Podtalk: Director Seth Savoy of ‘Echo Boomers,’ at Chicago's Music Box Theatre, Nov, 13, 2020

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CHICAGO – “Echo Boomers,” the feature directorial debut of Seth Savoy, will have its Chicago run at the Music Box Theatre starting November 13th, 2020. The locally made film features Patrick Schwarzenegger, Michael Shannon, and Alex Pettyfer.

New college grad Lance (Schwarzenegger) accepts a job from his cousin Jack (Gilles Geary) assessing art for eventual sale, but what he comes to realize is that the art is stolen from the mansions of the wealthy in suburban Chicago. Soon Lance is in on the heists, along with a gang of three men and one woman led by Ellis (Alex Pettyfer). The money flows in from their buyer Mel (Michael Shannon), but the gang’s live-in-the-moment anarchy begins to unravel from greed and infighting. What began as a form of supplemental income and protest becomes something they all never expected.

Director Seth Savoy (right) on the Set of ‘Echo Boomers,’ with Alex Pettyfer
Photo credit: Saban Films

Writer, Actor and Filmmaker Seth Savoy was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from film school locally at Columbia College Chicago. Before completing his current film, he worked as a director in short film, including for the New York City Ballet. “Echo Boomers” is his first feature film as director.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, director Seth Savoy talks about this path to “Echo Boomers,” and working with the multi-generational skills of his ensemble cast.

“Echo Boomers” opens at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on November 13th. Featuring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Alex Pettyfer, Michael Shannon, Gilles Geary and Lesley Ann Warren. Written by Seth Savoy, Kevin Bernhardt and Jason Miller. Directed by Seth Savoy. Rated “R.” For more information, click here.

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