Perry's Blog: September 29, 2014 I swear, I am having more fun with show business these days than I’ve had for maybe, well, decades. My head just keeps swirling with fun things to ponder – casting, for instance. I try to visualize Luke (the young man who works for Sam and keeps trying to quit, but can’t) and Sarah (Sam’s daughter, the one with the 90-pound chip on her shoulder, who has built a steel wall around herself). I try to see them the way you try to remember the face
Perry's Blog: September 26, 2014 I think the smartest thing I’ve done – to date – in relation to this project is to schedule the film a long time from now. We don’t start shooting for a whole year, so that we can get the look of deep, dry summer in the Sierras. I know myself, and I know the only way I can do something well is to do it slowly, step by step. It’s one of the lessons I’ve learned in 45 years of professional acting; that one of Hollywood’s biggest faults is that e
The Divide Blog: September 24, 2014 By Jana Brown, screenwriter, The Divide The first time I talked with Perry King on the phone, the conversation lasted nearly an hour. I had a strange feeling we’d end up being friends. I had planned to write a brief article about him for the alumni magazine at St. Paul’s School and it turned into a full-fledged feature because of the ease with which we spoke. The second time we talked, Perry told me he had always dreamed of filming a Wester
Perry's Blog: September 22, 2014 When I see The Divide, I see lots of long, wide shots of the land, with the people very small in the frame. Right now, the script doesn’t have that, and it’s just one of the things we must be sure to include. I can play big chunks of the movie in my head – like rolling the film. I suppose when I can play the whole movie, start to finish, I’ll be ready to start directing. I find myself daydreaming about the movie the way I might have mooned ove
Cool’s Perry King plans “The Divide” By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Media Life columnist Cool ranch ready to roll film Perfect setting. Perfect part. For a 500-acre cattle ranch “beyond Cool” in El Dorado County and its owner Perry King(TV’s “Riptide,” film’s “The Day After Tomorrow”) the idea of an independent movie set in drought-parched Northern California circa seems like a natural fit. For King, who’s planning to start principal photography on just such a film in summer 2015,
Perry's Blog: September 18, 2014 I think about Sam all the time, and about his difficulties. My mind wanders over the landscape of his life, searching for his solutions to the problems he faces. Always at his center is the core of pain he feels, for the way he treated the people he loves. There is so much Sam in me, in part because I have crafted this story with Jana, our screenwriter. His longing to bridge the chasm between himself and his daughter is in so many ways my stru
Perry's Blog: September 16, 2014 I can’t believe after all these years of thinking about it, planning it, talking about it, finding the person who could find the story, writing it with her, honing it, talking about it with people who could help us, on and on – always deep down thinking it was, in the end, just pie in the sky – after all that, we’re about to enter the real world, and get serious about The Divide.
Los Angeles, CA (September 15, 2014) —Veteran actor/director Perry King (Riptide, The Day After Tomorrow) is pleased to announce the launch of pre-production for his new independent Western The Divide, from Left for Dead Productions. “For years and years I’ve wanted to make a Western on my own land and finally I’ve got the script to do it,” says King. King and his Left for Dead Productions collaborators, New Hampshire-based screenwriter Jana Brown and Chicago-area filmmaker