Award-winning indie filmmakers John Gallagher and Joe Benedetto have teamed to make a new feature, SARAH Q. Gallagher directs from a script by him and Benedetto
Online PR News – 21-June-2016 – June 19, 2016/New York, NY – NEW YORK, NY – 6/20/16 – 305 Media Group in association with Trajectory Films is excited to announce their feature film, Sarah Q, a comedy-drama about the trials and tribulations of a small town girl who comes to New York City to become an actress. 305’s John Andrew Gallagher and Trajectory’s Joe Benedetto, both award-winning indie filmmakers, are collaborating on the screenplay, with Gallagher directing and Benedetto and Gallagher producing. Director Gallagher enthuses about its “great roles for many actors who have trained with me in acting workshops at One on One NYC, including Emmy Tanzy as Sarah, Josette Dwyer, Tamara Skylar Jones, Sarah Seeds and Samantha Scaffidi; Samantha and I have made seven films together in the last couple of years. These are exceptional young actors with great futures.” Gallagher is known for his eye for talent, having cast in debut or significant early roles such talents as Amanda Peet, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Lillard, Michael Imperioli, Zach Braff and Vincent PastoreThe cast of Sarah Q also includes Joe D’Onofrio (Good Fellas, A Bronx Tale, Analyze That), a veteran of five Gallagher films, and the star of Benedetto’s award-winning Hide the Sausage; Kelsey O’Brien, Brian Kelly and Steve Stanulis (ten films each with Gallagher), and Shing Ka, an alumni of Potluck, exec produced by Gallagher; the director’s The Networker; Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate, and Revenge of the Green Dragon, exec produced by Martin Scorsese. Shing is also the writer-producer of Heavy Shadows, directed by Gallagher, currently prepping for a September 2016 start. Several stars will be announced soon.Gallagher is the acclaimed indie writer-director of The Deli, Blue Moon and most recently the feature comedy-drama The Networker, featuring Steve Stanulis (Long Shot Louie), William Forsythe (The Rock), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), Al Sapienza (House of Cards), Joe D’Onofrio, Brian Kelly, Samantha Scaffidi and Kelsey O’Brien. Benedetto directed the feature film A Guy Named Rick, released on DVD and VOD by Vanguard Cinema, and his recent short Hide the Sausage has won 18 awards on the festival circuit. His upcoming features include Tale of the Wet Dog and Gumshoes.