Asheville Fundraiser for Locally-Filmed Web Series

Santa Lorena Productions is holding a fundraiser on November 4 at the famed LaRue’s Backdoor in Downtown Asheville.  All monies raised will go toward the production of Tomorrow Waits For No One, a locally produced web series.  Santa Lorena Productions is a sponsored project of the nonprofit Asheville Area Arts Council.

The pilot episode of TWFNO premiered last November on local public access station URTV, cable channel 20.  Filming of the pilot episode afforded nearly 40 Asheville-area residents first-hand experience in filmmaking and video production.

Tomorrow Waits For No One is the gripping tale of Marcus Lazano.  Chased by two thugs, he is run over by Frank Cain’s car and awakens in the hospital with amnesia.  Romantic sparks fly between Det. Cole Washington and Marcus as the detective investigates the “missing persons in reverse” case.  Frank is the only one who knows Marcus’s identity (or is he?) but keeps mum as a fortune may be up for the taking.

Alexei Wood, who portrays bad boy Frank Cain, said the fundraiser promises to be a night to remember.  “There will be music, a raffle, silent auction—even sherbet punch!”

“We’re gearing up to shoot the first episode and keep moving forward as a series,” reported Tomorrow Waits For No One creator and producer Marcello Lanfranchi.  “We’ll be looking for cast and crew early in the new year.  You don’t need filmmaking experience,” he explained.  “In fact, this is where you can get the experience you can use to build a career in the industry.”

“I learned so much working on the pilot,” stated Hara Kahn, who plays Dr. Margaret Park.  “Everyone involved has been able to add to their resumes, and we got to work with some great people while having a lot of fun.”

Scheduled to perform are local fan favorites Sparkle Rainbow Ponies of Death.  Some of the items to be auctioned and raffled off that night include goodies from Belk, gift certificates from Amazing Savings, the Costume Shoppe, the Dripolator, Firestorm Café & Books, and Salsa’s, passes to Cinnebar Theaters and the Asheville Art Museum, artworks by local artists, design work by Ponder Design, and studio time at Electric Blu.

LaRue’s Backdoor is located at 237 Haywood St. in Downtown Asheville.  Organizers are requesting a $5 donation at the door.

To watch the first episode or to get more information on the project, you may visit [].

Santa Lorena Productions provides local residents access to filmmaking opportunities.  Working with established filmmakers, local residents will have a chance to learn new techniques and hone existing skills.

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