“One for the Road, a Short Film starring Lance Henriksen, begins Production in September”
One for the Road, based on the short story by Stephen King, will begin production in September. Currently set to star in the film is veteran horror and science fiction actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead), as well as Don Scribner, Matt Roy, and Daniel Bielinski. The film’s director, Joshua Brucker, aims to raise funds for the production over the next month and a half, using the popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
“It’s truly an honor to work with such talented actors,” Brucker said. “I’ve gotten to know many of them personally over the past few months, and I’m quite confident in their abilities. Lance Henriksen is a legend in the business and I’m incredibly excited to watch his character come to life. All actors involved will complement the story quite well.”
One for the Road was first introduced to readers in 1977, then republished in 1978 in Stephen King’s first short story collection Night Shift. The story follows two reluctant men who agree to help a desperate and stranded traveler who unknowingly stumbles across the danger that lurks in ‘Salem’s Lot. It gives the reader a brief glimpse into the world of Jerusalem’s Lot, the setting of King’s second published novel, years after vampires infested the town.
“It’s a small, contained tale but filled with tremendous lore and mystery,” Brucker said of the story. “I’ve been a fan of King my entire life, and Night Shift was the first book I purchased that was penned by him. The story stuck with me since childhood, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to bring the story to life in a way that hasn’t been done before.”
The cast and crew are set and production begins in September in International Falls and Ranier, Minnesota, once the crowdfunding campaign is successful. Contributors of the Indiegogo campaign can expect perks such as access to view the film before the festival run, official posters, production stills, crew t-shirts, official film props, as well as the opportunity to have their image featured on a missing poster in the film.
The campaign launched on July 19th and is expected to run until August 19th or later.
“Filmmaking has always been a passion of mine,” Brucker finished. “I’ve been a huge fan of horror my entire life, and I aim to bring to the audience a film that stands out among the rest, doing King’s story justice and frightening viewers in the same way horror of the 80’s and 90’s frightened me. I want to give them something they can really sink their teeth into.”
The Indiegogo campaign can be found at:
Joshua Brucker can be reached via the official film website, https://onefortheroad2018.com/.