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Aaron Mathias cast to play “Steve Timmons” in Abandoned

Aaron Mathias

Filmmaker Terry Wickham is excited to announce that he has cast actor Aaron Mathias to play the photographer “Steve Timmons” in his upcoming film Abandoned.  The story concerns a photographer and a video vixen-like model doing a photo shoot at an abandoned, supposedly haunted location, which will be part of the feature film Devil’s Five.  Terry says, “While writing the script for Abandoned, it hit me that I should reach out to Aaron to play the lead male role.  A year and a half ago we were preparing to make Stash, but unfortunately his schedule prevented him from being in that movie.  Since this is going to be such a short shoot, I thought this might present the perfect opportunity to work together and I could easily visualize in in the role.”

Aaron Mathias, an exciting and versatile actor, has appeared as the lead in many films and series. He has been nominated for two best acting awards for his work in the award winning feature film, “Things I Don’t Understand,” which just became available on video on demand (http://http://www.tidu.vhx.tv/). He was also lead in the award winning films “Casual Encounters,” and “Ice Grill USA,” and the Bollywood/American production “Anything For You.” He was the lead and series regular in the ABC/Stage 9 sci-fi series “Trenches,” and has appeared on “Law and Order, Criminal Intent” and NBC’s hospital drama “Mercy.” He finished filming the new original series “Pride,” and is slated to begin filming the feature film “Sunday at the Kehr’s” which he is also producing in April of 2014 and “Wake UP New York” from award winning director David Spaltro in the late summer of 2014. He just completed filming on the feature film “Nothing About Chloe,” on Nov. 1. He loves dark chocolate and mangoes. His feature film that he is the lead in called “Paranormal Asylum,” opened nation wide on Sept 17. Via, Netflix, Redbox, Bestbuy and Walmart.

Please visit Aaron’s IMDB page to learn more:

www.imdb.me/aaronmathias

HAIR OF THE DOG COMPOSER DAVID HELPLING TO SCORE “ABANDONDED”

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Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham says, “When the opportunity opened up for me to write/direct a third film for the feature film Devil’s Five, I felt strongly that I needed to make something brief that would grab the audience.  I came up with the idea for this short piece when I visited an old abandoned psychiatric hospital with The Devil’s Five Special Visual FX Artist Jason Paluck.  Going to the locale inspired my mind with a cool idea for a film.  Jason immediately got it and agreed to be the DP and Editor.  We both felt that it should be shot in 1-day and not make it a big production.”

As Wickham was putting the script together, he got a strong feeling to call his friend David Helpling to see if he might be interested in scoring the film.  Terry elaborates, “David is so damn talented and I love the way he works.  He doesn’t go for obvious choices as a composer and I admire his musical creativity.  I felt this story is as much about the location as it is the human characters, which would afford David the chance to run wild in a subtle way to match the movie’s approach.  It’s a weird dichotomy, where it’s a small found footage horror movie but I want it to look & sound amazingly stylish and slick.  David’s signature ability to generate a huge canvas of sound in an ambient way, would crystalize my vision for the film.

The fact is 12 years ago David and I made a wonderful movie  together called Hair of the Dog.  I credit much of the success of that film to David’s music.  He is without question one of my favorite musicians in the world.  I felt strongly there was no reason why we shouldn’t join forces again on a project that contained something we both love, cinematic suspense.”

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Look for more updates about “Abandoned” as the production comes together.  Paluck and Wickham are planning to shoot the film in the spring.  They have already put out casting notices for the all-important female lead.