The independent film “Destination Marfa”, written and directed by Lockney native Andy Stapp, is scheduled to premiere at the Lubbock Premiere Cinemas on Tuesday.
Stapp presents his science fiction feature film and the meeting with the actors who accompany him after the screening. There will also be a question-and-answer session on the making and shooting of the local film.
According to information from imdb.com, the film won the 2021 Manhattan Film Festival Film Heals Award for Best Horror Film and received honorable accolades from the 2021 Athens Monthly International Art Film Festival. for the best feature film.
The film stars Tony Todd as Mayor Henry. Todd is perhaps best known for his chilling performance as âCandymanâ. The 6-foot-5 actor has performed convincingly since his debut in the fantasy film “Sleepwalk” in 1986, according to information from imdb.com
Also featured will be Stelio Savante as Vincent (The Hitchhiker); Cotton Center native Brittany Jo Alvarado as Eden Percell; Kyle Colton as Matthew Bench; Marcus Jahn as Erik Streett; Tracy Perez as Allie Holliwell; Kimberley Christann Pember as Donna (the waitress); Richard Riehle as Skeeter; Neil Sandilands as Norman; and Scot Scurlock as Wilmer.
The synopsis: “During a road trip after a long weekend in Terlingua, four longtime friends decide to get off the road and venture into a small town in West Texas known as Marfa: unexplained ghost lights that Marfa is known for?
âWhile refueling, they meet two very strange employees of a remote gas station. One of them offers them a chance to look into their future by pulling out a ticket from his clairvoyance counter at 25 cents What does he say â¢ Can they trust him?
âWhen they enter Marfa, Texas, they almost immediately realize that something is wrong. Why is this town so strange? Why do very strange things happen?
“Eden Percell, due to her desire to examine everything, begins to convince Erik that the city is full of witchcraft practices and she even makes the statement” And I think they’ve become good at it. ” convince Erik, and if so, should they risk telling their thoughts to the other two queens of the drama.
âWhat is Marfa? Why are the townspeople so secretive? Will Matt, Erik, Allie and Eden discover the truth behind the mystery of the lights of Marfa?
Produced by Stapp, the film was co-produced by Dean Andre, Starla Christian and Stelio Savante with an original musical score by local musician Dustin Garrett.
The cast and crew meet and greet is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. until the premiere at 7:00 p.m. with the indoor Q&A with Stapp immediately following the screening.
Stapp, who graduated from Lockney in 1993, served in the Marine Corps as a nuclear, biological and chemical warfare specialist, passing Marines through gas chambers at US, Japanese and Australian military bases, according to his biography on imdb.com
After his stint in the Marines, he returned home to help run a family-owned auto body repair shop. He ventured into airbrushing, which led him to create works of art across the country for the drag races of the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and the National Hot Rod Association ( NHRA), and UGGS Boot Company as lead artist.
Today, Stapp has embarked on the adventure of scriptwriting.
âHe continues to live in his small town where he grew up, but reaches out to those particular Hollywood calls and that’s business,â the imdb.com bio read.
Additional screenings of the film will be shown later in the evening at 9 p.m.
Special ticket packages for the event can be purchased at www.pccmovies.com or at the Premiere box office.