Freewill Films has wrapped of the period western To Kill a Memory at Old Tucson and its sister location Mescal. The project is directed by Dustin Rikert who will co-produce with William Shockley. Additional Arizona locations used in the film 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.
Here are a few behind the scenes images from Saturday’s film session in Mescal.
Ernie Hudson & Friends
William Shockley (Co-Producer) and Dustin Rickert (Director & Co-Producer)
Kix Brooks & Ernie Hudson on Horseback
Dustin, Kix & Ernie