Pearce Joza, Tanzyn Crawford, Lake Bell & Randall Park To Star In Miles Levin Directorial Debut ‘Under The Lights’

EXCLUSIVE: Production studio Vanishing Angle has announced the production of the ensemble drama Under The Lights, directed by Miles Levin in his directorial debut. Based on an award-winning script by Levin, the film is produced by Vanishing Angle’s Natalie Metzger, and is executive produced by Levin, Matt Miller and Carlos Quesada. UTA is handling world sales.

The all-star cast includes Pearce Joza (Disney’s ZOMBIES franchise, Mech X-4), Tanzyn Crawford (Servant, Tiny Beautiful Things), Lake Bell (Bless This Mess, Harley Quinn, In A World…), Randall Park (Wandavision, Always Be My Maybe), Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jumanji: The Next Level), Mary Holland (Senior Year, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), and Kevin Carroll (Till, Snowfall, The Leftovers), with Nick Offerman (The Last of Us, Civil War, Parks and Recreation) in a supporting role.

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In the film, Sam (Joza) is a boy with epilepsy, so desperate to feel like a “normal” kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. The story is drawn from director Miles Levin’s real-life experiences with epilepsy.

The script won the Fan Favorite Award in Tribeca’s At&t Presents: Untold Stories program, the Grand Prize of Screencraft’s Film Fund, and landed in the top 1% of the Nicholl Fellowship finalists. The original short film the script is based on generated a worldwide movement with international fan art to end stigma around epilepsy.

“It’s humbling to make a project and see it explode into a movement that is meaningful for so many,” said director Miles Levin.

“It’s an honor to produce Miles’ directorial debut with such an incredible story and amazing cast. We’ve all been inspired by him,” said producer Natalie Metzger.

Miles Levin is a writer/director whose work has played numerous festivals including winning Best Short at the Savannah Film Festival, Directorial Discovery Award at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Best Humanitarian Short at Sedona Film Festival. Miles is also a prominent public speaker and patient advocate about epilepsy.

Vanishing Angle’s current projects include the Sony Classics title It Ain’t Over, now playing on Netflix, 2024 SXSW title Cold Wallet and Tribeca title The Secret Art of Human Flight which will have a theatrical release through Level 33 Entertainment this July.

Pearce Joza is repped by LBI Entertainment and CESD Talent Agency, Tanzyn Crawford is repped by Buchwald, Karli Doumanis at Zero Gravity Management and MCSM in Australia, Lake Bell is repped by UTA, Entertainment 360 and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole, Randall Park is repped by UTA and Artists First, Marin Hinkle is repped by Innovative Artists and Framework Entertainment, Kevin Carroll is repped by Innovative Artists and Susanna Griffith Talent, Mary Holland is repped by CAA, Atlas Artists and Ziffren Brittenham, with Nick Offerman repped by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner Auerbach Hynick Jaime LeVine Sample & Klein.

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