Hear what she has to say about the film and why it’s so special to her here:
The Third Period is the first feature-length hockey film in U.S. history to be written, produced and directed by a woman – former Fox Sports Ohio writer Steph Greegor
Myles Clohessy as “Teddy Hendrix”
COLUMBUS, OH (MAY 7, 2018) – Eleven One Productions has selected former athlete Myles Clohessy to join the gritty, feature-length ice hockey drama, The Third Period, set to be filmed in Columbus, Ohio, beginning June 2019.
The Third Period writer and director Steph Greegor has selected up-and-coming New York actor and Quantico cast member Myles Clohessy, a former Division 1 athlete, who played ice hockey for two years, as the hot shot superstar “Teddy Hendrix.”
“I think it’s incredibly important that real hockey players are in this film,” Greegor said. “Hockey fans are very particular about what they see on film. They know when it’s real and they know when you’re faking it. So, there’s no faking here. We have legit players, who also have entertainment experience.”
Clohessy is a former Division I soccer player for Central Connecticut State University, who also played a couple years of hockey and is now training with a pro hockey coach.
“I got some of the skating genes from my mom (figure skater Catherine Erhardt)…so I grew up skating a lot,” said Clohessy. “Hockey is a sport that I’ve always loved. It’s exciting that I’m getting back into it. This is a skill set that takes immense dedication, and that’s something that I look forward to honing and perfecting to the best of my ability before we start shooting.”
For Clohessy acting is a family business. He grew up going to set with his father, actor Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods, The Avengers). Clohessy attended the Purchase Conservatory of Acting in NY, played prime time T.V. guest star roles as well as and is a current Wilhelmina model. You can spot him on the hit T.V. show Quantico during the second half of this season.
“I’m really excited for Steph. I know Steph loves hockey, and I think it will give it a better perspective other than all of the male-centric sports films that have come out,” said Clohessy, who was especially impressed with The Third Period’s script, also written by Greegor. “I think Steph has a really great script here that’s really character-driven and isn’t just about sports, but how through sports you can overcome the hardest struggles in life. I think that’s something that’s really unique about the script that I’m excited to delve into.”
The Third Period is the first feature-length hockey film in U.S. history to be written, produced and directed by a woman – former Fox Sports Ohio writer and on-air Blue Jackets Live guest Steph Greegor. Following a lifelong, award-winning journalism career and five seasons covering the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Greegor began writing and producing films. Her short film “Olsky,” the short proof-of-concept for The Third Period was Emmy-nominated and festival-accepted.
“I was going through something similar to the main character, Mike Olsky, while I was covering hockey and it absolutely inspired me to write this script,” Greegor said. “Ice hockey is a beautiful sport; precise, fast, and tough. And I wanted to capture that in film. Particularly at a time when the hockey fan base is growing, especially among women and kids. It’s exciting for me, as a woman, to be one of the first helming such a male-dominated arena.”
The Third Period will be produced by Len Hartman, an award-winning screenwriter and film producer who worked on projects including Free State of Jones, a Civil War era historical drama starring Matthew McConaughey. Ohio Film Group will provide post-production services.
The Third Period is set to be filmed in Columbus from June 3 through July 14 of 2019.
For more information on the film, visit the Official Website.
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From Emily Bench at Columbus Business First
“Soon hockey fans in Columbus will be able to watch more than just Blue Jackets action. The city is going to be the setting of a new independent film called The Third Period.
Steph Greegor, the film’s writer and producer, is a former Fox Sports Ohio journalist who grew to love the game of hockey as she covered the Blue Jackets for five years….”
COLUMBUS – Eleven One Productions welcomes CD102.5 as its “Official Radio Partner” of the feature film production THE THIRD PERIOD, set to be filmed in Columbus, Ohio, beginning June of 2019 and released in 2020.
THE THIRD PERIOD is a character-driven drama set in the world of ice hockey and follows an aging hockey star who must battle his way back after injury to win big in the third period of his life. The film will be produced by Len Hartman of Ohio Film Group, who also wrote and executive produced FREE STATE OF JONES with Matthew McConaughay.
The independent film aligns perfectly with Columbus’ number one alternative radio station, CD102.5, who is now one of the top-rated stations in the Columbus market and the only independently owned station in the top 100 markets in the country. CD102.5’s “For the Kids” Charity also joins “Columbus Ice Hockey Club,” as charity beneficiaries for the production’s charity fundraising events yet to be announced.
To stay up-to-date on what’s happening with the film, head to CD102.5 and tune in regularly for cast and crew interviews, including an interview at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, with Michael Darr, owner of The Three-Legged Mare and RBar Arena, the “Official Bar & Restaurant” partners of the production.
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R Bar and The Three-Legged Mare are located across from Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus where THE THIRD PERIOD will commence production during the summer of 2019 with release set for 2020. The character drama is centered in the world of ice hockey and follows an aging hockey star who must battle back after injury to win big in the third period of his life.
For more information visit thirdperiodfilm.com.
CASTING IS NOW CLOSED except for hockey players interested in being extras or stunt men in the film. Hockey players can submit as noted below:
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An aging hockey star must battle his way back from injury and addiction to win big in the third period of his life.
Eleven One Productions is pleased to welcome Shannon Watts to the production of “Revenge Inc.” as the secretary. Shannon was drawn to the role because of the female focus, both in writing and direction. The script was written by Dianna Craig and will be produced/directed by Steph Greegor.
“I was very interested in this script, being female-written and directed,” said Watts. “There seems to be a more raw and honest creativity in this script than what I’ve seen before.”
Watts, who’s known for her work both in front of and behind the camera, said she’s drawn to her character’s pragmatic side, adding, “it mirrors my own personality somewhat.”
“I love that my character is all business, no nonsense,” said Watts. “Truthfully, all of the characters in the story are very strong in their own way.”
Watts won’t give away any spoilers about the script, but she did say, “The story is fantastic.”
Production begins in the spring of 2018.