UPDATE: 02/19/14 - We're in production on the indiegogo.com trailer for "Planet Wearth".  I've hired Producer Brian Zust, and with a talented Cast and Crew had a blast on two day shoot earlier this month in Providence, RI.  Of course, having picked the days for the shoot weeks before, it turns out the Interiors were shot on the dry 45 degree day, and the exteriors coincided with a Winter Storm: 5" of snow, 15 cast and crew in 15 degrees with N winds 15-30 mph.  It was the Cosmos' way of saying "ah, so you really wanna make movies, huh?!"  But what amazing images and performances we captured!

These are the CASTAWAYS who didn't pass the series of written, genetic, and biological tests that get sent to the walled off city in the middle of the desert (where it's 100 degrees during the day and cold/snowy at night) who are using a map supplied to them to find their own housing, so they can be fresh and ready to join the assembly line making robots for everyone else on Planet Wearth.

EXTERIORS, Day 2.  Let me tell you: the after party in front of the fireplace with home cooked pasta hit the spot!

The amazing Joe Henry as "Captain John Dougherty"

The trooper Lily Spencer as "Cathy Saltzburg"...

Some of the "Thugs" who cross their path...

Warming up between takes in the car...

The "dots": with the advanced civilization on Planet Wearth, it's easy to tell what someone is about, and what's on their mind...

Real life Reporter/Anchor Tony Gugliotta playing the Newsman on the original planet who gets to tell everyone that things aren't going so well...

The Castaways before the bad news, at a house party...

Me in my element...

Doubling as Narrator / Host, channeling Rod Serling...

I'm in the process of cobbling together a rough edit at Focus Vision Media in Pawtucket that will then be tweaked and color-corrected, and the final 5 minute trailer will be posted within weeks.  Music has been commissioned by talented artist Tim Maurice of Boston.  Be sure and check back for the link right here.

NEW: 10/16/12 - The SciFi / Fantasy short "Dots" is now in pre-production.  I'm looking for a Production Designer in the Providence area who wants to be involved in this exciting project.  For details, email me at rj@rjheim.com.  Attach your resume and your pitch.

The 2 minute online trailer for "What A Pill" is posted to YouTube.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ONLINE TRAILER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdkLPLBMej0

ALSO: Click on this line here right now to hear the theme music for  "What A Pill"

UPDATE: September 14, 2011

The dark comedy "What A Pill", a universal story of ageism, focuses on two aging gay men whose hair lines are heading north, whose waist lines are heading east, and whose lives are heading south very fast.  It has been optioned by TSL Production, and we've spent the past year shooting and editing a 10 minute "Sizzle Reel" to show to potential investors and friends who can help us make the rest of the movie and get the word out to those who can.  The above trailer through the YouTube link is a 2 minute version of that 10 minute "Sizzle Reel". 

The Investor Packets and Press Packets are finished.  If you would like one, contact me: rj@rjheim.com

The cast includes:

 OLD JACK MAX - Bob Parrillo

 YOUNG JACK MAX - Adam Buxbaum 

OLD JOEY - Richard Laninfa 

OMAR OMAN - Fethi Bendida

DOMINIC - Luke Eriksen

CRAZY KARLA - Rae Mancini

Private Screenings of the 10 minute "Sizzle Reel" were held in 2012 in Providence, and we had a blast!  If you missed any of them, information and press packets (with the DVD of the "Sizzle Reel") are available.  Just email me at rj@rjheim.com.

  

DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER: R.J. Heim

PRODUCER: Todd LeComte

EDITOR: Rama Rodriguez

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Joshua Csehak

CASTING DIRECTOR: Michele Metivier

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING: Jonathan Jacobs

COSTUME DESIGN: Lori Vermilye

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Patrycja Pawlak

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Lindsey Ann Weiland

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Two other screenplays have been written: a Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and  a Crime Drama.  Also, 2 episodes of my hour-long episodic series "The Life I Lost", based on a particular theme with non-recurring characters, has been written.  I'm currently writing episode 3, and have sketched out episode 4.   If you would like to know more, send me an email and  I can fill you in on the details.

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contact: rj@rjheim.com