Girls Against Boys
Danielle as Shae
February 1, 2013 (limited)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Austin Chick
Status: Coming soon!
"Nearlyweds" (TV Movie)
Danielle as Erin
January 12, 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Status: Coming Soon!
(TV Series - Guest)
Danielle as Juliette
January 23 - Feb 20, 2013
Episodes: 5 Episodes
Status: Coming Soon!
Danielle as TBA
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Jordan Alan
Danielle as TBA
Release Date: 2013
Directed by: Unknown
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Danielle Panabaker recently revealed, in an interview, that she worked on another independent film last fall: ‘Time Lapse’. Tonight I bring you more details about this exciting new project!
Time Lapse: Once you’ve seen the future, you can’t look away…
Three roommates discover their scientist neighbor dead, leaving behind a mysterious camera that takes pictures of the future.
The world of Callie, Finn, and Jasper is shaken at this discovery. Together, they plan to exploit the machine: for money, personal success, and love. But soon other players get involved and the situation reaches a breaking point. By obsessing over the future and their seemingly innocent hopes and dreams, their relationships unravel, and the trio descends into a dark future where none of them may survive unscathed.
Directed by Bradley Dean King, ‘Time Lapse’ stars Danielle Panabaker, George Finn (‘LOL’) and Matt O’Leary (‘In Time’). It was written by BP Cooper and King himself. The film is currently in post-production, no release or festival date has been announced yet.
Here’s a photo of Danielle Panabaker on the set of ‘Time Lapse’:
Filmmakers Bradley Dean King and BP Cooper recently talked to Filmmaking Review’s Kim Carney about the movie, here’s what they had to say about Danielle’s casting:
Can you talk a little about the process of casting?
King: Well, Cooper and I were talking about casting Danielle [Panabaker] before we had even finished writing. We had just seen her in Girls Against Boys at the South by Southwest Film festival. Cooper had warned me about not planning for exactly who we wanted though.
Cooper: Once Rick Montgomery came on as a producer though, it brought legitimacy to the project. He has a lot of substantial credits. He secured us a meeting with her and amazingly enough, she signed on.
The full interview is worth a read. Read it here!
Here’s a promo and a clip from the next episode of “Necessary Roughness”: The Fall Guy. Airs this Wednesday, February 6th at 10/9c on USA Network!
Danielle Panabaker, director Austin Chick, and co-stars Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard and Caroline Lagerfelt attended the ‘Girls Against Boys’ Q&A and After Party on February 2, 2013 at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater in North Hollywood, California.
The gallery has been updated with four pics. Enjoy!
‘Girls Against Boys’ is now playing in Los Angeles and New York City! Check this post for screening times and make sure you’ve seen the latest video updates related to the film:
Also, check out the latest gallery updates related to the film:
Liam Aiken plays Tyler in ‘Girls Against Boys’, he had some interesting things to say about the film, his character and working with Danielle Panabaker:
ShockYa: You have a smaller role in “Girls Against Boys.” Your character, Tyler, is sort of a touchstone for Danielle’s Shae, popping up mostly in the third act. Did you have a chance to read and talk about the script as a whole with Austin?
Liam Aiken: I did, I read the whole script and I knew what I was getting into. I knew it was a pretty small role. But I had a good time auditioning with Austin — we kind of connected, and it was a good meeting. He responded to what I was doing, and it was definitely good meeting him. I’d never done anything that was so blatantly a psychological thriller, so I thought it was interesting all around.
ShockYa: Because the film can be interpreted a couple ways, I’m interested in what your take on it was, and whether there’s a pinch of a “Fight Club” element to it, since I’m guessing Austin didn’t explicitly reveal his intentions.
LA: It definitely has an element of that – the element of imagination. I think in any case it’s interesting — Lu’s ability to feed into Shae’s desires, [because clearly] she feels like she’s missing and lacking a certain control in her life. She starts to look for that in someone else. I don’t know if I know Austin’s final choice, but I think it’s certainly left open to interpretation, and for good reason. You mentioned “Fight Club,” and that’s a good comparison to make because it’s possibly about another side of a person, and getting to know a side of that person through a fictionalized character. I think he does a pretty good job of leaving you in the dark as to what the definitive answer is on that, and that’s what makes it fun, too.
ShockYa: You have such a nice, easygoing rapport with Danielle, and when the movie pivots back to that tender, coming-of-age love story in the third act it feels like an entirely different thing. Were you able to spend some time together prior to filming or did you really have to hit the ground running?
LA: Well, we knew what we needed to accomplish in some respects, but we had a really nice day, actually, at Coney Island (before shooting). We got to play around a lot, and that was a fun and very relaxed day. And I think when we were filming there was always a very relaxed feeling on the set, because we were filming on days when there usually wasn’t too much in the way of crazy, brutal stuff going on. My first day was funny because everyone was harrowed from the day before, when they’d shot a sequence that was brutal. So our scenes were always kind of a nice respite for everyone – but especially Danielle – to relax and be playful.
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Danielle Panabaker also chatted with Fangoria’s Michael Gingold. Here’s what she had to say:
FANGORIA: After playing a number of horror heroines, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS is your first genre role as the aggressor. How was that experience for you?
DANIELLE PANABAKER: It was great. What really attracted me to the role initially was that it was nice to see a woman take matters into her own hands and go through that process, and finding out what motivated Shae to take each of those steps.
