Thursday, February 19, 2009


Blaire’s Bridge, the new feature movie from Webster Falls Films, shot on location in Johnston County and at the Pisgah Covered Bridge in Randolph County, will have its world premiere on March 6 and 7, 2009, at The Clayton Center auditorium in downtown Clayton.

The Friday and Saturday evening showings, at 7:30 p.m. will feature a meet-the-cast session. A family bargain matinee on Saturday will be held at 4:00 p.m..

The movie is based on the novel by former Raleigh radio and TV personality Mark Grady, who is best known for his ten years as a traffic watch pilot/reporter.

The film features many local actors, according to Webster Falls Films Producer T.C. Freeman. “I’m sure you’ll recognize many of the faces you’ll see on the screen,” Freeman said. “The local talent in the Triangle area is phenomenal.”

The local actors appearing in the film include retired district court judge Yates Dobson and Tyler Small, who has appeared as an extra in the television series One Tree Hill. Jennifer Cherry Hinton, a local actress with many credits in local theatre, also has a major role in the movie.

Clayton area residents will recognize a little comic relief in the film when Clayton’s mayor, Jody McLeod, and town manager, Steve Biggs, appear in the film talking about the movie’s fictitious mayor and town manager.

Several local-area student actors also appear in the film.

Set in Clayton, Blaire’s Bridge is the story of the impact a covered bridge, built a half-century ago by man as a tribute to his dying wife, has on a community. The twist at the end puts life in perspective for many in the town suffering from life challenges.

Tickets to the world premiere are on sale now at the Clayton Center box office. For details, visit

1 comment:

JMeadows said...

How did I miss that it Mark Grady that was behind this? I've been hearing about this forever and didn't make the connection.