Anderson High School senior and film student Devin Lands was inspired by Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” when he wrote the screenplay for this year’s mainstage Film project. His film tells the story of teenagers Michael, Rose, and Freddy as they spend three months house-sitting an off-season B&B for Michael’s Uncle. The house has a dark past, but so does Michael, and all too soon that darkness rises to threaten them all.
Under the guidance of AHS Film Teacher Chad Weddle and local filmmakers Kailee Poston and Nick Howrey, a host of students shot footage in October, with Devin Lands Directing, and have been editing and polishing the film ever since. In addition, Turpin high school sophomore Josh Yamaguchi has composed an original score for the film, which will be played live each night by the AHS Symphony Orchestra under the direction of orchestra teacher Jessica Cox.
“The Whisper House” will be screened on March 27 and 30 at Anderson high school. Each evening will also include selected short films from the AHS Studio Film class, including a documentary about former Bengal Solomon Wilcots, created by senior JD McManus, and a documentary about Anderson’s legendary performing arts teacher Dick Wesp, created by senior Grace Adams. Tickets are $10 and available online and at the door. Visit www.AndersonTheatre.com for more information.