“The community here is wonderful, so helpful and so open to the message and importance of this film.”
Actor Dean Cain, best known for his role as Superman in the popular American television series “Lois & Clark” is coming to town to make a film regarding a very important issue: Heroin.
The film is being created by a local foundation and is hoping to raise awareness about the opioid crisis throughout the United States. The Jack Jonah Foundation began in 2018, in honor of a West Springfield teen who died of an accidental overdose at just 19. Both the foundation and the film are named in his honor: Jack Jonah.
JCFilms, a faith-based film company that’s producing this multi-plot feature film has been in the area for several days preparing for the production. Jason Campbell from JCFilms said, “The community here is wonderful, so helpful and so open to the message and importance of this film.”
Campbell continued to say over 100 local participants have already registered to volunteer during production and they anticipate casting over two-dozen local actors in the film. In addition, about twenty local locations have already been selected for filming.
“The goal here is to continue to educate our communities and our young adults on this opioid situation and nothing better reaches this generation than a movie. Movies can change the culture and we hope this film will change lives,” President of the Jack Jonah Foundation, Kirk Jonah said.
Filming begins locally on August 10 and will continue through August 23. For more information please visit www.JacksFilm.com.