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The Liquid Psychologist

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The charming story of an elderly Irish farmer, dumb to the ways of a modern society, but yet a true genius in the ways of life. After the tragic loss of his beloved wife, he sells his farm, and leaves for Hollywood, where he soon becomes an Urban Legend on his last great adventure in life.

FILM SUMMARY

This is the epic story of an old Irish farmer, Seamus O'Reilly, who lived his whole life on a rustic, secluded farm with his Wife of over sixty years, in the remote hills of Galway Ireland. He made his living by selling his homemade cheese and butter to the local markets, and by selling his famous moonshine to the local Pubs. His life suddenly changes forever with the passing of his beloved wife. He was devastated, and his grief and mourning grew worse and worse over the weeks to come.

Until one day, while staring at the wall in a deep depression, he notices a post card tacked to the wall. It was from his niece Bridget from Dublin, who had taken a student trip to Los Angeles in America. The post card was from Hollywood.In the picture on the card, he saw a brightly lit avenue filled with fancy pubs and establishments, with busy streets filled with traffic and people. He had a revelation. He knew then that there was so much more in the world to see, and he had seen nothing but the Irish countryside, all his days. He now knew that he needed at least one great adventure to happen in his life, and now was the time to act on it. He sold all he had, packed up a suitcase, and bought a plane ticket for Hollywood. Not only is he dumb to the ways of Liquor Laws, but he is also clueless to everything of a modern society. A true, "Fish Out Of Water".

When he arrives at LAX Airport he is truly in culture shock. He had no plan, because Seamus fully believed that a true adventure happens to you when you have no plans at all. He sets of on a funny, charming, heartwarming adventure where he slowly becomes a Hollywood Urban Legend forever.

Cast & Crew

STEVE SHAMPINE Writer/Director/Producer

Born and raised in Upstate NY, "Shamp" was 23 years old when he moved to California with just $500 and a suitcase. He rented an apartment down the street from a local pub called Ireland’s 32, in Van Nuys.

It was there that Steve first met Alan, and an elderly bar fixture named Tommy Shannahan. Tommy was a wise, funny, and entertaining gentleman who spoke with a thick Irish brogue. On a Friday or Saturday night, Steve noticed that young bar fly’s would flock around Tommy for great jokes, stories, and life advice. Steve often joked with him that he was like a pub psychologist! This is when he first realized the concept for the Liquid Psychologist short film screenplay, over ten years ago. After Tommy passed away from a tough battle with cancer, Steve knew that not only did he need to write The Liquid Psychologist, but that we needed to make the film, and make it right! Now even though the film is not about Tommy or his actual life, it is certainly inspired by him, and dedicated to his memory.

Steve majored in Creative Writing at Hudson Valley College in New York, and wrote and directed sketch comedy for the "Grown-Up's Playground" in Manhattan. He has a strong background working on films both in front of and behind the camera, and his imaginative writing has garnished him meetings and writing relationships with studios like Paramount Pictures, FOX Searchlight, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Parkes & MacDonald, The Asylum, Mad Hatter Entertainment, and he's currently under an "Option Deal" with Authentic Entertainment for one of his original TV show concepts.

STEVE SHAMPINE

ROBERT ROMANUS /Actor, Musician

Bob Romanus, is an American actor and musician who has starred in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High as the ticket scalper Mike Damone, and as Natalie Green's boyfriend Snake on The Facts of Life. He also starred in the 1985 film Bad Medicine.

Romanus is the son of Eileen (née Maloof) and Dr. Raymond Romanos, and is the brother of actor Richard Romanus. He grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and went to Conard High School. He is of Lebanese descent. He starred in the 1983 series The Best of Times as Pete Falcone. His other TV roles include Fame as Miltie Horowitz in 1986–1987, and two short-lived shows: the21 Jump Street spin-off Booker as Tony DeAngelo in 1989, and as Jeff Foster in Maggie Winters in 1998. In 1983, he also appeared in Styx's rock opera music video for Kilroy Was Here.

Romanus has starred on soap operas such as Days of Our Lives as Marvin 'Speed' Selejko from 1983–1985, and The Young and the Restless as Lou in 2002. He has guest starred on many shows, including CHiPs,The Facts of Life, 21 Jump Street, Alien Nation, MacGyver, Providence, Will & Grace and My Own Worst Enemy. Romanus directed the 2008 drama Grapefruit Moon and had a small part in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, as himself. In 2010 he played the guitar teacher in The Runaways.

ROBERT ROMANUS

JOHN C. McLAUGHLIN /Actor

John has appeared in numerous stage productions and TV Shows. His stage work includes the award-winning "Morphic Resonance", and "The Water Engine".

His TV work extends from the original "Bionic Woman" and "Dallas" to recent episodes of " The Office" and "Californiacation". Between 1991-92 John worked with the Galway Arts Centre, Ireland, when he wrote and directed his play "Absolution". John is a native of Cumberland Hill, RI. He received his Irish citizenship in 1993. He is a respected actor, and a proud husband and grandfather.

JOHN C. McLAUGHLIN

ALAN SINGLETON /Actor

Alan was born and raised in Dublin Ireland. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue travel and the Performing Arts in 1987.

He soon became a legendary Los Angeles Irish Pub Bartender. Alan is a seasoned theater actor and a proud husband and father of three boys. He has helped produce and has starred in many productions such as, "A Taste Of Ireland" stage comedy ensemble, "Beyond The Pale", "Da", "Philadelphia, Here I Come", and "Away Alone", to name a few.

ALAN SINGLETON

SALLY PRESSMAN/ACTRESS

Sally is best known for her role as Roxy LeBlanc on the Lifetime Television drama series Army Wives.

She was regular cast member from 2007 to 2012, in the first six seasons. She joined the picket line on November 13, 2007 in support of striking writers. She also played the lead role in Lifetime movie Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict, and guest-starred on CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine in 2008. In 2013, she landed a lead role in an NBC comedy pilot Joe, Joe and Jane.

In September, 2013 Pressman was cast in recurring role as Candace Marcus, a daughter of Lisa Kudrow's character, in the third season of Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal.[7] In 2014 she guest-starred in the episode of CBS series Person of Interest. She also co-starred alongside Brandon Routh and Dane Cook in the sci-fi thriller film, 400 Days.[8] In September, 2014 she was cast of the fourth season in the ABC series, Once Upon a Time,[9] and appeared in Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy as Young Ellis Grey in flashbacks.

Sally Pressman

DAVID CLAYTON ROGERS/ACTOR

David is an actor, writer, and film producer. He has co-starred in films such as The Legend Of Butch & Sundance, Sublime, and Dark Ride. Rogers began his acting career in the made-for-television film Bloody Sunday, followed by an appearance on The WB's Gilmore Girls.

SIn early 2004, he joined the cast of the drama series NY-LON. In 2009, he appeared in the comedy series Cougar Town. In 2010, he co-starred in the ABC Family Original Movie, Revenge of the Bridesmaids with Joanna Garcia. He has appeared in many TV productions such as; Rally, CSI, NCIS, Jane By Design, and Nashville.

David Clayton Rogers
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