Big Screen Entertainment Group is pleased to announced that it has completed the first cut of its new horror/thriller, Babysitter Wanted. The film, which wrapped principal photography in November, has been edited at BSEG's Paramount and Raleigh Studios facilities in Hollywood. Editors have worked virtually non-stop to complete this important first milestone.
"We're extremely pleased with the work that our editor, Stephen Eckelberry, has done," said BSEG's CEO Kimberley Kates. "Stephen, working closely with the film's director, Michael Manasseri, has crafted a tense thriller with strong horror elements that harkens back to some of the great films of the genre."
Babysitter Wanted stars Sarah Thompson (7th Heaven), Matt Dallas (Kyle XY), Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde), Kristen Dalton (The Departed), Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects).
Jonas Barnes (Original Films) wrote the script, and co-directed with Manasseri. The film was produced by BSEG's Kates, Zappone and Eckelberry and executive produced by Robert Reyes, Tony Chacon and Richard Celeste.
The next step will be an industry screening for studio execs on the Paramount lot, which will take place in the next few weeks. "We have been told by several industry veterans that this is one of the best first cuts of a film that they have ever seen. We are all very excited here at Big Screen, and are eager to get Babysitter Wanted to the public as quickly as possible," Kates said.
The filmmakers have also been collaborating closely with Big Screen's new gaming division headed by Newrosoft, Inc.'s CEO, Andrei Gireada in designing the casual game based off the movie. "Babysitter Wanted: The Game" will be released concurrently with the film. The company is in discussions with a major gaming distributor to take the title to market.