By: Megan A. Wilson, Contributing Writer
Big things are happening in Horton Bay this Fall.
The Cabining, a Comedy-Horror feature is being filmed there by Michael Kopera and his crew which includes his brother Steve Kopera.
“It’s Friday the 13th meets Pineapple Express. I would say it’s more comedy than horror,” Michael said. “It’s about two buddies who are screenwriters who go to this retreat in the woods to work on their horror script and, if you can believe it, people start dying and they have to figure out why.”
Production of The Cabining was originally supposed to take place in August but was pushed back to October.
“I’m just hoping that when we start filming it isn’t rainy or doesn’t get too cold,” said Michael.
The film has a main cast of approximately eleven to twelve actors with four main parts.
“Most of the actors in the movie have done guest roles on television shows or some have recurring characters on shows,” said Michael.
The Cabining is being directed by Steve Kopera, Michael’s brother who is an Ann Arbor native.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve worked together,” said Steve. “We’ve had several different collaborations.”
Production is expected to take anywhere from 14 to 16 days, with each day being 12-hour, six-day work weeks.
“Most camera crews prefer the long days to get production done quickly so they can resume their normal lives,” said Michael.
One of the things Steve is looking forward to doing is going fishing.
“This whole thing is like a dream come true for me,” said Steve. “I proposed to my wife in Boyne City and every chance I get I come up here and relax.”