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From left to right: Starr Jones (Producer) Liliana Kligman (Executive Producer) and Dean C. Jones (Director) on Nevermore's last day of filming in Alamance, NC.

Café Oscuro Films, in collaboration with Atlantic & Pacific Pictures, are pleased to have finished the production phase of their most ambitious project to date, the horror-thriller film titled Nevermore.

Nevermore is a horror-thriller film that takes place in Cedar Rock Falls, a small fictional town in North Carolina where a man (James), his wife (Jennifer) and 7 year-old son (Danny) decide to move temporarily after the death of James’ mother. Soon, the family begins to experience strange and frightening episodes of paranormal activity in the house, as they discover ghostly apparitions of children.

The film is co-written and directed by renowned director and special effects’ artist Dean C. Jones. Winner of two Emmys, Mr.Jones has been actively involved in productions such as “Poltergist” “Poltergist II” “Star Trek,”X-Men First Class” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, among several others.

Legend of the genre and three-time Golden Globe nominee actor, Lance Henriksen, acts in the film as Father Donovan. Best known for his roles in ‘Alien’ and FOX’s ‘Millenium’, Mr.Henriksen is the perfect complement to a talented cast that includes Jason Cook (Day of our Lives and General Hospital) and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan & Son and The Big Bang Theory), as well as model and Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann and little actor William Pifer in the role of Danny; both making their feature-film acting debut.

Filming of Nevermore took place in the Alamance County in the State of North Carolina for an entire month, giving the opportunity to many local residents to be cast in supporting roles throughout the movie.

Executive Producer for Nevermore, Liliana Kligman (Café Oscuro Films) said:

“Filming Nevermore was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire career. I had a lifetime dream that started at College, became a great idea a couple of years ago in Bogota, Colombia and then materialized as a production company in the US.  Being able to work on such large and ambitious projects as Nevermore, and then see them become a reality is just phenomenal. Hand in hand with our partners and co-producers, and the entire collaborative team, keeping our focus and working very hard every day, today, we have completed an important stage of a project in which we have put all our expectations on”

After finding and closing a distribution deal in the forthcoming months, Nevermore is expected to come to theaters in the second semester of 2014 for audiences all over to enjoy a world-class independent horror film that will leave viewers wanting more. To follow all that goes with Nevermore from today to its premiere, follow Café Oscuro Films’ and Nevermore’s social networks and visit Café Oscuro Films’ official website:

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Life for a typical 6-year-old is sweet and simple, consisting of coloring pictures, playing with toys, going to school and the occasional episode of “Berenstain Bears.”

But William Pifer of Elon is no typical 6-year-old. For the past several months, he has been spending six to eight hours a day on the set of supernatural horror/suspense thriller “Nevermore.”

Rubbing shoulders with stars like movie actor Lance Henriksen (the “Alien” films), soap opera actor Jason Cook (“Days of Our Lives”) and TV actress Valerie Azlynn (“iCarly”), William is showing the world the definition of prodigy.
William’s mother, Allison, heard about the auditions for “Nevermore” from a neighbor. It was William’s first audition, and he nailed it.

“When I went to the audition they loved me,” William innocently boasts. “My neighbor Tammy told my Mommy about it and I said I wanted to do it. When it was my turn, they had me read lines. One part they had me scream like I was on fire. That was fun.”
Without any training, William’s natural talent impressed Dan Kelly, the film’s casting director, and William was given a starring role as Danny Thomas, a 7-year-old boy playing with his imaginary friends who turn out to be not so imaginary.

“Nevermore” is written and directed by Dean C. Jones, an Alamance County native and Hollywood makeup artist. He and his brother, Starr Jones, producer of “Nevermore,” have worked as Hollywood makeup artists for more than 30 years. Their filmography includes movies like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the recently released “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” among many others. They are also the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show in Snow Camp.

The two brothers are passionate about their local roots — that’s why the majority of “Nevermore” was filmed in Alamance County, including the Graham Soda Shop, Holly Hill Mall in Burlington, and Rich & Thompson funeral home in Graham.

The film centers on the Thomas family, picking up the pieces after the death of Mr. Thomas’ mother. They move to a family estate in the fictional town of Cedar Rock Falls, where William’s character Danny starts to meet his seven supernatural playmates.
Even with such a full filming schedule, William loved his time on set.

“It was the easiest work and I had fun. I had school every day, too. I didn’t like that part, but Mommy said I had to do it.”

William, a student at Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary School, was tutored for at least three hours every day. His tutor was in constant contact with his teacher back at the elementary school, so William’s transition back into class was seamless.

“Everyone was great to work with.” William’s mother, Allison, said. He found Lance Henriksen to be very laidback and had a special bond with his director.
“Dean Jones was wonderful. William loved him. He said he wanted to do more movies with Dean,” Allison said.

William wants to continue to act, eventually pursuing a career in film. He and his family and are grateful for the experience.
“My husband and I are thrilled and feel very blessed that our son got to have this experience with some amazing people,” Allison said.
Filming ended on March 6. The film is set to be released sometime in 2014.

Elisa Abele is a student at Alamance Community College and an intern in the Accent department. 


Hollywood Reporter: Lance Henriksen Starring in Supernatural Thriller Nevermore

The “Alien” actor joins Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn in the cast.

Genre icon Lance Henriksen is starring in Nevermore, a supernatural horror thriller written and being directed by Dean C. Jones.

Jason Cook, a mainstay of the soap operas General Hospitaland Days of Our Lives, and Valerie Azlynn, who has appeared on shows like Castle, also are starring in the movie, shooing in Graham, N.C.

