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By Lois Johnson
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Zombie movie shot in Moose Lake

'Waiting to Scream' to be shown at local film festivals


Magdalena applies makeup to the face and arms of an actor.

A movie about zombies was shot in Moose Lake on Saturday, September 14.

Moviemaker Nathan Johnson shot scenes with a video camera at a house in Moose Lake that was supposed to appear abandoned, while Magdalena Rios applied makeup to the actors inside the home.

This is the second film for Johnson, Rios and Kyle Goorhouse.

Named the Kettle River Project, the trio produced their first film last January, titled “A Killing Time.” That film lasted 15 minutes, while this second film, “Waiting to Scream,” will last 30 minutes.

“For the first film we used a camera that had been used in England that actually used physical film,” said Johnson. “But the quality of the film was corrupted when it was transferred to the computer.

“This time we are using an HD fully digital camera. We can just plug it into the PC and the images will load beautifully. We won’t have to have a special program.”

Johnson said he appreciates the volunteers for the project.

“I have to really give it to the volunteers,” he said. “They have been doing a great job.”

He also said why he believes that this is a quality project.

“Our shining star is that we pay attention to the script,” he said. “A lot of films out there are fairly shallow. Some of us have roots in classical literature and English.”

Johnson concluded by saying that the film has been accepted by the Pine County Highway 61 Film Festival for next month, and he plans to show it at the Wrenshall Film Festival next summer.


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