Can you tell me a bit about Haunted Halls?
"The setting of Haunted Halls is a boarding school version of Sturgis. Unlike the Sturgis we know and love, there are extreme social groups, and the school is divided into different departments. (Art, English, Science, Music, Etc.) The four main characters represent each of the four departments, and each is so drastically different that it is hard to believe that they are even friends. When the cherished heirlooms of Captain William Sturgis begin to go missing, it's up to Pippa, Evie, Annette and Monty to stop it."
What are you looking for in the people who audition that would match the characters in the production?
"We are looking for people who can not only just play the part but who become their characters. We hope that they are positive, committed to their parts, and willing to jump through hoops if necessary. We ask that our actors (and actresses) come with light hearts and open, flexible minds that are ready to join us with the production."
What is your personal opinion of the production? Do you think it will be successful?
“I am so excited to create and present this film. It is wonderful to see the people in the club working together to produce something so magnificent. I can’t wait to see everything come together in the way this production was meant to be created. I believe that it will be a fantastic movie, but only time will tell if my beliefs turn out to be true.”
Do you think that the public will like it?
“That's an interesting question. As the producer, I continuously keep my fingers crossed and silently pray ‘I hope they like it.’ Yet, as the director, my goal is to create a quality movie. My primary goal is to make a difference. I want to paint a picture for the community of what Sturgis stands for, as well as reflect who I am as an artist. Make no mistake, film is an art. Cinematic art is just as much of an art as music, theater or studio design. So I ask this, do other artists ask for other people's opinions? Did Picasso take a survey on people's tastes before choosing to revolutionize the art world? Did Mozart ask around before influencing some of the greatest composers of all time? The answer to all of these questions is one hundred percent no. So why should we? The Film Club and I want to change the community, not conform to it.”
After I spoke with Rapo, my mind was spinning with all of the possibilities for this production. Will Rapo and the rest of the Film Club produce such a cinematic film as exciting as the plot sounds? Will this production become my new favorite movie? We all just have to wait and see. I wasn’t able to get an exact date, but Haunted Halls should be available to watch in early April of 2017 on the Film Club’s website. I encourage you all to watch and discover the mystery of Haunted Halls Part One: The Captain’s Legacy.