Old Tucson and Freewill Films are pleased to announce filming of the period western To Kill a Memory at Old Tucson and its sister location Mescal later this month. The project is being directed by Dustin Rikert who will co-produce with William Shockley. Additional Arizona locations include Yuma, Arizona.
The storyline for the film is set in the 1920’s, when young newspaper journalist Jesse Helms (Andrew Walker – The Gundown, Steel Toes), sets out to learn the truth behind one of the most notorious bank heists in western history, “The Mid-Day Massacre,” and its infamous ring leader Duke Donovan (Kix Brooks – Brooks & Dunn, Thrift Store Cowboy), a legendary lawman gone bad. Visiting the estate of a reclusive millionaire named Seymour Redfield (James Karen – The Pursuit of Happiness, Mulholland Dr.), Helms soon learns that things may not have been what they appeared, as Redfield recounts the events that conspired to bring Donovan to justice in the 1890’s. A sweeping, action-packed saga of the old west in the vein of Unforgiven and The Shawshank Redemption, To Kill A Memory also stars Ernie Hudson, Sydney Penny, Timothy Murphy, Abraham Benrubi, William Shockley, Brent Briscoe, Ronnie Blevens, and Paul McCarthy Boyington.
Old Tucson will be open to the general public on the scheduled filming days of Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 31 although regular show performance times may be adjusted to accommodate the production. The Mescal set is closed to the general public.
Freewill Films is looking for approximately 50 period dressed background extra volunteers for filming on select days at Old Tucson and/or Mescal. Food will be provided for the background extras during filming. To be considered for a volunteer extra role, interested parties must come to the Old Tucson front gate dressed in period costume (circa 1890) between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Thursday May 12th. Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to attend the casting call.