CASTING CALLS PRECEDE FILMING FOR SEQUEL TO “HOT BATH AN’ A STIFF DRINK”
Hollywood Western Returns to Old Tucson
TUCSON, AZ (September 9, 2013) – New Deal Studios and Old Tucson are pleased to announce that principal
photography on a western feature film, the sequel to Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink (shot earlier this year in Tucson),
will begin November 7, 2013 at Old Tucson, Mescal, and surrounding areas.
Open-call casting auditions will be held at Old Tucson on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th
from 9am to 5pm. Casting is open to men and women of all ages. The casting directors will also be having actors
read for a small number of speaking roles as well. Specific casting will be aimed at men and woman of Chinese
descent. Those attending are asked to dress in period 1890s costume and to bring a headshot and resume, if
available. Please do not bring any firearms.
The feature-length film will be directed by Matthew Gratzner. Producers include Jeffery Patterson, Shannon Gans
and Gratzner as well. According to Executive Producer Jeffery Patterson, the film will not be a television movie of
the week or a post-modern parade of violence, nudity and language, typical of what is found on cable TV. It will be
a thrilling, tasteful, PG-13 rated classic film for all ages. “Our films, which pay homage to the early masters of the
genre, will not only be recognized, but celebrated. It will have the restraint and respectability of George Steven's
SHANE and John Ford’s numerous classics.”
Director Matthew Gratzner will be attending the
casting calls. Matthew is co-founder and creative
supervisor of New Deal Studios, having worked on
such films as THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN,
THE DEPARTED, HUGO, COWBOYS AND
ALIENS, SHUTTER ISLAND and THE AVIATOR,
to name a few.
Filming is expected to continue through midDecember with additional filming taking place at Old
Tucson’s Mescal location. “We scouted all over New
Mexico and Arizona and there's only one place I
considered filming Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink, and that
was Old Tucson and Mescal. The rich history and
amazing locations that Old Tucson and Mescal offer
are beyond compare, and I am thrilled to be a part of
this great Western filmmaking tradition,” Patterson
On August 22, 2013, a one-night-only preview screening of Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink was held at the Fox Tucson
Theatre with cast and filmmakers in attendance. The film received a standing ovation from the packed house. For
more information on Hot Bath an’ a Stuff Drink, please visit: hotbathstiffdrink.com.
For more information on Matthew Gratzner, please visit: newdealstudios.com/#/Directors
For more information on Jeffery Patterson and Once Upon a Dream Productions, please visit: jefferypatterson.net.
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