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Filmmaker Producing Feature Film Inspired by Western North Carolina Wilderness
Filmmaker James Suttles developed the idea out of the desire to share the beauty of Western North Carolina
The film “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight” is the story of Harmon, an everyday man desiring to change his past, who disappears into the wilderness to find himself; what he finds is another version of himself who shows him the past is the key to his future.
The production is being Produced & Directed by Pisgah Forest resident James Suttles, who was born and raised in Brevard and has been established in Western North Carolina as a professional filmmaker for 15 years. in 2011, his feature film “Red Dirt Rising” was released nationally and is currently available in many retail and rental locations. He also served as the Director of Photography on the controversial film “Alone Yet Not Alone” that was recently nominated for an Academy Award and then had it’s nomination rescinded. As a result of the attention from the nomination and subsequent controversy, the film will receive a national theatrical re-release June 14, 2014.
When asked about the setting of “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight”, James Suttles replied, “The locations for this film are really what have inspired the story. The mountains of Transylvania County and the surrounding area are absolutely stunning. It doesn’t matter if it is Summer, Winter or Fall as the area is stunning year-round. However, its not just the beauty of these mountains that make this the ideal place for the story. It’s the mountains history of retreat, the history of healing that is so prevalent here. In many ways, this is truly the only place that this story could be told.”
In addition to James, many of the crew are local to WNC including Production Designer Anthony Shane Meador, Aerial Cinematographer Mike Gentilini Jr. and Music Composer Jason Smith. The film is being Produced by Cine’ Foundry Entertainment, a film production services company that is one of WNC only film equipment and service providers. (visit cinefoundry.com (http://cinefoundry.com)for more info) Casting for the film will begin shortly with the plan to hire a majority of local actors to fill many of the available roles.
As part of the fundraising for the film, the company has launched an Indiegogo Campaign with the hopes of building awareness to the local production and engage the community and audience in helping fund independent film projects.
Producer/Director James Suttles says ”Crowd-funding is an interesting approach to film finance in that it limits the risk for investors but also gives the audience a voice in the types of films that are produced. “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight” is a small indie film with heart and so I truly believe it is the perfect project for an audience supported film.”
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About the feature film “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight”
With the backdrop of the Western North Carolina wilderness and the story ultimately developing into a survival film, “Seven Days ‘Till Midnight” is a beautiful, dark, deep exploratory film that excites through action and entertains through emotion as the audience quickly realizes that there is a little bit of Harmon in each and everyone of them.
The magic of the film resides in the simple structure, the sophisticated story, the amazing locations and the opportunity to create visuals that will haunt the audience with the beauty of the wilderness. “Seven Days ’Till Midnight” should be seen as an opportunity to explore the beauty of human nature set within the world of Mother Nature and discover what happens when those two worlds collide in unexpected ways. To learn more and view the teaser trailer for the film, visit www.SevenDaysTillMidnight.com.