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Angel Of Anywhere (2018) | Briana Evigan & Ser'Darius Blain
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Angel of Anywhere

Angel of Anywhere is the story of an empathetic stripper who plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

JamesWorks Entertainment’s Angel of Anywhere stars Briana Evigan (Step Up Movie 2: The Streets, Sorority Row) as Michelle, Ser’Darius Blain (When The Game Stands Tall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Brian, David A. Gregory (“One Life to Live,” “The Good Fight”) as D.C., Nihan Gur (“Westworld,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) as Alexx in Wonderland, Adam Carr (“The Call Room”) as Drunk Patron, Krystal Conway as Bartender, and introducing Axel Roldos as Angel.

Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Macon Film Festival, screening at nearly twenty global festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying Hollyshorts and Sidewalk Film Festivals, Angel of Anywhere is directed by James Kicklighter (Desires of the Heart), written by Casey Nelson & Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and produced by Beau Turpin (Beneath The Leaves)

Angel of Anywhere

Angel of Anywhere is the story of an empathetic stripper who plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

JamesWorks Entertainment’s Angel of Anywhere stars Briana Evigan (Step Up Movie 2: The Streets, Sorority Row) as Michelle, Ser’Darius Blain (When The Game Stands Tall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Brian, David A. Gregory (“One Life to Live,” “The Good Fight”) as D.C., Nihan Gur (“Westworld,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) as Alexx in Wonderland, Adam Carr (“The Call Room”) as Drunk Patron, Krystal Conway as Bartender, and introducing Axel Roldos as Angel.

Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Macon Film Festival, screening at nearly twenty global festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying Hollyshorts and Sidewalk Film Festivals, Angel of Anywhere is directed by James Kicklighter (Desires of the Heart), written by Casey Nelson & Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and produced by Beau Turpin (Beneath The Leaves)

Angel of Anywhere

Angel of Anywhere is the story of an empathetic stripper who plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

JamesWorks Entertainment’s Angel of Anywhere stars Briana Evigan (Step Up Movie 2: The Streets, Sorority Row) as Michelle, Ser’Darius Blain (When The Game Stands Tall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Brian, David A. Gregory (“One Life to Live,” “The Good Fight”) as D.C., Nihan Gur (“Westworld,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) as Alexx in Wonderland, Adam Carr (“The Call Room”) as Drunk Patron, Krystal Conway as Bartender, and introducing Axel Roldos as Angel.

Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Macon Film Festival, screening at nearly twenty global festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying Hollyshorts and Sidewalk Film Festivals, Angel of Anywhere is directed by James Kicklighter (Desires of the Heart), written by Casey Nelson & Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and produced by Beau Turpin (Beneath The Leaves)

Angel of Anywhere

Angel of Anywhere is the story of an empathetic stripper who plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

JamesWorks Entertainment’s Angel of Anywhere stars Briana Evigan (Step Up Movie 2: The Streets, Sorority Row) as Michelle, Ser’Darius Blain (When The Game Stands Tall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as Brian, David A. Gregory (“One Life to Live,” “The Good Fight”) as D.C., Nihan Gur (“Westworld,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) as Alexx in Wonderland, Adam Carr (“The Call Room”) as Drunk Patron, Krystal Conway as Bartender, and introducing Axel Roldos as Angel.

Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Macon Film Festival, screening at nearly twenty global festivals, including the Academy Award qualifying Hollyshorts and Sidewalk Film Festivals, Angel of Anywhere is directed by James Kicklighter (Desires of the Heart), written by Casey Nelson & Kate Murdoch (The Last Treasure Hunt) and produced by Beau Turpin (Beneath The Leaves)

Trailer

Trailer

Trailer

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Behind the Scenes Gallery

Behind the Scenes Gallery

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Angel of Anywhere Nihan Gur
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Angel of Anywhere Extras
Angel of Anywhere David A. Gregory Adam Carr
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James Kicklighter cast Angel of Anywhere Ser'Darius Blain Axel Roldos Briana Evigan Beau Turpin
James Kicklighter directing Angel of Anywhere
James Kicklighter on set Angel of Anywhere
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Ser'Darius Blain Angel of Anywhere
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Press

Press

Jean Book Nerd  It has been my viewpoint if you make a short film and you’re going out to festivals, you might as well make it available so people can see it.

First Showing  Don’t be turned off by the headline, this is a very impressive dramatic short film. It goes to some very deep, personal places, with a very intelligent script.

