Dorothy Lyman, Gladstone Hollow farmer, horsewoman, baker, and all around great gal, recently directed a film, Split Ends, by Back Pocket Productions. Set in various locations in New Jersey, the film earned The Best Homegrown Feature Award at the 2009 Garden State Film Festival on Sunday, April 5. Based on a true story, the movie tells a heart-warming tale about a small town hair stylist who battles to save her business from an international developer.The ensemble cast includes Corinna May playing the lead, leading man Lawton Paseka, veteran actor Peter McRobbie, and celebrated character actor Vincent Pastore of The Sopranos fame.
Director Dorothy Lyman is a two-time Emmy winning actress whose signature roles in ABC’s All My Children and NBC’s Mama’s Family led to a long-term producing/directing assignment on Fran Drescher’s hit CBS sitcom, The Nanny. Split Ends is Dorothy’s second independent feature film directing project, the first having been largely set in Andes and nearby environs.
Split Ends has recently screened in locations around the country and has been selected for the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, May 1-10, 2009 in Buffalo, NY. The film’s website is www.splitendsthemovie.com.~