Former Seneca Falls Resident Produces Feature Film
Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, Alien, MASH) has completed filming on Bass Entertainment Pictures’ upcoming feature, DAY OF DAYS. Skerritt stars opposite the only other cast member, relative newcomer, Peruvian actress, Claudia Zevallos (A Better Place). The film was primarily shot on a sound stage utilizing a single set. This purposely-austere production is unlike any film Skerritt has worked on before and he is extremely excited to be a part of the inspirational and thought-provoking project.
Inspired by a true story, DAY OF DAYS explores the emotion-filled, day-long, late-in-life selfreflection of Walter Leland (Skerritt), a long-retired city bus driver and WWII veteran. The film examines themes of life, death, faith and self-forgiveness. This was an extraordinarily emotional and demanding role for Skerritt, and is one that he is deeply passionate about. “It’s all about the material,” said Skerritt.
DAY OF DAYS was produced by former Seneca Falls resident Deanna Capone Shapiro of Beautiful Lie Pictures. Shapiro’s last film, “A Better Place”, won the Best Independent Film Award at the 2015 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. “Junkyard Dog”, another film produced by Shapiro, starring Vivica A. Fox headlined the Women’s International Film Festival in Miami. Among the 10 feature films produced by Shapiro, her first, “The Legend of Cryin’
Ryan”, was filmed in Seneca Falls and Fairport.
Deanna was born in Seneca Falls and attended school there until the family relocated to California in 1979. She is the daughter of Ralph Capone of Waterloo and Peggy Lambert Holder of Seneca Falls.
Day of Days is directed by former Utica resident, Kim Bass (In Living Color, Junkyard Dog, Kill Speed).