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March 7, 2013

Lights, camera, egg-tion!

Local breakfast cafe setting for movie scenes


Depew’s latest film, “The Final Shift,’’ is a science fiction mystery about an aging hit man and a beautiful young assassin. The movie, which features Hollywood actor Robert Miano, was released last June. Filming locations included Al’s Place restaurant on Primrose Street, which was closed at the time.

”I needed a restaurant that was closed as we needed to shoot eight hours a day,” Depew said. “The building was being transferred to a new owner and we had to negotiate between both parties.

”The funny thing about it was everything shot inside the restaurant was shot at that location,” he said. “But, shooting outside was at the Haverhill Country Club at the pool,’’ he said. “Haverhill is such a big city and has so much to offer. There are so many places to shoot.”

Raffery said she’d be happy to have her cafe used in another of Depew’s movies.

”He still comes in for breakfast,” she said.

Veteran writer and artist Steve Hrehovcik of Kennebunk, Maine, cowrote the film “27 Down’’ with Depew. In 2011, Hrehovcik created a sketch of what the Woolworth building in downtown Haverhill could look like if became a comic book hall of fame.

His son Josh Hrehovcik said at the time that such a venue would attract tourists to Haverhill. Josh Hrehovcik appeared in the movie, “The Final Shift.’’

Trailers of Depew’s films can be seen online at www.wildbeagleproductions.com and are available for streaming or downloading at www.twistflix.com.

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