A number of UWindsor students and graduates helped to create his feature Scarehouse, says filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth. The horror film will premiere Sunday, October 5, at Lakeshore Cinemas.
“Students were heavily involved in production and post-production of even some of the major projects we had on the go,” Booth says. “These projects have given countless Essex County folks the opportunity to learn about filmmaking and develop their artistic skills.”
This latest project was shot entirely in Windsor in August and September 2013. Kyle Archibald (BA 2012), digital media technician in the Department of Communications, Media and Film, worked as the production’s best boy. He says it was a great experience.
“Gavin really used all the connections he has here to stretch his budget,” says Archibald. “I look forward to seeing the end result this weekend.”
Producers Brendan Byrne, Jeremy Shell and Rhys Trenhaile are all UWindsor alumni, as are composer Daniel Pike, production assistants Jenifer Alejandra Simmons and Sid Pandya, and actor Shaun Mazzoca. Current students who worked on the film include Adamo Barbieri, Jordan Mcculloch, Thomas Santoro and Kyle Seguin.
Sunday’s premiere begins at 9 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with cast and crew members. No tickets will be sold at the door. Find information on purchasing them in advance on the film’s website.