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Film crew invades Baldwin for ‘Rigged’

November 23, 2005

Brick streets and a small-town atmosphere were just the right mixture for the production crew that worked on the movie "Rigged" Wednesday afternoon in Baldwin City.

"I always enjoy filming in Baldwin," said Stephen Deaver, unit production manager. "I have shot on location there for another feature film, and I think that Baldwin not only looks great on camera, but is very friendly and fun as well."

The crew only shot footage downtown on the brick streets, but Deaver said he found other nice places to shoot around the city.

"The only place we filmed in Baldwin for "Rigged" was downtown on the street," Deaver said. "But I've found lots of great locations in and around Baldwin for other projects."

Most of the footage was near the corner of Eighth and High streets. The downtown buildings provided the backdrop for the shots the crew needed.

The movie stars Rebecca Neuenschwander as "Kat" and Chad Ortis as "Dublin." Ortis's character is the manager of Kat, who is trying to survive in the world of underground boxing.

The movie is based around Kat, as she works her way up the ranks of the brutal sport. The struggle is whether she and her manager can overcome their personal demons and vanquish their ultimate foe.

C47 pictures is filming the movie. "Rigged" is the first feature film for the independent film company based in Kansas City. The cast and crew are primarily from the Kansas City and surrounding areas.

They will be shooting in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas through November and December. Postproduction will likely take them into the spring.

Deaver said the company is still looking for extras for the film. They will be filming in Lawrence and Kansas City. Anyone wanting to be an extra should write an e-mail to RiggedExtras@yahoo.com to find out more information.

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