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Lightning strikes for directorial duo

For local directors Knighten Richman and John Klappstein, nothing would stop them from completing their film The Corrupted.

For local directors Knighten Richman and John Klappstein, nothing would stop them from completing their film The Corrupted.

About halfway through shooting, their camera and sound technicians were struck by lightning — but despite the odds, the project was completed and has been receiving some great reviews.

The Edmonton premiere of The Corrupted is at Empire Theatre tonight during the Edmonton International Film Festival.

Shooting for the film took place between Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, and took place at Bear Trap Lake, Cold Lake and Drayton Valley.

“By industry standards, it is considered impossible to shoot something of this length, in that amount of time,” Richman said.

“Especially with no electricity or water.”

“I think we both agree that no matter what, the next project we have we will make sure that we have the ability to take whatever time we need,” Klappstein added.

“We were rushed. We basically worked 16 straight days.

But, Klappstein said, the duo is happy with the way the project turned out.

“There are definitely a lot of positive vibes we have been getting from people.

“We gave it our all, and there is nothing more that we could have put into it, but at the same time this is just a step for us.”

 
 
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