FANG: Did you make any contributions to the story or your character?
PANABAKER: I don’t recall making any specific contributions. I was impressed with the film just to begin with. Austin had taken such time to create these characters and this world, so from the get-go, I was excited about the project.
FANG: It’s interesting to see a male writer/director tackle a project so oriented toward female concerns and sensibilities, especially in this context.
PANABAKER: Absolutely. I remember I went back to check the cover page of the script when I first read it, to make sure it really was written by a man. I thought, “Maybe Austin could be a woman’s name?” But I was impressed that he is so sensitive. He has a very European sensibility about his filmmaking, and a lot of the films he suggested I watch while working together, like LILYA 4-EVER, lent themselves to that. He has great respect for women as well.
FANG: Did he have you look at other films about female vigilantes, like THE BRAVE ONE or MS. 45?
PANABAKER: No, he didn’t! It’s so funny; someone else referenced MS. 45, but I am not familiar with that at all. In fact, my primary focus was more on Shae’s emotional journey, rather than the revenge element.
FANG: How was it working with Nicole LaLiberte?
PANABAKER: It was great. I was so excited when Nicole was cast. I couldn’t wait to meet her, and she was lovely. We hung out at her house a few times just to get to know each other, and that was very useful as the film went on, because we have such an intimate relationship in the film, and I was grateful that she was so open to working with me.
Danielle Panabaker spoke more about her latest film, ‘Girls Against Boys’. This time to Icon Vs. Icon:
What about acting intrigued you early on and made you pursue it as a career?
That is an interesting question. I feel like I fell into acting initially. My sister and I started doing it when we were younger, doing community theater. It wasn’t until I was fortunate enough to work on “Empire Falls” that I really began to love it and understand all the different craftsman and artists involved in creating a film. They really bring to life everything you see and experience while watching it. I think that was what really ignited my passion for acting.
Who would you cite as some of your biggest influences on-screen and off?
Good question! On-screen, going back to “Empire Falls,” I am very grateful that everyone was so kind to me. I was the youngest person on set by far and it was really my first professional experience. There were so many great experiences from the sound guy explaining to me not to crinkle my crackers over my line to Ed [Harris] working so hard to create a relationship. They are certainly role models for me. Particularly, the director, Fred Schepisi, was incredibly kind to me and helped so much. I will always be grateful to them all. In my personal life, I think I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by really incredible people. First and foremost, I wouldn’t be where I am without my parents. It starts there. I have been very lucky to create a family, so to speak, in LA with some great people. The producer of “Sky High” and his wife mean the world to me and have always been there for me to talk me through career choices but also help me with life choices. I feel very lucky in that way.
What impressed you about the script for Girls Against Boys?
There are a lot of films where women have the role of someone’s wife or girlfriend or daughter or sister. This is a role that was really about women, and in particular, one woman’s experience. It felt to me like a coming of age story. This young woman in New York, who has gone off to college, unfortunately goes through this really traumatic event. I’ve always seen it as a coming of age story and that was really appealing to me to see the whole life of this character in the movie.
Can you talk about what brings Shae to the breaking point? Is Lu partially to blame?
Absolutely. Necessity is the mother of invention, so who knows what really brought Lu into her life. I think the assault was pretty jarring to her and something like that doesn’t go away over night. Shae needed a way to deal with it.
Describe Shae’s dynamic with Lu and how it changes over the arc of the movie.
Their relationship is complicated. If it was described on Facebook, it would certainly say it’s “complicated.” From Shae’s perspective, the relationship starts out as a guardian angel, someone who comes in, who has been on the peripheral of your life and now all of a sudden, she’s front and center. That’s where their relationship begins. You get to see this friendship flourish, especially as Lu takes an older sister role as a protector. We can all relate to having someone who showed us the ropes, in one way or another. That’s how the relationship begins and Shae then goes through something really terrible. Lu is there to pick her up, get her back on her feet and helps her get going. Shae places a lot of trust in Lu. I might argue it is misplaced trust, but it certainly got her going.
What was the audition process like with you and Nicole LaLiberte, the actress who played Lu?
I actually didn’t meet her before Austin hired her because Austin hired her out of New York, and I was in L.A., but afterwards she ended up coming out to L.A. for a brief period of time, so we hung out a bit then.
What is it like working with Austin? Does he have a dark personality?
I don’t think Austin has a dark personality. I really loved working with him. He definitely has what I would consider more of a New York sensibility in that he has a tough exterior, but we worked incredibly well together and I’m still grateful for the experience. He’s definitely a man of few words.
There’s a point in the film when Lu shoots the first guy in front of your character, and then you laugh, go to the sink, and throw up. You make a very quick transition. What do you think is going through Shae’s mind that makes her accept the murder and play along from that moment on?
I think a lot of things. I think her first instinct is shock and horror, and then she’s sort of like, ‘Wait, this can’t be real. Like, who shoots someone?’ But then there’s a moment of, ‘Well now we’re on this journey together, so what’s next?’
I was thinking that maybe she’s thinking, ‘I have to play along with this because this woman is crazy,’ but it seems like your character enjoyed it.
She does have a gun. I think everyone can relate to having a moment where they wish they could get revenge on someone,where someone has hurt them in some way and they just wish they could do something to get them back. When that guy wasn’t the guy who assaulted her and raped her, but he was a part of it, I think it was relief for her to see her own sort of vengeance come to fruition.