This Is Now (2016) Online
MICHAEL REIDEL (Markus Redmond), a down on his luck actor, returns to his hometown to direct a play in the small community theater that his high school drama club used to use. It is now owned by his best friend growing up, DANIEL NAZARI (Amir Talai), who is terminally ill. Daniel attempts to recreate the good old days of high school drama by announcing Michael as the director of the new play, but despite his best efforts, only a precious few show up to audition: TRACI REYNOLDS (Katie L. Hall), a put upon Mom with a secret guilty pleasure who was a forgettable classmate of Michael and Daniel's; COLIN MASTERSON (Paul Witten), a cocky gay man with a secret personal agenda for auditioning; PRISCILLA COSGROW (Nadia Bjorlin), who, despite being a freshman when Michael and Daniel were seniors, ruled the school thanks to her gorgeous looks. Her whole life since has been about her looks, something she has grown very bitter about; JOHNNY ORTIZ (Luis Moncada), the bad boy from school who lived ...
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This film is a companion piece to the feature "If I Had Known I Was A Genius", Markus Redmond's first film, which feature Nadia Bjorlin and Paul Witten, both of whom have roles in This Is Now.
Markus Redmond wrote the role of Johnny Ortiz especially for Luis Moncada after the two met on the set of Jules Stewart's directorial debut, K-11.