Boyne Area film released; ‘The Cabining’

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Michigan-based writer/director Steve Kopera, along with LA-based actor/producer brother Mike Kopera, recently released their first collaborative feature film, “The Cabining.”


According to Steve Kopera, “The Cabining” just finished an impressive film festival run, winning awards at the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival, and the Indie Gathering.


Following a full-capacity screening at LA’s Chinese Theater in June, Indican Pictures acquired “The Cabining” for national distribution.


In October, horror fansite tapped “The Cabining” as one of their 10 Amazing Indie Horror Films You May Have Missed.


The story follows Todd and Bruce, a pair of wannabe-horror screenwriters, who travel to a remote artists’ retreat.


They find beautiful scenery, even more beautiful women, a Shakespeare-quoting proprietor, and a mysterious found-art recluse.


Yet, instead of inspiration, Todd and Bruce find death and deception.


One by one, the other artists die, each in a more gruesome way than the last.


The morbid atmosphere proves perfect for Todd’s writing, but will he live to finish the script?


“The Cabining” boasts a large contingent of Michigan talent, including the writer/director Steve Kopera, cinematographer Jeffery T. Schultz, and composer Steve Sholtes.


The majority of the shoot took place in picturesque Horton Bay during the vibrant fall colors.


“As maliciously entertaining as it is very, very funny,” according to Mark Bullock of, Steve Kopera’s film “does for murder-mystery what Shaun of the Dead did for zombie films” (B-Movie Avenger).


“The Cabining” is available On Demand with Comcast, AT&T, Charter, Dish, and WOW and for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Prime.


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