July 4, 2008

Zombie Flick ‘Can’t Be Stopped’

By S. Derrickson Moore, Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M.

Jul. 4--LAS CRUCES -- If you spot monsters in a neighborhood near you, don't be alarmed. The gory guys are probably actors in "They Can't Be Stopped," another movie being filmed here this summer.

Producer and assistant director Lisa Clark describes the Bears Ride Bicycles production as "an action/horror grindhouse movie."

Director Jaron Whitfill reports the two-hour film will feature local cast and crew members, including students from New Mexico State University.

"Our goal is to enter the film into the festivals, like Sundance, and see where it goes from here," Whitfill said.

"We plan to finish it by October and have world premieres around Halloween. We've already found a theater in Albuquerque and we're looking for a place to premiere it in Las Cruces," executive producer Matt Freeman said.

The project was born when Freeman and Whitfill met on the set of "The Burning Plain" during location filming in Las Cruces.

The film stars several actors from Las Cruces and El Paso and producers are still seeking "background" actors for upcoming scenes.

For information about the film, visit online at bearsridebicycles.wordpress.com or e-mail [email protected]

S. Derrickson

Moore can be reached at [email protected]

"They Can't Be Stopped'

Synopsis: One night, one town must deal with an epidemic of deadly mental patients set on devouring the world.

Length: 120 minutes

Writer: Mackenzie Ridgeway

Executive producer: Matt Freeman

Producer/director: Jaron Whitfill

Locations: Las Cruces region, Deming, Albuquerque

World premieres: Around Halloween in Las Cruces and Albuquerque


Producers are looking for: Background actors; local business, sponsors and product placement; food; locations, especially clinic settings; help with clothing and makeup.

Info: bearsridebicycleswordpress.com or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]



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