GRAY, Maine (STPNS) -- New Gloucester resident, Kevin DiBacco has been filming everything from music videos to feature films since 1982. He's the recipient of dozens of awards for his work as a cinematographer, videographer, editor and director. Kevin's experience with film and passion for storytelling inspired him to direct and produce the feature film Willows Way. Willows Way
is a gritty sci-fi flick exuding the essence of vintage films of that genre. In February of 2008, York Entertainment contracted with DiBacco Films for international distribution of the film.
DiBacco Films is actually a family affair, while Kevin is the producer and director, his brother Raffaele, sometimes referred to as Ralph, is the writer of the family.
The DiBacco brothers are working on a new project, Back to the Beyond
. The 90 minute film is loosely based on the 1950s sci-fi TV series, "One Step Beyond", and on one particular episode, "Capitan's Guests", that they have cleared the rights to. The film is sure to provide another healthy dose of vintage sci-fi. Future plans include sequels based on four other One Step Beyond episodes, "The Hand", "Moment of Hate", "The Visitor", and "Epilogue".
Although the script is written, casting is done, and future distribution is lined up, actual production is in the early stages. The first meeting of the cast and crew was just last weekend. Kevin hopes to begin filming in March of 2010, however, with an independent film, the entire production requires an ensemble approach. Everyone – cast included – works on publicity, marketing and fund-raising for incidentals.
DiBacco Productions are truly made in Maine. They're filmed here, with actors from here, and all the corporate sponsors are Maine businesses. Plus, in the spirit of Kevin and Raffaele's community mindedness, they have offered the Gazette an exclusive opportunity to chronicle, from behind the scenes, the production of Back to the Beyond.
Talk about an offer we couldn't refuse…… We'll be bringing you updates and photos from production meetings, bios on the cast and crew, vidbits of production, and sneak peeks of the film. If there's anything to know about back to the beyond, you'll hear it first from the Gazette. Keep an eye for the first chronicle entry of the first production meeting.