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Pittsburgh filmmaker to screen Blood on the Leaves at the Hollywood Theater

 

Ryan Haggerty, a Work Hard PGH co-oper in Allentown since this past January is screening his feature length survival crime drama Blood on the Leaves at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.

A dozen members of the talent and crew working on the project are Pittsburghers and are proud to present it first to a Pittsburgh audience at a historic theater.

Blood on the Leaves, produced by Sideline Pictures, wrapped on principal photography over a period of just two weeks in various locations across North Central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in October of 2015. The production featured a small, yet professional cast, a half dozen key crew personnel, and a sub $10,000 production budget.

The story centers on a black, urban youth who is grappling with the sins of his past as he buries a body far from the city near an old Pennsylvania logging plot. In the midst of digging a shallow grave, a tree falls, injuring him and pinning him to the ground.

A nearby bow hunter, startled, drops his box and runs towards the sound of the fallen tree. The hunter is unable to move the tree or free the city boy. Just as he is leaving to find help, he stumbles across the tarp covered body. The city boy pulls a gun on the hunter. Locked in a standoff, they find themselves alone in the middle of the wilderness.

Along with a crew and cast, Blood On The Leaves makes its mark by delivering a socially impactful story that is relevant to urban and rural cross sections of American society. This point is driven home by the crew, producers, and cast whose hometowns represent urban and rural areas in the American Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest.

Sideline Pictures aims to use Blood on the Leaves as a catalyst production to create an equitable micro-budget film economy for local writers, directors, producers, crew, and cast.

Tickets are available at: https://www.showclix.com/event/blood-on-the-leaves-at-the-hollywood-theater.

 

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