The Worry Doll
Written & Directed by Brandon C. Lay
Starring: Syd Stauffer, Jenna McBreen, Kate Hughes, Karisa Hope, Melissa Miller and Maria Sole.
After a series of unexplainable night terrors Tess (Syd Stauffer) becomes obsessed with finding her estranged sister, Janie (Karisa Hope). Tess and her best friend Ashlyn (Kate Huges) enlist her sister's ex girlfriend Tick-Tick (Jenna McBreen) to help look for her.
The Worry Doll is Living Proof Pictures fifth feature film. Principle photography began September 17th 2017 and concluded on December 10th 2017. The majority of post production was completed throughout principal photography with a rough edit complete by December 29th, 2017. Editing continued through February of 2018 and composer Stephan Tanksley was brought on the team to create an original score.
The festival submission process took place throughout the rest of 2018 and on October 16th 2019 The Worry Doll premiered at Sanford International Film Festival where it won Best Drama and Best Acting Ensemble. The Worry Doll was released on Amazon Prime April 6th 2020
BRANDON C. LAY
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Justin Ariola, David C. Baechle, Kimberly Barthel, Gary Boyer, Jason Brown, Billy Ehrlacher, Eileen Gentile, Bill Gibson, Jan Labellarte, Lauren Ickes, Beth Marquardt, Randi Perrett, Nick Romig, Vince Rostkowski, Danny Rowe, Nouhad Salim, Searra Sawka, Jerry Schmidt, Kristen Sehn, Bill Sevedge, Patricia Sonne, Eliana Spaz-Oliveira, Patti Squire, Robert Trexler, Sara Viteri, James A. Vivian.
Notes on first draft of the script. Up to casting and read throughs.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The Worry Doll has been Living Proof Pictures' most ambitious project yet. The production team behind Living Proof Pictures films is continually growing. Writer/director Brandon C. Lay continues to shoot and edit his own films however for the few scenes he acted in he turned to Kate Hughes and Elizabeth Shumway for their guidance behind the camera. Ryan MacNamara reprised his role as Head of the Sound Department with assistance from Justin Gifford.
New members to the team include married couple Shannon and Kevin Janus, who served as the head of the costume department and armorer respectively. Additionally LPP took on several production assistants through the process. Occasionally this task was taken on by members of the cast including Karis Hope and Stephanie Walsh however during much of the production it was Head Production Assistant and Location Scout Patti Hall who took the reigns.