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BRIEF: Short Independent Film Being Filmed in Centralia

August 27, 2013

YellowBrix

Aug. 27--The Portland-based production company Limbo Films, along with independent director Kimberly Warner, came to downtown Centralia Monday afternoon to finish shooting the short film "9," a dark, coming-of-age film about a young ballerina.

About 20 ballet dancers, including the lead actress, Willa Clare, 12, Portland, performed scenes for the movie on Magnolia Street between Pearl Street and Tower Avenue.

The film crew began shooting Monday afternoon and will continue to shoot until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The crew already filmed the first half of the film in Portland.

Warner said she scouted out Centralia in March and knew the historic downtown was the exact backdrop she needed for the film.

"We came here and said, 'This is it,'" Warner said. "This town has opened its heart to us."

When the film is finished early next year, Warner said, she wants to have a screening in Centralia.

For more information on the film, visit the film's website at www.9film.tumblr.com.

"Who needs a Warner Brother's Hollywood backlot when we can transform a street 90 miles away from home?" Warner wrote on the film's website.

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