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October 19, 2005

Matthew Newton, NH Film & Television Office
(603) 271-2220
film@nh.gov

"The Sensation of Sight" to begin filming on October 24

(Peterborough, NH) – One of New England’s most picturesque towns, Peterborough, NH, will play host to the upcoming independent feature film, “The Sensation of Sight,” according to the New Hampshire Film and Television Office in Concord. Preparations are underway for principal photography to begin on October 24.

The film, an off-beat drama about a man’s search for meaning amidst the ache of despair, stars David Strathairn, who has appeared in over 70 films including “Sneakers,” “The River Wild,” “L.A. Confidential,” and most recently in the highly anticipated film “Good Night and Good Luck,” directed by and also starring George Clooney. Strathairn recently won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of Edward R. Murrow in that film.

“The Sensation of Sight” will also feature Ian Somerhalder from ABC’s “Lost,” Daniel Gillies from the Steven Spielberg-produced mini series, “Into the West,” as well as Scott Wilson (“The Last Samurai”), Jane Adams (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), Ann Cusack (“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”), Joseph Mazzello (“Jurassic Park”), and Elizabeth Waterston (“Law and Order”).

The film will be directed by Aaron Wiederspahn from his original script. Buzz McLaughlin is the Executive Producer and Weiderspahn’s partner under the banner of Either/Or Films. The film’s producers include New Hampshire-based Mark Constance, Strathairn and Los Angeles-based Darren Moorman and Madelaine Ryan.

“We are indeed fortunate to have the excitement of a film production here in Peterborough,” says Pamela Brenner, Peterborough’s Town Administrator. “It isn’t every town that can say that they’ve had a movie filmed entirely in their community.”

Van McLeod, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources, has been assisting Either/Or Films from the beginning. “This production is exciting and important to the State of New Hampshire and is exactly the type of production we are trying to attract here: creative people with a good script who are coming to New Hampshire for who we are and what we represent.”

Matthew Newton, Film Specialist managing the New Hampshire Film Office agrees, “Buzz and Aaron have always said that it was New Hampshire’s quality of life that made them decide to not only shoot their film here, but set up shop, as well. It’s becoming a significant selling point for independent filmmakers.”

The production anticipates a shooting schedule of three weeks. Media wishing to provide on-set coverage should contact the New Hampshire Film and Television Office at 603-271-2220 or via e-mail at film@nh.gov.

The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and local property owners. The office is responsible for location assistance, public relations, and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit www.nh.gov/film.

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