LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian actress Sarah Meltzer will
star in "Crush," a 2014 thriller feature film from director-writer
The premise is being kept under wraps, but the story centers on a girl
who is bullied by a group of her peers in high school, and later in
life they must answer for their actions when someone close to her seeks
"The topic of bullying is one of the things that attracted me to this
script," Meltzer said. "It's a very serious epidemic. The sad thing is,
and the statement about this movie, even though it's not based on a
true story, it's not that farfetched that it couldn't be true."
Meltzer, known for her roles in," MTV's "Undressed" and Anita Doron's
"Simulacrum," will play Ginger, the leading antagonist.
"Her lust for power motivates her," Meltzer said. "She's working in her
dad's law firm. She's never the person to struggle for anything.
Bullying for Ginger exercises her power complex. It's really amazing to
play this kind of role that's not like me and is power hungry to a
Co-starring are Jon Bloch ("Hatfields & McCoys"), Tommy O'Reilly and
Connor J. Smith of "Necessary Measures," and newcomer Keri Casey Lusk,
who plays the tormented Katie Sullivan.
Filming in set to commence in 2014 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. "Crush" will
be distributed worldwide in 2014 by Allied Artists Pictures, who
produced and distributed classics such as the Oscar nominees "The Man
Who Would Be King" starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, "Papillon"
starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and the eight time Oscar
winner "Cabaret" starring Liza Minnelli.
Meltzer is lining up a busy 2014 as she's attached to star in Persona
Pictures' feature film, "CON" which is in association with Dylan Ramsey
Films and pitched as part "Pleasantville" part "Hunger Games" part
"It brings a look into how connected we are," Meltzer said, "but how
disconnected we've become as a result."
Keeping close to her comedy roots, Meltzer, a Second City protégé, is
also attached to act in the web series, "Fade," starring "Castle"
regular Tamala Jones. The series follows the goings on at a small
family-owned salon located in a primo zip code and its owners who don't
want to sell no matter what conflicts they'll face.
For more information visit www.sarahmeltzer.net
SOURCE: Sarah Meltzer