Jun 14,2011

Alex Meraz and Chaske Spencer Working Together Again

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An independent feature film focused on a fictional Crow youth and his family will be made in Montana this fall, if funding can be secured.

The producer of “Last Man Stands” is Petra Ahmann of Silverline Cinema in New York City. Ahmann is a 2004 graduate of Laurel High School.

Alex Portugal, also of Silverline, wrote the screenplay and will direct the full-length film.

Locations for the movie could include Laurel, Hardin, the Crow Reservation and other local spots. Ahmann and Portugal were in town for about 10 days to solidify more of the production details.

Most of the cast is already in place, Portugal said, with Alex Meraz, one of the wolves from the “Twilight” movies in the lead role of Taylor Brewer. Irene Bedard, who plays the part of his mother, is best known as the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie of the same name.

Raoul Trujillo, who has a part in the upcoming “Cowboys and Aliens,” has been cast in the role of Taylor’s father, and Chaske Spencer, another “Twilight” wolf, has the role as Taylor’s older brother.

“Last Man Stands” is the first full-length movie the pair has tackled, Ahmann said. They met three years ago, Portugal added, when he directed a short film called “B-Hurst” on which Ahmann worked as line producer.

“Ever since then we’ve been working together on projects,” Portugal said.

The plot for the film actually evolved from another screenplay Portugal wrote eight years ago. Originally, it had to do with a Mexican family in Arizona set in the time of the Vietnam draft.

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