Blog Talk Radio  I told director James Kicklighter while we were shooting, Angel of Anywhere would be like if Frank Capra made a stripper film.

Film Threat  There’s a nice juxtaposition in Angel of Anywhere. One the one hand, you have strip club customers looking for a physical connection with a complete stranger and on the other, people who can’t connect with the those closest to them. Of course, Angel is there to point the way.

The Indepedent Critic  Director James Kicklighter serves up another winning film with Angel of Anywhere… while you may be thinking you’re in for some shallow, pointless cinematic short you should think again. [The film] is proof positive that he continues to grow as a filmmaker and challenge both himself and his audiences.

The Utah Film Festival and Awards  James Kicklighter executes the story in the most perfect of ways to bring to us this perfectly rendered movie….the visually superior cinematography, appropriate sound and a gripping screenplay merge to make this film a wonderful movie watching experience.

Movies Over the Rainbow  By the time Angel of Anywhere was over, I wished I had some kind of power in Hollywood or too much extra cash hanging around so I could use it to get this short film further expanded into a feature length movie or even better, a limited series, because I see nothing but potential for all kinds of fascinating stories and characters that can come from a scenario like that, getting therapy from a stripper.

IndyRed  Should you find yourself randomly watching this film at some point down the road, unless told by another, you would think it was produced by any one of your favorite studios. An exercise in near flawless design and execution, I simply can’t stress enough how excellently this production flows onscreen. From the technical to the acting. It’s all really top notch.

Jean Book Nerd  It has been my viewpoint if you make a short film and you’re going out to festivals, you might as well make it available so people can see it.

First Showing  Don’t be turned off by the headline, this is a very impressive dramatic short film. It goes to some very deep, personal places, with a very intelligent script.

Blog Talk Radio  I told director James Kicklighter while we were shooting, Angel of Anywhere would be like if Frank Capra made a stripper film.

Film Threat  There’s a nice juxtaposition in Angel of Anywhere. One the one hand, you have strip club customers looking for a physical connection with a complete stranger and on the other, people who can’t connect with the those closest to them. Of course, Angel is there to point the way.

The Indepedent Critic  Director James Kicklighter serves up another winning film with Angel of Anywhere… while you may be thinking you’re in for some shallow, pointless cinematic short you should think again. [The film] is proof positive that he continues to grow as a filmmaker and challenge both himself and his audiences.

The Utah Film Festival and Awards  James Kicklighter executes the story in the most perfect of ways to bring to us this perfectly rendered movie….the visually superior cinematography, appropriate sound and a gripping screenplay merge to make this film a wonderful movie watching experience.

Movies Over the Rainbow  By the time Angel of Anywhere was over, I wished I had some kind of power in Hollywood or too much extra cash hanging around so I could use it to get this short film further expanded into a feature length movie or even better, a limited series, because I see nothing but potential for all kinds of fascinating stories and characters that can come from a scenario like that, getting therapy from a stripper.

IndyRed  Should you find yourself randomly watching this film at some point down the road, unless told by another, you would think it was produced by any one of your favorite studios. An exercise in near flawless design and execution, I simply can’t stress enough how excellently this production flows onscreen. From the technical to the acting. It’s all really top notch.

Jean Book Nerd  It has been my viewpoint if you make a short film and you’re going out to festivals, you might as well make it available so people can see it.

First Showing  Don’t be turned off by the headline, this is a very impressive dramatic short film. It goes to some very deep, personal places, with a very intelligent script.

Blog Talk Radio  I told director James Kicklighter while we were shooting, Angel of Anywhere would be like if Frank Capra made a stripper film.

Film Threat  There’s a nice juxtaposition in Angel of Anywhere. One the one hand, you have strip club customers looking for a physical connection with a complete stranger and on the other, people who can’t connect with the those closest to them. Of course, Angel is there to point the way.

The Indepedent Critic  Director James Kicklighter serves up another winning film with Angel of Anywhere… while you may be thinking you’re in for some shallow, pointless cinematic short you should think again. [The film] is proof positive that he continues to grow as a filmmaker and challenge both himself and his audiences.

The Utah Film Festival and Awards  James Kicklighter executes the story in the most perfect of ways to bring to us this perfectly rendered movie….the visually superior cinematography, appropriate sound and a gripping screenplay merge to make this film a wonderful movie watching experience.

Movies Over the Rainbow  By the time Angel of Anywhere was over, I wished I had some kind of power in Hollywood or too much extra cash hanging around so I could use it to get this short film further expanded into a feature length movie or even better, a limited series, because I see nothing but potential for all kinds of fascinating stories and characters that can come from a scenario like that, getting therapy from a stripper.

