ROACHDALE – Hollywood has come to central Indiana!
The crew started filming “Reparation” in Putnam County earlier this month.
“Reparation” is about an Indiana farmer whose forgotten past as an Air Force cop comes back to haunt him.
The original story was written by a DePauw University professor.
“The main reason we came here to Putnam County and Indiana is the landscape, for us it is such a character in the film,” said Kyle Ham, a DePauw University alum.
Ham worked with Prof. Steve Timm to create the psychological thriller.
“It’s about two guys who are Air Force security police together. One of whom got sent to prison. The other (goes) to a psychological hospital and doesn’t have a memory of what happened,” said Ham.
The cast of characters is both professional and local, including Adam Philpott, a 911 dispatcher who plays an officer. He’s never acted in a film before.
“Follow your dreams even if you start out small, that’s all it takes,” said Philpott.
“The local talent we have tapped into and bring into the project is amazing,” said Ham.
The producer and director wanted to give back to their alma mater. Five student interns from DePauw get to be on set and work behind the scenes.
“So far, it’s a heck of a lot of fun,” said Henry Johnston.
Indiana does not offer tax breaks for film crews, something the producer thinks needs to change in order to put Indiana on the map for feature films.
“I really hope Indiana has a bright future. I hope this film can in one small way help with that,” said Ham.
The crew will be filming scenes Saturday at the Putnam County farmer’s market in Greencastle. The public is invited.
Once the film is finished, the producer wants to have a viewing party in central Indiana.