Check out this EXCLUSIVE: Columbia hosts ‘Syrup’ screening with producer Cameron Lamb” from Examiner.com by Shaina Moskowitz.
“The Columbia University P&S Club, P&S Cinema Heights Film Club, and Magnolia Pictures presented a free advance film screening of ‘Syrup‘ in conjunction with SyrupMovieFans.com on Wednesday evening. Examiner.com was given exclusive access to the screening and Q&A with the film’s producer Cameron Lamb.
‘Syrup‘ stars Shiloh Fernandez, Amber Heard, Kellan Lutz, and Brittany Snow. The film opens with Scat (played by Shiloh Fernandez), an unmotivated slacker with unapplied genius potential. After hatching a multi-million dollar idea for a new energy drink everything seems to be going quite well for Scat, until his idea is stolen by his roommate Sneaky Pete (Kellan Lutz) and an irresistibly attractive rising advertisement executive 6 (Amber Heard). The tables are quickly turned when 6 must come to Scat in need of a marketing idea to save her job, and herein lies the rest of the plot.
The film boasts a talented cast. Amber Heard seems to be tailor made for the sexy, independent, and cunning role of 6; and Kellan Lutz turns a role with little dialogue into a character we want to see more of. Shiloh Fernandez proves to be a gifted actor as he manages to keep a bit of honesty and innocence in his character that all the other jaded characters seem to have lost long ago.
Cameron Lamb (producer) described the process of taking Max Berry’s hit book, also named ‘Syrup’, from its original setting in LA to the streets of NYC as a collaborative process. During an interview he said, ‘…we spent about a year getting the rights to the book. After that Director Aram Rappaport and the author Max Berry worked to turn the book into a screenplay.’
The movie is categorized as a drama, but it is impossible to miss the comedy laced into the dialogue. At times the script seems to be missing moments that the audience longs for and the ‘moral of the story’ is very apparent halfway through the film, but the film is worth supporting and watching for those who just want to enjoy a good story. While it is currently available for viewing On Demand, the official release date for US theaters is June 7th.
Read more here for highlights from the Q&A with Producer Cameron Lamb after the screening.“
Additional reporting by JT Tarpav
“Syrup” producer Cameron Lamb participated in a Q&A about the film at Columbia University on Wednesday evening. Photo credit: Maria Cortez