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Historic Baldknobbers Film In Progress

By: Sally Kaucher
Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The story of the 1880s vigilante group, known in Taney County as the Baldknobbers, is the subject of a new movie which begins shooting at the end of the month.  Award winning video producer Mike Johnson of Bear Creek Productions is directing the independent film, titled “The League.”  Johnson tells the project has grown faster and larger than he expected, with lots of help coming from many who love the history…

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Johnson is quick to note that “The League” isn’t a big-budget production, but despite that, he says the quality of the actors involved is “amazing,” and more actors will be needed.  Some will audition Monday night, with more auditions to follow.  You can e-mail Johnson a rough resume, photos, and an explanation of why you’d like to be a part of the film.  Click on the link below.

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The story of the Baldknobbers, not the show on the strip, but the 1880s vigilante group, is the focus of a new independent film, titled “The League,” set to begin shooting the last week of the month.  Award winning video producer Mike Johnson of Bear Creek Productions serves as director for the movie.  Johnson tells he knew this story of Taney County’s history would be a large undertaking, and at first, he didn’t want to do it…

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Johnson says filming will continue for about a year, to allow the story to remain true to the seasons.  More actors will be needed, and while some will audition Monday night, there will be more auditions to come.  Johnson says anyone interested can e-mail him a rough resume of the work they’ve done, some photos, and an explanation of why they’d like to work on the film.  For more information, click on the link below.

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Taney County residents are familiar with the historic era of the Baldknobbers, the vigilante group of the 1880s.  But an award winning video producer calls it the most fascinating story he’s come across, and he’s telling it on film.  Mike Johnson of Bear Creek Productions is the director of the movie, currently titled “The League”…

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Johnson says a number of film industry professionals have become involved in the independent project, despite the small budget.  He says nearly all the actors are from Southwest Missouri, and many more will be needed.  If you’d like to be among them, e-mail a rough resume and photos, and explain why you’d like to work on the movie.  Just click on the link below.

lorrie - 05/24/2013 7:43:07 PM
This movie shows the real Taney County. When I did home health I heard a lot of baldknobber stories from my elderly people. Very interesting