Lee Tergesen plays Bobby in this small-budget
independent movie described as a "romantic comedy drama with a Hollywood
Themovie debuted as "Take Two" on Nov. 5, 2011, at the American
Film Market in Santa Monica, California. It is being released
in the U.S. on Feb. 1, 2012, under the title "2nd Take" and the
tagline: His past just met her future. It is available for
digital download via outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, Playstation,
etc., and on demand via many
cable and satellite providers.
The movie was directed by
and is billed as an uplifting comedic love story about a man who
is trying to forget his past and a woman who can’t wait for her
bright future to begin. Drawing inspiration from the timeless
classic, "Casablanca," this is a smart comedy with a lot of heart.
Under the working title "Storage," the movie was filmed in late October-early
November 2009 in Los Angeles. It also stars Tom Everett Scott, Josh
Zuckerman, Sarah Jones, Tara Buck, Sara Woo and Yousef Stevens.
"Storage" also has been called "After the
Rise," mentioned by
actor Tom Everett Scott in an
interview posted Feb. 16, 2010: I think the new title is
called "After The Rise." [It's] a low budget independent, but I hear
that it looks really good so I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping
that gets out to some festivals and gets some distribution and gets
Here is the official synopsis:
The last time Peter (Tom Everett Scott), poured
his heart out as a screenwriter, his work was a smash hit,
commercially and critically. However, it took more out of him than
he was prepared to give. He turned his back on the movie industry
and decided to pursue a ‘less emotionally taxing’ career.
In an effort to escape from his inner demons,
Peter purchased a storage facility in the heart of Los Angeles to
get away from it all. His days are easy. His employees are crazy,
but loyal. His painful memories are stored away. The only contact he
has with his old life is with his agent (Lee Tergesen), who is
desperate for Peter to write again.
One day Charlie (Sarah Jones) walks into his
storage facility and changes everything. She’s a down-on-her-luck
actress that’s determined to make it in the business, despite her
lack of training. Peter takes her under his wing, first as a
roommate, then as a mentor.
He convinces his soon-to-be bankrupt agent to
represent Charlie, and pretty soon she’s where she’s always wanted
to be, in front of the camera. As her success grows, so does her
love for Peter, who’s falling for her too.
When Charlie’s has a big audition coming up,
but is too caught up in her feelings for Peter to concentrate on her
career, Peter must decide if his painful past is worth risking her
promising future. In an homage to one of the all time classics,
"Casablanca," Peter understands that in order for Charlie to
succeed, she has to leave him behind.
Following is some information regarding the
major characters in the movie:
Everett Scott) is
a former screenwriter
who wrote a really successful movie called "The Rise." The movie now
seems to embitter him. He now owns a storage facility called Rick's
Storage Facility. Loves "Casablanca." Raised in a great family back
East. Moved to Hollywood, wrote a lot of screenplays that went
nowhere. Used to be married? In love? with someone (Lindsey?) who is
now somehow gone. He makes a habit of hiring prostitutes about once
Ethan (Josh Zuckerman) isa younger
screenwriter who gets a job at the storage facility that Peter
manages. He learns that Peter is "Peter Farrell" the screenwriter
and wants Peter to read his work. Ethan accidentally sprays the
hookers while washing down the sidewalk.
Bobby Stone (Lee) is an
agent and friend of Peter.
Darren (Brad Culver) is a sharp young producer. He produced Peter's big
movie and says he owes his career to Peter and "The Rise."
Charlie Dawson (Sarah Jones) is a young woman -- an
aspiring actress. Peter hires her as a prostitute -- her first time
doing it for pay. She proceeds to stay at his house. They become
friends. Peter goes to Bobby to help Charlie get an acting job. She
falls in love with him. He breaks her heart.