Tii Ricks directs, Rage Ã¢â‚¬â€œMidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve, a new horror film. Rage Ã¢â‚¬â€œMidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve is set in the land of the Midnight Sun and the Finnish Arctic Circle. The film begins principal photography in Helsinki, Finland in July under the direction of a Finnish-American female Director, Tii Ricks (29), who is also the writer for the production. Other members of the crew include Director of Photography Lawrence Dolkart who has previously shot multiple music videos for such artists as Jet, Rage Against the Machine and Stone Temple Pilots, commercials for Nike, Fox Sports and NASCAR as well as feature films such as Good Dog, Bad Dog starring Tom Sizemore and Hollow starring Buffy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Vampire Slayer starlet Emma Caulfield. The Camera Operator and Gaffer of the film is Barry Gross whose credit list includes many box office hit productions such as Pirates of the Caribbean Ã¢â‚¬â€œ At WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s End, 2 Fast 2 Furious and The Black Dahlia just to name a few. The Director, Ms. Ricks said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am proud to work with professionals of this level to bring this story alive. Rage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ MidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve is a film honoring all the great horror features I have seen in my childhood: Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th are all films that I have grown up with and which I secretly watched way before I was supposed to see them. This film is a tribute to all of those films. Originally a pagan holiday MidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve is a huge thing especially in the Nordic countries. To add together a MidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Festive with its White Nights when the sun never sets, the spells people do at that time of the year and a group of American, English and Finnish people spending their MidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve in one of the most mystical places in the world, the Arctic Circle in Lapland, to me makes a perfect setting for a horror film.Ã¢â‚¬Â The main characters of the film are from the Unites States, England and Finland. The international cast of the film will be announced in June. The film will be produced by a new American independent Producer of theatrical motion pictures, La Brea Pictures LLC. The company licenses its films to ancillary markets including cable and broadcast television as well as to international venues. Rage Ã¢â‚¬â€œ MidsummerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve is the first feature length film for the company. The theatrical release for the movie has been set for 2012.
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