Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ashvegas movie: 'A Dance for Bethany'

A loyal reader e-mailed Ashvegas this photo shot last weekend, so we thought we'd share. It shows a movie crew taking over the lobby of the Asheville Citizen-Times for the filming of several scenes of the independent movie *"A Dance with Bethany."* (We think that's the director in the tall chair in the center of the pic, preparing to watch as a scene is filmed.)

The movie sounds kinda heavy - about an investigative reporter named Abbey Fisher who wants to start a family and try to find her sense of purpose in life. Instead, she learns that children are being victimized in a sex trade happening right under her nose. She meets 12-year-old Bethany, and Abbey's life is forever changed.

The movie looks to have about a decent budget, and has locations scouted out in Ashvegas and Washington, D.C. Raise the Bar Productions is making the movie with the stated goal of bringing more thoughtful fare to movie-goers. Should be interesting. As for the talent, we've not heard of the folks starring in the movie, but they seem to have some decent credits.

You still have a chance to be a part of this production. The moviemakers have set up a blog to tell people what's happening, and it looks like they're asking for extras for Monday (Aug. 14) to fill out a church wedding scene at Grace Episcopal Church on Merrimon Ave. Hey, that's EdgyMama's hood.

We're looking forward to seeing the finished product!

The movie's casting blog

The official site for A Dance with Bethany

Raise the Bar Productions

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