Gina Torres andKip Pardue are heading the cast of US drama South Of Pico, which has started shooting on LosAngeles under first-time feature director Ernst Gossner.

Inspired by trueevents, the story tracks four seemingly ordinary people in Los Angeles whoselives are changed when they witness the accidental death of an 11-year-oldgirl.

Paul Hipp, HenrySimmons, Jimmy Bennett and newcomer Soren Fulton also star in the picture, wasco-written by Gosnner and Richard Marcus. Funding comes through private equitysources and the Tyrolean Film Fund.

Eric Presley,Gossner and Marcus are producing with Ralf Mosig serving as executive producer.

South Of Picois a Snails Paceproduction in association with Vent Productions.