Bill Oberst, Jr., Set to Star in Night of the Babysitter

bill-oberst-jrPopular genre actor Bill Oberst, Jr., has officially agreed to play the lead role opposite rising star Dora Madison Burge in Louis Edward Doerge’s horror/crime thriller Night of the Babysitter.

In the film Oberst (pictured right; Zombieworld, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Circus of the Dead) will be playing Burge’s (“Friday Night Lights,” “Dexter,” Exists) father, who has enlisted his daughter’s help in his year-long revenge plot against those he blames for the death of his wife.

Oberst said of the role, “One of the great pleasures of this business is encountering rising young writing and directing talents on their way up. When those rising talents also happen to take cinema seriously as an art form, as Louis Doerge does, that’s when real magic can happen. Night of the Babysitter is dark and sinister, bold and original. It’s an arthouse crime film in the guise of a horror movie. The script does what movies are supposed to do – it submerges the reader’s imagination into a world of the filmmaker’s choosing, and I believe the movie is going to do exactly the same thing. I’m excited to be on board, and I hope fans of arthouse movies, thriller movies, horror movies, and crime movies (not to mention the legion of fans of Dora Madison Burge) will get excited about it, too.”

Doerge said about Bill Oberst’s involvement, “We are extremely excited to be working with the incredible talent that is Bill Oberst. He’s more than well versed in these genres and is a cinematic force to be reckoned with.”

Night of the Babysitter, which is going to be shot on Super 16mm film by Jeff Wedding (Measure of the Sin), begins shooting in late January 2015. There is currently a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the film. Money raised from the campaign will go toward paying crew salaries so they don’t have to work for deferred pay and film processing costs.

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