WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – When the curtain rises Wednesday night on twenty eighth Annual Cucalorus Movie Competition in Wilmington, a film shot and produced in North Carolina would be the occasion’s opening function. The Satan’s Stomping Floor, produced by the crew of Jon and Marty Landau, will probably be proven at 7:00 p.m. on the Thalian Corridor Most important Stage.
“It’s a discovered footage film just like the Blair Witch Venture was,” mentioned Jon Landau, who wrote and directed the movie, together with being one of many producers. “It’s about 15 faculty college students which might be in filmmaking college, and their senior challenge is to make a brief narrative film. They determined that they’re going to make their film about some faculty children that go as much as this actual place in North Carolina referred to as The Satan’s Tramping Floor, which is south of Siler Metropolis. The legend is that after you go up there, and also you spend the evening within the circle, the circle the place nothing ever grows, if you happen to spend the evening in that circle, you can be ceaselessly modified.”
Landau says the manufacturing crew shot on the precise Satan’s Tramping Floor in Bear Creek, NC, and at websites in Wilmington. The veteran producer says he first heard concerning the legend as he wrapped manufacturing on a brief movie referred to as The Vamprentice in 2016. As soon as he studied its’ historical past, he determined to work on the story involving the movie college students.
“I purposely forged folks that had been both nonetheless in faculty or weren’t essentially actors,” Landau mentioned concerning the younger forged of Stomping Floor. “I wished them to have the texture of being actual folks, and I undoubtedly assume that comes via within the film.”
The prospect to open Cucalorus, which has grown to be one of many prime impartial movie festivals on this planet, shouldn’t be misplaced on Landau. It continues his lengthy historical past with the occasion, which began with the promotional quick My Associates and Me displaying on the inaugural competition in 1994.
“It does imply so much,” Landau mentioned. “The very first Cucalorus, which was at Water Avenue Restaurant downtown, a film that I made was the closing movie, and now 28 years later, I’ve the opening evening function. So, , it’s fairly wonderful to assume that I’ve been doing this lengthy. I assume I’m feeling fairly outdated!”
To get tickets to The Satan’s Stomping Floor opening evening premiere at Thalian Corridor, you may click on right here. For extra info on passes to all the occasions included in Cucalorus 2022, you may click on right here to go to the occasion’s web site.
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