FEBRUARY 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAINE PRODUCTION COMPANIES BONFIRE FILMS AND DARK FARM FILMS TO BRING STEPHEN KING SHORT STORY TO THE BIG SCREEN
Maine based production companies Bonfire Films and Dark Farm Films have teamed up to bring the work of author Stephen King back to his home state. This year, the two companies will adapt King’s short story One for the Road, filming it in the areas that King intended the dark tale to unfold; the Maine towns of Falmouth, Windham and Cumberland, better known to the literary world as Jerusalem’s Lot (Salem’s Lot). Corey Norman, director of the wildly successful independent feature, The Hanover House, is set to direct, while Jenny Anastasoff, of the Damnationland hit Sui Generis and Haley Norman of The Hanover House are set to produce. Being huge King fans, the group hopes to create a true love letter to the work of the author, while showcasing the state that has brought them so much inspiration. Look for the film when it hits festivals later this year.
“If you believe the only master of horror and suspense to come out of the great state of Maine is Stephen King, then you haven’t seen anything by Corey Norman.”
“Director and co-writer Corey Norman brings a Stephen King-style to an indie horror audience like only a Maine-native can do.”
- HorrorHound Magazine
Based on the short story by Stephen King, One for the Road follows two aging Mainers, Booth and Herb “Tookey" Tooklander, as they attempted to rescue the family of a motorist, whose vehicle had become stranded in a ferocious blizzard. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the car just happens to be stranded in Salem’s Lot.
About the Director
Director Corey Norman is no stranger to filmmaking. He has worked for clients such as: History Channel, Nova, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He was an assistant editor on Nova's Bioterror, done in conjunction with the New York Times, which won a Best News and Documentary Emmy Award. In 2011, he was honored as one of Maine Today Media's "Forty Under 40" for his work.
Corey’s most recent feature length film, The Hanover House, which stars Anne Bobby (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed) has appeared in 13 festivals and recently won Best Feature Film at the HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival.
About the Producers
Franco-Macedonian Mainer Jenny Anastasoff was bitten by the film bug working on a Stephen King movie, and has been on & off-camera ever since. Jenny is a graduate of Georgetown and McGill Universities, with degrees in Psychology and Library and Information Studies.
Behind the scenes, Jenny has been an advocate for the Maine film community. You may have spotted her as an extra or talent in many local productions. Acting, assisting, screenwriting, script supervising, film reviewing on a live radio show, production managing, networking, emailing, Facebooking, voice-overing, you name it, Jenny has film-wrangling experience.
Haley Norman is a Maine based makeup and special effects artist with over 7 years of experience. Haley is still passionately moving forward looking to learn all she can about the ever-evolving industry and techniques. With film, she got her foot in the door when husband, Corey Norman brought her on her first real video shoot in 2008. Since then, she has been actively participating in film competitions and anything that comes her way. In 2010 she won Best Special Effects for a 48 Hour Film Project entry entitled, Inn Season. “It’s amazing what you can do with makeup. The ideas, possibilities, and all of the people you meet are endless. I’m having a blast doing what I love!” Haley is best known for producing and co-writing the award winning feature film, The Hanover House, as well as the award winning short films NATAL, Mother and Tickle.
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