LOS ANGELES — Writer/director Bishop has wrapped production on Wicked Pictures’ new romantic drama, “She’s the One.” The film, slated for a late April release through the studio’s Wicked Romance shingle, marks the first collaboration between the West Coast Productions shooter and the feature-driven studio.
“One of the biggest highlights about working with Wicked is the fact that you’re creating a film for an audience that is looking for that product,” Bishop told XBIZ. “It feels great to tell a story when you know someone is going to be paying attention.”
“She’s the One” follows the quiet romance that almost isn’t between Rachel (Lexi Belle) and Ryan (Xander Corvus), a waitress and diner patron who slowly teach each other to trust and take chances. Bishop describes the film as a “tear-jerker” with a “really romantic story.”
He explained, “The guy goes to the diner every day because he has a crush on the waitress. She likes him too, but they’re both too shy to say anything. It’s one of those stories that remind us that we’ve got to seize those types of moments because we may never get them again.”
"She's the One" costars Kaylani Lee, Misty Stone, Carolyn Reese, Brooklyn Lee, Alec Knight, Richie, Kris Slater and Ryan McLane. Andy San Dimas, Charmane Star and Gianna Taylor also star in non-sex roles.
Bishop, whose notable credits include the 2007 all-black crime drama “Ransom” and last year’s interracial features “Babysitters Gang” and “Boooty Shop,” told XBIZ that he will continue to shoot features for West Coast, but hopes that “She’s the One” will be the first of many productions he’ll shoot for Wicked.
“I’m a storyteller by nature,” he said. “I enjoy making films and telling stories. It's what I do best”