Posted on 09/23/2013
Triple Negative Pictures is a Georgia-based transmedia collective dedicated to creating the best new movies and television you haven’t seen yet, and that’s just the surface of what is planned. Teaming with Cynthia Stillwell Casting is just the right step, as the two teams come together and stand poised to bring forth a slew of exciting new projects.
Triple Negative Pictures was started by Blake Segelman, K.C. Styers, and David “Snowflake” Tufts ten years ago, based on a mutual desire to create and tell stories. As time passed, Will Robinson and Faatima Vasser were added to the family of artists, acting as the five core team members.
In college, Blake was a passionate stage actor and performed in five different stage productions. There he met K.C. and Snowflake and the three shared their personal dreams; to act, to write, and to entertain. Since then he has gained a wealth of knowledge from his business experiences and his work with the whole Triple Negative family. He is proud to bring his unique perspective and skills to Triple Negative full-time as a co-owner and the main management partner.
“It’s a dream come true. Triple Negative Pictures working with Cynthia Stillwell Casting is fantastic. We’ve been looking to make an impactful partnership for a long time and now we’ve found it.” – Blake Segelman
K.C. told his mother when he was six that he was going to be a writer, and since she was an English teacher, she saw no reason to try to dissuade him. Someone has to make up the stories in the world. He started then and never looked back, and when he met Blake and Snowflake in college the connection was instant. Ever since then, he’s acted as both the head writer for Triple Negative Pictures, generating scripts and concepts for the group to work on, and as a co-owner with his best friends.
“Everyone told me no, you can’t do this. Cynthia said before anything else that she tries not to say no. That sense of facilitation and care for her projects draws me to her. Cynthia Stillwell Casting and Triple Negative teaming up just makes sense.” – K.C. Styers
David, alternatively Snowflake, has loved media since a very young age, memorizing TV theme songs while others were still learning to read. He wrote his first short story when he was eight in a school’s author program. As time passed, his interests grew to include photography, visual design, and cinematography. This final turn was supported by his meeting Blake and K.C. and finding other people with similar creative motivations and goals. He is the third co-owner and wears many behind-the-scenes hats.
“Cynthia is how everyone in show business should be. She is a really genuine, inspiring person and I feel very confident about Triple Negative and Cynthia Stillwell Casting’s future endeavors.” – David ‘Snowflake’ Tufts
Faatima is a blogging, tweeting, self-proclaimed nerd model. She has five older brothers and a younger sister who have each influenced her to become the obsessive compulsive artistically driven control freak that she is today. During her sophomore year of college she led and co-directed an improvisational comedy group where she met K.C., who eventually brought Blake and Snowflake into the mix. She's the newest member of Triple Negative, acting as an artist and writer, and is happy to be a part of the new world order, or band of misfit writers, whichever the case may be.
“Working with Cynthia Stillwell Casting feels really personal. She cared about who we are and not what we are. What mattered most was the passion.” – Faatima Vasser
Will met the nascent Triple Negative collective as a disillusioned art student. K.C., Blake, and Snowflake displayed so strong a connection with his intense disdain for sub-par art and entertainment, especially that which was produced to pander to or speak for this generation and demographic, that the bond was immediate. Like so many other rising creators of the so-called 'millennial' generation, the group was held in great esteem by collegiate peers and by elders who acknowledged Triple Negative’s talent and vision. Will brings a strong classical background and works with the team as a writer, visual artist, and (at times) high-minded cultural critic.
“This is the start of something good, something significant. Triple Negative is a strong repository of ideas and we look forward to partnering with Cynthia Stillwell Casting to bring out the best of them.” – Will Robinson
Fanmale is a comedy/romance film about Brendam Lewis, a twentysomething movie lover and the actress he loves from afar, Ashleigh Dale. At the prompting of his three friends, Brendam’s feelings are made clear to her and surprisingly they end up on a date. Unbeknownst to them, their date is shown on live television and they become reality stars. Their romance plays out as Ashleigh becomes a bigger star and Brendam must risk it all to remain in her life.
“Celebrities seem so close that you can just touch them nowadays with Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Fans and celebrities are talking every single day, sooner or later something more would come of this.” - Faatima
Fifty-six is a psychological horror/thriller film that explores the human psyche and the nightmares we all face in the dark. Walton suffers from a sleeping disorder that causes him to have waking visions, terrors, and nightmares all the time, to the point where he must be kept under observation in an asylum. He is so distressed that he cannot tell his delusions from reality. One in particular sets Walton off on a quest to free himself, if possible. What happens in the next five days taxes him to his mental and physical limits.
“fifty-six is going to be a probative visual experience. Walt must overcome his nightmares or be consumed by them.” – Snowflake
“fifty-six epitomizes the way I want to write and make movies. Bring something out that I’d want to see, that doesn’t just repeat the same old concepts and questions about a genre.” – K.C.
Grampa’s A Hottie is a farce that flips the conventions of the body swap movie on its head. Bobby Sanderson is a ladies man on the mend thanks to his new girlfriend, Lucy. But their love story is interrupted by the untimely death of Bobby’s mean, sarcastic old Grampa. At the funeral, the two discover that they have inherited Grampa’s equally mean old cat. Much to Bobby’s surprise, it turns out Grampa’s spirit was in the cat. Briefly. Now Grampa is inside Lucy and it’s up to the two of them to figure out the mystery behind Grampa’s death. If Bobby ever wants to get his girlfriend back, that is.
"We are taking the old concept of a body swap and changing it up for a new generation. It's a fresh and hilarious twist on a classical Hollywood theme." – Blake