Last Updated September 3, 2012

posted September 3, 2012
Here's a fun look at Marcus's (the main character's) astrological makeup which is surprisingly accurate!

posted May 17, 2012
Wanna be famous? Now's your chance. Santa Lorena Productions is filming on location Friday, May 18, in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The scene calls for a media circus after the villain has attacked the hero in Tomorrow Waits For No One. In real life, the news media is encouraged to play themselves in this scene.
posted May 14, 2012
Patrick Hackney out as "Marcus." In the latest shakeup to rock Santa Lorena's Tomorrow Waits For No One, Patrick Hackney has stepped aside. "We really hate to see him go," said Executive Producer Marcello Lanfranchi. "He was perfect for the role, but his schedule and ours were just incompatible." Stepping into the role is Ryan Travers, known to the Asheville region for his stellar work for several local stage companies. Learn more about Ryan at the cast page.

posted May 13, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions is pleased to announce the addition of the talented Aaron Putnam to the crew. Putnam will take on the role of director for Season 1.  Mr. Putnam's credits include Strigoii and the web series Cosmo Adventures. With a BFA in Motion Picture and Television Production from Western Carolina University, Putnam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project.

posted May 10, 2012
We've begun filming! See our latest news release here.

posted May 8, 2012
Casting News: Brandon Dyer and Beth Sweet out. "Marcus" and "Gail" recast.

Due to scheduling conflicts, Brandon Dyer and Beth Sweet have stepped down. "We lost three of our locations and had to radically alter our production schedule," said director Marcello Lanfranchi. "It breaks my heart that Brandon and Beth had to leave the show."

Replacing Dyer as "Marcus Lazano" is Brian Hackney, a veteran of the Asheville stage scene. The role of "Gail Renwick" will go to another Asheville stage actor, Morgan St. Clair. More information on these two fine actors may be found on the cast page.

posted April 16, 2012
We've hired the last two actors we needed! The cast is now complete!!! Detailed bios to come soon.

posted April 8, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions is pleased to announce that we've cast most of the key roles! Two male leads have yet to be cast: mid-20s Mediterranean-looking male (olive complexion), average height, slim, good looking, in good physical shape; mid-30s African-American male, average height, stocky or muscular build (not a body builder), handsome, in good physical shape. See the auditions page for more details.

posted April 3, 2012
Last week's auditions resulted in offers to 11 actors. As soon as they have all been contacted and have accepted our offer, we'll make a detailed announcement. In the meantime, one more round of auditions for the key roles of Marcus, Cole, Leo, and Paige will be held from 6-9 pm on Monday, April 9, at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Avenue. See map below for directions. Please join us and wow us with your acting prowess!

posted March 23, 2012
The next round of auditions will be held Saturday, March 31, beginning at 2 pm, at the N. Asheville Library. Click here for detailed character bios as well as where to send your headshot and resume.

posted March 21, 2012
On March 20, series creator Marcello Lanfranchi was interviewed on the WNCW broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition. You may listen to the segment here.

posted March 17, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions and Down Poor Pictures continue to audition for several roles. Here is a detailed list of character profiles. The next round of auditions will be announced early in the week.

posted March 7, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions and Down Poor Pictures are in pro-production on the first two episodes of the Tomorrow Waits For No One's series. A media release has gone out to news outlets.

posted March 6, 2012

posted February 27, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions was featured in a story by Fox Carolina on its February 26 10 O'clock News. The piece was about local writers and filmmakers working to "bring Hollywood to the area" and focused on Tomorrow Waits For No One. The project was  also highlighted by Fox Carolina News on their February 11 show.

posted February 23, 2012
Santa Lorena Productions has inked a deal with Down Poor Pictures to produce Tomorrow Waits For No One. Pre-production is on! The final budget is being crafted, a casting call will go out, and our set designer is busy at work. Stay tuned for more details.

posted February 12, 2012
162 generous people pledged their support through our Kickstarter campaign which, sadly, only reached 80% of its goal.  But that's a minor setback; it won't stop us! $8,000 was squirreled away before the campaign began, which will allow us to shoot the first 90 minutes of the series.

To ensure that Tomorrow Waits For No One is a quality production, we've set up a PayPal account to receive contributions. If you'd like to be a part of realizing this creative vision, please back us. Here's how (it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3):

1. Log into your PayPal account

2. Select the "send money" tab, and use [email protected] as the email address

3. Choose the "I'm sending money to family or friends" option.


Tomorrow Waits For No One will move forward whether or not we raise additional funds, but our production values will be improved with your help.

posted February 11, 2012
Latest media coverage:
  • We were interviewed on Fox Carolina last week, and the piece appeared tonight. Hopefully, the longer piece will/has run too. We'll post that if/when it gets uploaded.
  • On Feb. 10, Marcello did an extensive interview on Soap Talk: Let's Dish.
  • Last week, the Asheville Citizen-Times, the local Gannett paper, ran Feb 8 this article.
  • 880 AM, The Revolution, Western North Carolina's progressive talk radio, did an interview on Feb. 8 with series creator Marcello Lanfranchi. The interview begins about four minutes into the broadcast.
  • Our Fine Arts Theatre screening of local independent films (which included TWFNO) was highlighted in the Feb. 8 Mountain Xpress.
  • Marcello was also a guest on Soap Central Live's February 3rd show. He's also appeared on other streaming internet shows over the past couple of weeks, and is scheduled to appear on another at the end of the month.

posted February 1, 2012
The Breaking news. Tomorrow Waits For No One creator Marcello Lanfranchi will appear on Soap Central Live this Fri. at 6pm EST. Phone lines will be open to take your questions.

posted January 28, 2012
The Fine Arts Theatre in Downtown Asheville, NC, presents an evening of shorts and trailers by local independent filmmakers. Tomorrow Waits For No One will be featured. In addition, several trailers and short films by local independent filmmakers will be shown, including trailers for Down Poor Pictures’s Ringside Rosary, Present by Papercookie Picture Company, and Katie Damien’s documentary My Toxic Backyard, and Jamie Parker will present Men of Persuasion, which won the 2011 Asheville Cinema Festival’s “Best WNC Film” award.

