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Washington Filmworks Feature Film Project WEST OF REDEMPTION Wraps Principal Photography
Producers find great crew and American Southwest-style locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle, WA – NOVEMBER 19, 2013 – The Washington Filmworks (WF) production incentive project West of Redemption wrapped principal photography after filming in the Spokane area this August and September. The feature film is directed by Cornelia D. Moore (Camilla Dickinson) and written by Meagan Daine. The project stars Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Southland), and Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids, True Blood). West of Redemptionis a film from Kairos Productions in association North By Northwest Productions. The feature is produced by Larry Estes and Tony Becerra, and is Executive Produced by Rich Cowan.
Set in 1994, West of Redemption tells the story of a married couple living in a remote farmhouse. The husband and wife are interrupted by a stranger at their front door, who is taken prisoner by the husband and interrogated for reasons the stranger doesn’t readily understand. Their lives are changed once they truth of their history is revealed. West of Redemption marks the second time Estes has partnered North By Northwest to bring a Washington incentive feature film to the Spokane area. The film is also one of 93 projects WF has approved through the standard funding assistance program. These productions represent an estimated $243 million dollar economic impact statewide since the Washington Legislature created WF in 2007.
West of Redemption filmed in Spokane and rural areas of eastern Washington near Fairfield, Cheney, and Tyler. “Thanks to Washington Filmworks we were able to return to Washington to work with North By Northwest. We found arid Southwestern looks within miles of Spokane and were able to work with the professional Washington crew members we enjoyed working with a couple of years before” said Producer Larry Estes. “Locations were a key factor in the decision to bring West of Redemption to Washington State,” said Executive Producer and North By Northwest co-founder Rich Cowan. “But the funding assistance from Washington Filmworks was essential in securing this production, and keeps our quality crew working in the Spokane area.”
West of Redemption producers worked with Giles Catering of Spokane to keep cast and crew well fed during production. “The film was such a boost to our business and the community,” said Beckie Giles, Owner/Operator of Giles Catering. “It brought in many dollars to Spokane vendors and nearby rural locations. We were able to use local goods from nearby farms and farmers markets, and the project enabled us to purchase a generator to increase our capabilities. With every project we become more impressed with the quality of people working in our local film industry.”
About WF: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.