Thriller (2009) 117 minutes ~ Color
The film 27 Down is an original mystery thriller. It follows the exploits of a Boston Police detective who gets embroiled in a tense hit-and-run investigation.
The story takes place around Boston locations and in the fictional town of Canada, Maine. Writer/Director of the film, John Depew says, “The film uses a crossword puzzle as a metaphor for predicaments the characters must untangle in their lives. There are some twists and surprises in the story, with an important clue revealed when the puzzle for 27 Down is solved.”
Director: John Depew
Writers: John Depew, Steve Hrehovcik
Stars: Curt Fennell, Emily Culver, Kyle Andrews
27 Down In The News
Plaistow Town Hall featured in independent film
The Eagle Tribune May 25, 2009
PLAISTOW, NH — In real life, Main Street’s historic Town Hall operates like a hub of government and the address is Plaistow, N.H. But in a little while, moviegoers may glimpse Town Hall in “27 Down,” the movie now in production by Haverhill, Mass., independent studio director John Depew. Read more at The Eagle Tribune.
Movie shoot mistaken for armed robbery
7 News Boston August 22, 2008
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — When North Andover police burst into an Osgood Street gas station with their guns drawn, they thought they were about to take down two armed robbers. What they discovered was they had made their way into the scenes of a film. Read more at Channel 7 News.
Kennebunk man’s “27 Down” now in production
SeacoastOnLine.com July 31, 2008
KITTERY, ME — Wild Beagle Productions, a new independent film company, filmed scenes for its production “27 Down” in Kittery on Saturday, July 26. The film’s co-author, Steve Hrehovcik of Kennebunk, co-wrote the film with John Depew, who is also directing the film. Hrehovcik and Depew have been collaborating on the film since December 2007.
“27 Down” is an original mystery/thriller about a Boston detective who gets embroiled in a tense hit-and-run investigation. The story takes place around Boston locations and in the fictional town of Canada, Maine. Read more at SeacostOnLine.com.
Andover on film again: Original independent screenplay filming downtown
The Andover Townsman Judy Wakefield, June 26, 2008
Andover, MA — There was no Jennifer Garner or Rob Lowe. But movie crews were back in Andover last Saturday, filming scenes for the first movie for a small, local production company.
Onlookers and extras were plentiful at last Saturday’s filming at the bandstand in the Park at the corner of Chestnut and Bartlet streets, said producer Judy Coleman.
“Filming is going really well and it’s being done all around here (the Andover area) because we want New England scenes and locals for the story,” said Coleman of her movie, 27 Down.
It’s an original character study of a Boston cop who hits and kills a child riding a bike but does not admit to the crime. The detective relocates to a small Maine town — the fictional name in the movie is Canada, Maine — and becomes the chief of police. Read more at the Andover Townsman.
27 Down Video Coverage
Ted Talbot of The Fox Morning News Fox 23 TV Portland, Maine August 28, 2008
View the Fox 23 interview with John Depew and Steve Hrehovcik
Diana Rocco, Reporter FOX 25 TV Boston, August 23, 2008
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — It made for a great movie scene, but this time it was for real. A film crew was filming a robbery scene at a convenience store in North Andover when police showed up on scene, slapping cuffs on the actors after shouting at them to drop their guns. Read more & view the video.
Todd Kazakiewich, NewsCenter 5 WCVB TV Channel 5 Boston, 8/23/08 Film Scene Mistaken For Armed Robbery
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Officers who attempted to foil a convenience store heist in North Andover were surprised to learn that the would-be robbers were really actors filming a movie. Read more & view the video.