Director Josh Hope teams up with SHAMELESS star Ethan Cutkosky, actor Brad Hunt (MAGNOLIA, THE BRIDGE), Golden Globe and Emmy-winning composer Roger Neill, Dreamworks veteran Lisa Freberg, and a stellar Chicago cast and crew to bring you his latest feature. Here is your first look at ALEX/OCTOBER, a Screen Magazine exclusive:
In ALEX/OCTOBER, a sad man and a bored girl form an unusual relationship after a bizarre online classified ad brings their chaotic lives together. The dramatic feature filmed in Chicago and Countryside, IL in late 2019 and is now primed for its festival run, which is expected to kick off this fall.
Hope has assembled a decorated cast and crew for ALEX/OCTOBER. Best known as “Carl Gallagher” on the popular Showtime series SHAMELESS, Chicago native Ethan Cutkosky plays October’s best friend “Josh” in this feature. The cast is led by Brad Hunt (MAGNOLIA, THE BRIDGE) and Tara Shayne (GREY’S ANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS), who plays the central role of “October” and is also serving as a producer on the film. Supporting cast includes Chicago actors Rivkah Reyes, Lisa Zane, Stacy Edwards, and up and coming local young actress, Sophie Leonard. Brittani Ward headed up casting and is also on board as co-producer.
The production team is headed by former Dreamworks executive Lisa Freberg and Chicago line producer Normann Pokorny. Emmy-winning composer Roger Neill (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE) and European Cinematography Award winning DP Yash Khanna round out the team.
Check back here at Screen for ALEX/OCTOBER World Premiere announcement and festival updates later this year.