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Local filmmaker presents indie produced film in Neepawa

10.04.2019 10:58
By: Frank McGwire

A Scratching Sound hits the big screen Thursday night

Scene from "A Scratching Sound" Photo submitted.

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - A Local filmmaker will present his latest movie at the Roxy theatre in Neepawa Thursday night.

Writer, producer, director and editor Eric Warwaruk says he wanted a grass roots promotional approach for his movie "A Scratching Sound" which was shot in Winnipeg and parts of rural Manitoba.

"I thought, how do I get more people in Manitoba interested in my film and if they're interested in locally produced films, where would they like to check them out," Warwaruk said. Warwaruk said.

Warwaruk works during the week in Neepawa but spends his weekends in Winnipeg running his company Yerstory Transmedia

He says renting out the Roxy seemed like a natural choice to screen his first full length feature film.

"It's a fantastic theatre that has a 4K projector it's like top notch and there other small towns in the province that have similar theatres and I'm hoping to organize a sort of Manitoba tour for the film," Warwaruk said.

Dauphin's theatre has also been approached to show the flick.

"I wanted to do something differently from my short films because this is my first feature length and it's a little more of an event," Warwaruk said.

Warwaruk says "A Scratching Sound" is more of a psychological horror movie in the same vein as a David Lynch style film.

After obtaining his B.A. in Film Studies at the University of Manitoba Warwaruk went on to McGill University to get his M.A. in Communications. 

"Since finishing my studies at McGill University I've made in the neighborhood of 25 - 30 films, mostly short films," Warwaruk said.

Earlier this year one of Warwaruk's short films "The Shrug" was a Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles Cinefest 2019.

The screening of "A Scratching Sound" will take place Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Admission is by donation.

Suggested rating is PG-13.

The film stars: Corey Rademaker, Crystal Stelczik and Aaron Clarke.

Brandonites Mark Kiazyk and Erin Hyndman are also included in the cast.