"Hollywood South" has always been home to one local movie lover who is watching his dream to make movies come true right here in the Ark-La-Tex. Writer, director and actor Derek Wayne Johnson grew up in Carthage, TX.
His new movie "Scrape" premieres at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport on Tuesday, March 5th. It's free admission. Tickets will be first come first serve at the door.
The Texas premiere for "Scrape" is happening in Johnson's hometown on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 p.m. The movie will have an initial two week run at the Carthage Twin Cinema in Carthage, TX starting that Friday night. Worldwide distribution will happen later in the year.
"Scrape" is Johnson's first reach into the horror genre. As if the heart-pumping music and intense character images in the trailer isn't enough, the tag line "kick ... hit ... scream" gives you a clear idea of what you're in store for with his new film.
Johnson also has a movie coming out on DVD and instant stream this week. "Broken Blood," formerly known as "Stanley DeBrock," will be released on DVD Wednesday, February 27th. In the movie which he wrote, Johnson plays the role of two main characters. He also directed the film. Both movies, "Broken Blood" and "Scrape," feature several local actors. Johnson also has several movie credits to his acting resume including the upcoming movie "The Pardon," also filmed in Shreveport.
Production on Johnson's next film "Lemon Punk," begins in a few months in Shreveport, LA.