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Andrew Keenan-Bolger to direct coming-of-age short ‘Fierce’ Mikey’s Army
Written by Eric Ulloa, the project is set to feature Broadway favorites Claybourne Elder and Krystina Alabado.
From stage to screen! Andrew Keenan-Bolger to direct ‘fierce’ coming-of-age short Mikey’s Army with a screenplay by Eric Ulloa (The Nana project, Meet the Alphabeats), according Variety.
The story follows 16-year-old Mikey Alvarez, who wonders if he should be honest about who he is. Feeling unprepared, he recruits an inspirational trio – a drag queen, a popstar, and an action movie beau – to guide him. The release date of the short film will be announced soon.
The Eternal Tuck performer commented on the recent news via Instagram. “This week, we officially start production on a film that I am directing! @Ericulloa wrote a beautiful script, @MikeysArmyFilm, celebrating queer teenage love. “
Nicolas Dantes (station eleven) leads the cast as Mikey, alongside Broadway favorites Claybourne Elder and Krystina Alabado, best known for starring in Company and mean girls, respectively. Shuga Cain (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Jennifer Sanchez (Submissions only), and Timmy Thompson.
Keenan-Bolger is best known for performing in Broadway shows News and Eternal Tuckand make appearances in the television series The defeat, The black listand Looking at. He also co-created and co-directed the webseries Submissions only.
The short is produced by Jamie Forshaw, Kyle Beckley (Submissions only), Mike Mosallam (fast breaking), and Thomas Laub (slave play). Thomas Schumacher, Reyana Productions and Drama Club Productions are the executive producers.