NC Film Cast & Crew! You worked hard as hell! It’s time you go see the movie magic you created. Here’s a look at the film/TV schedule for 2015/2016 that was proudly made right here in North Carolina.
BANSHEE SEASON 3 – Premiered January 9, 2015
The Banshee production team enjoyed shooting in the Charlotte area until the NCGA did away with the NC Film incentives. Sadly, they moved to PA for season 4.
ONE AND TWO – Hit Berlin & SXSW, theatrical release TBA.
Filming took place in Piedmont Triad Region. And although it hasn’t hit theaters yet, it has made it’s way to the film fest circuit and has already received kudos.
Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.
Berlin International Film Festival -Nominated for Crystal Bear “Generation 14plus – Best Film” (Andrew Droz Palermo)
Director: Andrew Droz Palermo
Producers: Matthew Perniciaro | Kim Sherman | Michael Sherman | Patrick M. Wood
Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler, Kyle Bell
SECRETS AND LIES – Premiered March 1, 2015
The 2 hour premiere of the Wilmywood shot Secrets and Lies on ABC (WWAY) was on March 1st. Although critics speculate a second season pick-up, it is unlikely they will return to NC due to the lack of film incentives.
“The Trail; The Father” kicked off with Ben out for his morning jog when he stumble upon the corpse of a young boy, Ton Murphy. Ben’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a murder suspect. However, Tom’s mother suspects her estranged husband might be the killer.
PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Dan Fogler, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield.
THE LONGEST RIDE – in theaters April 10, 2015
This lovely picture was shot all throughout NC. They started in Wilmington, then headed up to Jacksonville, then headed West to the Yadkin area.
The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston, Alan Alda
THE SQUEEZE – available via Groupon and in limited theaters nationwide April 17, 2015.
The Squeeze which was shot right here in Wilmywood in the fall of 2013. The feature stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few. The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. The film has been submitted to the Toronto Film Festival in September.
ASHBY- Premiered at Tribecca Film Fest April 19, 2015. TBA when it hits US theaters.
” Ashby is able to maintain a consistently humorous and light tone. Ed and Ashby’s worldview is more than a bit skewed, but so is the film’s, and it works well enough to keep the film entertaining and bouncy.” – IndieWire
Starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman. It was shot in the Charlotte area.
UNDER THE DOME SEASON 3 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 -2 hour premiere 9pm-11pm (CBS)
An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.
WRITER: Stephen King, Neal Baer
CAST: Dean Norris, Colin Ford, Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Mackenzie Lintz, Eddie Cahill
MAX – in theaters June 26, 2015
Max, the war dog movie which was shot in Charlotte and the surrounding areas last year, has given us the gift of a trailer! The family adventure film was directed by Boaz Yakin. This story was inspired by true events.
Paper Towns – in theaters July 24, 2015.
ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads
MASTERMINDS – in theaters August 14, 2015.
A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Jody Hill
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig
MAX STEEL – in theaters August 28, 2015
16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.
PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd, Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
CAST: Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello
BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE – THE RISE OF THADLAND – in theaters September 2015
No exact date pinned down as of yet. Hopefully more info will come out soon! The original was a TV comedy series that premiered on Spike back in 2010.
PRODUCERS: Eric Falconer | Eric Fischer | Warren Ostergard | Alan Ritchson |
DIRECTOR: Lev L. Spiro
WRITER: Eric Falconer | Alan Ritchson | Chris Romano
Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.
THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM – in theaters September 25, 2015
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
WRITER: Wentworth Miller (screenplay)
CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin
RIVER GUARD – 2015 – still waiting for actual release date
THE CHOICE – February 5, 2016
Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.
LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: Ross Katz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Garner
CAST: Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario
No word yet on The Sin Seer.