In Susan Shadburne’s Shadow Play, a blocked writer seeks sanctuary in an unlikely place – the house where years before she had become a bride and a widow on the same night. Rarely are the creative travails of being a artist depicted so accurately — at one point Dee Wallace Stone is found unconscious on the floor next to her typewriter, covered with blood — so this is the film to see if you want to be talked out of the sudden impulse you had this morning to write the Great American Novel.
Cloris Leachman appears as the clueless mother-in-law, who just wants to help.
The credits of Shadow Play read like a Who’s Who of Portland film.
Don Zavin……Production manager
George Hood…Assistant editor
Tim Smith….Dialogue editor
Brian Lindstrom…..Production assistant/Assistant editor
Jacob Pander…..Assistant editor
Sue Arbuthnot……..Apprentice editor
Kelley Baker.……Sound effects editor
Gus Van Sant……Slate
Also in the credits:
Walter Murch, who had recently worked with Will Vinton Studios to make Return To Oz, is listed as Special Creative Consultant.