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About Johnny Roscoe Productions, creators of SHIFT:
Randy Spence will be fronting the film in the lead role of BOOMER. A veteran of the NY stage, he broke into film alongside Martin Sheen in the Croatian war-drama Mercy of the Sea. Randy has gone on to star in numerous films including a break out performance as paroled sex offender, Morgan Edwards in A Proper Violence, receiving praise from the NY Times, LA Weekly, Village Voice, and Chicago Sun-Times.
Randy grew up in the world of drag racing as crew chief throughout his teenage years for his father’s 1972 Chevy Nova, The Outlaw Mouse. Randy brings gritty authenticity to BOOMER that can only come from having lived in this world., and the many experiences that led him to write the script for SHIFT.
"The sport of Drag Racing is much more than horsepower, muscle cars, and blazing speed. During the hot summers of my youth in North Carolina it gave my family something we could all actually agree on. There is nothing like the smell of burning rubber and the sound of a 4-speed breaking loose under the lights on a Saturday night. We could all share in our love for drag racing. So many miles on back country highways, and days spent in unbearable conditions together with one goal. Win. The wins on the track were few and far between, but those times gave us something greater than any trip to the winner's circle. With SHIFT we hope to share some of that. SHIFT will be a realistic portryal of the sport we love and the people who know that life is best lived in high gear."
As one-half of Johnny Roscoe Productions, Randy is also part of the producing team that brought home several TONY award nominations this year for Catch Me If You Can & How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Fucking Hipsters!, their latest theatrical project debuted in this year’s New York Musical Festival. Other Broadway Projects include: The Best Man and Evita starring Ricky Martin.
Brandon Wardell is known to fans of the Broadway stage for his roles in James Joyce’s The Dead, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, Good Vibrations, Evil Dead The Musical and Catch Me If You Can. He recently starred in Fucking Hipsters!, which Johnny Roscoe Productions also Produced.
Randy’s real-life best friend, Brandon will be playing Boomer’s best friend Charlie in SHIFT.
Producer on Broadway: The Best Man (upcoming), Evita (upcoming), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Catch Me If You Can (based on the 2002 Dreamworks film starring Leonardo DiCaprio), as well as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe and Nick Jonas, led to Tony Nominations for both.
He recently completed the cast recording of How to Succeed as well as Fela!, which earned him Grammy Nominations for both. Other Album Producing credits include:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring Ruben Studdard (Grammy Nomination), the 2008 Cast Recording of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone (Grammy Nomination), Annie: 30th Anniversary Cast Recording starring Carol Burnett and Kathie Lee Gifford and Rooms:A Rock Romance.
A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Brandon spent the summers of his youth alongside Randy at the drag strip where he worked in the pit of the Outlaw Mouse.