‘Jack Goes Home’ Film Directed By THOMAS DEKKER

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Thomas Dekker the Director

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.”

Levenson said, “We’ve completely fallen in love with this town. Everybody, including the mayor and the store owners and the residents, have been so nice to us.”


Thomas Dekker with his wrap gift, a framed JACK GOES HOME title page signed by the ENTIRE CREW! 





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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

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Rory Culkin and Lin Shaye  (Insidious franchise)  have been set to star in Jack Goes Home, the hybrid family drama/horror pic that be directed by Thomas Dekker. They join Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed and Daveigh Chase in the film, which now kicks off production this week in Kingston, NY.

Written and to be helmed by Dekker, the pic centers on Jack (Culkin), an educated and well versed magazine editor living in LA. He is hit hard by the news of his father’s death in a violent and horrific car crash, which his mother (Shaye) has survived. He returns to his hometown of Denver to nurse his mother through her physical and emotional injuries. There he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity, fueled by madness, sexuality, hauntings and violence.

Robertson will co-star as Jack’s pregnant fiancé, Chase plays Jack’s best friend, and Reed is her girlfriend. Louis Hunter also co-stars.

The film is produced by Jordan Yale Levine of Yale Productions, Scott Levenson, and Dekker. Reed and Jon Keeyes co-produce, and Shaun S. Sanghani of SSS Entertainment, Jason Rose and Jessica Chang executive produce.

Culkin is repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management. Dekker is repped by Paradigm and United Agents.

Dekker’s recent acting credits include Fox’s Backstrom and on the film side in 2009’s My Sister’s Keeper and 2010’s A Nightmare On Elm Street. He direcred the 2008 indie Whore. He’s repped by MGMT Entertainment and Sloane, Offer.

source : www.deadline.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.”


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Britt Robertson, Nikki Reed Cast in Thomas Dekker Indie ‘Jack Goes Home’

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Tomorrowland‘s Britt Robertson and Twilight‘s Nikki Reed have been set to take the two lead female roles in the indie thriller/drama Jack Goes Home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.”