The original script for Room Service fared extremely
well in the few screenplay contests into which it was
entered. After barely missing the first prize in Doug
Neff’s 2009 ‘Back in the Box’ competition, writer Michael William Hogan teamed with Doug to produce the film.
Producer Doug immediately went to work assembling a brilliant production team, including first-time director Stephanie Edmonds; director of photography Jenny Benedicto; and all-around do everything assistant camera/digital technician/editor and poster printer Marcus Dreeke.
A casting call was put out for the three characters. Many exceptional candidates ventured to Hollywood to read lines and, after tough deliberations, we had our actors. Mary LeGault took the role of ‘Amanda’; a worldly and sophisticated beauty with a penchant for late afternoon showers. Former college standout and NFL player Anthony Alabi tackled the part of ‘Gerard’; Amanda’s dinner partner. And the very talented Jason Palmer made for an easy selection to perform the role of the ‘busboy’.
The vast majority of the film was shot in a suite at an upscale hotel in Hollywood. Additional scenes and footage were captured in Las Vegas. All involved were true professionals and you can expect to see their names in the credits of many, many films in years ahead.