Rhode Island Producer Tom DeNucci (“Almost Mercy”) has announced that his company, Woodhaven Media, has teamed up with Matt O’Connor and Glenn Jeffrey of 2Cousins Productions to film the horror story “ANDERS MANOR”. Based on a concept by O’Connor and Jeffrey, the screenplay was penned by locals Mike Messier, DeNucci, O’Connor and Jeffrey.

Warwick resident, Jonathan Schermerhorn, is slated to make his directorial debut.

“Rhode Island has a strong and vibrant arts community, which includes gifted filmmakers working diligently to make successful movies.  Many of them have studied media at our local institutions of higher learning.  Now they are productive members of a film industry that helps to strengthen Rhode Island’s economy.  I congratulate this team of Rhode Island moviemakers on their continued success,” said Governor Gina Raimondo.

Principal photography for “ANDERS MANOR” will occur from mid-October through early November, 2016, predominantly in Wakefield and East Greenwich, Rhode Island.  Glenn Jeffrey, Matt O’Connor, Richard Switzer, Tanja Lynch, David Gere and Alexander Ferguson will executive produce.

“When the cousins, Glenn and Matt, approached me with “ANDERS MANOR”, they showed a lot of passion and desire to get their movie made. I respected their drive and liked the concept, so we brought on Mike and Jon to help craft the screenplay into a classic scary movie that will be fun to watch. It’s been exciting to get back to my roots and make a great movie in the genre where it all started for our company,” said Producer Tom DeNucci.

The chilling story begins after Amy checks herself out of an insane asylum on her 18th birthday.  Her Mom then takes Amy on an “ANDERS MANOR” get-away to celebrate while also giving her a chance to re-acclimate to everyday life.  A weekend of campfires, cotton candy socials and rekindling familial ties quickly turns into the most horrific family reunion in American history.

Christina Robinson (“Dexter”) will star as the main character, Amy. Also featured will be Godsmack frontman Sully Erna, along with Kevin Nash (“Magic Mike”, “John Wick”), TNA wrestling star Mike Bennett and Rachel True (“The Craft”, “Half Baked”). Other guests at “ANDERS MANOR” include Tanja Lynch (“Bleed for This”) and Eric Lutes (“How to Get Away with Murder”). Mark Sullivan, David Tessier, Michael Zuccola, Danielle Guldin, Mike Messier, Pamela Morgan and Armen Garo round out the cast.

“We love seeing our local Rhode Island filmmakers band together to create something  unique.  Over the years, I have witnessed Jon Schermerhorn diligently working his way up the Hollywood ladder from Production Assistant on several productions to Assistant Director and now he is getting a chance to direct his first motion picture with “ANDERS MANOR”. This is a classic Rhode Island success story about a filmmaker’s perseverance leading to an opportunity of a life-time.  We congratulate Woodhaven producer Tom DeNucci and the team of Matt O’Connor and Glenn Jeffery for collaborating to provide many jobs for our hard-working, local crew behind-the-scenes while also giving our gifted Rhode Island actors a chance to shine in front of the camera,” said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office.

More from What’s Up Newp

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).