A short film written, produced by and starring a Kennewick High School graduate premieres this month on the festival circuit and Vimeo On Demand.
Proceeds from the $1.99 rentals of Ricky Russert’s SLLiP will go to a Pasco woman battling breast cancer. The woman, Megan Baker Sisemore, 31, a mother of two, is Russert’s childhood friend.
“We hope that people can find the time to watch the 25-minute film knowing their support will help this incredible woman win the fight,” Russert said in an email. Pre-orders have started at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/sllip.
Russert, a 2001 Kennewick High graduate, has been finding success in Hollywood, with roles in projects from the TV show Banshee to Ride Along 2, which is due out next year.
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He also has his own production company.
SLLiP — or “pills” spelled backward — follows Cam, a young husband and father who becomes addicted to painkillers after a workplace injury.