"The Brick House"; Showcasing local scenery & actors
|Updated: 7/23/2012 9:10 am
||Published: 7/22/2012 7:23 pm
"Little pig, little pig, let me come in!"
The big bad wolf in the children's fable "Three Little Pigs" might be scary, but the film adaptation "The Brick House" is a dramatic twist on the classic fairy tale.
Filmmakers utilized local scenery and talent to bring "The Brick House" to life on the silver screen. Film director and co-writer, Gustavo Cervantes, described the plot as a modern, action packed, suspense film with a touch of western.
The plot centers on the pigs; three brothers who were estranged but are brought back together after the tragic death of their uncle in a house fire. The pigs inherit their deceased uncle's home and soon become targets of a pack of land developing wolves.
Cervantes's production company, Pocket Full of All Stars, is originally based in South Florida but the director chose to produce the film in Oklahoma because of the western appeal.
"We wanted that typical western look with the golden hayfields and those traditional iconic images of barns," said Cervantes.
Cervantes said the project was funded through the online pledge site Kickstarter.com. The film raised $10,000 dollars and began filming in January. Scenes were filmed on location in Tulsa, Skiatook, Collinsville, Owasso and Okmulgee.
The infamous brick house is located in Skiatook and was transformed for the movie. "The house is in some ways, a character. The same way that you cast and actor for a role, the house was a perfect fit for the movie," Cervantes said.
A popular scene in the movie takes place at the Silver Dollar Cafe in Collinsville. Manager of the cafe, Christy Stevens, said the movie crew created alot of buzz in the community. "People dressed as pigs, something you don't see in Collinsville all the time," said Stevens. "People came in off of the street just to see what was going on."
Towns and businesses aren't the only things getting credit in the movie, local talent also earned a byline. Josh New is a local drama teacher who was cast as Jack, one of the three pigs, in the movie.
"Twenty people being able to live out their dreams, that usually wouldn't happen here," New said.
The film is currently in the post-production phase. If all goes as planned, Cervantes said he hopes that "The Brick House" will be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
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