Thomas Dekker Tweet :
I am finishing my film this week. John Carpenter taught me how to make one. An idol and a genius. Happy birthday @TheHorrorMaster
— Thomas Dekker (@theThomasDekker) January 17, 2016
Jonh Carpenter Mini Biography
John Carpenter was educated at Western Kentucky university. He began making short films in 1962. He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject in 1970, for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970). Carpenter formed a band in the mid-1970s called The Coupe de Villes. Since the 1970s, he has had numerous roles in the film industry including writer, actor, composer, producer, and director.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Melissa Portell < firstname.lastname@example.org>
John Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father was the head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles, not the University of South Carolina. While there, he made The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970) and started work on Dark Star (1974). He was also in a band called the Coupe de Villes while he attended USC, which included future directors Tommy Lee Wallace and Nick Castle.
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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Secret Circle (2011)
The Secret Circle
Developed by Andrew Miller
Based on The Secret Circle novel by L.J. Smith
Produced by Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television
Aired on The CW for 1 season (22 episodes) from September 15, 2011 – May 10, 2012
Britt Robertson as Cassie Blake
Thomas Dekker as Adam Conant
Phoebe Tonkin as Faye Chamberlain
Shelly Hennig as Diane Meade
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Melissa Glaser
Louis Hunter as Nick Armstrong
Chris Zylka as Jake Armstrong
Nightmare on Elm Street is reportedly getting another reboot
A Nightmare on Elm Street could be getting another reboot, if reports are to be believed.
The slasher horror franchise – centring on the terrifying Freddy Krueger, who kills his victims in their dreams – is apparently being revived only five years after Wes Craven‘s 2010 remake.
According to Tracking Board, David Leslie Johnson is lined up to pen the script.
He has previously worked on The Walking Dead and Amanda Seyfried’s 2011 film Red Riding Hood.
A Nightmare on Elm Street began in 1984, with Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Robert Englund and Johnny Depp starring in the original.
Several sequels followed, before it was rebooted in 2010 featuring a cast that included Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy and Thomas Dekker.
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Cast and Crew Talk Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home
Production has commenced on writer/director Thomas Dekker’s Jack Goes Home in Kingston, New York; and Dread Central was recently on the scene. The film is produced by Dekker, Jordan Yale Levine/Yale Productions, and Scott Levenson. Co-producers are Nikki Reed and Jon Keeyes, and executive producers include Shaun S. Sanghani/SSS Entertainment, Jason Rose, and Jessica Chang.
Following is our report from the set along with a look at a few stills and the film’s preliminary artwork that was put together for film fest submissions.
This is Jack Goes Home. This is a gathering of talent to help shape a word of torment and trigger catharsis for its director, Thomas Dekker. What I saw was Jack (Rory Culkin) dressed in white shirt, dancing with his mother, Teresa (Lin Shaye), to a song from a foregone era. Teresa slips from his arms, as if drugged. and falls to the floor of the old house where the production is shooting.
DIRECTOR: Thomas Dekker
CAST: Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye, Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed, Daveigh Chase
‘Jack Goes Home’ Film Directed By THOMAS DEKKER
Outside a sunburst-colored home in Kingston, there is a production team moving cars, setting up chairs and getting ready for the next shot. A production assistant yells, “Rolling! Quiet all around!” and everyone is immediately silent. Inside, lead actor Rory Culkin, who is known for such flicks as “Scream 4,” begins filming one of the most intense scenes of the entire movie.
The film is called “Jack Goes Home,” starring Culkin, directed by Thomas Dekker and produced by Yale Productions. For 18 days in August, the cast and crew filmed in Kingston.
“It’s the third movie that I’ve been a part of in the Hudson Valley,” said co-producer Jordan Yale Levine, who signed onto the project with co-producer Scott Levenson. “The other two movies were shot in Orange County. Our location scout found this home in Kingston and Mayor Shayne Gallo has been completely accommodating and super helpful to us.”
From the Press Release:
Rory Culkin (Gabriel, Scream 4) and Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise, There’s Something About Mary) will star in writer/director Thomas Dekker’s upcoming feature film, Jack Goes Home. The announcement was made today by writer/director Thomas Dekker and producers Jordan Yale Levine and Scott Levenson.
