Alexia Rasmussen and Alexa Havins join Proxy

by Rob Caprilozzi

Named one of the “Seven Fresh Faces of Sundance 2012” by Gen Art, Alexia Rasmussen (OUR IDIOT BROTHER, THE COMEDY, and MARY NOT SEEN – the short film that would become MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), & Alexa Havins (TORCHWOOD, 27 DRESSES, WHEN IN ROME) have joined the cast of the indie-thriller, PROXY. Directed by Zack Parker of the critically acclaimed SCALENE, which releases everywhere on Blu ray, DVD, and VOD on July 31st, the film is being produced by Parker’s Along The Track Productions, and Faust Checho’s FSC Productions (THE FIELDS). The screenplay was penned by Parker and Kevin Donner, and is also set to star Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, PETER AND VANDY, Adam Green’s segment of CHILLERAMA) and Joe Swanberg (V/H/S, YOU’RE NEXT, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE). Synopsis: A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. PROXY is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker will reunite with The Newton Brothers (SCALENE, DETACHMENT, with score contributions to BABEL, DA VINCI CODE) to compose the score, and Jim Timperman will return as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up artist James Ojala (TRUE BLOOD, HELLBOY II, LADY IN THE WATER, X-MEN: LAST STAND).PROXYis set to begin production mid-July on location in Eastern Indiana.

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