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If the name Evan Richards sounds familiar to you it may be because you saw him as a child actor in 1980s films like TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, ALTERED STATES, TWO KINDS OF LOVE, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, and SOCIETY. Or maybe you caught one of the short lived tv series that he was a regular on such as BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, and MAMA MALONE (am I the only one who remembers this show?). As a young adult he appeared in the thriller MUTE WITNESS and he played Lowell Thomas in THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG INDIANA JONES series of tv movies.
Evan back in the 1980s
Evan has now works behind the camera, having written, produced and directed the independent feature film IN A DAY (2006). IN A DAY is about a young woman whose day starts off badly, and seems headed to get even worse until she meets a charming young stranger who spends the day with her in order to cheer her up. This is the type of romance movie you wish film makers would create more often, a movie that really just makes you feel good. It is simple and sweet, touching and very entertaining.
I was lucky enough to see IN A DAY when Evan brought it to a film festival in Portland, Oregon a few years back. I knew Evan’s mother, former film actress Diana Darrin, who I had interviewed for Filmfax magazine.
Diana let me know that Evan was going to be in my area with his film and I jumped at the opportunity to go meet him. I adore his mom, so I knew I had to meet her son. Not only was Evan a delight to meet and spend an evening with, along with his buddie, former actor and now Portland filmmaker, Chris Claridge, but his movie ALL IN A DAY surpassed my every expectation. Going into the viewing I had no idea what it would be like, whether I would enjoy it, or if I was going to have to just grin and pretend I liked it. I got a couple of buddies of mine together and we made an evening of it and the three of us were blown away at how wonderful this film was (even my action film fanatic friend Ron enjoyed it). The film charmed us all (and I am not just saying that to be kind, this is completely sincere praise).I can’t recommend IN A DAY highly enough.
IN A DAY airs on the INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL ( IFC), so check it out, and let Evan know what you thought of it! Here is his website: #mce_temp_url#
And Evan’s blog: #mce_temp_url#
And let me know what you think. By the way the film is available on DVD, as well! Just click here: #mce_temp_url#
And of course, here is the film’s trailer:
I wish Evan the very best in his current projects and I can’t wait to seeing what he comes up with next!