MidnightMoney to screen in Blaine

Published on Thu, Apr 26, 2007
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Midnight Money to screen in Blaine

Blaine resident Chris Onyon, producer of the film Midnight Money that was shot in Blaine last year, will show the film again next Friday shortly before departing for Los Angeles for his film career.

“I’m going from steady employment with benefits to becoming a starving artist,” he joked, “so one reason I’m showing the movie again is to raise money to be able to enter it into film festivals.”

The film is about cross-border drug traffic and because of this, Onyon said it is not for tender ears. “There’s some rough language and one violent episode because it’s a serious film that takes a realistic look at a very seamy and degenerate side of life,” he said.

The film has been shown at the Northwest Projections Film Festival in Bellingham, where it sold out twice, and at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival where Onyon said his main character won an award for being the most inept drug dealer.

He will be working with a director he calls his mentor, Brent Hedgecock, at Avenue B Pictures. He’s recently acquired film rights to a three-book young adult series called Three Vests by Robert Bowman, something Onyon describes as a Harry Potter-style fantasy.
Midnight Money shows at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Blackberry House, 321 H St. in Blaine.

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