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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….”

Read the full article HEREhttps://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/04/18/columbus-slated-to-be-setting-for-new-indie-hockey.html

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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.

For more information on the film, head to www.elevenoneproductions.com or www.cd1025.com

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COLUMBUS – Eleven One Productions is thrilled to have Columbus’ R Bar and Three-Legged Mare join its feature-length film production of THE THIRD PERIOD as its “Official Bar & Restaurant” partner.

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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.

The film is being produced by Ohio Film Group and Eleven One Productions.

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:

Directions for Submitting:

Email to submit: elevenone@elevenoneproductions.com

Subject line of Email: The Third Period | Hockey Player

Body of Email: Include your hockey experience

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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.

23899079_10156254224493968_1603193712_nEleven 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.

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Eleven One Productions is thrilled to have the talented Ian Short, a founding company member of Available Light Theatre and performer with BalletMet, CATCO, Gallery Players among others, join the cast of “Revenge, Inc.” as the short film’s antagonist, Martin.

“I enjoyed the script when I read it,” said Short of the 10-minute thriller. “I think Dianna Craig is a talented actress, so it would be great to work with her.”
Craig write the short film, which was purchased by Eleven One in the fall of 2017 and set for production in March of 2018. Craig will also star opposite Short.
“I’m most drawn to (my character’s) vulnerability, even as he proceeds with a laser focus to accomplish his goals,” said Short, who uses his own laser focus to prepare for roles. “I will do paperwork about the character and look at his objectives, his obstacles and how he attempts to overcome those obstacles.”
The obstacles and unique viewpoint of the character are what drew Short to the project.
“It’s the unique premise as well as the twists and turns that spin out of that premise,” said Short, whose television and film credits include Reverend Stevens in the Hallmark Film “The Christmas Spirit” and the principal role of Sam Thorn in the action film “Chain of Command.” “That (my character) is a contradiction in many ways. He is not what he seems to be, but he is also exactly who he says he is.”
See the rest of the cast HERE.