Proceeds from the ticket sales of this screening will go to Santa Lorena Productions for the production of
Tomorrow Waits For No One.

The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, at 9:30 pm.  The Fine Arts Theatre is located at 36 Biltmore Avenue.

posted January 22, 2012
Pre-production activity continues as Santa Lorena Productions has sent out a casting call for several actors.  Please see the casting call page for more details.

posted January 13, 2012
We've done it!  The Kickstarter campaign has been launched!  Please, even if you can only spare $5 or $10, make a pledge to support our efforts to bring Tomorrow Waits For No One to the web as a series, beginning this spring.  And, please, tell everyone you know.  Thank you for your support, past, present, and future!

posted January 06, 2012
Only the Final Touches Left
The Kickstarter pitch video only needs some finishing touches before we can launch the fundraising campaign.  In the meantime, enjoy this latest clip.

posted December 30, 2011
Kickstarter Pitch Video Nearly Finished
All of the scenes have been edited together; now we only need to add sound effects, music, and title, and we'll be ready to launch our Kickstarter campaign!  In the meantime, enjoy this clip from the outtakes reel.

posted December 23, 2011
Video Clip from the Kickstarter Pitch Video Shoot
See Alexei Wood, Tomorrow Waits For No One's Frank Cain, get taken down.  Click here to see the video.  Stay tuned...

posted December 18, 2011
Kickstarter Pitch Video Shot!
We've completed shooting the pitch video that will be used for our Kickstarter campaign.  Click here for stills from yesterday's shoot.  We're hoping to get it edited and launch the campaign by New Year's Eve.  More soon...

posted December 16, 2011
We Have a Lease!!!
Santa Lorena Productions signed a lease today on a 1,200 square foot space in the Riverside Business Park, just north of Asheville. Filming on the pitch video to commence tomorrow!

posted December 12, 2011
Kickstarter Campaign Approved
Kickstarter has approved our proposal!  We're shooting the pitch video on Sat., Dec. 17 and will officially launch the campaign as soon as it's edited.

posted November 30, 2011
David Roat, New Project Coordinator
Political consultant David Roat tries his hand in a new field: producing a web series.  Santa Lorena Productions announced yesterday that Roat has been brought on as the project coordinator for Tomorrow Waits For No One.  Bringing with him a wealth of organizing skills, Roat will oversee a new fundraising campaign and handle production logistics.  Filming is expected to resume in winter, 2012.

posted October 26, 2011
Seeking a late-30s/early- 40s Hispanic male to play the role of Antonio Martinez, MD in a video appeal for the Tomorrow Waits For No One Kickstarter fundraising appeal. Position filled.

posted October 13, 2011
Want to be a famous, wealthy, powerful Hollywood producer?  Well, we got nothin' to offer you here.  But, if you want to see a locally produced web series get off the ground, you came to the right post!

Seeking an associate producer to oversee a local production.  Duties include securing financing, as well as coordinating, supervising, and controlling other major aspects of the project.

The first project is to re-shoot the pilot Tomorrow Waits For No One as Episode 1.  Then the project will move forward as a web series.

Key responsibilities:

o Work with Producer to create business plan/budget
o Secure investors
o Publicity/Promo/Outreach
o Negotiate contracts

Contact the producer for more info. on the project.

Compensation: The pay is minuscule but will be negotiable.
This is a part-time job.
This is a contract job.
OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

posted January 04, 2011
Santa Lorena Productions is proud to announce that the screenplay for the pilot episode of Tomorrow Waits For No One made it to the finals in the Bridge International Screenplay Competition!

posted October 28, 2010
Raffle prizes to include something from Belk, gift certificates from Amazing Savings, the Costume Shoppe, the Dripolator, Firestorm Cafe & Books, Grove Arcade Copy Shop, Salsa's, passes to Cinnebar Theaters and the Asheville Art Museum. We'll also auction off artworks by local artists, design services by Ponder Design, and three hours of studio time at Electric Blu.

posted October 24, 2010
Sparkle Rainbow Ponies of Death will perform at the TWFNO FUNdraiser at LaRue's!
LaRue's FUNdraiser
If you're in the Asheville, NC area on Thursday, November 4, join us at LaRue's Backdoor at 8 pm for a FUNdraiser to generate much needed cash for our next shoot! An event to raise money to film Tomorrow Waits For No One, the web series.

Raffle, silent auction, music, sherbet punch (!) at LaRue's Backdoor, 237 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. $5 donation will be requested at the door.

TWFNO is a project of the nonprofit Asheville Area Arts Council.

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posted July 13, 2010

Creative Spirit
Click above to see all of the award winners.