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Filmmakers Behind Gold Rush Going for Real Authenticity





Yes, the West was wild. If toothless, creepy 49ers panning for gold isn't enough to give you the chills, how about ghosts of toothless, creepy 49ers? The filmmakers behind the upcoming project Gold Rush are going all in to scare the bejesus out of you!

The cast of Gold Rush is full of fresh faces on the rise including Angel Oquendo ("Dexter," "House MD," Oceans 13), Kristin DeLuca ("Femme Fatales"), and William Mark McCullough (The Trials of Cate McCullough) as well as Debbie Bledsoe, Lydia Castro, Desmon Heck, Michael John Lane, Valerie Lucas, Maria Picaso, Richard Scott, Caroline Beilskis, Shelly Insheiwat, and Michael Buonomo. The film is expected to be released the beginning of 2013.

From the Press Release
Pre-production for a paranormal thriller feature film is under way, and the filmmakers are going the extra mile for authenticity. Gold Rush will begin shooting at the end of June on a 40-acre property in the heart of Gold Rush Country-- Grass Valley, California. The location is a private property that has preserved artifacts from the Gold Rush era.

"There’s no need for us to create props and sets because everything you’ll see is a remnant of history," said director Debbie Bledsoe. "Whether it’s the antique six-shooter Merwin-Hulbert revolver or the old poker table and other Wild West artifacts from the Gold Rush era, everything is a genuine piece of a forgotten time." Written by Jon Mac, the premise of Gold Rush surrounds a modern day team of paranormal experts that goes missing one by one while investigating an evil presence at an estate filled with antiques from a gold mining ghost town.

In real life the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” recently covered how locals believe the ghosts of deceased gold miners haunt the entire Gold Country area. "When you step inside, you literally feel like you’re stepping back in time. It certainly has a haunting feel," said Bledsoe. "We’ll also be sleeping here every night so it will be a unique experience, that’s for sure."

The cast and crew plan to shoot the majority of the film in one weekend using inventive techniques that will increase efficiency and elevate production values. "Most films shoot with a single camera, but we’re shooting with four, which will complete the shoot four times as fast without compromising quality," said Bledsoe.

Filmmakers Behind Gold Rush Going for Real Authenticity

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