The Two Gay Geeks have received the following press release about a new and exciting Sci-Fi Thriller in post production. “Chimera” adds an LGBTQ element by casting Erika Ervin aka Amazon Eve in a supporting role. We have been working in the background on a review and interview with the director. Look for our review soon and our interview with Director, Maurice Haeems coming in a future episode of TG Geeks Webcast.
Please read more below:
(Los Angeles, CA) – December 5th, 2017. Praxis Media Ventures is proud to announce the completion of the science-fiction thriller Chimera, created by first-time writer-director Maurice Haeems and produced by Jay Sitaram and Eric B. Fleischman. The film stars LGBT-rights advocate Erika Ervin a.k.a. Amazon Eve(American Horror Story) in a memorable supporting role, Dita Gruze, the trusted lieutenant of the antagonist. Other cast members are Emmy-nominee Henry Ian Cusick (Lost) as the lead character Dr. Quint and Oscar-nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) as the main antagonist Materson.
Chimera is the story of Dr. Quint, a brilliant but disturbed scientist who must freeze his children alive in order to arrest the progression of their deadly genetic disease, while he races against time to cure them by unlocking the secrets of immortality encoded within the DNA of the Turritopsis jellyfish.
“As soon as we met Erika Ervin and observed her in action, we knew that she was one of a kind. In this most gentle, caring and sweet actress, we had found our fearsome and awesome Dita Gruze!,” says director Maurice Haeems about casting Erika Ervin.
Chimera’s intimate yet high-profile cast includes Henry Ian Cusick (Quint), Kathleen Quinlan (Masterson), Karishma Ahluwalia (Jessie), Jenna Harrison(Charlie), and Erika Ervin (Gruze). The children at the center of the plot were very close to the project, as Raviv Haeems (Miles) is the director’s son and Kaavya Jayaram (Flora) is the producer’s daughter.
Chimera is a Praxis Media Ventures production. Written and directed by Maurice Haeems; Producers Jay Sitaram and Eric B. Fleischman; Consulting Producers Eric M. Klein and Franco Sama; Line Producer Ken Golden; Casting Director Mark Tillman; Cinematographer David Kruta; Editors Brian Scofieldand Fritz Feick; Composer Aled Roberts; Production Designer Lawrence Sampson.
Inspired by cutting-edge research in stem cells, regenerative medicine, organ harvesting and genetics, Chimera is, at its core, a tale of love and loss, regret and redemption. Chimera is slated to start its film festival tour in the Spring of 2018 and will be released later in the year.
About the Director:
Over the last two decades, Mumbai-born and Los Angeles-based Maurice Haeems has enjoyed successful careers in mechanical/fluid engineering, investment banking, and software entrepreneurship. In 2014, Maurice decided to pursue his fourth career (and first love) – storytelling and filmmaking. He returned to school to study screenwriting and directing, and wrote his first screenplay, Chimera. He collaborated with former investors and business partners to raise the capital for the project. Chimera was shot in Fitchburg, MA and will be released in 2018.
Maurice continues to be enthralled by advancements in biotechnology, the extension of human lifespans, and the science/fiction of immortality and transhumanism. He has completed the screenplay and begun development on his second feature (The Archetype) which further explores these themes and their impact on the human experience.
For more information about Chimera, please visit the following links:
FILM’S WEBSITE: www.ChimeraTheMovie.com
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