7/22/2015 8:03:00 AM Clerc wrapping up filming on new movie 'Sundog'
The camera was rolling on the Windom Square recently as Ethan Clerc continued shooting for his latest movie "Sundog."
The scene Clerc was shooting in downtown Windom appears near the end of the movie and involves members of SWAT - Jeff Pfeffer and Jack Mellstrom (above) and Austin Fast (not pictured) - chasing three youth and a corrupt government agent. The chase took the cast to the top of roofs on the north side of the Square, running from The China Restaurant building all the way to Friesen Financial.
The movie focuses on Polsky, played by Greg Lunn, the corrupt government agent who gets himself in hot water. After having several unflattering online news articles written about him, he looks for a way to have the articles erased from the Internet. The excitement heats up when he learns of three youth who created a code that can delete any name from the Internet and goes after the trio for the code.
Clerc said that filming is expected to wrap up soon.
"We're actually working on the final scene of the movie and I'm hoping to have filming done at the beginning of August. I'll have it in theaters in December," Clerc said, noting that he hopes to have a premier showing at The State Theatre in Windom in early December.
Earlier this year, Clerc ran an online kickstarter.com campaign hoping to raise $5,000 for production of the movie. The campaign brought in $5,600, part of which was spent for filming in Chicago.
"That was definitely one of the coolest things we ever got to do," Clerc explains. "We took all of the people in the movie to Chicago and filmed for four days.
"It's been a really fun opportunity to work on the movie."
"Sundog" comes on the heels of two other movies Clerc has produced over the past three years - "Mousetrap" and "Mousetrap 2."