For immediate release
August 7, 2006
Marshalltown, IA – Executive producers announced Marshalltown, Iowa as the site for filming of the new supernatural thriller " The Curse". Filming will begin in September at various locations throughout the community. The movie is to be co-directed by Xaypani Baccam and Bryan Brewer. Baccam a Marshalltown native is thrilled to be shooting in is home town.
"The Curse" will feature ex-"Bold & Beautiful" star Shanelle Workman, who recently completed production on the feature film "Even Money" with Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta.
Duane Journey, the film's Producer says, "The Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Iowa Film Office have been instrumental in securing locations, amenities, technicians and equipment for the production." Iowa Film Office Director Tom Wheeler says “Iowa is experiencing steady growth in a very competitive region so I'm very glad that Xaypani and his team have chosen Iowa over other locations. It's fantastic to have yet another Iowan return home to produce a project."
This production will have a significant positive economic impact on the community with lodging and catering revenue in addition to the hiring of electricians, carpenters, productions assistants and many more crew positions from the local area. Journey says "We want to round out a lot of the filming crew from the community, both behind and in front of the camera." Announcements on crew and casting calls, as well as a planned special event, will be issued soon.