Greg Carter’s latest feature film, LAP DANCE, is now open in theatres in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago and set to debut on VOD and Digital Download today.
Based on a true story, LAP DANCE follows Kevin (Rob Hoffman), a promising screenwriter and Monica (Ali Cobrin), an aspiring actress are recent college graduates driving across country to Los Angeles where they plan to make a home and follow their Hollywood dreams together. Strapped for cash, the couple makes a pact so Monica can take a high paying job as an exotic dancer in order to pay her cancer stricken father’s expenses. But can any relationship withstand the club’s seduction and temptations? Once the pact is broken, their lives are changed forever.
Writer/Director Greg Carter commented, “There is no such thing as a bad or a good choice, just experiences that we learn from and knowledge gained from it. We sometimes make certain choices because we feel like we can get away with it, and those choices threaten to spin us apart in relationships, but at the end of the day I wanted people to know that no matter what, love can still conquer all. Yes love is fragile and you have to protect it, but I do believe it can still conquer all.”
LAP DANCE features an all-star cast including Carmen Electra, Mariel Hemingway, James Remar, Ali Cobrin, Robert Hoffman, Lou Temple, Obba Babatunde, Briana Evigan, and Stacey Dash. Lap Dance, Carter’s latest directorial effort, is based on events in the lives of him and his girlfriend, actress Junie Hoang prior to their move to Los Angeles in 2005.
Greg Carter, a native Houstonian, has Produced and/or Line Produced over 20 feature films and documentaries, 9 of which he has also directed and 6 he wrote. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to film Greg has been inducted into the Texas Filmmakers’ Hall of Fame and has received numerous awards, including Best Director and Best Film 30th Parallel Film Festival (“Fifth Ward”); Gold Remi for Best Feature World Fest Houston International Film Festival (“Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story”); and Best Docu-Drama San Diego Black Film Festival (“Waters Rising”); Studied film at Rice’s prestigious School of Visual and Dramatic Arts MFA program and graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in Engineering. When his schedule permits, Greg enjoys teaching filmmaking which has included instructing underprivileged youths through his association with SWAMP. He founded the Fifth Ward Young Filmmakers’ Project in 1992 receiving recognition from the Mayor of Houston for his public service and contribution to the community. Greg recently participated in a youth filmmaker instruction program installation at the MFAH with producer and friend Elizabeth Avellan of Troublemaker Studios. (“Dysfunctional Friends”), on which Greg served as Producer, was released theatrically in 2012 by Image Entertainment and is currently airing on BET. “Dysfunctional Friends” his 17th feature which stars Meagan Good, Stacey Dash, Tatyana Ali and Terrell Owens. Greg served as Producer and Line Producer on indie feature, “Pretty Perfect”. The movie stars Christopher McDonald, Noel Gugliemi, Sara Sutherland and Charity Shea. Greg is currently serving as Producer and Line Producer on the Walt Disney/Starz production, “Impact Earth”. “Earth”, a feature starring Tom Berenger, Bernard Curry, Caitlan Carver, Lew Temple and Brooke Langton which began production August 8th in Gulfport Mississippi will premiere spring of next year. Greg Carter is the founder of Nexus Entertainment.