Acclaimed director/writer/producer Bobby Roth has returned to the independent feature film arena with his new personal film, Pearl after directing numerous episodes of successful television shows such as Prison Break. Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Agents of Shield, Criminal Minds, and many more.
Pearl makes a powerful statement about a family torn apart by gun violence. Pearl is a young girl whose adoring mother is suddenly taken from her leaving her to a father she has never known, a fellow ill-equipped to parent but with a surprising capacity for love.
Pearl stars Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Sarah Carter (Smallville), Nestor Carbonell (Lost), J August Richards (Marvel’s Agents of Shield), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of Shield), Barbara Williams (Jack the Dog), Bruce Davison (X-Men) and introducing Larsen Thompson in the title role of Pearl. Roth has a long-standing collaboration with his cast except for Thompson, a successful dancer and model who makes her dramatic acting debut in Pearl.
Roth also included key collaborators in all areas of the production, notably longtime producing, partner Jeffrey White, as well as a crew that was a mix of veterans from his extensive film and television work such as John Bartley (Cinematographer) and Emily Katz (Key Makeup) from Lost, Genevieve Tyrrell (Costume Designer) from Player, and Vaughan Edwards Production Designer from MacGyver).
Pearl also afforded Roth the opportunity to work with a new generation of filmmakers like Cinematographer, Chris Burns, the son of Steve Burns, Roth’s longtime DP from Manhood and Berkeley.
Music plays an important role in Pearl and allowed Roth to once again work with composer Paul Haslinger of Tangerine Dream. They had previously worked together on Roth’s film The Man Inside. Pearl also includes original songs from Patti Scialfa, Kari Kimmel, and Tom Morello; all veterans of Roth’s previous films.
In addition to his extensive feature film career he has directed over one hundred episodes of network television and twenty-two television movies. Roth has traveled the world showcasing his award-winning documentary A Director Prepares: Bobby Roth’s Masterclass and for the last ten years has been an Adjunct Professor at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design.
Pearl is presented by Jung N Restless. It is a Bobby Roth film and a Jeffrey White Production. Executive producers are Vincent Michaud, Bill Johnson, Jack Baran, Gary Fleder and Smitty Smith. The film is produced by Jeffrey White and Bobby Roth. The music is by Paul Haslinger. Chris Burns is the director of photography. Pearl is written and directed by Bobby Roth.