Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy On Creating a Microbudget Action Comedy with In Action [Exclusive Interview]

In Action - Sean Kenealy and Eric Silvera

In Action – Sean Kenealy and Eric Silvera

Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy knew a film doesn’t need a hundred million dollars to create a high quality action comedy film. For In Action, the film challenged itself as a microbudget movie starring themselves at two locations and heavily reliant on their dialogue, actions, and jokes to carry the story.

The duo starred, directed and wrote the movie, which blends a mix of live-action, animation, hand-drawn sketches, and toys. Pretty much they tried everything to make this movie work.

Here’s the synopsis:

Sean and Eric, two aspiring screenwriters with a contentious friendship, are mistaken for terrorists when their e-mail correspondence containing ideas and “research” for an action movie script leads the government to believe they’re plotting a real terrorist threat. They’re kidnapped by the NSA and uncover a shocking conspiracy; rogue agents want to use the screenplay’s plot for an actual attack and frame the two. Trapped and tortured in an underground lair, Sean and Eric must fight to escape, while coming to terms with their checkered past, to save their families and the fate of the free world.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with the multi-talented actors, writers and directing pair Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy for the microbudget film. We talked about the plot, the jokes, and the behind-the-scenes techniques to keep the costs low to achieve a high-quality movie. It may be an unconventional moviemaking technique to tell a conventional action genre film.

In Action is available starting today on digital platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, Fandango Now and all major cable/satellite platforms.

Watch the exclusive interview with Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Gravitas Ventures

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