James Cullen Bressack to Direct “Dancing with RIP”
Just got this in my inbox. It looks like indie horror director, James Cullen Bressack, will be in the director’s chair again and will apparently be expanding his horizons. Read on for the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“DANCING WITH RIP”, FIRST MOVIE BASED ON “GRIM SLEEPER” SERIAL MURDER CASE, TO BE DIRECTED BY JAMES CULLEN BRESSACK
Edgy drama inspired by internationally known Los Angeles Serial Killer case focuses on detective, journalist and community organizer hunting the killer
LOS ANGELES, CA (7/9/12) – James Cullen Bressack, director of Amazon.com bestseller “My Pure Joy”, will helm “Dancing with Rip”, the first movie inspired by the highly-publicized “Grim Sleeper” serial killer case in Los Angeles.
This dark and compelling thriller focuses on the hunt for the killer, not only from the eyes of the killer, but also from those chasing him, especially the lead detective, an ambitious journalist and a streetwise community organizer, as well as a survivor of one of his attacks.
Bressack, known as an “indie whiz kid” and “New young hope”, has also been selected to direct a big-budget feature starting in Thailand in 2013.
Also on the “Dancing with Rip” team are homicide technical advisor Gil Carrillo, one of the co-lead detectives who captured the “Night Stalker” serial killer, and journalist, serial killer expert Victoria Redstall.
“Dancing with Rip” inspired by the Grim Sleeper case:
James Cullen Bressack: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4097598/
Gil Carrillo: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/03/night_stalker_gil_carrillo_pol.php
I’m liking this. Lately Bressack has been focusing on some micro-budgeted indie horror anthologies that have been … interesting. I think Bressack is a talented director with a good eye, but he wasn’t growing at all as a filmmaker focusing on those anthology projects. Now he’ll be directing what’s being described as an ‘edgy drama,’ and I think this will be challenging and good for his development. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this project!!