18 Nov 2012• • 16 Comments
Tall Sea Productions posted a picture of Summer Glau on the set of 'Dead End,' a short film directed by Jay Torres, made for the 2nd Annual Producers Guild Weekend Shorts Contest; the challenge was to make a film – write, shoot and edit it – in two days. (See previous News).
Unfortunately, 'Dead End' didn't make it in the PGA Shorts top ten list and consequently, the short was not shown as part of the 2nd Annual Debra Hill / Producers Guild Weekend Shorts Contest screening, held in association with NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival on Friday, November 17 at Sunset Gower Studios.
UPDATE: The short is now available online. Watch Summer Glau and Eric Winter in "Dead End"!
3N Films, who served as assistant director on 'Dead End', send us the following message.
'Dead End' will probably be available online later this month. Anyway, heres' Summer Glau's picture on set :
- Other Projects (incl. Shorts) > Dead End (2014) > On Set
To give you an idea of the background, here are two behind the scenes pictures of 'Dead End' :
Photo credit : Collin McDowell for Tall Sea Productions
Additional informations related to Summer's movie for the PGA shorts contest are in the Forum.
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Message #7 | chrisdvanne | 19 Nov 2012, 01:35 GMT
Unfortunately, 'Dead End' didn't make it in the PGA Shorts top ten list and will probably not get any exposure at all.
As i answered to 3N Fims, just because 'Dead End' didn't match perfectly PGA's criterias doesn't mean the fans dont want to watch it though.
To be honest i have a hard time figuring out why Summer is filming shorts.
Message #9 | The1Russter | 19 Nov 2012, 16:45 GMT
I think I have the answer to Chris's question as to why Summer is doing short films. Consider a short film like a video resume. Short films are more easily passed around the various studios. Regardless of the films success, they are an easy way to showcase the range of an actor's skill w/o requiring a casting agent, director, or producer to slog through hours of previous work the actor has done. The films may not add much to Summer's resume now, but they could be the key to getting the role she wants in the future.
Message #10 | IanT | 19 Nov 2012, 17:26 GMT
I think another reason Summer keeps doing these short projects (and the tiny role as a Nurse) is to keep busy. If your resume is blank for the last year or so, it might put off the next director/casting exec... but Summer's resume will show she's always busy, so clearly determined and focused. Also, its more experience for her and a way to make her living before (hopefully!) her next big project comes along.
Personally, my hopes are on a Season 3 of Alphas, with Summer as a permanent cast member. She adds so much to that show when she's in it and work great with the rest of the cast too... And or SyFy, it's a good way to lift ratings a bit with her fan-following.
Message #11 | chrisdvanne | 19 Nov 2012, 17:57 GMT
@ The1Russter, IanT
Thanks to your valuable contributions, me and our visitors have now a better idea as to why Summer is filming these shorts or guest spots.
I notice that Summer didn't have a leading role in the full-length feature film 'Legend of Hell's Gate' but she's the female lead in these shorts ('Inside the Box' and 'Dead End'); she has enough scope to be the lead in an (indie) movie imo, as proven by 'Knights of Badassdom' or 'Help for the Holidays'.
Allow me to repeat what is my motto for a while now : these non-genre shorts/movies may allow Summer to reach a more mainstream audience step by step.
Side note : as much as i love Alphas and Skylar Adams, the show is a dead end; even it it gets a third season, it will probably be the last. I prefer to see Summer free to catch any opportunity rather than have her stuck as a regular in Alphas.
Message #12 | TerminatorEmily | 21 Nov 2012, 23:38 GMT
Hmmm maybe you're right....I don't know.
I would love to see her star in an X-men movie or the next big Horror movie.
(New Scream anyone? jokes! maybe........Nightmare on Elm street....2014 remake! or 2013)
It would be cool if she could star in like Doctor Who or a Star Wars movie or... if J.k Rowling's new book gets turned into a movie maybe star in that? I don't know just thinking of ideas...
That's cool that you got a letter form Summer
Message #13 | robbo | 22 Nov 2012, 01:50 GMT
great ideas and thoughts about what we would like, summer to be getting involved in, terminatoremily just love them. on a more positive note, long as tho summer keeps her self busy, and not fall of the radar. like some film stars do they sort of just dissapear without trace, at the moment we have help for the holidays, knights of badassdom, maybe alphas, but i wouldnt mind seeing summer in a few more things, what about serenity 2, that would be amazing, river tam wielding that axe again, or even better TSCC the movie, i must wake up i think im dreaming sorry,