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From radio personality to movie director in 6 months…

Hooman Khallili, originally uploaded by Images by John ‘K’.

Who would have though that one of a cast of characters on a morning radio talk show broadcast to the San Francisco Bay Area would go to being the driving force behind an independently financed and produced feature film in less than 6 months.

The upcoming movie “Olive” is the first to be totally shot on a cellphone, totally conceived, funded, shot, and produced without any involvement of a major studio, and if all goes well it’ll be in a theater near you (well near me anyway) before the end of the year.

Even as full news of this broke on the Sarah and Vinnie show on Radio Alice I didn’t believe it’d really come to much, but as I watched the 5 minute intro that they’ve posted, and as I dug around to find out more about the movie and what Hooman and his team has tried to achieve here I changed from being highly skeptical to being a supporter of the project, even to the point of pitching a little to help back it.

Hooman, I hope your project succeeds and gets wide visibility. I’m sure there will be people that knock your movie, but you have shown that anyone with an idea and a drive and commitment to make it happen can truly live the dream. Lets see if those that criticize can do anything even half-way as impressive as what you’ve pulled off with “Olive”.

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(The photo was taken at the recording of a “Sarah and Vinnie Live Secret Show” at the Hard Rock Cafe in San Francisco earlier this year)


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