological thriller “Wake” has been picked up by IFC Films, the company said Wednesday. The film, which stars Josh Stewart, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami, made its world premiere in March at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. IFC, which took North American rights to the feature, will release the film via its IFC Midnight on demand platform which brings films to on-demand viewers across the country.

"Wake" official trailer video.

Writer-director Chad Feehan (right) talks with actor Josh Stewart on the Amboy, California set of WAKE. PHOTO: Thomas Young / The Fort
Jamie Lynn Sigler, director Chad Feehan, actors Josh Stewart, Chris Browning, Angela Featherstone and Afemo Omilami at the opening night of "Wake" in SxSW Festival on March 12, 2010.

“Wake” centers on Paul (Stewart) and Adrienne (Sigler) as they travel to a wedding in Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert. Road-weary, they decide to stop for the night at lonely Roy’s Motel and Cafe. This roadside artifact proves to be a strange and surreal place with an unsettling mix of travelers, including a sketchy front-desk manager and his promiscuous wife.
“Chad’s film is a really good scare and great fun, and a reminder to all of us that we shouldn’t stop at shady motels in deserts,” commented IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring in a statement. Source:

Remember a very old Jake Weird entry about a
casual encounter between Jake & Jamie-Lynn Sigler?: "While Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong have been making the Miami nightlife rounds, pal Jake Gyllenhaal has been partying in the Big Apple. The actor recently hit New York City hot spot Butter, where he made his way to Jamie-Lynn Sigler's booth, and with a Corona beer in hand, he rocked out to Fergie's "London Bridge." Later, he started dancing with one of the Sopranos star's brunette friends. Source:

"Josh Stewart and Jamie-Lynn Sigler both possess a dichotomy of aggressiveness and vulnerability that complement or conflict in turn. It is the perfectly timed balance of those emotions which carries the story forward. Three other characters lead the ensemble cast. Chris Browning (Frank) runs the motel and Sandy (Angela Featherstone) is his lover. Browning is frightening yet sympathetic, a peculiar quality which he so elegantly pulls off here. Featherstone is ever-changing in mood as well. The interplay between the two is key, played out in similar fashion to Stewart and Sigler". Source:

ANGELA FEATHERSTONE (Sandy) ended her teenage years as a top Canadian fashion model, working with such great photographers as Irving Penn, David Bailey and Bruce Weber, appearing on the cover of ITALIAN VOGUE, and dubbed by THE NEW YORK POST’s Page Six as “the Kate Moss of Canada.” But for her life’s work of acting she downplayed her striking features to play unlikely roles, emerging as an actress with exceptional versatility who has worked continuously since arriving in the US.
From the album: "Making Wake" by Angela Featherstone

Featherstone recently starred as Kris in the 1st & 2nd seasons of the LOGO network original series “Exes & Ohs” (nominated 2008 GLAAD Award Comedy Series). She is featured in WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2008 and THE SOLOIST directed by Joe Wright which was released in 2009
In 2007 Featherstone performed in an AFI short titled “Mother” for director Sian Heder, for which Featherstone won rave reviews and numerous awards including Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation and the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle and Florida Film Festivals and a Methodfest nomination for Best-Actress-in-a-Short.
Angela Featherstone by Gabor Jurina for the 30th Anniversary
issue of FASHION magazine

Angela Featherstone and Ben Stiller in "The Zero Effect" (1998)

Featherstone was featured prominently as Ben Stiller’s neglected and frustrated live-in girlfriend in Jake Kasdan’s engaging comic mystery ZERO EFFECT (1998).
Angela Featherstone as Linda in "The Wedding Singer"

That same year, decked out in 1980's garb, the actress took a turn in the popular romantic comedy THE WEDDING SINGER as Linda, the woman who leaves Adam Sandler at the altar. She revisited that decade as part of the ensemble of 1999’s 200 CIGARETTES.
Next up was a supporting role in the computer hacker thriller TAKEDOWN starring Skeet Ulrich, following an appearance opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh as her wild friend Delores in the movie SKIPPED PARTS.

Other Movies Filmed in Arizona:
1969 - Easy Rider
Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross-country trip. Stars Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper.

1987 - Raising Arizona
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated. Stars Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter.
Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin in "Midnight Run"

1988 - Midnight Run
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail. Stars Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin.
1994 - Natural Born Killers
A violent film about mass murderers and the media that loved them. Stars Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey, Jr. Rated R.

Ben Stiller and Alan Alda in "Flirting with disaster"

1996 - Flirting With Disaster
Man departs on a mission of discovery dragging his wife and 4 month old son behind. Stars Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Tea Leoni, Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore.
2000 - Almost Famous
A high school boy is given the chance to write a story about a rock band as he accompanies it on a concert tour. Stars Billy Crudup and Frances McDormand. Rated R.
Jake Gyllenhaal in Jarhead (2005) - Arrival At The Rear (Deleted Scene)

2005 - Jarhead
Based on a former Marine's best-selling book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and fighting in Kuwait. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaimie Foxx. Rated R.

2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in a VW bus. Stars Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette. Rated R.

Emile Hirsch and Hal Holbrook in "Into the wild"

2007 - Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, a young man abandons his possessions, gives his entire savings to charity and goes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Stars Emile Hirsch, Marsha Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone. Rated R.


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