By David F. Rooney
“We’ve got guns and we’re gonna send that beast back to Hell where it came from.”
With dialogue like that you know Embedded is gonna be some kind of gory creature feature. If you like that kind of thing it’s going to be fun to watch this flick when it opens at The Roxy on Thursday.
Embedded tells the story of an NBS news reporter and his cameraman who embed themselves with a group of hunters looking for a little boy who was lost in the woods. Of course, everything goes awry. The movie was filmed here in Revelstoke a couple of years ago by professional director and screenwriter, Michael Bafaro, who also directed The Barber in 2001.
As he always does when he shoots a film in his hometown, Bafaro likes to slide as many locals as possible into the background as extras. He did it in The Barber, which featured Malcolm MacDowell as barber with a taste for serial killing, and if you go see Embedded on Thursday evening you’ll be bound to see many of your friends and neighbours in the back ground.
Lyn Kaulback, the well-known local stage actress and director, was in The Barber and is also in Embedded.
“It was a lot of fun,” she said. “There were about 20 of us out there and we did about six different street scenes.”
I know Andy Parkin and Robyn Abear were among the locals cast as extras. How many do you think you’ll spot?
Embedded is here for one night only on Thursday, February 28, at 5:30 and 8 pm.