BLACKROCK

Back in June of 2011 Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton-Duplass (born in Milbride, Maine) tromped through the northern woods of Maine to make the indie flick “Black Rock”.

They took the film from Maine all the way to Sundance, where the film was purchased by LD Distribution who beat out other bidders such as Gold Circle and Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum, IFC, Magnolia, Lionsgate and Weinstein Co. for a cool $1 million.

Here’s a great interview from Sundance with Katey Rich of Cinemablend.com.

A brief plot summary

“Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.”

Filming during June in Maine was quite the experience for these three talented actresses. They described it as…

“Rainy, foggy, cold”. Sides would swallow up entire locations or make them four times the size of what they used to be. We were shooting on the shortest nights of the year. We were shooting on the nights of the year where the horizon started to change at 3:30 in the morning, and we would not get full darkness until 9:30 at night. We had the shortest nights, it was absurd.” — Lake Bell

“Yeah, I forgot the short nights of the year, and with the tides, having to schedule shooting around the goddamn tides.” — Kate Bosworth

“I had a spider crawl out of my hoo-ha when I got home after the naked scene.” — Katie Aselton-Duplass

I think I might like to hear more about that last quote, Katie… but despite the rough terrain and weather this project still turned out amazing. Hopefully they will make a sequel and come back to Maine soon!

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