We’ve been following the indie flick Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas ever since it sought funding through IndieGoGo last year. Now the movie has just wrapped, the teaser trailer is here and we’ve got a couple of images too (which you can see below).
Scottish actors and performers Ross William Wild (The Voice, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, the great gay short Downing) and Antony Cherrie (aka electro pop act Johnny Lazer) star in British director Simon Savory’s film. The US leg of the shoot wrapped in September 2012 on location in Death Valley Nevada and Los Angeles, with filming ending recently in Paris. The film is now in the editing suite, and will shortly be submitted to film festivals. Australian actor Miles Szanto (The Elephant Princess), Ashleigh Sumner (sci-fi TV series The Event) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira Mistress Of The Dark) also star.
Ross, originally from Aberdeen, and Anthony, from Edinburgh, play a pair of ex-strippers who run away from their stripping troupe ‘The Hot Toddies’ to find fame in a rock band, only to wind up in a dusty hamlet deep in the Nevada desert.
Headstrong Earlene makes a discovery that she is totally unprepared for. Acting on impulses, she leaves everything behind and heads to LA. The perfect distraction comes along in the shape of the mysterious Bruno, a wandering intersex teenager she meets at Venice Beach. The two loners become fast friends, but when Earlene becomes embroiled in one of Bruno’s home rental scams, whilst simultaneously discovering just what lengths he will go to to score some cash, she takes the youth under her wing and drives off into the desert. Along the way they meet a sexually confused carjacker, a pair of Scottish ex-strippers, a tap-dancing drag queen and many more like-minded runaways – who are all looking for a way out in the world.
The film will tour international film festivals this summer.
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