EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Cowperthwaite and newcomer Madeline Sinclair star as the co-leads in Jon Shaivitz’s feature directorial debut Roses on the Vine. Shaivitz also penned the screenplay and is producing. The film was recently selected as one of the first forty films to successfully acquire SAG-AFTRA’s Interim Agreement this year during the SAG-AFTRA strike. Production recently wrapped in Los Angeles, CA. The film is currently in the process of finding distribution.
Roses on the Vine follows the story of a single dad food delivery gig worker with a checkered past and his mischievous 7-year-old daughter as they crisscross Los Angeles on his scooter each day to do whatever it takes to scrape by. Cowperthwaite will play the role of Billy, the single dad, and Sinclair will play Hazel, his mischievous daughter. Also, starring in the film is Tonatiuh (Promised Land/Carry On), who will play Cosmo, Billy’s ambitious best friend and neighbor, and Sal Lopez (Full Metal Jacket) will play the role of Mr. Rodriguez, Billy’s caring landlord.
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John Funk at his own John Funk Productions is producing the independent feature, in association with JS Films. Casting was done by Sarah Katzman, CSA (Logan/Wedding Crashers).
Cowperthwaite is represented by Authentic Talent and Literary Management, SBD Partners, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller, Gellman, Meigs & Fox. Sinclair is represented by Innovative Artists. Tonatiuh is represented by A3, Animal Federation, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. Lopez is repped by Metropolitan Talent Agency and Stagecoach Entertainment.
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