The movie centers on a couple who experience paranormal activity involving dead children when they move to an estate in Massachusetts.

Henriksen will play a parish priest whom the couple turn to, but the move is a mistake because the priest already knows all about resurrected children.

Albert Dickerson, Michele Weisler and Starr Jones are producing, while Liliana Kligman is executive producing in association with Café Oscure Films and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures.

Henriksen is perhaps best known for his work in the classic Alien quadrilogy and starring in Fox TV’s Millennium (which garnered him three Golden Globe nominations in the television drama category). He is voicing a character in Disney HD’s Tron: Uprising and has several films in the can, including Needlestick, Caretaker and Champion.

Henriksen is repped by APA and Henriksen Talent Management.



Thriller Nevermore currently shooting in Alamance County

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – A movie thriller focusing on ghosts and the supernatural is currently being shot in Alamance County.

“Nevermore” is in about its third week of being filmed in Graham after shooting started on February 7. Crews shot a car crash on Elm Street and Marshall in downtown Graham on Sunday.

The film takes place in the fictional town of Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina. It focuses on a man who decided to move his wife and 7-year-old to the family’s estate home.

The family starts to experience strange paranormal occurrences. The house is haunted by the ghostly apparitions of seven dead children.

Producer Starr Jones said the movie was actually written to depict a town in Alamance County. He said North Carolina has many great resources and shooting locations for a movie.

“We always like being in our hometown and we’ve actually put a production company together to shoot movies here in North Carolina,” he said.

The movie stars former “Days of Our Lives” actor Jason Cook and “Aliens” co-star Lance Henriksen.

Elon native William Pifer said he is having a blast in his first film as Cook’s son.

“He sees ghosts and he’s going around the room playing with them,” he said of his role.

The movie seems to be exciting for Graham residents. It is expected to be released sometime next year.

“I grew up in the Graham area and it’s really interesting that they’re filming a movie here,” said Graham resident Jane Mciver.


Horror Film Set At Local Home In Graham

Graham, NC — A film company is using a local community as the setting for a new horror film set to come out soon.

Cafe Oscuro Films LLC and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures LLC announced casting for their new film “Nevermore” in January. The movie is a supernatural, horror, suspense thriller that takes place in the fictional town of Cedar Rock Falls, NC.

Well, Cedar Rock Falls is actually Graham, and the group is using a local man’s home for the house in the movie.

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Cast, crew hope depth, suspense make film successful









VILLAGE OF ALAMANCE — The town is picturesque and the people are friendly enough, but something is wrong inside the house at 4377 N.C. 62 South.

The Thomas family has come home to Cedar Rock Falls and — like a Norman Rockwell painting on a bad acid trip — things are getting truly strange. In the set-up for “Nevermore,” set for a 2014 release, all the children have vanished and left behind some dark secrets.

“Their little boy starts seeing ‘pretend’ friends. It just goes downhill from there,” executive producer Liliana Kligman, of Café Oscuro Films said, grinning.

“Nevermore” aims for the supernatural sweet spot between popcorn-spilling thrills and character-driven suspense. The 50-member cast and crew will continue filming in the house for the next 10 days and in various Alamance County locations through March 6.

The movie stars Lance Henriksen, best known for roles in “Aliens” and the TV series “Millennium,” actress Valerie Azlynn, of “Tropic Thunder,” and Jason Cook of “Days of Our Lives.” Lauren Sesselmann, a member of Canada’s 2012 Olympic Medal-winning women’s soccer team, also plays a key role.

Local actors fill out the remaining cast, said writer and director Dean C. Jones and producer Starr Jones.

The Joneses are Graham natives who founded Snow Camp’s Original Hollywood Horror Show. They’ve spent 30 years in makeup and effects in Hollywood but recently moved toward making their own films.

They wanted to shoot in Alamance County to help the local economy and to prove North Carolina has what it takes to make successful films, they said. Local ties helped secure shooting space inside Holly Hill Mall, Graham Soda Shop and other local businesses.

“It’s kind of amazing to Dean and me,” Starr Jones said. “We came from a small town like this and ended up working in L.A. on big films. It’s good to come back, to pay back the hands up we got.”The setup inside the village home is impressive. It’s currently for sale and was “pristine” when they found it, Starr Jones said.

By Saturday, crews covered all the walls with photos, framed artwork and religious implements. In the basement, they were aging the brick walls with paint and building props and set pieces. A dirt floor will be added next week.

Most of Saturday’s filming was on the ground floor. The crew blocked several dialogue-heavy scenes between Henriksen’s character, “Father Donovan,” and Azlynn’s “Jennifer Thomas.”

Henriksen plays a concerned priest who “gets caught up … and tries to help this family but just ends up making it worse,” he said. The character’s responsibility and depth make for an interesting role, he said.

“To play a priest is a dangerous role for an actor. They spend a lifetime studying for it,” Henriksen said. “I was in a Catholic orphanage at 5 years old … I have appreciation for that level of discipline. It wasn’t too hard to realize that self as a grown man.”

Azlynn plays the wife of a big city district attorney with a haunted past and the mother of a young son — played by William Pifer of Elon — with some troubling new friends. She compared the role to watching someone unravel.

“It’s about realizing that there’s something else other than what you thought possible,” she said.

Dean Jones said his script and vision look up to the stylish, classic films of Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan and Billy Wilder. He hopes the thought and effort behind “Nevermore” will come through for audiences.

“Things aren’t always what they seem. People don’t show you who they really are,” Dean Jones said. “It’s a horror movie, but there’s a lot of dialogue and it’s character-driven. We want to give it depth and make it interesting.”