Former NFL defensive end, Simeon Rice is a filmmaker now. Did you know? I certainly didn’t.
I also wasn’t aware that, after his football career ended in 2009, he went on to graduate from the New York Film Academy (where he attended the 4-week and 8-week workshops), and has since directed 3 films – 1 short and 2 features, all indies. He seems to love *genre* films, with his most recent work, titled Unsullied, a thriller, set for release in 2015. It’s currently in post-production.
Rice directed the feature from a script he co-wrote with John Nodilo (who also co-wrote Rice’s last feature, a horror movie titled "Prey"). It’s said to be loosely-based on a true event, and tells the story of Reagan Farrow, an athlete grieving over the tragic loss of her older sister, whose memory and inspiration helps Reagan survive her own life-and-death struggle as she flees a pair of men who capture her and keep her hidden somewhere in the Tampa, Fl wilderness.
Starring as Reagan Farrow is Murray Gray. Her captors are played by Rusty Joiner and James Gaudioso.
The Dreamline Pictures production, is produced by Michelle Gracie, Ghana Cooper and John Nodilo.
Rice will be promoting the film at the ongoing American Film Market, which started yesterday, and runs through the 12th in Santa Monica, CA, where he likely hopes to attract sales agents and distributors, domestic and foreign.
For more information on the film, which is being tagged as "’Brother of the Hound’ meets ‘Survive the Game,’" visit www.unsulliedthefilm.com.
A trailer for it follows below: