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February 17, 2022

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ISSUE NO. 7 • February 17, 2022 ISSUE NO. 7 • February 17, 2022 • • • 828-248-1408 • 828-248-1408 Our 30 th Year • Over 25,000 Weekly Readers WE ARE NOW OFFERING WE ARE NOW OFFERING QUALITY SERVICE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES QUALITY SERVICE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES Michael Harton, Doug Harton Jr., Owner 187 North Powell Street, Forest City 828-245-0923 ADAS Calibration In House On Vehicles ADAS Calibration In House On Vehicles Equipped With Front-View Cameras Equipped With Front-View Cameras 345 South Broadway, Forest City 828-245-8067 M O O RE ' S AUTO S ALES ©Community First Media Community First Media Call or come by today! NO CREDIT, POOR CREDIT LET US DECIDE! LET US DECIDE! An Ellenboro actress has been selected to direct The Last Door, a faith- based fi lm that follows a man on his journey to understanding the importance of blind faith. Taylor Grace Davis, 24, who is home in Ellenboro after a few years in Los Angeles, said this week fi lming on The Last Door will begin in November. "Right now the team and I are in heavy pre-production," Davis said. The fi lm's writers William Campbell and Keshia C. Willi approached Davis to join them on this journey. The trio is also producing the project and are in the process of focusing on securing the fi lm's budget. "After that we will continue to scout locations in Rutherford County and appreciate any help or interest from the community that feel led to do so," she said. Casting is expected to begin this summer, however, Leanne Johnson from Chicago PD and Alexa Servodidio from The Art of Women, have already been attached to the project, Davis said. She said breakdowns will be released on Actors Access but she will also post a casting call for Background Actors on her Facebook page. "Feel free to follow me on Facebook to stay informed," she said. Davis said, "I am thrilled to embark on this journey as the director for this project. This will be the fi rst time since my career began at age 8 that I will strictly be focused on working behind the camera." The Last Door will be shot by cinematographer Fabio Morelli, who just moved to Greensboro, with his wife, from Florence, Italy. All set locations haven't been identifi ed in Rutherford County and the crew is still looking for a farmhouse, a hospital location and other locations. Due to the pandemic, the hospital location has been diffi cult to fi nd and secure. "The team and I are open to other locations that could pass for a hospital once our set designers come on board and transform it," she said. There will also be a need for a bar location, a priest refractory, a church, a park, a middle-class home, and a few other locations that will appear in a few other scenes. The Last Door follows Robert, a middle-aged man who's mentally, emotionally, verbally, and sometimes physically abused by his family. After Robert experiences a traumatic accident that lands him into a coma, he wakes up in Heaven and is presented with the opportunity to see what his life could have been like if he had the courage to follow God's plan for him and stand up against his family. A devout Christian herself, Davis said having the opportunity to direct a faith- based fi lm that glories the "kingdom" is an answer to prayer. Davis received offi cial notifi cation recently that her short fi lm Always shot last April in Forest City has been selected by the Con Nooga Film Fest 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "As a fi lmmaker, the thing you always hope for once your project is complete is that it is able to be seen, and for that I am also grateful," Davis continued. Several people in the town of Forest City including Town Manager, Council member Justin Conner, and others were instrumental in fi lming Always. Davis' dream job has always been to tell stories as an actress and now as a director, "which is what I am able to do," she said. Although Davis moved to Los Angeles for a while, she plans to stay local as she pursues her dreams. "Rutherford County is my home and it always will be. This is where my family is and my vision for my future is to make as many fi lms as possible in Rutherford County," Davis said. With the c o n t i n u e d support of the community she believes that is possible. R e f l e c t i n g on her career thus far, Davis said, "My most well-known projects are Billy the Kid, Cole Younger and the Black Train, The Box, and 7." Three of the four can be found online to watch on Amazon Prime — Billy the Kid, Cole Younger and the Black Train, and 7. Among her favorite experiences as an actress — although she said each one has its own — was portraying her character Rebekkah in The Box. It was set during the Civil War and Davis said she loved the costumes. Continued on page 3. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Photos Contributed. Ellenboro actress Ellenboro actress directing her Ðirst directing her Ðirst feature Ðilm feature Ðilm RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S ONLY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER! RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S ONLY WEEKLY NEWSPAPER! SET LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR THE LAST DOOR (for suggestions contact Taylor Grace Davis). • A farm style house • Hospital or something to be dressed as such • Church • A priest's refractory • A modern middle class house • The inside of a bus • A park • A pharmacy • A cottage (only the outside) • The inside of a taxi (al al a so so fea eatu ture red fr from om the he out utsi side de de de) Taylor Grace Davis Looking for numerous set locations Regan Bishop, Always, written and directed by Davis

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