"April Apocalypse" begins principal photography
Cast includes Reece Thompson, Rebekah Brandes, Brent Tarnol, Todd Stashwick, with Roger Bart and George Lopez
LOS ANGELES, CA. September 26, 2011 – Tarnol Group Pictures announced today that principal photography for the coming-of-age romantic dramedy APRIL APOCALYPSE has begun in Los Angeles, California.
The film stars Reece Thompson, Rebekah Brandes, Brent Tarnol, Todd Stashwick with Tony Award® Winner Roger Bart and George Lopez. The case also includes Stephanie Hunt, Sarah Hyland, W. Morgan Sheppard, Mark Rolston, Marguerite MacIntyre, Hunter Cope, Matt Shively, Randy Wayne, Matt Prokop, Elizabeth Small and Olivia Waldriff.
In their fourth feature film, brothers Brent and Jarret Tarnol will direct from an original screenplay by Brent Tarnol, who has also scripted the features MONSTER HEROES and BARRIO TALES (distributed by Plus +Entertainment), as well as the award-winning short film I OWE MY LIFE TO CORBIN BLEU. APRIL APOCALYPSE is being produced by Tarnol Group Pictures' Brent and Jarret Tarnol and Julie Kennedy with De'vaughn Nixon and Lorenzo Eduardo serving as executive producers. Kyle Hartman is co-producer and Michael Bearden is the film's music director.
After years of yearning for the girl next door, Artie (Thompson) builds the courage to tell her how he feels... only to discover that the girl of his dreams and best friend, April (Brandes), is moving away, sending Artie into a deep depression. Two years later, with the help of a little purple pill prescribed by his psychiatrist, Dr. Ricardo Lyle (Lopez), the lion inside tells Artie to "go find April and make her yours." Empowered and eager to find her, Artie crashes his car on the way...and wakes up days later in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Now it's up to Artie and his ever-growing courage to find April – no matter what cannibalistic creature steps in his way.
The Tarnol brothers are emerging as "ones to watch" in the industry, quickly becoming one of the hottest up-and-coming writer/director/producer teams in independent filmmaking. Their unique and quirky projects have drawn some of the freshest young talent in Hollywood, and garnered the attention of seasoned veteran actors. With APRIL APOCALYPSE, Tarnol Group Pictures has created a compelling, story-driven project which promises to be the brothers' break-out film.