WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/26/2013 – VIP ticket giveaway, Cucalorus Kickstarter, Shoot locations.

tommisonNot too much to report today.  Alexa Vega and The Remaining cast is back at Grace United Methodist Church today beginning mid-morning.   Sleepy Hollow is back in New Bern today.

I gotta give kudos for kindness this morning.  Many people have told me how sweet and charming Tom Mison is.  But this week he spotted a children’s class watching them film up in New Bern and went over and spoke to them and posed for pictures with the class.  Class Act indeed Tom, you get an A for awesomeness!

Local prod co Lighthouse Films is shooting Acito on the Mound, a baseball short film that is set in 1963.  They will be at Optimist Park on S. Front today.  EXTRAS ARE NEEDED:

FROM REBECCA GOLD: Immediate need for extras!!!  Today, September 26th – 2:30 PM – Sunset And/or Saturday September 28th, and Sunday September 29th – All day. Will be needed all three days, or at least Saturday AND Sunday.

SAG short film agreement. No pay, but credit and meals provided. This is a volunteer position. This is a fun shoot, with professional locals crew. Please contact Rebecca Gold at: rebeccagold23@yahoo.com with contact information, picture, and availability.

Cucalorus needs your help!

CUCALORUSWe’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $35,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films.

Three days to go and still a lot of money to raise!  Donate to their Kickstarter NOW! 

crackerjackI will have tickets to give away to the VIP screening of Crackerjack (Art Within Productions/Modest) during the “Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour.”  The film opens at the Regal Mayfaire 16 on October 11th, with an invitation-only V.I.P. screening on October 10th.  The PG-13 rated film stars Wes Murphy and Bethany Anne Lind and narrated by Jeff Foxworthy.  He is also the Executive Producer. The film was shot in Savannah, GA.  MORE DETAILS TO COME.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/25/2013 New Movie Coming in, VIP Screening and More.

a-good-old-fashioned-orgy02Looks like another movie is coming to Wilmywood!  After speaking with three different sources, the golf themed movie is called The Squeeze and bringing it here is the Executive Producer of Silver Linings Playbook, George Parra.  You might remember him last time he was here as the line producer of Good Old Fashion Orgy.  This flick however will be made for a broader audience.  Attached to the family film is a first time director who will be left unnamed for now, but multiple sources are telling me they could open up offices as early as next week.  We will find out in the coming days if this intel is solid.

crackerjackWe didn’t make it, but they want us to see it!  Wilmywood has been selected for a private VIP screening as a premiere stop on the “Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour.”  Crackerjack (Art Within Productions/Modest) is a heartwarming Southern comedy of one man’s journey down a road less graveled. The film opens at the Regal Mayfaire 16 on October 11th, with an invitation-only V.I.P. screening on October 10th.  The PG-13 rated film stars Wes Murphy and Bethany Anne Lind and narrated by Jeff Foxworthy.  The film was shot in Savannah, GA.

So why Wilmington?  According to the press release, Wilmington has a special place in director Bryan Coley’s heart.  It is where his parents met and fell in love over 40 years ago, and hence he grew up vacationing here.  “What’s neat is my kids now love Wilmington the way I have my whole life, and they are excited that they will get to see my film open up here.”

“This film reflects everything I love about the South,” Bryan continues,  “From boiled peanut signs to Pedro’s South of the Border to church league softball — and our narrator, Jeff Foxworthy — that’s not a bad recipe for good-time entertainment.

The filmmakers call it a nice blend of  “Raising Arizona,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” and “The Blind Side.” This Southern tale, told by executive producer, Jeff Foxworthy follows the comical missteps of a lovable loser, Bill “Crackerjack” Bailey IV (CJ). He’s a home run king…of men’s slow pitch softball, and he has been “sort-of” engaged to his girlfriend, Sherry, since 5th grade. However, when Sherry learns she’s pregnant and moves out to nudge CJ into action, the real root of CJ’s artful dodging comes into play: a curse that leads Bailey men to become absent as soon as a baby becomes present. Faced with losing his true love or confronting the curse and his impending fatherhood, CJ does what most men would do. He plays ball!

dalearchMy buddy Matt Warzel is doing another FUNdraiser for his flick Dale Archdale this Saturday to help with getting his movie in the film festival circuit. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Goat-n-Compass, 710 N. 4th St. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center. Yes, this movie was the reason Ron Jeremy was in town a while back.

Reshoots for The Remaining begin today.  They will be downtown at Grace United Methodist Church for day one.  Sleepy Hollow heads back to New Bern today.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/29/2013 Two Wilmington flicks make the list.

After all the excitement this week in Wilmywood, it had finally settled down into a slow day, but I have a few tidbits to report.

The list of top 10 Summer movies is out from ComingSoon.net and 2 Wilmington flicks made the list.  Coming in at #1 is, of course, Iron Man 3 (Domestic: $408.2 million; Worldwide: $1.2 billion) and #10 was The Conjuring (Domestic: $129.6 million; Worldwide: $194.9 million).  The Conjuring is listed at #7 on the top grossing horror movie at the US box office.

Sleepy Hollow is filming at the Brooklyn Arts Center on N. 4th St. and also doing some driving scenes around downtown.  And in cased you missed, here’s the video from the early screening of Sleepy Hollow at Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire.

BACKGROUND EXTRAS: Don’t forget!  If you work in North Carolina, South Carolina and/or Georgia, make sure to register on Marty Siu’s new extras casting web site. She is the extras casting director for Spongebob 2 which is shooting in Savannah, GA.  She will be back in North Carolina after this gig, so sign up today!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!