SPLIT LIP: Chris Sheffield’s Hitwoman Thriller Screening This January At Laemmle Glendale Theater
Director Chris Sheffield’s new feature film, Split Lip, is officially poised for a limited theatrical run at the Laemmle’s Glendale Theater in Glendale, California between January 18 through 24. The film’s completion and 2019 premiere mark another career milestone achievement for Sheffield since birthing the project as a webseries in 2011 prior to two Indiegogo campaigns in 2015 and 2016.
Hailing from Sheffield’s Persephone Productions banner actress Dorée Seay leads from a script by Sheffield who also produces. Sheffield credits list a raft of short films and TV projects before and following his 2015 feature debut, Run For Your Life, and has also garnered an audience with his recent fan film series on YouTube, Gotham Nights, focusing on the nighttime crimefighting chronicles of Batgirl, played by actress Heather Wake.
In the underground world of contract killers, mistakes cannot be tolerated. Set, a young brutal fighter with an icy exterior, (played by Dorée Seay) finds out the hard way when one mistake sends her on a treacherous journey to clear her name. Hunted by her mentor Karlton (Dejean Brown) and a whole roster of psychopaths, including the infamous Ghetty (Eli Godfrey), she stumbles into the friendship of a curious stranger (Christopher Labadie) and his over-protective sister (Maryam Cné). With a world of violence at her heels, and a ticking clock on her life, Set fights with everything she has to see her journey’s end.
Split Lip is also produced by C. B. Martin and Mike Dolphy.
Visit the Laemmle Glendale Theater page by clicking here and don’t forget to follow the film on Facebook for ticketing information. Feel free to catch up with my recent interviews with Sheffield and Ms. Seay both here and here.
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