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Exclusive: Oscar-Winning SFX Designer Tom Woodruff Jr. Brings On Cast for Directorial Debut

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Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Designer, Tom Woodruff, Jr., whose company, Amalgamated Dynamics, is known for such films as Spider-ManX-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. 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 ZodiacFight Club and Little Miss Sunshine. Writer-producers, Brian Lubocki and 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.” Jelinek is repped by Beth Stein & Associates.

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