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Local Filmmaker Brings Hollywood to Cleveland
CLEVELAND OH – “Banger”, a feature film written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mike Berry of Skip Thomas Productions begins filming on May 19, 2015. Berry brings to the screen this suspense thriller that is sure to make audiences hold on to the edge of their seats.
While the city enjoys the influx of Hollywood films flowing in and out, Berry has rooted his production in Cleveland, OH completely utilizing local actors, crew and resources while bringing in Hollywood talent to create blockbuster caliber film. “Cleveland, similar to what happened in Atlanta GA over recent years, has the capability of being the next Hollywood Midwest. We could use a thriving industry and the movie industry has wide-open potential”, says Berry.
In true Skip Thomas form expect twists and turns along with a jaw dropping conclusion. “We have assembled a phenomenal cast”, says Producer Tina Hobbs, “made up of seasoned actors from the area and have recently added the talented Clifton Powell (Ray, Menace to Society, Dream Girls), Omar Gooding (Baby Boy, Smart Guy) and Ohio Native Joe Estevez best known for his impressive trail of movie credits as well as his famous acting family (Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez) to the roster.” The actors will be making various appearances in and around the city during May and June of 2015.
Skip Thomas Productions is also the producers of “Secrets”, “If You Knew Better, You’d Do Better” and the television pilot “3rd Floor West”, all award-winning. “Banger” is expected to release in early 2016. Future announcements and updates may be found at www.Bangerthemovie.com.