Maxine Bahns (The Brothers McMullen, Cutaway, Charlie Valentine) and Aaron Farb (Powers, Kill The Messenger) have joined SAG nominee Stelio Savante (Eisenstein In Guanajuato, A Million Colours, Ugly Betty) in the lead cast of Todd L. Green’s dramatic-thriller Avalanche.
The indie feature is scheduled to begin lensing in Houston in October and tells the story of a librarian (Savante), his wife (Bahns), and her lover (Farb), who find themselves trapped in a house together and having to navigate the chaotic fallout of their indiscretions.
Writer-director Green was the recipient of a 2015 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant and was also awarded Best Director at the 2013 IFQ Festival for Louis Grant, a seri series he co-created, produced and directed. He will be using a mostly Texas based crew and working with the local community to promote Houston as a filming location.
Savante will next be seen in the AMC mini-series The Making Of The Mob narrated by Ray Liotta, and also in Peter Greenaway’s Golden Bear-nominated film Eisenstein In Guanajuato. Last year he was in Texas to film his part in the indie picture Windsor opposite Barry Corbin, and on his return to Texas in October to shoot Avalanche Savante said: “I’m excited to be returning to Texas. I was encouraged and impressed by the supportive film community and the locals. One cannot recreate these raw and natural locations here in LA without lacking authenticity, which plays into the actor’s process and also makes it more compelling on camera for the audience. Texas’ love of the arts is highly underestimated and I feel privileged to be part of Todd’s project.”