IndyRed  Should you find yourself randomly watching this film at some point down the road, unless told by another, you would think it was produced by any one of your favorite studios. An exercise in near flawless design and execution, I simply can’t stress enough how excellently this production flows onscreen. From the technical to the acting. It’s all really top notch.

Jean Book Nerd "It has been my viewpoint if you make a short film and you’re going out to festivals, you might as well make it available so people can see it."

First Showing "Don’t be turned off by the headline, this is a very impressive dramatic short film. It goes to some very deep, personal places, with a very intelligent script."

Blog Talk Radio "I told director James Kicklighter while we were shooting, Angel of Anywhere would be like if Frank Capra made a stripper film."

Film Threat "There’s a nice juxtaposition in Angel of Anywhere. One the one hand, you have strip club customers looking for a physical connection with a complete stranger and on the other, people who can’t connect with the those closest to them. Of course, Angel is there to point the way."

The Indepedent Critic "Director James Kicklighter serves up another winning film with Angel of Anywhere… while you may be thinking you’re in for some shallow, pointless cinematic short you should think again. [The film] is proof positive that he continues to grow as a filmmaker and challenge both himself and his audiences."

The Utah Film Festival and Awards "James Kicklighter executes the story in the most perfect of ways to bring to us this perfectly rendered movie….the visually superior cinematography, appropriate sound and a gripping screenplay merge to make this film a wonderful movie watching experience."

Movies Over the Rainbow "By the time Angel of Anywhere was over, I wished I had some kind of power in Hollywood or too much extra cash hanging around so I could use it to get this short film further expanded into a feature length movie or even better, a limited series, because I see nothing but potential for all kinds of fascinating stories and characters that can come from a scenario like that, getting therapy from a stripper."

IndyRed "Should you find yourself randomly watching this film at some point down the road, unless told by another, you would think it was produced by any one of your favorite studios. An exercise in near flawless design and execution, I simply can’t stress enough how excellently this production flows onscreen. From the technical to the acting. It’s all really top notch." 

Jean Book Nerd "It has been my viewpoint if you make a short film and you’re going out to festivals, you might as well make it available so people can see it."

First Showing  Don’t be turned off by the headline, this is a very impressive dramatic short film. It goes to some very deep, personal places, with a very intelligent script.

Blog Talk Radio  I told director James Kicklighter while we were shooting, Angel of Anywhere would be like if Frank Capra made a stripper film.

Film Threat  There’s a nice juxtaposition in Angel of Anywhere. One the one hand, you have strip club customers looking for a physical connection with a complete stranger and on the other, people who can’t connect with the those closest to them. Of course, Angel is there to point the way.

The Indepedent Critic  Director James Kicklighter serves up another winning film with Angel of Anywhere… while you may be thinking you’re in for some shallow, pointless cinematic short you should think again. [The film] is proof positive that he continues to grow as a filmmaker and challenge both himself and his audiences.

The Utah Film Festival and Awards  James Kicklighter executes the story in the most perfect of ways to bring to us this perfectly rendered movie….the visually superior cinematography, appropriate sound and a gripping screenplay merge to make this film a wonderful movie watching experience.

Movies Over the Rainbow  By the time Angel of Anywhere was over, I wished I had some kind of power in Hollywood or too much extra cash hanging around so I could use it to get this short film further expanded into a feature length movie or even better, a limited series, because I see nothing but potential for all kinds of fascinating stories and characters that can come from a scenario like that, getting therapy from a stripper.

IndyRed  Should you find yourself randomly watching this film at some point down the road, unless told by another, you would think it was produced by any one of your favorite studios. An exercise in near flawless design and execution, I simply can’t stress enough how excellently this production flows onscreen. From the technical to the acting. It’s all really top notch."

Film Snob Reviews  James Kicklighter’s stylish short film flows effortlessly and boasts a committed cast who, in a mere 16 minutes, is able to bring depth to their roles. Angel of Anywhere is a taut examination of human insecurities, with a sprinkle of the supernatural.

One Film Fan  A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed. With a beautiful sense of itself and its purpose, the film’s perfect pacing allows us to experience a full immersion into the intricacies of the emotionally scarred individuals Angel comes into contact with. The film’s finale puts a well earned exclamation point on the proceedings, highly evocative and richly effective in conjunction with the themes here.

