In this episode we talk with Actor/Producer Elizabeth Karr about her passion project, Radio Free Albemuth, which is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name. We discuss producing indie genre film, their theatrical self-distribution and the film’s various VOD avenues. Elizabeth is an experienced actor and producer with a lot of perspective on the industry.
ELIZABETH KARR is a working actor in theatre, ﬁlm and television for twenty years. TV appearances include Womens Murder Club, House, ER, Veronica Mars, Sleeper Cell, The West Wing, and Young & Restless. Elizabeth is a high proﬁle member of the LA Theatre Community–Chairman of the Board of Classical Theatre Lab, Artistic Director of Cedarburg Productions and Company Member of Paciﬁc Resident Theatre.
On the other side of the camera, Elizabeth is a Co Producer on indie feature, RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH, adaptation of a Philip K Dick novel, written and directed by John Alan Simon. PKD other books made into movies include Blade Runner, Minority Report and Scanner Darkly.
She is Consulting Producer of the Disney Channel pilot, WEBGIRL, based on her original treatment.
Projects in development include IN FROM THE COLD by writer/director Dominika Waclawiak, THE DIVIDE by Rashmi Singh, THANKSGIVING, an original screenplay, written by Emer Gillespie, and NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER, adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel (The Getaway, The Grifters), with writer/director John Alan Simon.
Radio Free Albemuth Synopsis
From Philip K. Dick – author of Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly – his most prophetic science fiction thriller. In an alternate reality 1985, Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe), a record store clerk in Berkeley begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he callsVALIS. He moves to Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel (Katheryn Winnick), where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive, totalitarian American regime helmed by President Fremont (Scott Wilson). But what is VALIS? A higher consciousness from another reality, an alien life-form or perhaps, even God? With the help of his best friend, a science-fiction writer – Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigham) – and a beautiful, mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette)- Nick finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of cosmic, mind-shattering proportions. Although it might cost them their freedom or even their lives, they join forces to bring a message of hope from the stars and reveal the dangerous truth.
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