Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Keith Carradine To Star in Timmins' New Movie

Sara Elizabeth Timmins' newest movie venture, "Cheasapeake," will star veteran Keith Carradine and has some big-time people associated with the production.

Keith Carradine
SaraE produced "Lake Effects" and most recently "Wish You Well" from David Baldacci's popular novel of a few years ago. The book is the featured book for Roanoke's Big Read, scheduled later this year.

Here is the press release from Sara Elizabeth's production company:

Academy-Award winning actor Keith Carradine is slated to star in Chesapeake, a film written and directed by Eric Hurt (Pillage and Plunder Pictures).  Produced by Erica Arvold (Arvold Productions) and Sara Elizabeth Timmins (Life Out Loud Films), the film is projected to shoot in Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region in 2014.

"The first thing that attracted me to Chesapeake [the film] was the script: it's a classic story of loss and redemption," says Carradine, “There’s something so ultimately affirming about this story, and I want to be a part of things that do that.  I think we have something really good here.”

The drama centers around an isolated waterman whose solitary life is profoundly changed when he saves a young boy from drowning.  Using underwater photography and 360 degree views of the area, writer/director Hurt’s vision is built around showcasing the spectacular settings of the area. “The catalyst for me was the Chesapeake Bay’s watermen culture,” says Hurt.  

Erica Arvold, Virginia casting director for Spielberg’s Lincoln will cast and produce Chesapeake.  Since moving to Charlottesville, she has focused on Virginia filmmaking, with casting credits that include Killing Lincoln, Wish You WellLake Effects and the upcoming Killing Kennedy.

Timmins has been producing films for over a decade. Her recent films were shot in Southwest Virginia, and her vision and drive to involve the community in the production process resulted in lasting relationships and a positive economic impact on Virginia.

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