Our community college can’t keep its film program open but Capitol Hill remains a popular area to make movies in Seattle — even with the state’s newly passed film incentive law not yet kicked in. We’ve received quite a few notes about a shoot underway at Denny and Bellevue inside Acme Barbershop Tuesday morning — thanks to @Erin_Boudreau for providing the final clues to the mystery. Here are some of the details on the indie “dark comedy” Matt’s Chance from Seattle filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney:
Matt, a dark and brooding late 20s cowboy, has just witnessed the ultimate betrayal. After walking in on his girlfriend sleeping with another man, and learning that she pawned her engagement ring to pay for the abortion of their unborn son, Matt begins spiraling downward into a quest for revenge that pits him face to face with the mafia, corrupt bankers, a trash talking priest, and even God himself.
In addition to a cast of indie upstarts, the movie also includes “Edward Furlong (Terminator 2), Margot Kidder (Superman), Lee Majors (6 Million Dollar Man), and Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon),” according to these folks.
Acme says the shoot is scheduled to continue through Wednesday and they’ll re-open for business on Thursday.
Other recent Capitol Hill shoots are starting to hit the screen. Hill-filmed indie Fat Kid Rules the World debuted at South by Southwest while 21 and Over — which turned part of the Hill into Greek Row in September — is in post-production.