My friend, Steve Latshaw, the Hollywood screenwriter and director, has a lot to celebrate this year. His new movie, Return of the Killer Shrews, has just been completed and is ready for distribution and sale.
That's the business side. There is also the news that Steve is getting married this year. I know he's a little superstitious and is afraid to let people know he's happy for fear, if he gloats, he might tempt the gods to smite him down. So I will gloat for him.
Steve Latshaw on the Return of the Killer Shrews shoot in Southern California.
Steve wrote and directed Shrews, which has a corker of a cast in John Schneider, James Best, Rick Hurst, Jennifer Lyons, Sean Flynn (grandson of Errol Flynn) and Bruce Davison. Pat Moran, who worked on the script and is a former colleague of ours from WESH-TV in Orlando, is also in the movie.
If you haven't seen the first Killer Shrews (1959)--hard to believe you missed it--don't let it worry you. Steve sets the scene of Return with black and white flashbacks to the original movie, produced by Ken Curtis of "Gunsmoke" fame.
Steve has been through the whole Hollywood thing since he left local television and moved to Southern California. He's been hot and he's been not and now he's hot again he's more prepared to cope with the roller coaster that is the movie biz. Like all things we love--we learn to take the bad with the good.
And this time he will have his fiancee Tiffanie by his side--and we will all be celebrating their nuptials with them at the end of March. (If I can find the right dress ... )
If you would like to know more about the film, just click on the link at the end of this blog. If you want to know how Steve made the transition from young Sci Fi movie fan, to television director, to movie director--try hard work and persistence. How he ended up with the lovely Tiffanie--well, we will just have to rack that one up to excellent luck.
I say, Steve. Good show. (In more ways than one.)
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