The movie is called “Stomping Ground”, and the story follows Ben and Annie, a young couple living in Chicago, as they take an old friend on a weekend trip to Annie’s hometown in North Carolina. According to promotional materials for “Stomping Ground”, “(The) young couple … embark on an impromptu ‘Bigfoot hunt’ that threatens both their relationship and their lives.”
This is the Troy premiere of the indie film, which used a number of local people in the cast and on the crew.
“Stomping Ground” was written and directed by Dan Riesser, a North Carolina native now based in Los Angeles. While this is his first feature film, Riesser’s short films have played at festivals worldwide. He is also a producer and director on the E! Entertainment television show, “The Soup”.
The screening will be Wed., Jul. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Garner Center on Burnette St. in Troy. Information about the movie and the screening are available online at http://www.stompinggroundfilm.com.
UPDATE: Advance tickets are available for $5 each at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 444 N. Main St., Troy, N.C., Jul. 14 & 15, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 910-572-4300 for information. Seating is limited, but any remaining tickets will be available at the door prior to the screening for $8 each. The film is intended for audiences age 18 and up.