EXPERIENCED PRODUCTION AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Love Is Afoot! will be produced by, and Love Stinks, LLC will be managed by, laceyface productions, Inc. and its Principals. Love Stinks, LLC was formed recently for the sole purpose of producing and commercializing, Love Is Afoot! laceyface Principals have invested their own funds and have several Angel investors committed to develop the feature film.
- Michael Lacey (Executive Producer; Co-writer)
- Perry Sachs (Producer; Co-writer; Composer)
- Laura Bell Bundy (Producer; Talent)
- Kevin Guillaume (Composer)
- Tim Davis (Executive Music Producer)
- Tony Guerrero (Music Producer)
- Ryan Kasprzak (Choreographer)
The hilarious screenplay was written by the comedy team of Perry Sachs, SNL alum, and sweet ass, Michael LaFata (see more below). The original 12 song soundtrack was written and composed by the incredibly talented jazz composer, Kevin Guillaume and Perry Sachs. The songs are now being perfected by Tim Davis, vocal arranger/producer and contractor for TV’s Glee, with an assist from jazz musician, Tony Guerrero, currently both on tour throughout America with See Jane Sing with Jane Lynch.
Tony nominated Broadway and film star, Laura Bell Bundy brings her incredible energy, talent and experience to the Love Is Afoot! team. Not only an amazing actress and singer, she’s a seasoned producer who understands the demands of a musical. Laura Bell will also be taking on the featured supporting role of Iris, the lead character’s Mom in the musical. The role includes a song, Living the Dream. Wait till you hear her sing this jazzy “Andrews Sisters-esque” style ditty.
We are very excited to have Ryan Kasprzak as the musical’s Choreographer. His experience in 1940s/50s choreography and expertise in Tap will lift the dance numbers off the screen. Ryan was recently Assistant Choreographer for Smash and was the finalist in seasons 5 & 6 of NBC TVs, So You Think You Can Dance. His dance artistry will blow you away.
This Love Is Afoot! team is still growing. Come back again to see more additions…
THE WRITERS: MICHAEL AND PERRY – A PROVEN PARTNERSHIP
Individually, what Perry Sachs and Michael LaFata bring to the table is immeasurable. In addition to 18+ years of writing, directing and producing comedy, Perry brings with him more than a decade of musical composition and production expertise as well as an adamant passion and exceptional knowledge of Broadway and classic film musicals. Michael also has years of comedic skill from both in front of and behind the camera. But it is his knowledge and experience from the world of finance/business that sets him apart from your average starving artist.
Since 1997 when the gods of jest brought the two together at The Acme Comedy Theater in Hollywood, Perry and Michael have teamed up for one hilarious project after another. Once they decided to re-imagine their breakout short film “F” into a full-length musical feature, they brought aboard their old friend, master composer, Kevin Guillaume. While most producers run from words like “ambitious” and “ground breaking” Perry and Michael have always worked hard to push each presentation beyond the conventional limits. With Love Is Afoot! these two visionaries will break through the boundaries of what people expect from a low budget musical film.
THE FEET BEHIND LOVE IS AFOOT!
Executive Producer / Co-Writer
Michael Lacey brings his unique life experience to Love Is Afoot! With a financial investment and business background as well as a passionate involvement in the world of creative arts, Michael weaves both disciplines seamlessly implementing the best practices of each. From standup and sketch comedy clubs in LA, to Goldman Sachs… READ MORE
Co-Writer / Composer / Producer
Perry came to Los Angeles from Washington D.C. in 1994. With his razor-sharp wit, gregarious personality and penchant for off-color subjects, he found his home away from home at the Groundling Theater and Acme Comedy Theater. While in the midst of his comedic training, Perry, and three of his closest friends, founded the sketch group The Joke Pimps. READ MORE
Laura Bell Bundy
Producer / Talent
Debuting at age 9 in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular was the beginning of Bundy’s career as a professional entertainer. Since then, she has originated the roles of “Tina Denmark” in Ruthless The Musical, “Amber Von Tussle” in Hairspray, “Elle Woods” in Legally Blonde, and took a turn as “Glinda” in the smash hit Wicked. She has earned numerous nominations READ MORE
Interested in hearing Tim Davis? Chances are, you already have. From 6 seasons on Fox’s hit series Glee, to the latest release from Tyler the Creator, Tim’s collaborations as studio singer, vocal contractor and arranger/producer span the music industry in seemingly every direction. In fact, it’s hard to escape Davis’s musical mark. READ MORE
Kevin Guillaume was born into show business! As the son of two-time Emmy & Grammy winning actor Robert Guillaume, he was introduced to the business at an early age. His first job in the business was at 9 years old in “Porgy & Bess” in Israel. It was one of those old State Dept. Tours. They visited Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Jafa… and it was MAGICAL!!!!! READ MORE
Recently choreographed the critically acclaimed Southern Comfort at the Public Theater and the world premiere of Brave New World: the Musical at NC Stage. NBC’s Smash (Asst. Choreographer). Nat’l Tours: Billy Elliot (Associate Resident Choreographer/Dance Captain), Fosse (Dance Captain). TV: Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. READ MORE
We are proud to have on board the following terrific actors:
Jerry Trainor – iCarley / Wendell and Vinnie / Drake and josh
Jerry continues to bring laughs to millions. A mainstay at Nickelodeon for years, Jerry enjoys a huge fan base that follows his every role. We are confident that he will help pack the theaters once Love Is Afoot! is presented to worldwide audiences. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0999117/
AJ Buckley – Seal Team / Narcos / Justified / Happy Feet
AJ has been exciting audiences for years, starring on such TV shows as CSI:NY, and Steven Bochco’s Murder in the First as well as feature films including Home Sweet Hell with Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl. He’s currently starring on the new CBS show, Seal Team. We are proud to have AJ on board, again! In 2006, AJ played the shoe salesman in “F” the short that Love Is Afoot! is adapted from. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0118568/
Bryce Johnson – Pretty Little Liars / Lone Star / Doctor Strange
Bryce will bring his incredible talents to the Love Is Afoot! production. We are excited to have him on board and know that his energy and charming charisma will bring life to the rich, snobbish character of, Buzz Nelson. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0424684/