Michigan-Shot Thriller Stalker: How to Catch the Red Carpet Premiere of ‘An Intrusion’
NOVI, MI — He saves lives as a paramedic by day and writes movie scripts by night. No, that’s not the plot of this film made in Michigan. It is in fact the hectic life of its screenwriter and director.
“An Intrusion” just had its world premiere in New York and will premiere at a red carpet event at Emagine Novi on Thursday, November 11. The first screening is complete. Tickets for the second screening can be bought here. The red carpet event begins around 7:00 p.m. with the film premiering at 8:00 p.m.
Written and directed by White Lake, Michigan native and Detroit EMT Nicholas Holland, and produced by Detroit’s Sam Logan Khaleghi, the film stars Keir Gilchrist of “Atypical,” Scout Taylor-Compton of “Halloween.” and “Lord of the Ring” actor Billy Boyd.
The film, filled with suspense and twists and turns, follows Sam, played by Dustin Prince. Sam recently ended an affair with a colleague after receiving threats from a stranger who is stalking his 16-year-old daughter.
“It’s about this guy trying to find out who knows about his affair and stalking his family while trying to keep it a secret from the police so he can stop his wife finding out,” Holland said. at MLive. “He ends up making a bad decision with no turning back, and he has no choice but to find out who the stalker is and he can’t go to the police. Things kind of get out of control for him.
The entire film was shot in and around Detroit. Moviegoers will recognize scenes from downtown Detroit, Rochester, Lake Orion, Holly, Hamtramck and more. The entire crew that worked on the film was also from Michigan, as well as much of the cast.
“Shooting in Michigan was convenient,” Holland added. “I live here, all my friends are here and all the contacts I know are here. It made sense to do it here using elements that were ready at our disposal. The crew are all Metro Detroiters. One of my closest friends, Alex Norris, was the assistant director. He and I have worked together since high school. The cast was a mix of people from here and from Los Angeles. Two of the main cast come from Metro Detroit.
“Audiences will notice that we shot in the heart of downtown Detroit. They will notice the famous Penobscot building,” producer Sam Logan Khaleghi, who also stars in the film, told MLive. “People will also see American Coney Island.”
Logan Khaleghi says it was a pleasure to work side-by-side with some of the on-screen star power that this movie has in it.
“Everyone is doing a brilliant job. I play one of the potential suspects. We were thrilled and thrilled that Keir Gilchrist said yes to this movie given his resume and the projects he’s currently working on. He is the star of a popular show on Netflix. To be able to work with him and Taylor-Compton and Boyd was great. I was already such a fan of their work.
Behind the scenes, several local law enforcement agencies worked closely with the cast and crew to help with the film’s authenticity.
“The assistance we received from law enforcement was greatly appreciated and we could not have made this film without Holly Police Chief Jerry Narsh and Lake Orion Police Chief, Harold Rossman, who are both in the film,” added Logan Khaleghi. “Between their two departments, they played a pivotal role in ensuring that the law enforcement element of the film is real and authentic.”
HOW TO ORDER THE FILM
If you can’t make it to the Michigan premiere, the film is available now for pre-order through Apple’s iTunes for $12.99, slated for release November 26. You can buy it here.
“The cast and crew of this film were just outstanding,” added Holland. “I really hope that when it’s all said and done, each of them, including the lesser-known cast and crew members who have put in so much work and are so talented, will be recognized and will work on d ‘other projects in the future.’
OFFICIAL TRAILER: “AN INTRUSION”
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