Send in the clowns!
Remember last year when every other day a news story came out about a clown being spotted terrorizing people in towns all across America? It was weird and strange and also a great plot line for a film. That’s just what happened. It became a movie called ‘Behind The Sightings’ directed by Tony Cadwell. Sounds like it will be a mix of found footage style meets thriller. The rights to the film have been picked up by Tommy V Films.
Deadline reports the film centers on a young married couple, Todd and Jessica Smith, two filmmakers from Raleigh in North Carolina, who set out to produce a documentary exploring the highly publicized, creepy clown sighting epidemic, which was investigated by local law enforcement.
Tommy Vlahopoulos of Tommy V exec produced the pic along with Tom Sulkowski.
“Clowns have traditionally been associated with slapstick style performance, comedy or mime, but there has always been a dark side to a clown,” said Vlahopoulos. “This is not fake news, Behind the Sightings is centered around the terrifying clown sightings that shook the world last year, and an eager couple swept up in all the phenomenon. This is a very newsworthy subject, especially with all the continuous clown sightings.