the central authority wraps principal photography

Using groundbreaking techniques, the first socially distanced feature film was shot entirely during the pandemic

By: Matts Marketing

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – May 26, 2020 – PRLog — The Central Authority, the horror-comedy  brainchild of Kristin West and Dana Olita, has been a brave undertaking in these hazardous times. “We knew this was a huge endeavor going in,” said West, who  co-directed with Armin Nasseri. “We were forced to use the technology  available, which meant doing some unusual things.” Those “unusual things” included dusting off some archaic film techniques and using  brand new processes. “We gave ourselves permission to fail,” says West, “but things worked out fine in the end.”

Those processes including having actors from all over the world come together on the screen. Actress Anna Elena Pepe, who plays Dr Zhivaga, a quarantine sex therapist, says it was an experience for her like no other, “I was in London, and my scene partner (Lachelle Allen) was in Los Angeles. ‘It was fantastic.'”

“The actors were the key,” according to Olita, “We basically let them pick and choose characters and wrote around their choices.” West agrees, “We gave our actors a tremendous amount of freedom, there was a lot of improvisation. Everyone gave great performances and the chemistry the actors have with one and other is magical.”

The Central Authority, takes place in a dystopian future, where entertainment is king. There is no content, so the government (“The Central Authority”) creates a streaming channel where “performers” can submit their material, in order to obtain items in short supply.  The film takes place over one day of programming.

In addition to West, Olita and Nasseri, The Central Authority uses an ensemble cast of working actors, Tick Tock stars, comics and podcast hosts: Lachelle Allen, Brandy Bryant, April Monique Burrill,  Jimmyo Burrill, Lily Burrill, Candice Callins, Charles Chudabala, Rodney Damon Collins, Michael Coulombe, Lauren Deleon, Vanessa Esparanza, Jonathan Freeman-Anderson, Sara Gaston, Katie Gordon, Nate Gordon, Joe Grisaffi, Josh Hutchinson, Betsy Johnson, Allison Michelle, Rory Ogden, Marco Antonio Parra, Anna Elena Pepe, Jake Red, Genoveva Rossi, Nailya Sharakova, Narlyia Sterling, Todd Stroik, and Cristina Vargas. Nasseri said he was “proud to work with such a strong group of diverse actors.” Inclusion has been a recurring theme in Nasseri’s films, with award winning shorts The Carting Call, and Seeking Valentina, already under his belt, Nasseri felt like this was the perfect vehicle for him as a director, editor and actor.

The Central Authority is written by Dana Olita and Kristin West, directed by Armin Nasseri and Kristin West, and produced by Matt Chassin, Armin Nasseri, Dana Olita, Narlyia Sterling, Kristin West and Quarantini Productions.

For more information go to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12265464/

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Spilling My Personal Tea

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There’s a few fun, exciting, labor-intensive updates to share:

You may have noticed I have a proliferation of new Facebook Fan Pages.  Many of my shows are growing and need their own dedicated feeds separate from my personal Facebook & Twitter feeds.  The one that’s about to pop is “Horror Talk with Kristin West“.  Follow us on Twitter & LIKE us on Facebook so that you’re up-to-date.   After all, have no #FOMO if you’re connected.

Star Power:  Celebrities & Astrology is also gaining momentum.  I partnered with the LA Wire, so they are now getting my weekly horoscopes and broadcasts too.  Be sure to follow Star Power & LIKE that page as well.  Magic is everywhere.

That’s just what’s okay for me to discuss at the moment.  There’s a lot of fun, cool stuff coming up.  If you’re dying to be the first to be in-the-know, I strongly suggest that you join two of my Facebook Groups:  Fans of Kristin West AND Kristin West’s Upcoming TV, Movie, Radio & Streaming Events.

I’ve been in a land of contracts and paperwork, editing bays and more.  Can’t wait to share everything.  As I said in some of my personal posts, the ink’s still dryin’…

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Get Daily Astrology Insight on Instagram

mars in aquariusCheck my Instagram story daily for astrology insights.  We are more than just our sun sign!  Today, fiery, fighting Mars is in airy, intellectual Aquarius, meaning there’s plenty of fuel for your inner fire.  The question is, “What causes am I most passionate about that would do the most good for the world?”  Take some time to reflect on that today!  Whether it’s animal rights or a political causes, Aquarian energy ask us to look at ourselves as part of a greater whole.

 

 

The Spirit Room Captures Best Horror Short at Silicon Beach FF

silicon award I always love to see projects I’ve been in succeeding, especially people who are talented and work hard.  It was such an honor to attend the awards ceremony of the Silicon Beach Film Festival this past week to cheer on “The Spirit Room”, a horror short I had a supporting role in.  “The Spirit Room” won Best Horror Short, its second award to-date.

For more info about this great film and the team behind it, check out the film’s IMDB.

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There’s been a lot of development this past week for “Horror Talk with Kristin West”.  After making its film festival debut at Direct Online Shorts Competition, “Horror Talk” will compete in the Miami Independent Film Festival’s monthly web series competition.  In addition to the show’s exciting film festival run, Spotify and iHeart Radio now offer the show for streaming.

My fellow producers and I are actively planning season 2 and we have two more episodes for season 1 currently in post production.  If you’ve ever wanted to get into producing a talk show, now is a great opportunity to get involved with our show.  Check out our Patreon offerings!

Corbin Nash’s Fernanda Romero Loves Horror

Fernanda Romero is a multi-talented woman, an influencer, a favorite of Spanish language TV, a model, a host and a fun person to talk to.  Check out my conversation with her for Domain of Horror.  She’s an avid horror movie fan and a champion of diversity in movies and TV.

Listen to her discuss her love of horror movies & more!

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Horror Talk with Kristin West

This weekend may be all Easter bunnies and egg hunts, but for those of you wanting a scare, check out Domain of Horror‘s “Horror Talk”, my newest collaboration. filmfest We interview top names in indie horror and TV in Los Angeles.  Recent guests have included Tony Moran, Debra Lamb, Rena Riffel, Sheri Davis, Nikki Guzman and Armin Nasseri.  Subscribe today!  New episodes coming soon, including interviews with Bill Oberst Jr., dubbed the “king of indie horror” and folks from the creative team of the new movie “Corbin Nash

“Horror Talk” videos are hosted on Domain of Horror and YouTube.  Haven’t got time to watch?  Listen wherever you want.  Our episodes are available on Podomatic, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and others–with more outlets being added soon.

PS:  Tomorrow we have a special episode featuring Rena Riffel of “Mulholland Drive” and horror chef Nikki Guzman coming out.  Subscribe today & don’t miss out!