Civil War horror movie to be filmed locally - Franklin, Ky Hey yall guess what? I going to be in a Movie.. Well I plan on it anyway.. Heres the scoop its a low budget independant flick thats going to be made.. and who knows what may become of it.. Steven ======================================================= Movie to be filmed locally Thursday, May 18, 2006 Franklin Favorites - Franklin, Kentucky Newspaper Online Edition http://www.franklinfavorite.com/ Lights, camera, action! The Octagon Hall and Museum will be the setting for a horror movie that will be filmed in Franklin this summer. “Wake the Dead” is being produced by Franklin natives Bill Wilkerson, Paula Rittenberry and Joey Witt who own Wild Mind Productions. The movie is set in the 18th century and involves the legends of Octagon Hall located on U.S. 31-W north. The old eight-sided unique brick structure was home to several families, slaves and Confederate soldiers. The story-line of the movie involves a voodoo practicing slave and the deaths of some of the children who lived in the home. The play will be cast with actors from the area. Open auditions will be held Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at Octagon Hall beginning at noon each day. Those wishing to audition are not required to bring anything with them to the audition. Ms. Rittenberry said that they will cast 17 principal roles as well as clean-up crews and prop crews. No one will get paid to participate in the movie, but a portion of the proceeds generated from the film will be donated to Octagon Hall. At total of 75 to 100 people will be needed to film the movie. Wild Mind Productions is also looking for financial backing from the community. The group plans to film the movie over six weekends and hopes to have the finished product by September. They plan to take the film to viewing festivals this fall. They will begin filming on June 23 at a Confederate soldier encampment at the F-S Community Park. Anyone who would like to volunteer to work on the film or provide financial help should call Bill Wilkerson at 270-586-4287 or 270-776-3414 or Paula Rittenberry at 270-598-0488. Scene to be filmed at F-S Community Park Thursday, June 08, 2006 A scene from the horror movie “Wake The Dead” will be open to the public at 6 p.m. on June 23-25 at F-S Community Park. “Wake the Dead” is a horror movie that is based on stories from the history of Octagon Hall on north U.S. 31-W. Filmmakers are shooting a reenactment of a battle from The Civil War, and the public is invited to come and to watch the filming. All the roles in the film have been cast, and all other filming events are closed to the public. The film was cast with actors from the area when auditions were held in May at Octagon Hall. WKU is also contributing an intern and filming equipment to the production of the film.