Ian Kyle and Cameron Dalton are twenty something film makers from Botetourt County. Kyle grew up in Fincastle and resides in the Cloverdale area and Dalton also grew up in Fincastle and is from Troutville.
Dalton wrote and directed, “Run, Devil, Run.” Kyle produced and acted in the film. They began film making together when they worked on three Bible school type of films previously for their church several years ago.
Their most recent and noteworthy film was “Pragul Martii” a Dracula thriller made in the Town of Fincastle for a SyFy Channel contest. It did not win that contest, but did win a film festival at the Grandin Theatre. The film also played to several hundred trick or treaters and their parents on Halloween Night in 2010 in Fincastle. We have a previous story.
Dalton as writer and director has been building towards this film career for years. “I Like to read and write screen plays. I like Special effects and makeup.” Dalton graduated from Lord Botetourt in 2002. He also acted in Attic Productions as a youth.
Dalton and Kyle are childhood friends grown into a film making duo.
“Atoadaso,” a local band will do the sound track and is in process now. “It is all Roanoke done, said Dalton. “The camera makes Roanoke look awesome. We used the train tracks, background buildings. Kind of a gritty feel. Gives it an inner city feel from a different locale.”
The new film is an idea Dalton had years ago to do a chase scene film. “I decided to put a story beside it.” Made in downtown Roanoke and Old Southwest, it filmed from October to February. Interestingly the entire movie was filmed by Ashley Pannell with help from her husband Robert. She is a recent Hollins University Photography grad also from Troutville. She filmed on a pair of Canon D5 SLR cameras. Kyle said, ” I borrowed the two cameras, which are primarily used for photography to use the movie aspect. They were loans from friends and Liberty University (where he works in the film school.) We used 8G and 16G HD digital cards to film. ”
One interesting filming sequence used the enclosed walkover from Hotel Roanoke to downtown. It took a while to find out who could give permission for use, but finally a city attorney called back with the ok, said Kyle. The Roanoke City police were also supportive of their endeavors.
Kyle said of the new film, which he expects to premier possibly at Hollins University in August, “The Story is more mature and contains guns and drugs. It does have violence inspired by a chase scene that Cameron dreamed up years ago. “ Dalton said, “The message is about how drugs affect relationships. Drugs affect everyone in the relationships surrounding a user.”
Run, Devil, Run is an Action/Drama the independent film is a 23 minute film. they plan to enter as many film festivals as possible. Kyle said, “We have learned you don’t have to be in LA or New York to be film makers.”
Here is the movie trailer.
Kelcy Walton, Ian Kyle and Allan Dalton star in the film.
“We want to say a special thanks to Corey Massie who let us use his house for many months and Bronson Helm who read through the script.”
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