March: The most frightening month of the year. Well, at least it is according to the Little Rock Horror Picture Show, which starts this evening at the Argenta Theater and runs through Sunday. The fest has a Made in Arkansas section, which I am pleased, no, overjoyed to say that there is a film I directed in this category. Tomahawk is the film and the trailer is attached below.
It is not necessarily a horror film, per say, but more an action thriller throwback to 70’s exploitation films. The film was made on a shoestring budget with immeasurable help from friends and family a few years ago as my MFA thesis film for UCA. It was shot in Carlisle, North Little Rock, Greers Ferry, Jasper, Augusta and Conway over the course of about 5 months with filming taking place mostly on weekends. There were continuous setbacks and triumphs. It was an exhausting experience to say the least.
I directed this film before starting work at the Cabin and I have worked on numerous other films since that time. This experience, coupled with the long hours of slaving over news packages, has made me infinitely better in certain areas than I was back then. Thus, the film is a little rough around the edges but scrappy nonetheless.
The Made in Arkansas category is on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater in Little Rock.
So, if you feel inclined for a little locally made scares this weekend, check out the fest. It’s supposed to be a bloody good time.