Actress Alison Lees-Taylor recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner about her role as the witch/other woman in the new dramatic fantasy flick “Escape from Tomorrow.”
In “Escape from Tomorrow,” which is now playing exclusively at Harkins Valley Art, Roy Abramsohn plays an unemployed father who, in a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, sees his sanity challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday.
Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment” and Phoenix Movie Examiner's full interview with Lees-Taylor by clicking on the image in the upper left-hand corner of this article. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the actress discusses the guerilla style in which “Escape from Tomorrow” was shot without the awareness much less permission of Walt Disney World.
“They were almost caught once. They went inside of the park twice in seven minutes and people got very suspicious. The security called them to one side and both [Roy Abramsohn] and [Elena Schuber] took the children into the bathrooms. And they all have different last names so if they were to check their I.D.’s they would have been in trouble. So then they were like, ‘Oh my God, we have got to take our mics off and throw away these tapes.’ But they didn't know how much footage was on the tapes so they couldn't throw them away.
“So then they came of the bathrooms and one of the assistant directors discreetly walked by them and said, ‘Get out of the park.’ So they quickly got out of the park and jumped into a white van that was waiting for them. Security kind of followed them and took the number the van. They were walking after them so they sped off and the assistant director said, ‘Go home. Everybody go home. Get out of the hotel and go home.’ So that is what they did. But they got most of the footage that they needed.
“I think that [viewers] will be asking themselves a lot of questions like, ‘What the heck was going on at the end of the film?’ I am still asking myself what was going on because there are so many different ways that it can be interpreted. But you never know what is going to happen next in the movie. You really don't. So I just hope that that they go on a crazy ride and are left thinking, ‘What was going on there?’ It’s food for thought. They will keep thinking about it and they will be entertained - not just because of the Disney stuff but because I think that it is a really entertaining film.” - Alison Lees-Taylor