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SCREENWRITER RACHEL STAMPER - "LYNCH MOB" The Movie
The UCW Radio Show Host Louis Velazquez had the opportunity to have screenwriter Rachel Stamper on the show.

 Rachel Stamper is one half of the dynamic writing duo The Stampers, which consist of Rachel and Scott Stamper. Rachel Stamper wrote her first play when she was only in the 2nd grade, it was a theatrical tour de force complete with green aliens and world domination. She created her first screenplay a few years later which was a Southern farce shot by Rachel and her 7th grade classmates. Poems, plays, journalism and award-winning creative writing followed, but she put her pen aside when she became a mother and it was a decade's span before she took up writing again - this time for community theater.

But it wasn't until she and her husband and writing partner Scott lost a child that they decided to pursue their true life's dream of becoming screenwriters. Within a year they had written and shot their first short film, Performance Anxiety - a comedy romp the skeletons in our closet coming to life.

Their young son, Bradley, took his first steps during casting calls and spent the duration of the shoot in a papoose on Rachel's back as she hustled about, feeding cast and crew. This film was shot in the Stamper home over a four day weekend. At the high point of the shoot, the house was brimming over with more than 85 people.

Just Asking For It, another short, followed - a violent, yet humorous, look into an overpopulated future where cops can kill the annoying to thin the herd.

Both shorts were favorably received, garnering film festival recognition, so Rachel and Scott decided to go "all in" and make a feature. They decided on the horror genre and penned the darkly funny, bloody scare-fest Lynch Mob. The movie was first titled "Fresh Meat" but the working title was abandoned when they discovered a skin flick had been made with that name.

Next was figuring out how to pay for a feature film - even a low budget one can cost mega-bucks. Their two short films and Lynch Mob's stellar script became their calling card and before long, thousands of dollars rolled in. Byron Erwin was invited to direct and decided Scott would produce.

As for Rachel? She cooked for everyone, painted sets, shopped for costumes and served as an associate producer, putting out fires, in one case literally when she set her stove aflame cooking meatloaf for the production.

Rachel knew from the outset that their film would be destined for the shelves of Blockbuster, if they were lucky. But fortune smiled on them when, shortly after editing and sound was complete, someone showed their film to a distributor who took it to Carmike Cinemas who offered them a theatrical release.

What started out as a cottage project has become a real Cinderella story that will come true when the movie hits the big screen on September 18th. It really hit home for Rachel when she stopped by her neighborhood Carmike Cinema and saw the movie poster in the lobby and the trailer for Lynch Mob playing on the screen.

What's next? An agent of course! Since they wrote Lynch Mob, Rachel and Scott have written another four screenplays and can't wait to make their next movie.

 
Trivia Bits for the Fans:


Rachel and Scott always give a small part to their now 6 year old son - in Lynch Mob, you see his adorable little hand as the "Cannibal Baby".

Rachel doubled for the female lead when she left a shoot early to audition for "American Idol". In the gas station scene, she is seen from the back helping the lead actor limp out the door. She died her hair black and had to don a pregnancy pad for the part.

Scott's name is on the movie poster 3 times - co-writer, producer, executive producer, but his body is on there more than 10 times! He is the body of one of the stars (Director Erwin is the other) and all of the dead male bodies up the road are shots of him in various poses.

"The story of the Stampers is one of true inspiration and the exact definition of reaching for your dreams no matter what, rising from the ashes of adversity this dynamic writing duo is the next big thing in Hollywood filmmaking and screenwriting. Their latest theatrical release "Lynch Mob" was a labor of love which is sure to spawn a fan base from continent to continent as it is set to be released in theaters on September 18, 2009. This will probably be one of the best movies to hit the big screen for the Fall of 2009" said Louis Velazquez - Host of the UCW Radio Show.

 

 

ABOUT LYNCH MOB

Synopsis:

The rural town of Lynchburg Georgia holds a dark secret. A century-old curse has condemned the citizens to a diet of human flesh. Unable to leave the city limits the town folks must lure unsuspecting travelers to their quaint town where they soon become the menu item of choice. Problems arise when the Federal Government releases a street savvy criminal into their community under the witness relocation program. 

Starring Tony Darrow from HBO's "The Sopranos". 

Some of The Crew

Executive Producer - Scott Stamper IMDB
Executive Producer - John J. Cornetta 
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Executive Producer - Frank Koretsky 
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Executive Producer - Paul Borghese 
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Executive Producer - Charles Spry 
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Executive Producer - Carlos Spry 
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Producer - Scott Stamper IMDB
Director - Byron Erwin 
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Screenwriter - Scott Stamper 
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Screenwriter - Rachel Stamper 
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Director of Photography - Tom Pritchard 
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Associate Producer - Rachel Stamper IMDB
Associate Producer - Tim Campione 
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Associate Producer - Keith Walker 
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Music - Terry Downtain 
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Editor - Byron Conrad Erwin IMDB

Associate Editor - Clay Walker 
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Assistant Cameraman - Robert (Lyt) Capell 
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Steadycam Operator - Brendan Thompson 
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Key Makeup Artist - Gretchen Mathis 
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Makeup Artist - Renee Locher IMDB
Gaffer - Randy Stewart 
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Key Grip - David Byrne 
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Grip - Matthew Kent 
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Grip - Trevor Stott 
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Grip - Tim Honigman 
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Grip - Connor O'Malley 
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Script Supervisor - Bree Hicken 
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Sound Mixer - Paul Sorohan 
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Boom Operator - Tim Campione 
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1st AD - Sam Kessie 
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1st AD (2nd Unit) - Jocelyn Harrison 
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Wardrobe - Louise Darko IMDB
Key Set PA - Woody Kearce 
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Production Assistant - Taylor Hart 
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Production Assistant - Russell Hale 
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Production Assistant - Kristen Brown 
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Special Effects - William Aymerich 
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Special Effects - Roy Wooley 
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Set Decorator - Susan Neal 
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Set Decorator - Carl Millender 
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Still Photographer - Clifford Robinson 
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Location Scout - Tracey Page 
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Location Scout - Jerry Frost 
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Line Producer - Tee Bates 
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Some of the Cast

Tony Darrow 
Boss Giovanni
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John J. Cornetta 
Johnny Ramano
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Paul Borghese 
Michael
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Michael H. Cole 
Weasel
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Dexter Tucker 
Biker
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Ron Bracewell 
Agent Miller
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Beverly Glover 
Mabel   
Barry Hopkins 
Mr. Potter
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Melissa Lowe 
Mrs. Potter
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Dale Basescu 
Ralph
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Steve Warren 
Gus
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Brooklyn Garrett 
Runaway Girl
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John Roach 
The Cook   
Andrea Haynes 
Agent Bagwell
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Vince Pisani 
Paulie
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Jason Guiliano 
Vinnie
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Nick Conti 
Sal
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Matt Cornwell 
Ray the Boxer
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Nelson Bonilla 
Jimmy Q.
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Jared McVay 
Charlie
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Marley Rain Hoff 
Little Girl
Susanna Ehrlich 
Tammy
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Dolan Wilson 
Buck
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Ron Penn 
Roy, Store Clerk
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Jeff Pack 
Hitchhiker Stu
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Jim Wallace 
Preacher   
Joe Ruffo 
Joey the Fox
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B.J. Winfrey 
Biker
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Carmen Liane 
Voodoo Priestess   
Kristyn Sammons 
Sarah
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Michael Scialabba 
Gangster  
Luke Williams 
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Michael Shikany 
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Kacie Young 
Johnny's Mother
Emma Page 
Johnny's Sister
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Kate Page 
Kidnapped Girl   
Tim Campione 
Traveler
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Websites: www.lynchmobmovie.com

 

 


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