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Lights, camera, action!

At first glance, a community losing its nerve center would hardly seem a likely subject for a film.

Yet independent film producer Matthew Thurm believes there is a good story to be told on how small towns are affected by such events.

“Colewell is a small independent film that asks the question: What happens when a small rural community loses its nerve center,” Thurm explained.

The film will be shooting in the Tunkhannock/Noxen area in October and November, he said.

According to information available on the Internet Movie Data Base website, Thurm has produced six movies - including ‘Crown Heights’ in 2017, the story of man wrongly convicted of murder, and the efforts to his best friend to prove his innocence.

“Would you like to be an actor or supporting actor in our movie,” Thurm asked in a handout provided at last Wednesday’s Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce educational luncheon and to others throughout the area.

Those interested may send a ‘selfie’ plus contact information to:; or call Jeff at 203-410-2319.

“We’re looking for background actors to participate in a lively town hall scene shooting Friday, Nov. 3,” Thurm said.

The production is also looking to borrow the following items: a chicken coop, the older the better; aged farm-house style furniture from the 1970s to the 1980s; book or wall shelves; materials - including lumber, paint and cardboard boxes; a dump truck, box truck, or similar truck; scrap wood, metal, old tires, broken down cars; junk mail or any old unwanted mail; chickens and a well-behaved dog; tin cans and jars; old office machinery - including typewriters, adding machines, stamps, and money order machines, etc.

Thurm is also asking the community if it can provide assistance in other areas, including:

*The location of the flagpole from the old library.

*If anyone knows someone who owns a bus in a nearby area.

*If anyone has some local artwork that could be used in the movie. Or knows someone who works at a local gallery.

*If anyone would be willing to lend a hand at moving some heavy furniture, or building a community nerve center wall.

Anyone with leads or questions may contact Jeff at 203-410-2319.