By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 29, 2005 at 5:11 AM

{image1}Local producer Dan Wilson and director Brian James McGuire will shoot a film in Milwaukee called "not this girl" later this year. Leann Slaby from the television reality show "Survivor:Vanuatu" will star in the lead role.

"I studied acting and appeared in a few independent film projects before my appearance on 'Survivor,'" says Slaby, "and now I feel fortunate to be involved in this film in a starring role. I love the script, am completely enamored with the main character, and am very excited about the unique storyline and vision."

"not this girl" is the story of a compulsive liar trapped inside a life created entirely by deception. According to Wilson, the movie's storytelling style is similar to films like "The Good Girl," "The Virgin Suicides," "21 Grams" and "The Ice Storm."

The film, currently in pre-production, will be shot entirely in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities, and will use local crews. "There's an extremely talented crew base here in Milwaukee," says Wilson. "We're eager to showcase both the talent and the production environment that Milwaukee has to offer."

Casting will take place in Milwaukee, Chicago and Los Angeles. The film's budget is $1.225 million dollars, but Wilson and McGuire plan to start shooting once they raise $500,000.

Brian McGuire studied film at UW-Milwaukee and Columbia College-Los Angeles. In 2001, he shot an existential arthouse film "No Exit", and the short film, "Stolen," in the fall of 2004.

Dan Wilson graduated from UW-Milwaukee's Film Program in 1991. His company, Bartoli Filmworks, provides marketing communications services to small business, non-profit and educational clients. He has produced a number of independent films and worked in a production management capacity on numerous films in Los Angeles and Chicago.

"The people in Milwaukee are wonderful to work with and are excited about the opportunity to have a film shot locally," says Wilson.

For information, please contact Dan Wilson at (414) 964-5525

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.