Bad Actress

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Bad Actress
Bad Actress Poster.jpg
Directed by Robert Lee King
Produced by Lisa Schahet
Written by David Michael Barrett
Music by Frederik Wiedmann
Cinematography Andrew Huebscher
Edited by Matthew Cassel
HMO Nurse Productions
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date
Feb. 22, 2012
Running time
86 minutes
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Bad Actress is a 2011 American independent feature film, directed by Robert Lee King, written by David Michael Barrett, produced by Lisa Schahet, and starring Beth Broderick as has-been TV star Alyssa Rampart-Pillage. The picture had its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival in March, 2011.

A dark comedy, the movie is a retelling of the Greek tragedy Elektra set in the San Fernando Valley. Nighttime TV soap queen, Alyssa Rampart-Pillage (Beth Broderick), is a has-been, but her career is restarted once she’s accused of murdering her husband, Bernie (Chris Mulkey), the appliance king of the San Fernando Valley.



Bad Actress, produced by Lisa Schahet of HMO Nurse Productions, had a 24-day shooting schedule. Most of the movie was shot on location in the San Fernando Valley, where the movie takes place. The shooting title for the film was Tarzana, which then changed to (818), and finally to Bad Actress. Screenwriter David Michael Barrett was executive producer, along with Marcus Hu and Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing.



After a successful film festival run launched at the Miami International Film Festival, and screenings worldwide, including the prestigious Cleveland International Film Festival, the movie sold to Strand Releasing, who are distributing the film on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, VOD, DVD and Blu-ray.


  5. Interview with director Robert Lee King

External links[edit]

Bad Actress at the Internet Movie DataBase