BURBANK, CA. Critically acclaimed teen actress/director Kari Irwin (Hinnon Valley, Jillian Sometimes, Magnum Farce) has joined the star studded cast of an exciting new feature film, “Cottonwood” from Mark Campbell Productions. Kari has been cast in the supporting role of “Sarah.” Leading cast members include Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Iron Eagle, Enemy Mine), Alison Eastwood (Tightrope, Absolute Power, Pool Hall Junkies) “Young Artist Award” nominee and daughter of Clint Eastwood, Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight, Dead Zone, Edward Scissorhands) and Joe Perry Rock legend and co-founder of the amazing Aerosmith Rock Band. The entire cast and cast and story summary can be found at www.cottonwoodfilm.com.
“Cottonwood is a very special film that I am proud to be a part of. Set in the depression era of West Texas, this poignant, heartfelt story is filled with mystery, intrigue, and tension, with strong characters including Jack the mule. The images will be stark and haunting as the story is dark. Based on relationships, friendships, death and healing with bonds not to be broken in a racially charged town, with a surprise ending that leaves the audience with lingering emotions, Cottonwood is a compelling film, a classic some say similar to “To Kill a Mockingbird” with the quiet, dignified wisdom of a Horton Foote film. With its strong subject matter, I feel Cottonwood will be viewed by audiences of all ages and will be seen for years to come… “ said Julie Campbell, Producer.
“I am both thrilled and honored to have been cast in this amazing film with so many true super talented actors. The story is rich and compelling. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.” Said Kari Irwin. Cottonwood is scheduled to begin production in early 2014.