Ali Fumiko Whitney is very proud to have a starring role in The Road Dance that ties to her Scottish heritage on her father’s side. The period drama piece tackles many themes that challenge the perspective of women during the Great War.
Here is the official synopsis:
Life in the Scottish Hebrides is harsh – the edge of the world some call it. For the beautiful Kirsty, her love for Murdo and their shared dreams of America promise escape from the scrape of the land and a stifled destiny. But the Great War changes all when Murdo is conscripted. The night before the young men go off to battle, tragedy is set in motion as villagers swirl and sup at a “road dance.”
The film stars Hermione Corfield (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi), Will Fletcher (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The Favourite). Based on the acclaimed novel by John MacKay, The Road Dance is adapted for the screen and directed by Richie Adams.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress Ali Fumiko Whitney. We talked about her Scottish heritage, being on location, and the dramatic themes of the film.
Ali Fumiko Whitney is a trained musical theater performer in New York City. She recently wrapped in the films Snow Valley and the romantic comedy The Islander. She was a guest star on Fox’s Bones. Also, she was an original cast member of the world premiere of Marilyn! at Paris Casino in Las Vegas.
The Road Dance is showcased at the Newport Beach Film Festival this week.
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