Oceans Light Productions, our two man film team, are in the midst of making a documentary about the making of Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY. What we’re doing is taking a deeper look into the making of the film from two different angles: the perspectives of the Maine locals and the perspectives of the cast & crew. What stories and memories do local Maine residents have of the production? How was the production documented in local television, magazine, and newspaper stories? What did the production do for the county of Hancock and the greater Maine communities? These are just a few of the questions we are exploring in our documentary.
This documentary began when my cameraman and I traveled to Maine over a year ago (as immeasurable horror and King fans) to see the filming locations. During that weekend we were overwhelmed by locals who remembered the production and who had home videos, photographs, and a plethora of stories to share. Everyone was so eager and happy to share their memories that I felt we should somehow document them all. This is when our documentary was born. To date we have been all over the country, interviewing countless individuals (cast, crew, current and former Maine residents) about their memories of this production. This past February we were even guest speakers in a University of Vermont class studying the films of Stephen King.
Currently, we are searching for photographs taken by Maine locals during the production. If anyone has any information we would be tremendously grateful.
John Campopiano & Justin White
Third Stream Foundation
New England Conservatory