Local Filmmaker Produces Independent Feature

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 07/02 2014 04:46PM

Updated 07/02 2014 06:38PM

Lights, camera, action.
"A local Terre Haute girl, nine-year-old Kimberly Bennett, is still missing after three weeks," NBC 2 Meteorologist Dan Reynolds said on the set of the movie Vanished Wednesday.  

That's the storyline for the movie Vanished.

A film set in the Wabash Valley and created by a local woman.

"It came to me in a dream back in 2007. I dreamed that this happened to me and when I woke up crying feeling that it was that real, I just felt that it would make a great story," Candy Beard, the film's creator said.

A story that features many familiar faces including Richard Bryant, an actor best known for his role on the TV series Army Wives.

And then there's a group of extras you may have seen right here on NBC 2 before.

"Cool to work with these guys, there very passionate about their project. So it's nice to get here and get in the mode," Grant Pugh, NBC 2 Weekend Sports Anchor said.

Grant Pugh, Kyle Inskeep, and Dan Reynolds all took part in the filming Wednesday playing news reporters.

"I think you all did an excellent job, I was very pleased," Beard said.

The movie is an independent film, meaning it's not backed by a major studio and relies heavily on the work of volunteers like these extras.

"This film has been at least 95% financed by my husband and my sons also contribute," Beard said.

Making it a true labor love.

"It's like a child. I've got two boys of my own and this is like a child to me, it's my baby," Beard said.

A child hopefully destined for greatness.

"There should be some type of a nomination coming out. We'll start with the golden globes, that's usually a precursor to the Oscars," Reynolds said.

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