Chloe Lanier fro General Hospital

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General Hospital actress helms short independent film.

Updated October 16: General Hospital’s Chloe Lanier (Nelle Benson) recently shared the trailer for her independent short film The Reveal on Instagram. You can view it below. Lanier thanked everyone involved in the project. Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson on Young and the Restless and former Valerie Spencer on General Hospital) who appears in the film also shared the trailer and wrote, “I want to take a moment to congratulate my girl @chloelanier123 on producing/directing/ starring in her very first project… I couldn’t be prouder of her tenacity, passion, and talent and am so incredibly honored to be apart of this… Chloe you are my #WCW … kuddos to you, fierce lady.”

On June 28 Soaps.com reported that General Hospital’s Chloe Lanier (Port Charles’ Nelle Benson) and her partner Kevan McClellan have written and plan to direct and star in the short independent film The Reveal. Soaps.com has learned the project will include several of their soap opera star friends, including Josh Swickard (Harrison Chase) and Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson on Young and the Restless and former Valerie Spencer on General Hospital). Swickard’s fiancée, Lorynn York, also appears in the film. The Reveal centers around a young couple played by Lanier and McClellan, who attend their hippie friends gender reveal party. The new-age hippies are being played by Swickard and York. At the party, Lanier and McClellan begin to realize their own issues and conflicts within their relationship. Sarpy plays Lanier’s friend in the flick.

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Lanier and McClellan describe the film as a hilarious, bizarre, darkly humorous comedy, but one that is very human. They compare it to the likes of The 40-Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, and Wedding Crashers. The Reveal is a proof of concept for investors, a film that showcases what could become a full-length feature film with the right backers.

The couple is raising money to fund the film through Indiegogo with a budget of $37,500. Donations will earn one perks – anything from producer credit, to a copy of the film, signed photos of Lanier or Sarpy, and even lunch with Lanier. The money will help purchase set pieces and props, pay their crew, acquire the necessary equipment to film and edit the movie, and cover film festival submissions. Lanier jokes they have a large cast to pay as well, including an adorable baby that she promises not to steal. They plan to shoot in August in order to submit the film to various independent film festivals such as Sundance and South by Southwest.