Film Department Chair Tony Doupé and SCC Associate Faculty Lorraine Montez premiere their feature-length suspense thriller horror film, “The Hollow One,” at Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Wed., May 27 at 9:00 p.m. and Thurs., May 28 at 3:30 p.m. at SIFF Cinema Uptown Theater. Tickets can be purchased through the SIFF Box Office.
Doupé stars in the film, which he also co-produced. He plays Michael Wade, a rural farm owner and amateur photographer. Father to Rachel and Anna, Michael is forced to appease forces far beyond his control.
“It was a challenge being a lead actor and producer on the film, especially given what a complicated and physically demanding role Michael was to play, but we had a great cast and crew and that helped a lot,” Doupé said.
Montez was approached by Doupé and “The Hollow One” director Nathan Hendrickson a couple of years ago about producing on the project. “It’s exhilarating to get accepted into SIFF, and this film reflects the vast talents of a community of valued colleagues and friends,” she said.
The production was an SCC family affair. “We had a lot of support from some of our SCC film department graduates and current students. They’re always eager to be in the learning environment only a film set can provide,” Tony said.
The film stars Tony and several local actors, including Kate Alden and Tonya M. Skoog. It also stars Los Angeles actor Jesse James, best known for “As Good as it Gets,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “Amityville Horror” and “Blow,” and New York actor Chelsea Farthing.
This has been a successful year for SCC’s film department, with 10 of SCC’s current and former students working on the following SIFF films: