|From left: Glenn Andreiev, Frank
Franconeri, Rosemary Gore and
boom operator Jessica Diaz.
Glenn Andreiev lines up a shot past
prop police lights (These electronic
store items proved effective. We
used them in two more films)
A shot is lined up with Vernon
Gravdal. The boom pole is one of
many Vernon's inventions, fashioned
from an inexpensive paint roller pole.
Glenn Andreiev explains the next
scene to Frank Franconeri and
Rosemary Gore (whose character
wears a stolen blond wig
throughout half the film.)
In a few seconds from here, a car
window will shatter, spraying Kate
(Rosemary Gore) with chunks of
safety glass, For that effect, lots of
white Gummy Bears were thrown at
|SHARP AND SUDDEN (2001)
SYNOPSIS: Robert Grill (Frank Franconeri), a
hunted fugitive, tries to contact a total stranger,
fashion model Kate Pullman (Rosemary Gore)
Soon Kate finds herself as a fugitive, with a
nationwide five million dollar reward on her
head. She doesn't know why, and she
doesn't even know what crimes she is
accused of. Her only hope is to contact Robert
before the police or vigilantes find her.
PRODUCTION NOTES: The star,
Rosemary Gore, is a distant cousin of ex- vice
President Al Gore. Click here for her website.
This was the first time Vernon Gravdal worked
with Glenn Andreiev. Not only did Vernon play
the lead FBI agent in the film, he managed to
get a helicopter for one scene, and devised
several tricky prop special effects.
Months before Andreiev and company shot
SHARP AND SUDDEN, another indie film was
shot in the Huntington area. That company
fled town leaving many unpaid bills. Quite
often the SHARP AND SUDDEN people were
mistaken for the fly-by-nights.
The screenplay required a minor auto crash.
The film-makers figured the cheapest route
was to buy an old car for $100 (and $95 to
make it road legal)
Victor Knapp, who plays the head villain here,
is a Long Island based attorney. Here is a
Newsday article from November 2000 of him
on the SHARP AND SUDDEN set.