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Alex Bogomolov, Wai Sun Cheng & Sydney Scotia
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Sean Patrick Flanery Casper Van Dien and Parmish Verma team up to star in the action-packed feature film ‚ÄúRuthless Bastards‚ÄĚ which just wrapped in Vancouver BC

Former partners in crime reunite for a final mission against a ruthless crime boss in a partnership that could be the death of them.

How did you make this 3 million feature in 3 weeks? That’s amazing!!

Production has wrapped for the action thriller feature film ‚ÄúRuthless Bastards‚ÄĚ starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Casper Van Dien, and Parish Verma. Producer Alex Bogomolov and Wai Sun Cheng announced the film was in production from October 17 and wrapped on November 10, 2023, in and around Vancouver BC. ‚ÄúRuthless Bastards‚ÄĚ was written by Varinder Jhattu. With a budget of $3 million USD, director Bruce Fontaine (Beyond Redemption) is creating an edge-of-your-seat, action-packed film showcasing his Hong Kong style action roots. Action Lab Productions, Pandapix Pictures, and Early Ignition Entertainment are producing the feature film. ‚ÄúRuthless Bastards‚ÄĚ is being distributed by Brian Sweet of APL Film.

Joining Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondocks Saints 1 &2, Born a Champion, Young Indiana Jones) and Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers 1 & 2, Tarzan & the Lost City, Sleepy Hollow) are Indian singer/actor Parmish Verma (Rocky Mental), Sydney Scotia (Frank and Penelope, Some Assembly Required, Reboot: The Guardian Code), Theresa Lee Lee Hung (You’re Hired, Psych) and Hasleen Kaur (CAT, Tu Jhooti Main Makkar, Mili Cat)

Former partners in crime, Nico (Van Dien) and Rick (Flanery) reunite for a final mission against a ruthless crime boss. Amidst infighting, corrupt police, and a hostage situation, they must set aside their hatred and work together to succeed. Two men each have $5 Million worth of reasons to put aside their hatred of one another. At the center of everything are Sunny Gill (Parish Verma) & the Sergeev brothers. As Nico & Rick are trying to uncover the deal that the unlikely partners are brewing, Rick’s old resentment towards Nico resurfaces, complicating their ability to work together.

It’s draws you in with the synopsis.

‚ÄúRuthless Bastards‚ÄĚ was produced under the jurisdiction of ACTRA and had an interim agreement by SAG-AFTRA to shoot during the strike.

How was this accomplished?

Sean Patrick Flannery is represented by April Lim of GAA, Casper Van Dien is managed by Jeff Goldberg Management, and Sydney Scotia’s agent is Kendra Naka at The Characters.

Sydney Scotia recently wrapped a series lead role in the Crave series, PILLOW TALK. She is best known for her role as Geneva in the YTV/Netflix comedy, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED; for which she won two Joey Awards, and earned a Leo Award nomination for Best Comedic Actress during its three-season run. In May 2016, her short film I DARE YOU (producer/actor) screened at the Cannes Film Festival, earning her a fourth Joey Award nomination. Sydney then went on to star in the Netflix series, REBOOT: THE GUARDIAN CODE, based on the cult classic cartoon. Her other credits include The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and Hallmark's, EAT DRINK & BE MARRIED. This year she will make her theatrical debut in FRANK & PENELOPE, in theaters June 3rd. Season two of PILLOW TALK to begin filming September 2022.

She pursues a career behind the camera as well with her feature length documentary, THIS HITS HOME winning audience choice at the Boston Film Festival. Her most recent short films DEAD END and JANE are to be released in 2022 after attending festivals. She recently won Best Female Director at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival.

As a dancer, she danced competitively for 8 years and in 2008, she performed in Hong Kong with Olympic gold medalist, Olga Korbut. She continues to write and release original music through AWAL distribution (Spotify, Apple Music).