What’s that, you say? You’ve been bitten by the Hollywood bug but don’t know what to do about it? Guess what, pally – you aren’t alone.
The need to create and have our creations seen by an audience is universal here at TVWriter™. In fact, it’s even spread to LB’s current living environment, the peninsulas along Puget Sound:
North Kitsap grads go Hollywood
by Michael C. More
When Erich Cannon and Nathan Lee embarked on their first feature-film project together, they might well have been excused for setting it in the North Kitsap environs where they both grew up.
Instead, they found their locations — and the title of the resulting film — on Google.
“We fell in love with the look of the town,” said Lee, the film’s director and co-writer, of little Fall City, the Snoqualmie Valley village that jumped out at both of them from the Internet. “We had been Googling images, looking at small towns in Washington. Neither of us had ever actually been there.”
Once Lee saw the town in the flesh — as part of a honeymoon tour of Northwest locations with his wife, Tara (a co-producer of the film who Lee credited with also being a “big part” of the casting process) — the deal was done.
“We agreed it was just perfect,” said Cannon, who co-wrote and produced. “It matched our script, it matched our story. And the name made for a pretty good title.”
Cannon and Lee have known each other since their junior high days, when they lived down the street from each other and began collaborating on a cable access show for Bremerton Kitsap Access Television while at Poulsbo Junior High.
“It strangely became somewhat popular with the students, and then worked its way outward to the public,” Cannon said of their show. They continued to work together upon their move to North Kitsap High School.
“We were both in high school drama, too,” Cannon said. “I was more into acting, and Nathan was more into the tech side of it.”
Lee stayed in theater after high school before jumping into various film and TV projects around 2006.
“I started with small positions on big movies, then transitioned into working in bigger roles on smaller movies,” Lee said. He also has five Emmy awards to show for his TV work….
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Check out a review of this “remarkable indie film” HERE