Trailer now available for movie shot in Clay last year
By Gary Lloyd
A movie trailer is now available for a movie that filmed a scene in Clay last year.
A trailer for “Life Tracker,” which follows the lives of people who learn about their futures through biological testing, is available at www.redandtanproductions.com.
An important scene in the movie was shot last February in the tornado-ravaged Georgebrook subdivision in Clay. The city of Clay was heavily damaged by an EF-3 tornado that ripped across Old Springville Road on Jan. 23, 2012.
A crew from Red and Tan Productions and two actors flew from Los Angeles to shoot the scene at a partially destroyed home in Georgebrook.
The film is directed by Joe McClean and produced by Sarju Patel. The two actors in Clay were Barry Finnegan and Rebecca Marshall. Marshall has appeared in the movie “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter,” a 2008 episode of “CSI:Miami” and a 2006 episode of “The West Wing.”
Trussville’s Marc Ward, owner of Filmdog Media, served as unit production manager for the crew. Ward said last year that he got a call from Red and Tan Productions, asking if there may be an area of storm-ravaged eastern Jefferson County to shoot the scene. Ward took pictures of areas in Trussville and Clay, and McClean and Patel chose Georgebrook as their backdrop.
The main character, played by Finnegan, is a documentary filmmaker following a news story about a scientific discovery to predict a person’s genetic future through their DNA. When he decides to shoot footage of the destruction, he stumbles on a story about a company called Life Tracker Limited in Spokane, Wash. The company claims to be able to predict a person’s future, and people all over the world spend their money to see if their DNA shows any trace of disease, future children or when they will die.
Finnegan’s character, best friend and his best friend’s girlfriend have their futures predicted and their lives begin to change, along with the world itself. Nothing is physically changed, but the ideas that have been put in people’s heads convince them to flip the world upside down.
“That’s when things start to get out of hand,” according to a film synopsis at www.redandtanproductions.com.
McClean also interviewed former Clay Mayor Ed McGuffie for a “behind the scenes” video.
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