News From Terre Haute, Indiana

News

August 15, 2013

Movie crew wraps up first part of filming for ‘Vanished’

TERRE HAUTE — Cast members ate cake and played indoor basketball during a cast party on Wednesday, as the first 10 days of filming the independent movie “Vanished” concluded.

Candy Beard, director, writer and executive producer of the film, said actor Richard Bryant, popularly known for his portrayal of Pvt. Jeremy Sherwood on Lifetime TV’s “Army Wives,” has completed his part. Bryant played the part of a father of a 9-year-old Terre Haute girl who, in the movie, is abducted.

Two scenes will be completed this weekend, the first involving a set of teenagers, who remember seeing a strange person hanging around the neighborhood but never told parents or others about it. Another scene involves young girls distributing fliers asking for help in finding the abducted 9-year old, Beard said.

Filming will continue on weekends from mid-September through the end of February or early March. A rough cut of the film is expected by early April. Beard’s son, Daniel Beard, is film editor.

Beard said she is reaching out to film distributors for the film.

“The saying is independent films never get distributed; that’s not true. They do get distributed. It is just getting the right person at the right time to notice you,” Beard said.

“We are hoping that by the time this film is ready we will have already seen a little success with our first two films,” Beard said. Those films are “In A Cage,” a domestic abuse movie filmed in September 2011 and completed in June, and “This Promise I Made,” filmed last year, which is expected to have a rough cut by October. That film features Ken Kercheval, a Clinton native, who was an actor on the original “Dallas” TV show and on a revival of that show.

Beard hopes to get one or both of those films into the Sundance Film Festival next year in Park City, Utah.

“Vanished” is Beard’s first film as director. It’s also the favorite of the three films.

“I really want to get this message out. Too many kids are being abducted, and just the fact we had a great cast and great crew. I know what I want when I write it. This has been like watching a dream come true,” Beard said.

Caitlin Smith, 28, Columbus, portrays Carla Bennett, the mother of the abducted child. A natural brunette, Smith dyed her hair blonde to fit into the role of a mother of three blonde-haired girls.

Smith auditioned for the role at the urging of her friend, Connie Kiviniemi-Baylor, who portrays the grandmother in the film.

“The role has been really interesting for me,” Smith said. “I am not a mom and not a wife, but I have a mom who is a wife. I feel like I have been channeling her a lot.

“Carla Bennett is very strong. I come from a long line of strong women and so I identify with them and aspire to be one, so it has been really neat to kinda step into [Carla Bennett’s] shoes,” Smith said.

She said working with actor Richard Bryant “has been amazing. He is a famous actor, but doesn’t act like it. He doesn’t come across as anybody else but a normal guy,” she said. “He really helps put me at ease. We met five minutes, ‘Hi, how are you,’ and now we’re married” for the film roles, she said.

“We have hit it off really well and have worked well together,” Smith said.

“There is a lot of meat to this script. It has a lot of emotion attached and it will hopefully evoke a lot of emotions from the audience.” Smith said, who studied theater at Milligan College near Johnson City, Tenn.

Smith will return to her job as front office manager at a dermatology office in Columbus during the film’s break.

Bryant said he was drawn to the script by its emotional content.

“As an actor, we take pride in telling stories, and the stories that we tell we educate our audience. When I read the script, I felt like I had to be a part of it,” he said.

Bryant said his favorite scene in the movie is one that expresses emotion of loss and helplessness. “I look like a crying baby, but at the end of the day, it is the type of emotions that would go through a father’s head if his daughter was taken,” Bryant said.

“It was a very dark place that I had to go to, but the commitment to telling the story, it allowed me to get to that place … that can hopefully show our audience how tragic and how devastating this can be. It seems like every single time you turn on the television, there is somebody getting kidnapped. We are trying to bring awareness to it.”

Bryant will now return to College of Charleston in South Carolina to study theater.

Reporter Howard Greninger can be reached at 812-231-4204 or howard.

greninger@tribstar.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
News
  • MET073114griffin markers.jpg Trail blazers

    Blake Griffin remembers when he and his brother, Dale, would ride their bikes along wooded trails in the wilderness area of Fowler Park.

    July 31, 2014 7 Photos

  • Officials say city ‘overspent’

    Two Terre Haute councilmen told the Taxpayers Association of Vigo County Thursday they think the city is overspending, but they gave no solutions to reduce expenses.

    July 31, 2014

  • MET073114sinkhole korenski.jpg Block downtown to close for repairs

    A sinkhole is forcing the temporary closure of a major downtown street beginning Monday.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • MET 012312 MICK NEWPORT.jpg Wave of retirees at Vigo schools

    Valarie Bailey has worked for the Vigo County School Corp. for 26 years in roles that included at-risk counselor, school social worker, assistant student services director and curriculum coordinator.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire house to fire dept.

    A legal battle has been resolved to restore ownership of the community fire station in Fayette Township.

