by Carollani Sandberg
I want to see this film so bad! NEVER, a sensitive film by Outlaw Productions (SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, TRAINING DAY) is about a young friendship between Denim (Zachary Booth) and Nikki (Zelda Williams), as they navigate through the confusion that their own closeness creates.
I asked Brett Allen Smith, the film’s writer/director, what brought him up to Seattle to shoot his film:
Seattle was definitely a major influence on Never. I’d visited the city for the first time in 2010 and was completely blown away by my few days there. The town felt really young, the kind of place where you could rediscover yourself. Which is the basis for Zach Booth’s character, Denim, at the start of the film.
What was your experience working with the Seattle film community?
This project literally couldn’t have been made without the amazing film community we discovered in Seattle. The majority of our collaborators – including many actors, crew, volunteers, musicians and artists – were enthusiastic locals who believed in the film. We were floored by how enthusiastically Seattle embraced us.
NEVER is currently submitting to film festivals as they wrap up their Kickstarter for finishing funds, so if this sounds like a film you can get behind, go help them out! I did.