EXCLUSIVE: First Look At Michael Matteo Rossi's Crime-Thriller 'Chase'
We’re excited to share with you an exclusive first look at Michael Matteo Rossi’s latest feature film Chase in the gallery below!
Last month Fiona had the exciting opportunity to sit and speak to Michael Matteo Rossi, a writer, director and producer from L.A who chatted with her about how he started in the film industry, his previous films, and he also mentioned he would be starting production on his latest feature film, Chase, a few days following the interview.
Chase, which is directed, written and co-produced by Michael, follows a hitman who must prove his loyalty to his mentor and best friend, whilst his girlfriend wants him to leave the business behind him.
The film features a fantastically talented and internationally diverse cast which includes Devanny Pinn, Richard Riehle, Simeon Panda, Jessica Morris, Aries Spears and Oghenekaro Itene. Damien Puckler, best known for his role in the fantasy TV series Grimm, will be playing the titular role and, if the first pictures are anything to go by, you do NOT want to mess with him!
Word of the film has been trending in Nigeria and Africa as it will mark Nigerian actress Oghenekaro Itene’s Hollywood debut following her success on Nigerian TV Drama Tinsel. London’s own Simeon Panda, a fitness entrepreneur who is featured on Forbes as one of the worlds top ten influencers for fitness. will make his feature-film debut in Chase, and we’re excited to see his character Caleb in action!
Speaking about his latest film to JUMCPUT, Michael said:
“Chase is set entirely in Los Angeles, and being an LA native myself, it was essential for me to portray it as a culturally and diversely rich city that it is. I wanted to interweave the characters from all walks of life and tell an engaging story full of action and thrills”
We think you’ll agree that these first look photos give off a strong dark crime/horror vibe, which is unmistakably Michael’s intention as he likens the film’s overall style to that of Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks.