Two Illinois film producers are preparing for production in Rockford. Chris Pratola and Gary Camarano plan to produce a new indie film based in Rockford called "SCREW CITY."

The film tells a story about a rustbelt-city teenager who is about to graduate from high school in Rockford and trying to escape is dead-end life through his punk rock band. Chuck, the story's main character, relies on his best friends to stick around and form a band known as Stick Figure.

One of the producers Chris Pratola told WIFR -

We're ready to go. The script is finished, the shoot dates set. We are finalizing funding, and when we’re finished, we will jump right into casting and pre-production

If that isn't cool enough, they're casting! WIFR details -

The film will offer casting calls when the production crew plans to film in Rockford. Pratola and Camarano will host a webinar for those interested in getting involved on Wednesday, Feb. 27.


Be on the lookout for casting calls and more information to come. Updates on the film can be found here.

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