Movie shot in Kingman to be shown Thursday

KINGMAN - A short-length independent film shot in Kingman earlier this year will make its local debut tomorrow.

"Dreamweaver," a black-and-white movie filmed using the city as a backdrop, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in Conference Room A at Hualapai Mountain Medical Center. The showing was moved from Brenden Theatres due to technical issues with the projector.

Seating is limited to the first 120 people. Admission is free and open to the public.

Orange County, Calif., resident Nick Conedera brought his cast and crew to Kingman in January to film "Dreamweaver," which incorporates three separate narratives about a young high school teen who wants to be a cowboy, and that of a security guard and his drug addict brother who are trying to steal from a doctor running an illegal drug operation.

The doctor's character is based on the real-life case of Dr. Albert Szu Sun Yeh, a Las Vegas physician who is facing multiple felony counts after a yearlong investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency into the clinic he operated once a week in Golden Valley. His case is currently being prosecuted in Phoenix.

The film was shot on a $16,000 budget over at four-day period at local locations, including Upton's Hidden Pines Bed and Breakfast on DW Ranch Road, AIMS Medical Center, the Hilltop Motel and several private residences. Around two dozen local teens also served as extras in the production.

Conedera incorporated a line of dialogue from the film into an anti-drug public service announcement for the Kingman Meth Coalition. For more information on the movie, or to view the PSA, visit www.dreamweaverthemovie.com and click on the title.