‘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.”


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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


Thomas Dekker wrote and will direct the psychological thriller

Nikki Reed, Britt Robertson Join Indie ‘Jack Goes Home’

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Nikki Reed and Britt Robertson have both signed on to indie film Jack Goes Home, which will be directed by actor Thomas Dekker

Dekker also wrote the script for the psychological thriller, which centers on a magazine editor named Jack who lives in Los Angeles. After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.

Reed will play Jack’s best friend and Robertson will play Jack’s fiancee, who is pregnant with their first child. The role of Jack is currently being cast.

“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,” says Dekker.

Production is slated to begin in upstate New York in August.

Nikki Reed



article by Rebecca Ford , wwwhollywoodreporter.com