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SEEKING THE TRUTH

It is out there

Science fiction thriller filmed in Silver City.

 

As movie-going Americans, we hold certain truths to be self-evident.

Government cover-ups and youthful curiosity rarely go hand in hand. New Mexico is a land filled with untold mysteries. Ebola, EV-D68, West Nile, SARS – If one disease doesn’t get you, another probably will. Combine these complex elements and you’ve got a chilling new feature from PRC Productions that isn’t afraid to reveal the TRUTH.

Set for limited release in early 2015, TRUTH is a science fiction, horror/thriller that entertains while at the same time offering deeper themes that explore who we really are when we lose the ability to live by deception. TRUTH will receive a world premiere screening at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27- 28, followed by a second premiere screening at the Light Hall Auditorium on the Western New Mexico University campus in Silver City, Friday and Saturday, March 6-7.

Shot primarily in Silver City, by PRC Productions – from a script by actor/director Michael J. Cramer (Weird Science, Summer Camp Nightmare) and starring William McNamara (Dream A Little Dream, Copycat), along with local actors Johnny Tabor, Sabrina Gomez, Rob Dean, Marcelle Bowman, Jack Lutz, Adam Ostland, Eric Young and many more – TRUTH follows a diverse group of college students who stumble into a top secret facility hidden in plain sight somewhere deep in the mountains of the Gila wilderness.

Unbeknownst to them, the hospital was ground zero for a large-scale test of a truth serum based on an inert virus 10 years earlier; a test that went disastrously wrong, forcing the immediate closure of the facility. Now inadvertently infected with the deadly virus that, if released, could have devastating effects on the world population, the students fight against time, overzealous guards and an inability to lie, in the hopes of discovering, once and for all, the lengths some men will go to in an attempt to hide the TRUTH.

Early reviews reveal that TRUTH, filmed entirely with a southern New Mexico film crew and featuring performances by many local actors, has a wide audience appeal. Terrence Faulkner at The Focused Filmographer says TRUTH “captures the suspense of the characters” with its “use of story, location and overall look and feel,” making the “experience all the more impressive.”

Morgan R. Lewis of Morgan On Media says “New Mexico works well as a backdrop for the film, providing a credible sense of isolation,” while “the actors all turn in solid performances,” adding “There’s not a bad performance in the bunch.”

Rodney Twelvetree, of Australia’s Fernby Films cites the films “vibrant sense of terror,” and “moody, atmospheric visual style from DP Ryan Valdez,” as well as its “professionalism and dedication … that’s inescapably present throughout” as “an alternative to the mainstream,” owing to “a sense of irony and a deft hand” by writer/director Michael J. Cramer.

PRC Productions (PRCProductions. com) is a small Las Cruces-based, full-service production company formed in June 2010. Since that time, it has produced several shorts films, award- winning documentaries and commercials and nearly 50 aired television programs. PRC Productions has produced and assisted in several feature films including DAY OF THE MUMMY starring Danny Glover, and is currently in preproduction on the horror film HIDEOUS, scheduled to begin filming throughout southern New Mexico in early 2015. For more details on TRUTH, visit www.whatisthetruthmovie.com.

The Rio Grande Theatre is at 211 N. Main St., in Las Cruces. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers and actors will follow. Tickets are $8.50. Advance tickets are available for purchase online at www.holdmyticket.com or at the Doña Ana Arts Council offices upstairs in the Rio Grande Theatre, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 523-6403 or visit www.riograndetheatre.com.

Light Hall Auditorium is located at the main entrance to the WNMU campus, at 1000 College Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers and actors will follow. Tickets are $5 per person WNMU students are free with valid ID. For more information, call 5386300 or visit www.movies.wnmu.edu.

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The principal cast of TRUTH hails primarily from southern New Mexico.

 

 





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