Friday, June 8, 2012

Gold Rush Press Release

Coming soon I'll have some more updates for those interested in a behind the scenes look at the script to screen process. Here is the press release for Gold Rush:

Independent thriller shoots in haunted Gold Country
HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 8, 2012 – Pre-production for a paranormal thriller feature film is under way and the filmmakers are going the extra mile for authenticity.
“Gold Rush,” will begin shooting at the end of June on a 40 acre property in the heart of Gold Rush Country-- Grass Valley, CA. The location is a private property that has preserved artifacts from the Gold Rush era.
“There’s no need for us to create props and sets because everything you’ll see is a remnant of history,“ said director Debbie Bledsoe. “Whether it’s the antique six-shooter Merwin-Hulbert revolver or the old poker table and other wild west artifacts from the Gold Rush era, everything is a genuine piece of a forgotten time.”
Written by Jon Mac, the premise of “Gold Rush” surrounds a modern day team of paranormal experts that goes missing one by one while investigating an evil presence at an estate filled with antiques from a gold mining ghost town.
In real life, the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventurers” recently covered how locals believe the ghosts of deceased gold miners haunt the entire Gold Country area.
“When you step inside, you literally feel like you’re stepping back in time. It certainly has a haunting feel,” said Bledsoe. “We’ll also be sleeping here every night, so it will be a unique experience, that’s for sure.”
The cast and crew plan to shoot the majority of the film in one weekend using inventive techniques that will increase efficiency and elevate production values.
“Most films shoot with a single camera, but we’re shooting with four, which will complete the shoot four times as fast without compromising quality,” said Bledsoe.
The cast of fresh faces on the rise includes Angel Oquendo, Dexter, House MD, Oceans 13, Kristin DeLuca, Femme Fatales, William Mark McCullough, The Trialls of Cate McCullough, as well as Debbie Bledsoe, Lydia Castro, Desmon Heck, Michael John Lane, Valerie Lucas, Maria Picaso, Richard Scott, Caroline Beilskis, Shelly Insheiwat and Michael Buonomo.
The film is expected to be released the beginning of 2013.
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  1. Major cool, Jon. Hope you keep us informed.

  2. Thanks Mary. It's a busy time, but fun!

  3. Woohoo, that sounds like a fun project. Hope all goes well!

  4. This sounds freakin' awesome! I'm wishing you tremendous success -- I can't wait to see the film!

  5. Thanks, Chris. I'll have an update soon. So far we've shot the bulk of the movie, with just a few scenes remaining. Only saw one (alleged) real-life ghost in the process ;)