All the buzz around town is about the “beefy” scenes that are going to be filmed here on Main St. Akron for Paramount Pictures, A Quiet Place 2. That’s great news for Akron. It’s certainly exciting to have some Hollywood folks meandering around town isn’t it?
But this isn’t the only movie filmed here in our humble little town. Murder Creek: A Short Film by Kristen Skeet wasn’t only filmed here, the writer is a local, and the story-line is actually set here. When you have an actual creek with that name, it was just screaming to be made into a movie title or a band name. Maybe both.
With a working title and a budget of $5000 (raised on Indiegogo), and some friends, a short film was born. Total cost ended up being $14,000, but some of it was for equipment that can be used for future projects.
Murder Creek is a 17 minute short film that is a serial killer type story that is interwoven with the many legends and folklore about our local creek. A cast of 14 people are in the film. It took 4 days to shoot back in September at around 5 different locations. Editing took a lot longer. More pick up scenes need to be shot as last year was dry and the creek didn’t have water. That certainly won’t be a problem this year. Some music was even provided by Neil Finn. You know Neil Finn from Split Enz and Crowded House in the 80’s. He is currently on tour with Fleetwood Mac since Lindsey Buckingham left. Editors Note: Notice it took Neil Finn AND Mike Campbell to take Lindsey’s place! They needed TWO GUYS to take the place of one. I could write volumes about this. Neil Finn and his son Liam gave Kristen permission to use a song called “Ghosts” from their album they released together titled Lightsleeper.
Murder Creek has been entered in 7 film festivals so far, and was recently chosen as an official selection for the Olympus Film Festival in Los Angeles.
You can check out the trailer HERE .
Kristen Skeet is a local writer/artist. She is an avid Fleetwood Mac fan, and works for a local environmental company. She has also self published a book called Down Went Alice about a fictional rock band loosely based on………Fleetwood Mac. You can check out her new site Artist Corner for more information! -JAP-