Movie Filmed in Wilkes-Barre Targets Fall Release

Movie Filmed in Wilkes-Barre Targets Fall Release

August 22nd, 2014

WILKES-BARRE — A movie filmed mostly in Wilkes-Barre in 2012 and 2013 is expected to be released this fall, and those who are in it and helped make it will get to see it here today.

Kevin Davis, a nurse from Taylor who grew up in Wilkes-Barre, wrote, directed and starred in “Man in a Box,” a film for which Davis drew from events in his own life, including a 1990 drug conviction and doing jail time.

Davis plays Lloyd Taylor, a man released from a mental institution after spending 20 years there for murdering his family as a child.

In a recent phone interview, Davis, 44, said shooting wrapped up in June 2013, and editing was completed in January or February.

Some “rough copies” of the film were sent to a couple major film festivals, but so far none have bit. Davis said he’s waiting for the fall, when more festivals are held, and hopes the film will generate some interest.

Davis had also contacted Movies 14 earlier this year to arrange for a premiere for the cast and crew, but the theater didn’t have time available until August. So people who were involved in the production have received invitations for the movie’s limited debut today at the theater on Northampton Street, and Davis hopes they’ll be pleased.

“Considering the budget, I was quite pleased with the film,” Davis said. “But I’m my own worst critic when it comes to acting.”

The movie was made on a budget of less than $7,000.

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