On April 10, 2016, feature film “Hanging Millstone” shot new scenes in South Fort Myers, Florida. The flashback scenes shot were of a young boy’s birthday from which he is kidnapped. The film is about child abductions, and its theme seems to be touching home!
In addition to the little boy character, the boy’s nanny, father and kidnapper were the lead roles in that day’s shooting. The child actor’s full name will not be given, for obvious reasons, but the two young adult actors were Payton Stockman, as the nanny, and Jake Feulner, as the child’s father, who is a young lawyer (future judge). The kidnapper was portrayed by Keith Gahagan. The scenes are flashbacks to the 90s. Also included at the faux birthday party, is real life Michael Bey as Mooch the Clown. Bey is a talented entertainer. In some of the party scenes he, as Mooch, paints children’s faces and makes balloon animals.
“Hanging Millstone’s” screenwriter, producer and director is Curtis Collins. This award-winning film won the 2015 Viewers Choice Award at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The film’s trailer (short) has been submitted to several film festivals. Recently announced has been the acceptance of “Hanging Millstone” to the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival (FMBFF). That festival will be held April 20-24.
“I first became interested in writing in 1992. You could say that my creative abilities were sparked while attending Ohio University. There, I received a degree in business management. During that time, and since then, I have written screenplays, too many to mention. Now, with Three C’s Productions, my dream of making my writing come to life as a film is coming true!
By the way, since we’ve been shooting, I’ve heard from many parents saying that they have become more aware concerning child abduction scenarios in our film and in real life. As a result, they are becoming more careful where their children are. THAT is one of our main goals!” – Curtis Collins
“Hanging Millstone” continues to shoot this month through May. Editing, by Erik Krefeld, will soon follow. The plan is for the film to be released July 2016. Collins already has more then one film written. Some of his movie ideas are in different stages of writing, and he looks forward to creating more and more films.
Curtis Collins’ creativity, “Hanging Millstone,” Friends Who Like Hanging Millstone, film festivals, such as FMBFF and more, can be found at specific links. Two of Collins’ crew behind the cameras are cinematographer Erik Krefeld, with GET TV LIVE, and cameraman Ernesto Lasso de la Vega.
Enjoy video clip of a celebrity dad celebrating his son’s birthday in an unusual way. The video is not directly tied to the film featured here. It only represents a child’s birthday, but one not gone awry. Also enjoy slideshow of recent photos shot from behind the scenes of “Hanging Millstone.” If you are in the SW Florida areas keep your eyes and ears peeled, as you just might hear Curtis Collins yell, “ACTION!”