It takes fierce determination to bring a script to the big screen. It appears supporters of a new film produced in Jacksonville have lots of it. Jared Rush, producer of the psychological thriller I Am Going to Kill Someone This Friday, shared news about the film’s progress on his Facebook page recently.
As news breaks on the film’s progress and debut, we’ll continue to provide updates about a work that is quirky like Hitchcock and surprising like Kubrick.
A new trailer was unveiled at Wonderland Jax amid a Friday the 13th studio party. Wonderland Jax is an arts support group with a facility based downtown. On its Facebook page, the group described its mission to help support artists:
“We can provide them with resources, workshops, sponsorship opportunities and more, all in a full-scale, professional, safe and friendly facility with all the necessary tools to complete any project, large or small. By bringing artists of all disciplines together, they will be able to network, collaborate and inspire each other.”
Rush made remarks during the studio party, and guests were the first to see the film trailer.
A new merchandise item has also been released—a coffee cup. You can bet if you take it to work, it will spark conversations because it bears the title of the film.
Durden Godfrey, the film’s director, writer, and co-creator, is committed to indie filmmaking in a city where many don’t know there’s a legacy of filmmaking. Jacksonville most definitely has ties to the big screen industry, and the history is richer than most know. But for World War I and the banking downturn, Jax might have become a filmmaking paradise.
The creators of I Am Going to Kill Someone… are hoping to raise more capital via Go Fund Me.
Producing and marketing a film has to be one of the most challenging goals artists can take on. Thus far, it looks like this film’s creators and supporters are up to the task.
(Kay B. Day/Oct. 16, 2017)