THE SALON – a new digital series by Messina Captor Films invites people who are quarantined due to the Covid 19 pandemic to come join them for a virtual sneak peek of the series starting Wednesday, May 13.
Written, directed and produced by seasoned filmmaker, Roxanne Messina Captor, THE SALON is her newest project with the support of Executive Producers, Kelsey Grammer and Tom Russo.
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Set in an urban upscale hair salon, the contemporary themes are played out by fan favorites, Harry Shearer (This is Spinal Tap), Sam Rubin (KTLA), and Kate Linder (Young and the Restless). This series also introduces Mason Grammer as the quirky and vivacious character – Judy.
The ensemble cast includes:
Luis Jose Lopez——— Ricardo
Akende Munalula ————– Ambibola
Eddie Buck.———————- Eddie
Jennifer Leigh Weaver——– Mrs. Aston
Jeannette O’Connor———– Mrs. Kendrick
Gail Bearden——————– Mrs. Dubois
Candy Washington ———— Nicole
Vanessa Garcia —————- Rita
Chala Savino——————– Lordes
Derek Warburton ————– Channing
Roxanne Messina Captor referred to THE SALON as “A combination of pathos and comedy”. She described her goals of the film – “To be one that people can see a little bit of themselves in one or more of the characters. We have a cross-section of people with our diverse cast. I intentionally spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted THE SALON to be a microcosm of society. I wanted to weave tough issues – big topics – into the on – set discussions of these amazing and talented actors. Of course, a healthy dose of comedy runs throughout the series. I know that viewers will identify with one or more of the characters and probably have a favorite.”
The cast and crew worked diligently to complete the entire production, including post, by mid-March. Their efforts to have a big premiere were halted due to the Covid-19 situation, however, it is noteworthy that The Salon is one of the first digital series to be completed during the pandemic.
The Salon -as a digital series, can be seen for a limited sneak peek from May 13 -24, 2020 via the Messina Captor Films YouTube page. Also, you will find cast interviews and much more on Youtube. Furthermore, The Salon’s website and IMDB have additional information.