THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/09/2014 ‘Butchered’ is back, Casting choices confirmed, The Devils Hand

As The Choice gears up for Monday’s first official production day, some more casting choices have been confirmed and the stars are here to prove it! Maggie Grace will play the role of “Steph,” Alexandra Daddario will play “Monica”. The gorgeous Tom Welling has arrived in Wilmywood as well to take on the role of “Ryan,” Let me make that a little more clear for you. SUPERMAN IS HERE! He’s hot and we can’t wait to meet him. There!

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Okay moving on! Expect to see a little more filming action next week. Sleepy Hollow and Secrets & Lies will be heading downtown next week. You can also look for The Choice is running test shoots today on the lot with the fabulous stars already in town to play along.  They kick things off in Wrightsville Beach on their official 1st day of production on Monday.

DevilsHandOneSheetThis weekend, the devil finally arrives! The Wilmywood shot flick which came here in 2012, The Devil’s Hand aka The Devil’s Rapture aka Where the Devil Hides aka The Occult hits the small screen this weekend.

The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms on October 10th, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.

RELATED STORY: NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released. 

horror_butcheredThe Wilmywood shot indie flick Butchered is back! Producer Shaun O’Rourke made the announcement yesterday. The film was originally released in 2010 on DVD and digital streaming on Netflix by Anthem Digital. Then 2012 Echo Bridge Entertainment released the film in the “Backwoods Butchers” 4 pack for Halloween in Walmart, and K-Mart nationwide. Now Echo Bridge Entertainment has re-issued Butchered for the third time in the “15 Horror Movies” box set just in time for Halloween 2014!

“Butchered is one of the only indie features that has been released three times in the history of NC Film,” O’Rourke said. “It might be the only one to have that kind of success. It’s pretty amazing. It’s the little movie that could.”

You can this box set for $9.96 at Walmarts nationwide.

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/08/2014 The Remaining afterglow, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Johnny Depp, The Devil’s Hand, and more.

We had a great time on Friday as more than 50 Wilmywood folks headed to Regal Cinemas Mayfaire for the premiere of The Remaining which was shot here last year.  We got most of the peeps in the pic!  Man, this was PURE Wilmington!  It was so great to see so many locations!

We got a double dose of North Carolina.  Before the show, it was cool to see the trailer for NC shot Kevin Smith flick, Tusk on the big screen before the movie. The movie was shot in Charlotte and stars Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long and yes, even Johnny Depp is in it, but no he didn’t shoot his scenes in North Carolina 🙂 His daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp is also in the flick playing the character Colleen. The first review just came out.  Check it out.  And if you haven’t seen the trailer…

Now, where is everyone today?

As the shooting continues for episode 10, characters come home from school and get a rude awakening on Sleepy Hollow today on N. 15th Street…weather permitting. of course. (Two more Mondays until the premiere! Woo Hoo!!)

Secrets and Lies is in hiding today, but they will venture out tomorrow on N. 4th St.

TONIGHT on Under the Dome! When temperatures begin to plunge, Sam and Rebecca spring into action to try to save the residents of Chester’s Mill. Meanwhile, Barbie risks his own life in order to save Julia after a terrible accident on Under The Dome.  10pm on CBS.

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Happy2 – Dog Days (www.happy2wb.com), a  new video set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” featuring humanized dogs on vacation at Wrightsville Beach, will be released today.  Be on the look out for it on their web site or their Facebook Page. Guest appearances by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.

RELATED STORY: Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood get ‘Happy’ for Service Dogs on September 8th.

FlierNow, remember that casting call for a major network that I put out a couple of weeks ago, about divorce couples that can compete together to win a 6 figure trust fund for their kids? Well, I can now tell you the show will be for NBC. GET DETAILS NOW

DevilsHandOneSheetICYMI: Lionsgate passed along the official one-sheet, or poster if you will for the Wilmywood shot The Devils Hand.  The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms on October 10th, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.

RELATED STORY: NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released. 

ICYMI:  Here is a great op-ed piece regarding NC Film. ‘The true value of film tax credits for North Carolinians’ READ 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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released.

Lionsgate is finally delivering us TO evil this October. The Devil’s Hand, aka The Devil’s Rapture aka Where the Devil Hides aka The Occult  was shot back in 2012 here in Wilmywood. And we now have ourselves a trailer!

The flick is about something evil that runs amuck in the small village of New Bethlehem where six girls who were born on the same day by six different mothers begin to mysteriously disappear on the eve of their 18th birthday. Is it a serial killer, one of the village elders or a horrific prophecy come true?

The feature was shot in multiple locations in our area including: Wilmington, Burgaw, Currie, Supply, Rocky Point, Willard, Supply and Castle Hayne.  Every crew member that I have asked in regards to this film just couldn’t say enough about how great the environment was on set.  Crew members really enjoyed working on this film.

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Pictured (L to R):Stunt Coordinator Peter King with stunt performers Michele Waitman,Jimmie Lee Sessoms, Jimmy Waitman, Dale “Sunshine” Frye, and John Casino. (Photo courtesy of Jimmie Lee Sessoms.)

It was the first time that Michael Jefferson, 1st AD, worked with a foreign director.  “We had a lot of fun trying to understand each other,” Jefferson remembers.  “Me with my Southern redneck drawl and Christian [Christiansen] with his thick Danish.”  The stunt work was a favorite for Jefferson as well.  And that department completely agreed.

Jimmie Lee Sessoms lit up with excitement when I asked him about the work the stunt team performed. “We got to slide cop cars around! Ben Jensen and myself snatched Peter King  through a door with a ratchet! We had people doing high falls and jumping through windows!!”

Occulte Patrick_JohnJefferson says, “The one stunt where a mother jumped from the church steeple was my favorite. It will be a great sequence.”

Pictured (L to R): John McIntyre, Patrick Borowiak, Frank Godwin and Matt Doll. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Borowiak, AC.)

Jefferson also gave praise to the North Carolina proud DP, Frank Godwin, as well as the producers on the project. “Pete Shilaimon and Scott Holroyd  were a great team and kept the set light and fun.”

Transpo Co-captain Jeff McLaughlin agrees.  “The show was completely locally crewed. The producers and director were extremely easy to work for. They made going to work a complete blast! I wish them the best of luck with the release and hope to work with them again!”

Andy Bader (additional Second AC)also chimed in about working with Frank Godwin. “He’s a fantastic North Carolina camera guy that I’ve worked with for years.”

The camera department is definitely excited to see how this flick turned out. Along with the creepy storyline, dolly grip, Troy Carlton, said the creative photography is what is really gonna make this film really shine.

Second AC John McIntyre says, “We had a killer camera department and did some really cool work with high speed cameras and lots and lots of blood!”

What Bader remembers most about The Devil’s Hand is how they worked with the supernatural horror element.  “It wasn’t a bunch of cheesy horror jump scares. I felt more of a classic horror vibe.”

That’s is good to know, and we will find out for ourselves as The Devil’s Hand  will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms on October 10th, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.