The Halloween season is upon us, and you know what that means! It’s time to get scared! Our location this month will do just that. The Tooele County Jail is closed and open for film business. Nothing screams horror film like an abandoned prison. In case that’s not scary enough, the last film to use it made the inside look like it’s been scored by a fire. With isolation cells, a control room, and group cells, this jail has everything you could ever need to make the ultimate horror film.
Happy birthday to one of our favorite stars! Zac Efron is turning 29 today on the 10 year anniversary of High School Musical. In 2006 he was filming at East High School in his first leading role for a made-for-TV Disney movie. Little did he know, High School Musical would explode and become the most successful made-for-TV movie in history. 10 years later he has continued his musical career with Hairspray, along with more mature roles in films such as The Lucky One. Unarguably Zac has gone on to be a huge star since his role in High School Musical. Rolling Stone even labeled him as “America’s new heart throb.” We can’t help but be proud that he started his career off here in little old Salt Lake. Happy Birthday Zac!
How do you get an internship with the “The Tonight Show”? Well Nick Garrett a communications student at Weber State University had a creative idea. Film, edit and score a shot for shot intro to the show’s original, starring himself of course as the “potential intern.” The voice over let’s you know that Nick would be a great intern because he’s hard working, a multi-tasker and can deal with a fast paced environment.
Nick spent a month creating the piece, filming various Salt Lake City locations (and Park City) to double for New York.
All we can say is, he better get that internship. Check out his video.
Logan’s The Block Film & Art Festival
Do you like film, music, and art? We do! Which is why we’re sponsoring The Block film & art festival. Spend the weekend in Logan watching incredible films and immersing yourself in Utah’s artistic culture. Technically this is the fifth annual film festival, but this year it’s not just film. It’s grown to include music, art, and education. Logan has the benefit of having four theaters on one block, so they’re utilizing the space to create a weekend for everyone to enjoy. With nearly 50 films, music, food, educational speakers, and art, it’s the perfect way to tap into Utah’s creative culture.
The festival runs October 7th-8th and passes are only $5 for students and $20 for locals. If you only have time to watch one film, you can do that too for only $8. Or you can just walk around and enjoy the music, art, and food carts. Check out the schedule and snag your tickets here!