That Moment In  There’s quite a bit of symbolism tucked inside the short runtime of James Kicklighter‘s latest film Angel of Anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to these details in Kicklighter’s movie, written by Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson, as nothing is not connected, every action tied to the next and ultimately to a twist ending. It’s smart and it’s challenging. Any film that forces questions like this are worth a closer look.

ScreenCritix  Axel Roldos is well-cast as the likable Angel. Briana Evigan, who also starred in a couple of Step Up films, as well as Sorority Row and as Sonja in the From Dusk Till Dawn series brings some gravitas to the production and is very strong in her performance as Michelle.

Axel Roldos I struggled for months trying to manifest this desire to make something. I met James [Kicklighter] at the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was screening a documentary film he directed, Digital Edition, and we spoke at length about my desire to find a way to move forward in my career…he connected me with everyone else who would become intimately involved with making this movie even happen. Everything, from the writing to the hiring and casting, was entirely their sorcery.

UK Film Review  Aside from the wonderful dialogue between the main players, Kicklighter also adorns his short film with a visual smorgasbord of filmmaking treats.  There is a daring to the craft that does not let the central themes do all of the heavy lifting. Instead, the aesthetic and mise en scéne are just as integral to the movie’s power as the characters and dialogue. This expertly suited the emotional vulnerability of the characters who entered.

Film Snob Reviews  James Kicklighter’s stylish short film flows effortlessly and boasts a committed cast who, in a mere 16 minutes, is able to bring depth to their roles. Angel of Anywhere is a taut examination of human insecurities, with a sprinkle of the supernatural.

One Film Fan  A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed. With a beautiful sense of itself and its purpose, the film’s perfect pacing allows us to experience a full immersion into the intricacies of the emotionally scarred individuals Angel comes into contact with. The film’s finale puts a well earned exclamation point on the proceedings, highly evocative and richly effective in conjunction with the themes here.

That Moment In  There’s quite a bit of symbolism tucked inside the short runtime of James Kicklighter‘s latest film Angel of Anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to these details in Kicklighter’s movie, written by Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson, as nothing is not connected, every action tied to the next and ultimately to a twist ending. It’s smart and it’s challenging. Any film that forces questions like this are worth a closer look.

ScreenCritix  Axel Roldos is well-cast as the likable Angel. Briana Evigan, who also starred in a couple of Step Up films, as well as Sorority Row and as Sonja in the From Dusk Till Dawn series brings some gravitas to the production and is very strong in her performance as Michelle.

Axel Roldos I struggled for months trying to manifest this desire to make something. I met James [Kicklighter] at the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was screening a documentary film he directed, Digital Edition, and we spoke at length about my desire to find a way to move forward in my career…he connected me with everyone else who would become intimately involved with making this movie even happen. Everything, from the writing to the hiring and casting, was entirely their sorcery.

UK Film Review  Aside from the wonderful dialogue between the main players, Kicklighter also adorns his short film with a visual smorgasbord of filmmaking treats.  There is a daring to the craft that does not let the central themes do all of the heavy lifting. Instead, the aesthetic and mise en scéne are just as integral to the movie’s power as the characters and dialogue. This expertly suited the emotional vulnerability of the characters who entered.

Film Snob Reviews  James Kicklighter’s stylish short film flows effortlessly and boasts a committed cast who, in a mere 16 minutes, is able to bring depth to their roles. Angel of Anywhere is a taut examination of human insecurities, with a sprinkle of the supernatural.

One Film Fan  A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed. With a beautiful sense of itself and its purpose, the film’s perfect pacing allows us to experience a full immersion into the intricacies of the emotionally scarred individuals Angel comes into contact with. The film’s finale puts a well earned exclamation point on the proceedings, highly evocative and richly effective in conjunction with the themes here.

That Moment In  There’s quite a bit of symbolism tucked inside the short runtime of James Kicklighter‘s latest film Angel of Anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to these details in Kicklighter’s movie, written by Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson, as nothing is not connected, every action tied to the next and ultimately to a twist ending. It’s smart and it’s challenging. Any film that forces questions like this are worth a closer look.

ScreenCritix  Axel Roldos is well-cast as the likable Angel. Briana Evigan, who also starred in a couple of Step Up films, as well as Sorority Row and as Sonja in the From Dusk Till Dawn series brings some gravitas to the production and is very strong in her performance as Michelle.

Axel Roldos I struggled for months trying to manifest this desire to make something. I met James [Kicklighter] at the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was screening a documentary film he directed, Digital Edition, and we spoke at length about my desire to find a way to move forward in my career…he connected me with everyone else who would become intimately involved with making this movie even happen. Everything, from the writing to the hiring and casting, was entirely their sorcery.

