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Boone-based producer’s “labor of love” PDF Print
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 20:00

Boone-based producer Gary Wheeler is taking a trip down the red carpet Thursday- it’s the premiere of his latest film, The List.

Wheeler got his start right here in the High Country. Originally from Charlotte, Wheeler went to Appalachian State University in 1987.

While ASU did not have a film program- he took broadcasting classes to get his hands on a camera. 

Get his hands on a camera he did- Wheeler made several films in college. While he claimed most of them were “bad,” he obviously got better. Final Solution, a film shot in South Africa, won the Crystal Heart Award at Heartland Film Festival.

Wheeler expects great things from his latest film, shot in Wilmington.

It involves good people, a good cast and crew, he says.

Those good people include Malcolm McDowell of Clockwork Orange fame.

It was truly a labor of love, Wheeler says of the piece he produced, co-wrote and directed.

When not slating on set- Wheeler relaxes in Boone with his wife, also an ASU graduate.

Boone is an artistic place- a calming environment. It's hard to create art in a stressful place, Wheeler says.

The film premieres Thursday- and will open for the public August 10.
  
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