    July 31, 2014

  • Road Closings

    14th Street, from Oak to Poplar streets, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 for Friends and Family Weekend.

    July 31, 2014

  • August Fire Safety Tip

    Monthly safety hint — Barbeque/grilling safety

    July 31, 2014

  • MET 073014 WESTMINISTER DIG.jpg Expanding independence

    Westminster Village, a Terre Haute retirement community, is investing $1.8 million to construct 12 new villa homes, officials announced Wednesday.

    July 30, 2014 5 Photos

  • Decades later, dry cleaners leave blemish

    Fifty years ago, about 30 dry cleaners did business in the city of Terre Haute. City officials are now cleaning up the mess some left behind.

    July 30, 2014 1 Story

  • MARK BENNETT: Year of River sets example for state

    Terre Haute pays more attention to the Wabash River these days.

    July 30, 2014

  • Climate of less regulation, more chemical spills leaves ‘historical pollution,’ NCA director says

    Former dry cleaning sites are an environmental problem all over the state, according to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

    July 30, 2014 1 Story

  • MET073014parks bbushee.jpg Camping turnout low for first half of summer

    Camping revenue for the past two months has dropped in Vigo County parks, a downturn park officials say is difficult to attribute to a new park policy limiting campers’ stays to 14 days in the three county parks.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • MET 073014 DESTROYED.jpg Devastating fire takes out mobile home

    A Seelyville mobile home sustained heavy damage in a fire early Wednesday morning.
    Lost Creek Township firefighters were called to the scene in the 2200 block of Tabortown Road south of U.S. 40 at about 2 a.m.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • Man posts bond after fatal wreck

    An Oct. 7 trial date has been set for a Terre Haute man accused of driving while intoxicated causing death.

    July 30, 2014 3 Stories

  • Driver injured, airlifted, cited for failure to yield

    An elderly woman was injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon in Sullivan County, according to Indiana State Police.

    July 30, 2014

  • MET072914leo screen.jpg Slick’s debut

    Bobby “Slick” Leonard was the main attraction but his hometown, Terre Haute, was constantly in the background as friends, fans and family gathered in Indianapolis Tuesday night to honor the man famous for the words “Boom Baby.”

    July 29, 2014 8 Photos

  • MET 072914 TAJIMI YANASE.jpg Sister-city students get a dose of ‘new culture’

    One of Juri Sawada’s dreams has been to visit America.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Motion delays trial for 2012 homicide

    A man who has been jailed about 20 months in connection with the homicide of his wife will not go on trial next week as scheduled.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sheriff charged in prostitution case

    Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden has spent more than 30 years in law enforcement working to protect the public from criminals, but on Tuesday he was treated as one.

    July 29, 2014 1 Story

  • maple candy closeup.jpg Vigo Parks dishing out the sweetness

    Vigo County Parks and Recreation has made a “sweet” addition to its maple syrup production at Prairie Creek Park.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Danny Rodden indicted on federal charges

    Instead of overseeing the operations of the Clark County jail and police force Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden found himself being transported by the FBI to Indianapolis to answer federal charges.

    July 29, 2014 1 Story

  • Woman’s condition ‘fair’ after grocery store wreck

    A Terre Haute woman was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis as the result of injuries sustained in Monday’s accident on the Baesler’s Market parking lot.

    July 29, 2014

  • Semi driver cited for alcohol use

    A commercial vehicle driver has been placed out of service after he tested positive for alcohol consumption during a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Sullivan County.

    July 29, 2014

  • Church to give out school backpacks

    United Methodist Temple will stage its first-ever Back-2-School Bash from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.
    The church is located at 5301 S. U.S. 41.

    July 29, 2014

  • MET 072814 BUS MEYERROSE.jpg Bus safety features

    New safety features on South Vermillion School Corp. buses have led to fewer disciplinary problems and fewer incidents of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, officials say.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pendergast.jpg Humvee driver says foot caused fatal accident

    Kyle Pendergast, 22, the Terre Haute driver of a black Humvee charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing the death of a teenager, has told police he could not turn the wheel before the vehicle flipped in a field in an early Saturday morning accident.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • MET 072814 CONTAMINATED Cleaner may have contaminated water

    Groundwater and soil testing is set to begin within a week to learn whether toxic chemicals might have seeped into the wells of a small southside neighborhood and even beyond.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Housing Authority’s Warren Village nearing completion

    Construction on the newest Terre Haute Housing Authority property – Warren Village – should wrap up next month, a housing authority official said Monday.

    July 29, 2014

  • rush-hr.jpg Observers predict ‘wide open’ process of picking next chief

    State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson surprised observers in June when he decided to step down after a brief tenure as the state’s top judge.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Multi-vehicle accident in parking lot

    A woman was hospitalized with injuries after a multiple-vehicle accident late Monday morning in the Baesler’s Market parking lot on Poplar Street

    July 29, 2014

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene
NDN Video
Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News