Producers Allison Volk and Brooke Bishop, the team behind Santa Monica’s City Shakespeare Company, have released a trailer for their upcoming film adaptation of Macbeth, Innocent Sleep. The completed film will premiere at a private screening in Los Angeles on October 3rd, before moving on to screenings at film festivals across the country.
Bishop and Volk began exploring the concepts of Macbeth in late 2013, when they produced a stage version of the play with The City Shakespeare Company. Filming took place in Colorado in the fall of 2014.
Adapted for screen by Allison Volk, Innocent Sleep focuses on the night the Macbeths murder King Duncan, played by Ashland Shakespeare Festival veteran Gregory Linington. City Shakes actors Allison Volk, Colin Martin, David Hartstone, Mallory Wedding and Daniel Landberg star in the film alongside several Shakespeare veterans.
“I’d like the film festival process to be a framework for connecting with audiences, to help guide me in the other projects I’m currently working on and perhaps inspire future project,” says Bishop.
Volk adds, “As an actor, you see so many projects go unfinished or drag their feet to completion. It’s incredibly satisfying that this project moves forward so decisively. I’m very excited to share our work with the world.”
For more information, visit www.CityShakes.org.