Two strangers, both at the end of their rope, suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan.
Cast – Starring Sean Astin and Chris Mulkey, and featuring Mimi Rogers!
Sean Astin: one of the stars of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rudy, Memphis Belle, 50 First Dates, Toy Soldiers, The Goonies and many other films and TV shows.
Chris Mulkey: co-starred with Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips and has starred in many TV shows including CSI, Boardwalk Empire, The Mentalist, Saving Grace and 24.
Mimi Rogers: Austin Powers, Someone to Watch Over Me, Lost in Space, Dumb and Dumberer, Two and a Half Men and many other films and TV shows.
Milwaukee native Jeff Gendelman wrote “The Surface” and brought his dream of having a story featuring Lake Michigan to life.
“The premise has always been two strangers who are both at the end of their rope suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan,” Gendelman said. “The script itself has been through 75 drafts and 100 polishes over the years, but it’s still pretty much the same idea.”
“Even though it’s a universally themed story, it was always meant to be shot here,” Gendelman said. “Even 18 years ago in 1995, when I penned the first draft, we needed Lake Michigan, not doubling Lake Michigan with the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic for Lake Michigan. It’s just a different character, a different look.”
Read the rest of “The Surface” interview here.