Spokane-- More than 150 Spokane students spent Sunday at school acting on a movie set in Spokane. The film is about two 10-year-olds who met at a north Spokane school, that’s why it was important to filmmakers to shoot the movie locally.
“We could have gone to a number of places, but it was important for us to do it here in Spokane because the story took place in Spokane. Up on the north side by Linwood Grade School in 1965. It’s a true story about best friends who met in the fourth grade. One’s a hyperactive little devil, and the other one is in the late stages of muscular dystrophy and he’s confined to a wheelchair,” said Lyle Hatcher co-writer and director.
Both lead actors are from the northwest. The one playing Lyle is a Spokane local. It’s the first time he’s been in a film and he says it’s both fun and exhausting.
“Lots of shots, because in a movie you’ll see they take a shot from here and then they’ll have the face and then they’ll take a different shot from here but you just have to because then it looks like a movie,” said Brayden Tucker lead actor.
More than 150 other Spokane students are on-set to bring the school to live. All the local talent and local resources means that all the movie making money is staying local.
“It just makes sense. You can make a movie here for half the cost of the same movie in Los Angeles or even Seattle,” said Tom Tayler production sound mixer.
The film, like the book is called “Different Drummers.” They will wrap up shooting in the next four weeks. The movie should be out on the big screen about this time next year.