In real life Helen Krieger is a young Bywater/Marigny real estate agent, and Joseph Meissner owns and runs Powerful Fitness on St. Claude Ave. They are also both aspiring filmmakers, and instead of wasting time waiting to be discovered, they are plowing forth and making their first feature film. Next Tuesday will see a free staged reading, featuring Harry Shearer, among other great national and local talents. Here's the movie's official description, and the official invite to next Tuesday's staged reading, from Helen:
"I want to invite you to a very special staged reading of our upcoming feature film, Flood Streets next week, Tuesday, 2/17 at 7pm. Flood Streets is a feature we will be filming in New Orleans in 2009, and this reading is our first big event!
We're going to have music, refreshments and special guests including Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap, The Simpsons), Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond, Rolling Stone's #3 Artist to Watch), Chris Rose (1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina), poet Lee Grue, and more!
The Story: An aspiring songwriter tries to eke out a living selling flooded real estate. A dying woman creates a mini-utopia in a storm-ravaged neighborhood. A single mom's schemes to find love put her daughter in danger, and a failed writer can't stop fantasizing about his dentist. Together these creative misfits will do their best to bring life back to New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina.
Tuesday, February 17, 7-10pm
The Marigny Theatre, 1030 Marigny Street
The reading is free! But please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee seating. More information is at:http://www.thehatcherymedia.com/news.html