A former resident of Point Roberts is becoming a movie star this month, only it’s not a person – it’s a motor home.
A 35-foot 1993 Fleetwood Cambria RV once owned by local resident and artist Richard Allen is featured in a horror movie called “Crowsnest,” slated for release this month.
“Crowsnest” is the story of five young friends on a road trip in the mountains that goes horribly wrong following an incident of road rage with a giant motorhome that leads to a terrifying struggle for survival.
Written and produced by Point Roberts residents John and Pamala Sheppard and directed by Vancouver-based filmmaker Brenton Spencer, “Crowsnest” is an intense horror-thriller in which the RV plays more than cameo – it’s the bad guy. “The RV is to our movie what the shark was to ‘Jaws,’” John Sheppard said.
It was Pamala who first cast the RV, saying when she spotted the giant motorhome it had the right “creepy vibe” to terrify moviegoers. She must have been right. Shot in and around Vancouver last year, early reviews for the film say it’s terrifying, with one critic calling it “a sick, twisted vision of America.”
“Crowsnest” is being released by IFC-Midnight on September 7 in theaters across the country, and on the new video-on-demand format.
For more info, contact Sheppard at 360/945-1816.Former resident hits the big screen