With director Patrick Cunningham’s feature directorial debut, Model Home, set to go before cameras next week in Los Angeles, we chatted with co-producer Will Clevinger regarding the indie thriller. Read on!
Co-written by Cunningham and producer William Frank, Model Home is being shepherded by High Windows Films and stars Monique Gabriela Curnen (Contagion) and Kathy Baker (Take Shelter, “Medium”). The narrative explores the practice of “live-in staging,” in which recently evicted families are recruited to live in unsold properties. Curnen will play a single mother who begins to entertain dangerous fantasies while “staging” a model home in an otherwise empty development, while Baker portrays a realtor who grows increasingly suspicious and alarmed.
Clevinger and Ben Rabbers (The Devil’s Carnival) co-produce, as does Jarod Einsohn, with executive producer credits going to John Frank and Douglas Britton.
“I met co-writer and producer Will Frank in the basketball league that we both play in, and he sent me the script,” Clevinger told us of his involvement with Model Home, which will be lensed by Jayson Crothers (Bigfoot) with FX provided by Elle Favorule and George Frangadakis.
“It was one of the smartest and most creative concepts I had ever read,” continued Clevinger, whose other producing credits include the cult fave Automaton Transfusion and the upcoming (and much buzzed about) Under The Bed. “My producing partner, Ben Rabbers, and I felt like this would be a great transition from the horror films that we have been used to making into more psychological-based material. We do feel, though, that Model Home will appeal to both the mainstream and horror audiences alike.”
Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you exclusive coverage from the set later this month.
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