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Oscar-Winning Creature Designer Casts Directorial Debut

Tom Woodruff, Jr. Casts "Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs"

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Tobias Jelinek
Tobias Jelinek
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Designer, Tom Woodruff, Jr., whose company, Amalgamated Dynamics, known for such films as Spider-Man, X-Men: First Class and Alien Vs. Predator, cast breakout unknown Tobias Jelinek in the lead role for Woodruff’s upcoming directorial debut, Fire City: The Interpreter of Signs. (www.firecity.com)

"We wanted to discover the star of tomorrow, not chase after the star of today," says writer-producer, Brian Lubocki. "We deliberately sought a great unknown actor, and it paid off."

In a world where demons live secretly among us, Jelinek plays Atum Vine, a winged demon who develops something unheard of in the demon world: compassion. Vine must make the ultimate choice, when the life of a young human girl is in jeopardy and all of Demonkind hangs in the balance.

Also joining the cast is longtime character actor and co-founder of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Matt Winston, whose long list of credits includes Zodiac, Fight Club and Little Miss Sunshine.

Lubocki and writing-producing partner, Michael Hayes, came off a successful Kickstarter campaign in August and are shooting in Los Angeles in late February 2014. This is the first installment of an independent feature film franchise set in Fire City, a story world dubbed by the studios as “Harry Potter for an adult audience.”

Casting continues for the thoroughly scheduled and rigorously planned 18-day shoot. "Now that we have such a competent enthusiastic actor in the lead, we can make it interesting," says Hayes. "Our remaining roles are diverse yet contained, perfect for a name actor or actress to come out to play in the demon world with us for a couple days."

Time will tell. One thing is certain: independent commercial genre films are alive and well in Fire City.

Jelinek is repped by Beth Stein and Associates. Winston is repped by House of Representatives.

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