Get the scoop on the mother/son film making duo behind “Mineville” as they plan their next movie in a January 18, 2013, interview with Thom Hallock.
Two up-and-coming filmmakers created a buzz a few summers ago when they came to the Adirondacks to shoot a movie about the iron ore mines that were the lifeblood of the region a century ago. Now the mother and son duo who produced and directed “Mineville”, are planning to return to the area this spring to film a second movie, with a much different storyline. They sit down with Thom Hallock. (Borderless North)
In the interview we meet the film directors and producers Joel Plue and Lori Kelly-Bailey, and also Tom Scozzafava, Town Supervisor of Moriah, NY, where the new movie will be filmed.
Check out a synopsis of the new movie:
Lost in Antarctica during a blizzard of epic proportion Alexander Stevenson fights to stay alive as he searches for his crew. Starving and slowly freezing to death he struggles to separate hallucination from reality. As Alexander drifts further into madness this juxtaposition will serve to set the stage for a nightmarish journey of body, mind and Soul. (Antarctica the movie)
Antarctica in Essex County
Recently released, South of Sanity, the first horror film to be shot on location in Antarctica was the work of these film makers. They are now working on a science fiction/thriller based on a tragic 1911 expedition also to be filmed in Antarctica, but several scenes will be filmed in Essex County, NY.
After going over historical images of bases in Antarctica and scouting for plausible locations to film interior scenes they found that several buildings in and around Moriah, NY, including the Mineville and Witherbee hamlets, fit the parameters of what they needed. The history of mining in the area has provided the perfect locations that can be transformed to appear as Antarctic bases, including an old health center, the old Republic Steel office, and St. Mike’s Church.
Tom Scozzafava says that the region is excited for the film; “Mineville” brought some recognition to the area, and they hope this new film will do the same.
Check out the website provided at the end of the video for more information: www.plueentertainmentinc.com.
Other future projects are also in the works by Joel Plue and Lori Kelly-Bailey including the creation of an animated film based on Plue’s children’s book Jacob and the Gnome.