THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/11/2013 Max Steel Tests For Lead Roles, Times Like Dying, A Holiday Party and more!

Let the testing begin!  We’ve got a few choice actors and actresses fighting for two top notch roles in the upcoming flick, Max Steel, soon to be shot here in Wilmywood.  Of course, the top spot is Max himself.  And as for the female role, The Tracking Board reports it is currently listed as “undisclosed.”

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Anyhow, from left to right, here are the contenders ladies and gentleman!  (“Prisoners”, “Lost”),   (“Necessary Roughness”), and Noah Silver (“The Borgias”) are testing to play Max. For the undisclosed female role both  (“Parenthood”, “Ironside”) and  (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, “The Gates”) are in the running.  Who do you think will be heading to Wilmywood?

An Indiegogo campaign had begun for the short film Times Like Dying.  Lemme just say, they had me at Evan Vetter, who is in my personal top 5 favorite filmmakers in Wilmington.  Of course he’s is teaming up with some other very loved filmmakers as well: Shon Blotzer, Anthony Reynolds and Parrish Stikeleather.  You’re money will be very well spent with these guys involved.  So, spot them a 5 or so.  You will be glad you did! Times Like Dying is a 20-minute narrative short film set in the Post-Civil War South involving a man named Percy Dixon and his brothers who are stuck with no good options. They are facing the loss of their family farm and backed into a corner. They decide the only way to save their livelihood is to rob a bank. After the robbery, the Dixon clan become separated, but rendezvous at a small farm where they have a chance encounter with a lawman who has seen better days. Over the course of the night, the truth of their actions is discovered. Loyalties are tested. Hostages are taken. Surviving the night begins to outweigh saving the farm. tscc3 E_EtcThe Eclectic Etc. is having their Grand Opening/Holiday Party this Saturday night from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be Live Jazz music as well as lite bites.  All ages welcome. The store is one of many vendors for the film industry. Filmmaker Erica Dunton will be in attendance as she has joined The Eclectic Etc. selling clothing and accessories that have been used in previous movies like The 27 Club,to.get.her and much more.  Come meet her and others within the Screen Gems family!!! (831 South Kerr Avenue. Call 910-395-9979 for details.)  CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITEkeepnc

Don’t be confused, yes there is a second petition for you to sign.  They decided we should have a petition that focused strictly on ending the sunset.  I agree, so yes you have one more petition to sign, but as you know it only takes 20 seconds or less to do so!  SIGN PETITION NOW! BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue. Only two more days to nominate your favorites! Remember The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! Make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.” NOMINATE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 2 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP NOW!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/17/2013 – Sid Haig, Sam Shepard and more.

Under the Dome is all over Southport today.  Locations include the riverfront as well  as a clinic on Fondale Rd.

SidHaig Local, brilliant filmmaker Craig Thieman’s independent film, Love Letter has added Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects to the cast.  He arrived yesterday in Wilmington.  Other cast members of the Comedy / Horror include Wil Daniels, Sara Tomko, Nate Panning, Julia Lehman and Simon Crist.  Love Letter is based on the short film of the same name that Thieman shot many years ago for a local film festival.  What’s it about?  Well, this about sums it up:  “Garrett’s got a case of writer’s block. It turns out writing the perfect suicide note is not as easy as you might think. And it’s even harder when you’re writing it for an ex-girlfriend you’ve got tied up in your garage who, even though she totally deserves what she’s getting, unfairly refuses to sign the letter. Things get more awkward when people start showing up and stubbornly refuse to die. It sucks, but Garrett may just have to kill everyone.”

The short film was hilarious, plus Craig Thieman is an amazing filmmaker, so I expect nothing less than awesome when all is said and done.  Inspire Productions was able to fund the film through Kickstarter.

MV5BMjEzMjIxNzkwOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODM5NzIzNw@@._V1._SX640_SY427_Another movie coming to Wilmington?  I do believe!  Folks from the low budget movie, Riverguard, have been doing some preliminary location scouting.  The flick is a courtroom drama, based on a true story.  The production team is reaching out to Sam Shepard for the lead.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Got scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!