Pillow Talking Spotlight — SARAH Q a film by John Gallagher

In Pillow Talking’s Spotlight today is the bold new indie film by legendary filmmaker John Gallagher.

by Pillow Talking

Somewhere my wife-co reviewer and I read a clause that said “indie would, but Hollywouldn’t.” and that sums up the independent film that legendary indie Filmmaker, John Gallagher has made. It is a film which is fresh and defies all conventions while, at the same time, uses those same conventions but in an entirely unique way. For example, is it a comedy? a drama? a documentary-style narrative of the death of innocence? a coming of age story? Maybe it’s all of them. Maybe it’s not. It certainly is a stimulating, thought-provoking endeavor with wit, charm and an Hitchcockian sense of anticipation with every carefully planned scene.

Like many of the new wave of netflix and amazon shows that young audiences are binging on, Sarah Q possesses the same kind of ambiguous, undefinable nuances and layers that hold an audiences attention. Parallels can be drawn between Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” and the classic book of the same name by William Barrett where new age existentialism clashes with as the they say in “Inherit the Wind” — “give me that old time religion.”

Gallagher who always had a knack for getting name actors for his indies has outdone himself this time, bringing five former Sopranos stars together and casting mostly against type. Add to that film icons like Burt Young and Sally Kirkland, and you have a film filled with more experience and war stories than Ben-Hur (the original, not the remake). Add to that an incredibly solid performance by ingenue Emmy Tanzy, and you have an independent film with a cast to die for.

And, without giving away any spoilers, the ending kills!

A must see — Fort Lauderdale Film Festival — Screenings will be November 9th Nov 9, 6pm, Savor Cinema and Sunday, Nov 11, 1:45 at Cinema Paradiso.





Completed Features: 2015-2018

SARAH Q (writer/director/producer)
CLINTON ROAD (creative consultant)
THE NETWORKER (director) Random Media/The Orchard/Sony
AMERICAN FANGO (consulting producer) Vision Media/Sony

SAM (writer/producer) Vision Media/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

ENCHANTMENTS (executive producer)

Feature in Post-Production:

MAKE ME FAMOUS (consulting producer)

Feature in Production
THE LAST PRAYER (producer)

Features In Pre-Production/Development:
ALL MOBBED UP (writer/director/producer)
K-POP (writer/producer)
PUMPING UP (director)
HI HITLER (writer/director/producer)
JEALOUS MOON (director/producer)
LAST BREATH (director/producer)

Completed Features:
THE NETWORKER (director) Random Media/The Orchard/Sony
AMERICAN FANGO (consulting producer) Vision Media/Sony

SAM (writer/producer) Vision Media/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

ENCHANTMENTS (executive producer)

Completed Shorts:

WANT (director)

WE REMEMBER (director)
ACT, NATURALLY (writer/director/producer)

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Stephanie is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had several hundred articles published in various newspapers and magazines, many of which still are available online under “Stephanie Lyons Schultz”. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist. She currently is a professor of psychology at WCSU and NVCC in Connecticut. Wayne is an Emmy-Award winning writer, producer, and director. He has produced many programs and documentaries that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. Wayne also is a practicing attorney with a Masters degree in Law from NYU. In addition, he is a professor of communications at WCSU. Together, this recently wed couple write, produce, and direct as many of their stage, screen, and TV projects as they can with a full house -- their combined brood of seven! Some of their work has been featured this summer and fall off off Broadway; other work currently is under option. They hope to continue to promote more of their projects in the coming months! Feel free to write whatever comments you like! We want your feedback!