28 Mar 2006 by Graham P. Smith
Actress Sarah-Jane Redmond is currently involved in rehearsals for a forthcoming film entitled Taming Tammy from Storycraft Pictures.
Taming Tammy - Synopsis
A lively modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" which takes the battle of the sexes to the extreme with ex-champ boxer, Sy "The Bruiser" Balkovich, and feisty sex toy seller, Tammy "The Shrew" Taylor.
Tammy has moved back home to take care of her ailing father, Burt, also an ex-boxer. Her brother, Tristan, a strong, quiet, athletic gay man, lives at home and is dating Lucas, a sweet, flamboyant restaurant manager. Burt has resigned himself to his son being gay but he would prefer that his son he be with someone who can take care of him when he's gone and he thinks Lucas is an unsuccessful deadbeat. Burt also wants Tammy to have her life in order before he passes so he introduces her to Damon, the VP from his company, hoping that they would hit it off and she would be taken care of and happy when he's gone.
Unfortunately, Damon is in the 'closet' and finds himself more attracted to Tristan than Tammy. On top of this, Lucas is determined to prove to Burt that he's good enough for Tristan so Burt makes an ultimatum: no one can be with Tristan until they find someone to be with Tammy!
This is no small task since Tammy's shrewish reputation has preceded her at every turn and Damon and Lucas can't find a single willing match. That's until Lucas turns to his roommate, ex-champ boxer Sy "The Bruiser" Balkovich who desperately wants a chance to showcase his songwriting at Lucas' bar. Lucas tells him if he can get Tammy to go out with him, he'll put him on stage.
Only question is, will the toughest guy in town be tough enough for Tammy?
The Taming Tammy Production
Storycraft Pictures is comprised of a group of storytellers, actors and filmmakers who have come together to create a platform in which we can collectively tell our stories of community, life and love within our city. We have had much success to date with creating short dramatic video projects centered on themes of love and loss and now are hoping to expand our reach and tackle a larger project that gives voice to more of our group as well as reflect more of the varied stories from our community.
Our upcoming digital feature, an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" which we have modernized and placed in a contemporary Canadian setting, will allow us to achieve our mandate of community storytelling. The new title is "Taming Tammy" and it is a love story about Sy (Aleks Paunovic - Seven Times Lucky), a down and out boxer who falls in love with Tammy (Sarah-Jane Redmond - Da Vinci's Inquest), a young woman caring for her ailing father.