Enderby Entertainment has just completed principal photography in British Columbia on its new paranormal thriller titled, “No Tell Motel.” The film, produced by Enderby’s Rick Dugdale and directed by Brett Donowho, is slated under Enderby’s horror division, Tony-Seven Films, and continues the company’s ongoing schedule of film projects. Soon to follow will be “Stranded” and “Heartbreak Hill,” among others. The producer-director duo most recently worked together on “Silver Falls,” now in post-production.
“It’s been quite the homecoming for us to bring a film back to the Okanagan Valley,” said Dugdale, who hails from the area. “We’ve attempted to shoot here before with no success, but in this case we found the locations we needed. We were able to test the waters for production infrastructure with our horror division Tony-Seven Films and I would say the answer is, yes, we can make a film here.”
Enderby’s busy slate will continue through the end of the year with “Stranded,” shooting this fall in the Los Angeles area with Daniel Petrie, Jr. directing and Dugdale producing. Petrie just completed filming on ABC’s “Combat Hospital” and Dugdale is fresh off “No Tell Motel” and “Cherry,” which features James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel.
The screenplay for “No Tell Motel” was written by T.J. Cimfel and tells the story of five friends abandoned at a motel who find they share the same dark secrets as the tortured souls who died there. The film stars Angel McCord (“Sacred,” “Chemistry“), newcomers Chalie Howes, Johnny Hawkes, Andrew MacFarlane and Chelsey Reist.
The script won “Best of Horror” in the 2010 Chicago Screenwriters Network Contest, and was a winner in the Script Savvy Contest, 2010. The screenplay for “Stranded” was written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who also wrote Enderby’s “Silver Falls” with Cam Cannon, as well as the upcoming Rob Cohen-helmed film “1950.”