The producers behind BLINDeye promise a red carpet for the film's
A year of filming and post-production work will culminate Oct. 6 with the
world movie premiere of BLINDeye at Sarnia's Imperial Theatre.
Some of the proceeds from the event will help kick start this year's $1.81
million United Way fundraising drive. Producers didn't want to say how much
money they hope to raise for the charity.
Pro wrestling hall of famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, one of the starring actors
in the independent film, has already said he plans to be in the audience for
the debut. Lee/Stathakis Productions says it also hopes to have film co-star
Nick Mancuso in Sarnia for opening night.
"It's going to be fun," executive producer Leo Stathakis said. "Think red
The 95-minute movie was shot in high definition during a week of filming at
various locations around Sarnia, Petrolia and Wallaceburg.
It's a long way from where things began 15 years ago, Petrolia actor Levi
Oliver said. He was in producer/director Mark McNabb's first project and has
appeared in several of his independent films since.
"The scope of this project, right from the gear and equipment to the
quality of acting is beyond the scope of any (project) I've ever worked,"
Oliver said. "It's a big achievement for Mark, myself and many others."
Filming in smaller communities was a lot of fun, Lambton County OPP Const.
Joel Hookey said.
"It's amazing to see the support," Hookey said. "Nobody turns you down. The
camaraderie between everyone in this neighbourhood and being part of this
neighbourhood makes you proud."
Artist View Entertainment plans to distribute the film for the local
production company. Negotiations are currently underway for the Canadian
rights to the finished project.
Tickets for the Sarnia premiere are available at the Imperial Theatre box
office. They're also selling tickets for an extra $10 after the screening to
meet Piper and other people involved in the project. The money will go to the
United Way campaign.
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