The Emissary, a locally made movie that was selected to open the 2015 Green Bay Film Festival, will play at Door Community Auditorium on July 16 at 7 pm.
The movie was five years in the making and features extensive, Hollywood-quality special effects, including the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and a spaceship landing in Newport State Park in Ellison Bay.
The movie was produced by husband-and-wife team Tim and Holly Erskine, who live in Door County. They built a post-production sound studio during the finishing of the movie for the special effects production, picture editing and 5.1 channel surround sound mixing.
The Emissary draws on amazing local talent, such as musician Pat Palmer with the band Small Forest, fabric artist Peter Ciesla of Bazyli Studio in Baileys Harbor, bistro chef Joel Kersebet (Base Camp Coffee), and professional actors and Door County residents John Wilson, Mark Moede and Kay Allmand.
Tim applied his eye for fine art and nature photography for the cinematography, highlighting many of the scenic places from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay. The climax of the movie happens at night on Sturgeon Bay’s historic steel bridge.
This is a free screening, but donations are encouraged. The Emissary DVDs and merchandise will be available for purchase. For more information, call 920.854.2529 or visit nightskyventures.com.