If you’ve got an appetite for Washington incentive films produced in beautiful Spokane, January 2014 provides ample opportunity to partake. Three features shot on location in Eastern Washington and surrounding areas will hit theaters beginning this Friday.
Different Drummers shot in the fall of 2012. The film is based on a true story of two boys, David and Lyle, and is set in Spokane in the 1960s. When David, in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy, accurately foretells the death of their teacher, a doubtful Lyle decides to test the existence of God by attempting to get David to run again.
Different Drummers will celebrate its theatrical release at the Spokane AMC starting this Friday, January 10. Advance tickets for opening weekend are still available at AMC and Fandango.com with five show times each day! You can also learn more about the production on the WF Blog.
Washington incentive film At Middleton, starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga, is January’s featured film for the NY Film Critics Series. The series is hosted by renowned film critic Peter Travers and offers pre-release screenings of the best independent films through a live HD broadcast that includes stars, producers and directors. You can preview At Middleton through this live broadcast in Seattle and Bellingham on January 28. Watch for the film’s theatrical release starting on January 31.
At Middleton producers partnered with Spokane-based North by Northwest Productions (NxNW) to make the feature film. “I had never been to the Pacific Northwest and didn’t know what to expect when we came to scout,” said the film’s writer and producer Glenn German. He acknowledges that the film wouldn’t have happened without Washington’s film incentive and that he discovered a hardworking group of extremely talented crew at NxNW who made the production experience extraordinary. The film’s producers scouted nearly 40 colleges in 6 states to find the particular look they wanted, finally selecting the campuses of Gonzaga University and Washington State University.
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM
Huzzah! Thy wait is over. The highly anticipated Washington incentive film Knights of Badassdom will hit the big screen this month after being acquired by Entertainment One for distribution. The feature stars Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Danny Pudi, and Steve Zahn as dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) who accidentally summon a succubus from hell in the middle of one of their campaigns.
The comedy will be available to screen on January 21 in Spokane, at SIFF Uptown in Seattle, and other select areas via Tugg, a website that allows you to book screenings by pre-selling tickets at participating movie theaters. Beginning February 11 Knights of Badassdom will be available through digital release and On Demand. In the interim, check out the film’s teaser trailer.