Tim Lucas, Tom Savini Partner for Baggage Claim

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Latter to play leading role in film

Irene Miracle (Midnight Express, Inferno) and students from The FACTORY Digital Filmmaking Program at the Douglas Education Center will team up to produce The Baggage Claim in late July 2010.

The film is based on a screenplay by Tim Lucas, Saturn Award-winning writer/publisher of “Video Watchdog” magazine and the epic biography “Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark.” It was announced today that Tom Savini will star.

Savini’s ties with the FACTORY run deep, as the film school is part of the Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA, alongside the Tom Savini Special Make-up Effects Program. “Whenever possible I try to work alongside the students at DEC, but in this instance it was the material that attracted me – it was simply too good to pass up. Viewers are going to see a different side of me as an actor,” said Savini, whose next big-screen appearance is in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete alongside Robert DeNiro.

Savini will be joined by Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni of Dario Argento’s Opera and Mother of Tears.

Lucas notes: “I sat down and wrote The Baggage Claim in a single sitting, in longhand, hardly changing a word as I typed it up. Irene loved it, and when Robert Tinnell came aboard and we saw what was possible with his resources at DEC, we revised it together with an eye to those possibilities. It was one of the happiest writing experiences I’ve ever had.”

For more, visit Dec.edu.

Source: Shock Till You Drop