For Immediate Release April 17, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Wilde at (303) 883-6000
Award winning Colorado filmmaker Darla Rae has reached out to offer “Britain’s Got Talent” contestant and overnight Internet sensation Susan Boyle, a part in the feature film SECTION B. SECTION B (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1008037/) is now in pre-production with a cast and crew including music icon Cyndi Lauper, award winning actress Tippi Hedren, actress/model Marla Maples, Maples daughter Tiffany Trump (in her acting debut), ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Queen Emily David, Steven Parker (ER, Juno) and legendary cinematographer William ”Billy” Fraker (Tombstone, Rosemary’s Baby).
SECTION B is a dramatic comedy about Baby Boomers who put their lives on hold to chase their dreams. In the film, a group of “over the hill’ wannabe actors give up everything to realize their dreams and attend a prestigious acting academy. Once there, they meet their biggest nemesis – youth. It is a family feature film appealing to all generations and encourages viewers of all ages to never give up on their dream. It’s based on the real life story of producer Darla Rae’s experience at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in Los Angeles.
Rae says “Susan Boyle’s real life story is exactly what the movie Section B is about – chasing your dream no matter what. And I understand her completely, because our stories are almost identical. I promised my ill mother who passed away that I wouldn’t give up my dream of making films. So at age 47 I wrote, directed, and produced my first feature film, The Goal. We went on to win awards, and now we’re getting ready to shoot Section B with some amazing talent. When Susan stepped onto the stage and began to sing, tears welled up in my eyes. As I watched her, I felt a connection and realized she’d be perfect for one of the roles in Section B. We have an original song titled “Don’t Lose the Vision” that would be a perfect duet for Susan and her American counterpart, Queen Emily David from “America’s Got Talent”. Susan studied at Edinburgh Acting School in the early ’90s but was forced to leave and care for her sick mother. I’d love to help her finally fulfill her dream of being an actress! We’ve even sent offers through the local Pub manager where Susan Boyle sings Karaoke. Hopefully our offer will reach her and you’ll see her on the silver screen soon.”