Screenwriters and filmmakers Chad and Carey Hayes Present ‘Making Movies’ Oct. 11-12 at UNCW

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wilmington, NC - UNCW will reap the benefits of being located in the "Hollywood of the East" Oct. 11-12 when veteran filmmakers and screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes visit campus to share the secrets of the silver screen with students aspiring to film industry careers.

Their presentation, discussion and film screening are sponsored by the UNCW Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Students from the Philosophy and Religion Society have been involved in planning the events.

During their careers, the Hayes brothers have worked with several box office stars, including: director James Wan and actors Tom Cruise, Chad Michael Murray, Hillary Swank, Paris Hilton and Kate Beckinsale. Their films include "The Reaping," "House of Wax," "Whiteout" and "Tag."

Oct. 11 presentation about "Making Movies"

The Hayes brothers will present "Making Movies," an informal talk about their filmmaking career and the content of their films, which includes "religious and supernatural" themes. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, Dobo Hall, room 134. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

Oct. 12 discussion for campus community

Students will have an opportunity to discuss their own filmmaking efforts with the screenwriters, 9:30-11:30, Oct. 12, in the Azalea Coast Room (2001-A) of the University Union. The event is free and open to UNCW students, faculty and staff.

Oct. 12 film screening

Finally, the campus community and members of the general public are invited to attend a free screening of the Hayes brothers' film "The Reaping," 7 p.m., Oct. 12, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Union.

The filmmakers recently spent time in Wilmington during the filming of their upcoming movie "The Conjuring," which is set to release January 25, 2013. While here, they enlisted the expertise of Diana Pasulka, associate professor of philosophy and religion, who assisted them with the Latin that appears in some of the film's exorcism scenes. Department chair George Zervos also had a role in the film, acting as an exorcist in one of the scenes.


Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, or 910-962-7631.