Asp Films and Jazzy K Productions have recently begun work on their feature film, “Self Portrait”. The film began as a short script called ‘PED’, by writer Troy Fauscett. Together with wife, actress Kasha Fauscett, and fellow actor/producer Ketrick “Jazz” Copeland, they decided to make the short film. But as interest in the unique story began to grow, so did the project. Eventually, they recruited professional writer Kim Pritekel and the production company Asp Films, and began to transform the short script into a feature.
Troy Fauscett and Kim Pritekel, a six-time published novelist and professional screenwriter, co-wrote the feature script for ‘Self Portrait’, a dark and gritty drama about a man who gets caught up in a web of deceit and violence, while fighting his own demons — disturbing inclinations and a dark past.
Asp Films is comprised of Kim Pritekel, Kelly Neal and Kasha Fauscett. Neal has been a musician for thirty years, and also works as a film editor. Kasha began acting four years ago and has an impressive resume of shorts, feature films and commercial work, recently winning an award for her acting work at the Denver Underground Film Festival. You can learn more about Asp Films at their website.
Jazz Copeland, founder of Jazzy K Productions, is also a local actor of many years, with his own assortment of successful projects under his belt.
“Self Portrait” has grown into a project involving more than thirty Denver and Los Angeles-based actors, including talented lead, Chad Nell, as well as Director of Photography Enrique Stone and sound technician Doug Gallob.
As the film involves themes of child abuse and abduction, the production team has involved the nonprofit organization, The Missing Children Task Force. Shallon Caldwell, head of the organization, will appear in the film talking to children, and actual photographs of missing children will be shown when credits begin to roll. See the organization’s website for more information.
Many thanks to Kasha Fauscett for her contributions to this article.