SXSW ’16 exclusive: Rory Culkin talks “JACK GOES HOME”
Premiering at the current SXSW Film Festival as a Midnighter attraction next Monday, JACK GOES HOME is the story of a very strange homecoming, and the latest genre vehicle for young actor Rory Culkin, who gave FANGORIA some exclusive words on the movie.
Culkin, who played Mel Gibson’s son in M. Night Shyamalan’s SIGNS and has since appeared in the likes of SCREAM 4 and this year’s INTRUDERS (both of which he discussed here), has the title role in JACK GOES HOME. “He finds out that his father had died, so he has to go home for the funeral,” Culkin explains. “And then he finds these things in the attic and has this rush of memories of his childhood, all these things he forgot, and it just unravels from there. It’s crazy; I saw a cut of it a little while ago, and it’s madness. I feel like people who visit your site will really be into this one.”
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.
Thomas Dekker with his wrap gift, a framed JACK GOES HOME title page signed by the ENTIRE CREW!
Thomas Dekker Thanks Video From His Movie CASTS
“Jack Goes Home”
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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.”