Jack Goes Home will commence production this week in Kingston, New York. The film is produced by Jordan Yale Levine/Yale Productions, Scott Levenson, and Thomas Dekker. Co-producers are Nikki Reed and Jon Keeyes, and executive producers include Shaun S. Sanghani/SSS Entertainment, Jason Rose, and Jessica Chang.
Previously confirmed cast members include Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland) and Nikki Reed (Twilight Saga). Rory Culkin will play the title character with Lin Shaye starring as his mother, Teresa. Britt Robertson plays Jack’s pregnant fiancée, Cleo; Daveigh Chase plays Jack’s loyal best friend, Shanda; Nikki Reed play’s Shanda’s girlfriend, Crystal; and Louis Hunter plays Jack’s seductive neighbor, Duncan.
“Lin Shaye and Rory Culkin are both exceptionally talented actors who are perfectly suited to lead the cast of Jack Goes Home,” commented writer and director Thomas Dekker. “We could not be more thrilled to watch them bring our script to life as the film’s key mother/son duo.”
Blending elements of family drama and horror films, Jack Goes Home follows Jack, an educated and well versed magazine editor living in Los Angeles. He is mid 20s, engaged, and expecting his first child. Grappling with the natural release of his childhood and the promise of his forthcoming adulthood, he is hit hard by the news of his father’s death. In a violent and horrific car crash, his father has perished while his mother has survived. He returns to his hometown of Denver, Colorado, to nurse his mother through her physical and emotional injuries. During his stay at home, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends, and his very identity. Jack’s journey to the truth is fueled by madness, sexuality, hauntings, and violence. For Jack there truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
Dekker’s acting credits include TV series “Backstrom” and “The Secret Circle.” On the film side he appeared in 2009’s My Sister’s Keeper and 2010’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and directed the 2008 indie Whore. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Sloane, Offer.
Source : gruemonkey.com
” JACK GOES HOME ” MOVIE, Director : Thomas Dekker
From Kerry Henderson FB :
” It was great to introduce director/actor Thomas Dekker and his production team on the movie Jack Goes Home to Mayor Shayne Gallo this morning at City Hall. “Jack Goes Home” is a psychological thriller and will be shooting in Kingston until warly September. Mayor Gallo and the City of Kingston are so welcoming to filmmakers- and Kingston is fast becoming a go to place for film production “. ” Manifestation! Today was the the first day of shooting for the movie “Jack Goes Home” directed by Thomas Dekker. One of the inspirations for purchasing my building in Uptown #KingstonNY was to provide a beautiful and comfortable place for filmmakers to stay and work – I can’t say that it didn’t go through my mind that the apartment on the upper level could also be an excellent film location. I had observed a burgeoning in film activity in the Kingston area in the past few years and saw a need for relaxed accommodations and work spaces for creative teams who often need to be in the area for five or six weeks pre production, shooting and post production. I opened Studio 286 Memorial weekend and enjoyed a steady stream of guests, quietly asking myself “where are the filmmakers?” Enter Line Producer Jon Keeyes (also a highly regarded director and writer) and Producer Jordan Yale Levine- the team from “Jack Goes Home” swooped into town almost unannounced and I was so happy to welcome them, offer “digs” along with a few local tips and recommendations and introduce them to Mayor Shayne Gallo who has been so key to attracting movie activity to Kingston. It’s been exciting for me to reconnect a little with my own film roots. Many moons ago, before opera swept me off my feet, I dreamed of becoming the next Cecil B De Mille and persuaded my dad to buy me a Super 8 movie camera and some editing gear. I poured my life blood to making a couple of 3 minute movies which I entered in a national film competition sponsored by Television New Zealand- the carrot was that the winning movies would be broadcast nationally. There were no winners that year, but my two movies were aired on tv and shared the spot of highly commended with another New Zealand aspiring schoolboy filmmaker, Peter Jackson.”
Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed Cast in Thomas Dekker Indie ‘Jack Goes Home’
The film was written and will be directed by actor Thomas Dekker (My Sister’s Keeper). The story follows a young man living in Los Angeles named Jack, who must return home to Colorado after his parents get into a car crash that kills his father and leaves his mother in need of care. The trip home uncovers secrets buried in his family’s past that involve his friends and even his own identity.
According to Dekker,
” This is the kind of horror film that cannot be easily relegated to the slasher shelf. It is equal parts a family drama and, most importantly, a musing on grief.”