An indie comedy is being filmed in Tampa and it stars Justina Machado and Will Sasso. The title of the film is “The Throwback.”
IMDb.com describes the movie as being about a woman whose mid-life crisis causes a breakdown. She begins regressing to her party-girl days.
The couple is played by Machado and Sasso. Justina Machado is known for the series “One Day at a Time” and “Six Feet Under.” Will Sasso has been on the series “Mom” as well as “The Three Stooges” (Curly) and “MADtv”.
The filmmakers, producer Michael A. Alfieri and writer/director/producer Mario Garcia met 20 years ago at the University of South Florida. Also featured in the film is Tanya Christiansen, who starred in another locally produced film, “Where the Land Meets the Sky.”
It’s not just a case of Tampa being shown off to the world in another film. Financially, this brings in money to Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the production will bring in $1.1 million through hotel rooms, hiring 53 local crew members and casting local actors and extras.
[Source: Tampa Bay Times/Deadline.com]