ABOUT THE FILM
JOHN WAYNE MEETS SHAKESPEARE... IN THE DESERT
A bold and contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy classic using Shakespeare's original language and featuring an all-male cast.
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy classic that is bold, visionary and unlike any other film. Using Shakespeare's original language with an all-male cast (as was the Shakespearean stage tradition) which emphasizes themes and ideas in the original work that are lost in modern adaptations.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
A small dedicated group traveled to California's Mojave Desert from Virginia, Michigan, New York, Maine and West Virginia to bring this original take on the Bard to the screen.
Battling 70 mph winds, over 100 degree heat (in April), rain (in Death Valley) and a decided lack of modern conveniences like internet and cell phone service, this intrepid group filmed the full length feature As You Like It in 15 days.