PRESS RELEASE: Kevin Smith Begins Production with Ringling College

PRESS RELEASE: Kevin Smith Begins Production with Ringling College

Kevin Smith Returns to Ringling College to start production of Killroy Was Here

Kevin Smith, iconic filmmaker, author, actor and director of Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and recent horror films Red State and Tusk, has returned to Sarasota to shoot the first installment of his latest horror anthology film Killroy Was Here. This project is being done in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions, the executive producer.  Like many recent Kevin Smith projects, Killroy stems from a conversation taken from one of his popular weekly podcasts. “This is a monster movie in the sense of a classic morality tale,” says Smith.  “No one wants to see you spill the blood of innocents, but when someone crosses the line and goes bad, you get to make them pay in horrible ways, and the audience cheers.” Like The Twilight Zone, Killroy is full of ironic twists and grisly moments.  Smith added, “We wanted to make an anthology film in the vein of Creepshow. Killroy is like the Golem, the Boogeyman and the Grim Reaper combined.”

Killroy Was Here is an exciting project as part of our ongoing effort to provide hands-on, active production crew experience and screen credits for Ringling College students and graduates while also bringing world-renowned producers, directors and Hollywood-level entertainment productions to Sarasota to use the College’s film facilities,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President of Ringling College. “Working alongside entertainment professionals, the students participate in an immersive creative and production program that takes them from script to final delivery. They also are able to connect with these high-level industry professionals.”

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Watch Kevin’s Facebook Live

Click below to watch Kevin Smith’s Facebook Live session from the set of Killroy Was Here from June 14th.

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