UK Film Review  Aside from the wonderful dialogue between the main players, Kicklighter also adorns his short film with a visual smorgasbord of filmmaking treats.  There is a daring to the craft that does not let the central themes do all of the heavy lifting. Instead, the aesthetic and mise en scéne are just as integral to the movie’s power as the characters and dialogue. This expertly suited the emotional vulnerability of the characters who entered.

Film Snob Reviews  James Kicklighter’s stylish short film flows effortlessly and boasts a committed cast who, in a mere 16 minutes, is able to bring depth to their roles. Angel of Anywhere is a taut examination of human insecurities, with a sprinkle of the supernatural.

One Film Fan  A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed. With a beautiful sense of itself and its purpose, the film’s perfect pacing allows us to experience a full immersion into the intricacies of the emotionally scarred individuals Angel comes into contact with. The film’s finale puts a well earned exclamation point on the proceedings, highly evocative and richly effective in conjunction with the themes here.

That Moment In  There’s quite a bit of symbolism tucked inside the short runtime of James Kicklighter‘s latest film Angel of Anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to these details in Kicklighter’s movie, written by Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson, as nothing is not connected, every action tied to the next and ultimately to a twist ending. It’s smart and it’s challenging. Any film that forces questions like this are worth a closer look.

ScreenCritix  Axel Roldos is well-cast as the likable Angel. Briana Evigan, who also starred in a couple of Step Up films, as well as Sorority Row and as Sonja in the From Dusk Till Dawn series brings some gravitas to the production and is very strong in her performance as Michelle.

Axel Roldos I struggled for months trying to manifest this desire to make something. I met James [Kicklighter] at the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was screening a documentary film he directed, Digital Edition, and we spoke at length about my desire to find a way to move forward in my career…he connected me with everyone else who would become intimately involved with making this movie even happen. Everything, from the writing to the hiring and casting, was entirely their sorcery.

UK Film Review  Aside from the wonderful dialogue between the main players, Kicklighter also adorns his short film with a visual smorgasbord of filmmaking treats.  There is a daring to the craft that does not let the central themes do all of the heavy lifting. Instead, the aesthetic and mise en scéne are just as integral to the movie’s power as the characters and dialogue. This expertly suited the emotional vulnerability of the characters who entered.

Film Snob Reviews  James Kicklighter’s stylish short film flows effortlessly and boasts a committed cast who, in a mere 16 minutes, is able to bring depth to their roles. Angel of Anywhere is a taut examination of human insecurities, with a sprinkle of the supernatural.

One Film Fan  A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed. With a beautiful sense of itself and its purpose, the film’s perfect pacing allows us to experience a full immersion into the intricacies of the emotionally scarred individuals Angel comes into contact with. The film’s finale puts a well earned exclamation point on the proceedings, highly evocative and richly effective in conjunction with the themes here.

That Moment In  There’s quite a bit of symbolism tucked inside the short runtime of James Kicklighter‘s latest film Angel of Anywhere. It’s important to pay attention to these details in Kicklighter’s movie, written by Kate Murdoch and Casey Nelson, as nothing is not connected, every action tied to the next and ultimately to a twist ending. It’s smart and it’s challenging. Any film that forces questions like this are worth a closer look.

ScreenCritix  Axel Roldos is well-cast as the likable Angel. Briana Evigan, who also starred in a couple of Step Up films, as well as Sorority Row and as Sonja in the From Dusk Till Dawn series brings some gravitas to the production and is very strong in her performance as Michelle.

Axel Roldos I struggled for months trying to manifest this desire to make something. I met James [Kicklighter] at the Atlanta Film Festival, where he was screening a documentary film he directed, Digital Edition, and we spoke at length about my desire to find a way to move forward in my career…he connected me with everyone else who would become intimately involved with making this movie even happen. Everything, from the writing to the hiring and casting, was entirely their sorcery.

UK Film Review  Aside from the wonderful dialogue between the main players, Kicklighter also adorns his short film with a visual smorgasbord of filmmaking treats.  There is a daring to the craft that does not let the central themes do all of the heavy lifting. Instead, the aesthetic and mise en scéne are just as integral to the movie’s power as the characters and dialogue. This expertly suited the emotional vulnerability of the characters who entered.

One Film Fan | Angel of Anywhere

A deftly written, intelligently executed, deeply human, dramatic exploration into the very heart of what it means to have the desire to see things that are broken fixed.

Editor's Rating:
5