Gata and RZA to star in Comedy Film “Not An Artist”

According to Deadline, Principal photography has completed on under-the-radar comedy feature Not An Artist.

The movie follows a young woman (Pappas) who is accepted into a residency program created by the wealthy enigmatic benefactor known only as “The Abbott” (RZA) for high-potential artists suffering from creative constipation. The artists sign a legally binding agreement to complete a creative project of choice during their one-month stay – or quit the arts forever.

The film is a co-production between Utopia Media and Amasia Entertainment. Robert Schwartzman and Danielle DiGiacomo are producing on behalf of Utopia and Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant are producing on behalf of Amasia.

Meanwhile, the woman’s father, (Walsh) a physician, is drifting through America’s National Parks, practicing telemedicine from an RV. Following a series of mistakes, he arrives unannounced at his daughter’s residency until he can figure out his next move.

Russell Wayne Groves is providing production services on behalf of The Ranch Productions. Walsh, Pappas and Teicher also serve as producers. Filming wrapped mid-May at Camp Conrad Chinnock near Big Bear, CA, in compliance with SAG-AFTRA Covid protocols.

The movie also stars Alexi Pappas, Ciara Bravo, Cleopatra Coleman and Rosalind Chao.