Thursday, January 12, 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Something in The Clearing

So two days ago, we were shooting at a bar and we had a CBS reporter on set interviewing the lead actor and producer. Sound Recordist Dave Losko (brilliantly) suggested we turn on the bar's TV to watch her report live... while she was talking behind us only 5 feet away. Click the link to see the live report. I'm the balding guy with glasses.

Here's the press release (which I'm proud to say I had a hand in rewriting):

January 7, 2006

Hollywood comes to the Sacramento Area to shoot a feature film and raise awareness about missing children.
Something in the Clearing presently being shot in the Sacramento area.

Newly founded film production company NARROW GATE PRODUCTIONS has been shooting Something in The Clearing, a feature film about child abduction based on multiple federal kidnapping investigations. With help from Michael Dryhurst—whose film credits include the Superman films, Exorcist II and Hope & GlorySomething in The Clearing is shaping up to Hollywood standards. Film star Luke Goss of Blade II, The Man and Zig Zag fame is playing the lead role with a supporting cast and crew of over 50.

Executive Producer Gary Hamner is making Something in The Clearing to raise awareness about missing and exploited children. “Many people don’t know how frequently children are abducted,” says Hamner. “For example, one Department of Justice report states that almost 800,000 children were reported missing in 2002, which is one child every 40 seconds.” In addition to using this film to raise awareness about missing children, Hamner is presently working to partner with a missing children’s foundation. Hamner is also involved in making a deal for a 21-screen showing of the movie at 10 theaters in New York and 11 in Los Angeles.

The next filming on location is scheduled for this Monday, January 9th from 7:30AM to 7:30PM at the Valencia Club in Penryn; all media are welcome to attend. Filming for the day is a dingy honky-tonk bar scene with Luke Goss, the lead actor.

For more information contact: Gary Hamner 916-862-7624

Narrow Gate Productions
13389 Folsom Blvd Suite 300-169
Folsom CA 95630


Anonymous said...

I just saw the premier at the Crest in downtown Sacto. People, this movie is nothing but a
B-grade horror flick with cheesy sound effects and very bad acting!!
If I had not known several people who were there I would have walked out!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you found it so bad. Maybe you should have walked out, as it appears the message escaped you. I, for one, saw it at the Crest and was moved to tears! Maybe you are not a parent...

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this movie, as I am a parent and feel the best way to protect my kids is to be educated about everything. I saw Luke Goss in One Night with the King and find him to be a gifted, powerful actor. He seems to be choosing roles that have important meaning to them. I hope that he does well. Does anyone know how I can find out where this movie is showing next in the Seattle area or if it has been released to buy on video. Thx.

Ron Heskett said...

I was fortunate enough to see this film in a private showing.This is a film that has a message that is timely and also speaks to the strength of character that is so necessary in todays world. This film should be used as the paradighm for training parents, teachers and church leaders as to the dangers that are present and active in our communities.
Congratulations to the producers and actors on a job well done.

Paula Wright-Tirocchi said...

This film has a powerful message that should not be overlooked. The extent to which children are exposed to potentially life threatening situations is truly shocking. This film should be a wake up calll to parents and others who have the responsibility of protecting our children. I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I wrote to the makers of this movie about future viewings and they so kindly answered and let me know that they are in negotiations to have the film distributed. They also kindly said that they would inform me when they had news. I have heard good things about the movie and the information in it. and know Luke to be a powerful actor. He knows how to get a message across using his God given talent. I hope to see it soon. Anony....

Anonymous said...

Why don't you try accepting the film for what it is... a bad movie! Instead, you'd prefer to skip over its faults and hope nobody is dumb enough to see it for what it really is...
Its preaching message was too forced, the villains were one dimentional and the sound was so loud I got a headache!! It made me embarrassed to call myself a Christian because I wanted it to do well.
But please, don't take my word for it - let it be judged by many unbiased movie critics and then you'll see I'm right.

Disco D said...

I'd love to see this movie. Just once.
I've been waiting 2.5 years.
It didn't even go straight-to-dvd.
Is it that bad, that not one distributor wanted to take it on?

Ross Pruden said...

I believe a distributor did buy it... I'll dig up the link.