Grand Island is the site for movie making, as a film crew is at Stuhr Museum working on the feature-length film "The Bender Claim".
Los Angeles-base filmmakers John Alexander and J.C. Guest will be in Grand Island for several days filming scenes at Stuhr Museum's Railroad Town. The Grand Island Convention & Visitors Bureau says the crew began filming July 10 and will be in town for several days before moving on the Kansas to wrap up filming.
The story is a Hitchcock-style suspense thriller full of murder and mystery set in 1870s Kansas. Alexander and Guest co-wrote the script and have been working on the project for more than four years.
The Grand Island Convention and
Visitors Bureau worked with crew to help with the logistics, coordinating lodging, meals and other site details.
"It's amazing the
amount of details a production like this requires. The CVB staff has been
working with the film crew on many details, including finding local lodging for
their horse," Executive Director Brad Mellema said.
The Grand Foundation also provided support for the venture and has invited Alexander and Guest to premier "The Bender Claim"
at the Grand Theatre.