Filming is rolling along as an independent filmmaker returns to his Warren roots.
Mark Robinault, a senior at Edinboro University studying filmmaking, has returned to his hometown for filming of his short production "Take Out or Delivery".
Robinault's profile for Glarner Group Production Studio and After Dark Entertainment, a media production group formed by fellow Warren native Joseph Glarner, cites Robinault's interest in filmmaking as taking root when he was only ten years old. The profile notes he completed his first film in high school which opened new opportunities up to him and caught the attention of fellow Warren County native and internationally-known independent filmmaker Jeff Mahafey.
Photo by Jacob Perryman
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Filmmaker and Warren-native Mark Robinault (above) and cast (left) have been filming scenes for the short film “Take Out or Delivery” around the city.
In an e-mail from Robinault, "Take Out or Delivery" is described as a story about, "friends being friends who happen to be time travelers."
Robinault is director, editor and co-writer of the tale. He shared writing duties with Jeff Clark, executive director of The Boonies Film Festival.
Robinault is an intern with The Boonies, which held its first international film festival in Warren last August.
According to Robinault, the majority of filming is being done in Warren, and actors in the film are drawn from around the region.
According to Robinault's e-mail, "the malevolent Dale Reapsman is played by James Howels, a 4th-grade teacher from Erie. Prof. Peru, is played by Dan Warmbrodt, a regional musician. Marsha and Lydia are played by, Garland natives Heather Kennon and Tammy Dussia. Gordon is played by Matthew King, a regional actor and photographer from Erie. Charles, is played by Jeff Clark, from North Warren. Other roles are played by Dale Petrush from Warren, Hunter Weiczorek a freshman at Gannon University, Ian Gustafson from Kane, Christopher Snyder from Warren, Joey Roy from Warren, Joseph Glarner from Frewsburg, N.Y., and Caleb Lindquist, from Frewsburg.
According to Robinault, he plans to hold a premier screening of the film in Warren and submit the work to a variety of film festivals, "regionally and abroad."