Roseburg's Hucrest neighborhood roads closed for local movie shoot

There were no crashes or stunts performed today. But there was certainly still a lot of energy in the air with all the movie props and mild gore to simulate the scene.

Posted: Sep 12, 2021 7:54 PM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 4:28 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore, -- A Roseburg production company called Spiderking Studios blocked Northwest Kline Street and Northwest Moore Avenue's intersection to film a scene for their latest movie, "Death With Dignity."

From noon to around 4 p.m., the intersection was blocked off to film the aftermath of crash scene. However, there were no crashes or stunts performed today.

There was fake blood and car parts everywhere.

City officials said neighbors were notified of the road closures.

Jake Tranter, the director and producer of this film, told KEZI the movie is about a man named Tyler who is bored of his life -- so he decides to hire a hit-man on himself to try and cure his boredom.

He said the crew has been shooting for a couple of months -- but pre-production goes back about a year ago.

Crew member Gavin Pike said the shoot was a very unique experience.

"I was really impressed with the professionalism," Pike said. "I was impressed by how everyone behaved—it was a great experience; I had a lot of fun. This film is going to be awesome."

Pike said he is really excited to see what it becomes in the future. He said if the film is anything like the experience today, it's going to be "perfect."

He said the next step is to film the fight scenes in a couple of weeks from now.

Actress Eileen Dietz—who was featured in the movie The Exorcist—flew from L.A. just to be in one car crash scene.

"I think Jake absolutely knew what he was doing—which is really nice," Dietz said. "He had a really small amount of time to shoot, and everything was together; he had the street cleared out—it was perfect."

Dietz said she accepted the role because she thought the script was unique-- and couldn't resist the opportunity to be a part of it.

The movie is being shot in multiple places in Douglas County and should be completed by late November.

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