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Interview w/Damien LeVeck about The Cleansing Hour
About the Cleansing Hour
Lance & Drew are failed actors who’ve made themselves famous with a webcast they created called “The Cleansing Hour,” which streams LIVE EXORCISMS.
The catch? Each exorcism is elaborately staged to look real in order to dupe their global audience.
Until today, when the actress Lance and Drew hire turns out to actually be demon-possessed!
Will Lance and Drew will be forced to reckon with their online charade– LIVE in front of more than 20 million viewers? Or are they the unsuspecting pawns in a greater demonic conspiracy?
The Cleansing Hour is about two regular guys who’ve built their success on a lie–and they’re about to receive their comeuppance. Is it morally wrong to profit from passing off an online exorcism as real? But, what about the millions around the world who tune in online to watch. How is their addictive use of their phones, tablets, and computers affecting those around them? Are we, the audience, dangerously obsessed with technology to the point where it’s damaging our lives?
The Cleansing Hour is a fun, action-packed story with great thrills and chills, but it also depicts a realistic view of the world today, and challenges the viewer to reflect on a bigger idea.
Director of the Cleasing Hour Damien Leveck
Damien began his career editing and producing the award-winning feature-length documentary Corso – The Last Beat (Ethan Hawke, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso) and most recently edited the well-received romantic comedy “Take Me Home” (Sam Jaeger).
Applying what he’s learned about storytelling from 10 years in the editing chair, Damien has segued into writing, directing, and producing his own rapidly-growing slate of scripted and unscripted projects. Damien’s editing and producing credits include work for ABC Family, Fox, VH1, SyFy, MTV, TBS, OWN, TruTV, The Weather Channel, Oxygen and TVGN.
Damien is drawn to the horror genre because of its unique ability to entertain and convey a message, the two hallmarks of his creative ambition.
Writer of the cleansing Hour Aaron Horwitz
Born and raised in LA, Aaron proudly represents the third generation of filmmakers in his family. After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Aaron dove head first into the entertainment business, working on notable projects such as The OC, HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me, and the 20th Century Fox film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. Aaron’s love for filmmaking is rooted primarily in his passion for writing, into which he’s channeled years of experience studying and honing his craft. Aaron penned the screenplay for the 2015 action-thriller Roommate Wanted, distributed by Lionsgate, and currently has a script in development atAtlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad).
Best known for his performances on six seasons of NBC’s “Parenthood” and the box office sensation “American Sniper,” Sam will also star in the upcoming feature “Brave New Jersey,” alongside Anna Camp and Tony Hale. In addition to his film and television acting credits (including “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Catch & Release“), Sam has directed the well-received romantic comedy “Take Me Home” and the short films “Plain Clothes” and “Advantage Hart.”
Heather is an actress, dancer, singer and model, best known for her standout role as Brittany on the hit show “Glee.” Heather’s film credits include “Spring Breakers,” “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (voice) and the upcoming horror film “Most Likely to Die.” Prior to her acting career, Heather was one of Beyonce’s backup dancers, performing at the American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Today and the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
Teala Dunn started acting at the tender age of six where she played the role of Turtle Tuck on Nick Jr.’s Animated TV Series “The Wonder Pets.” Teala is also known in many households for her role as Gina on Disney’s “Shake It Up,” & her recurring role on Disney’s “Dog With A Blog.” Teala is currently the New Face Clare’s in over 44 countries. She has her own clothing line call “Dunnwithit,” which can be found on Awesomeness TV’s merchandise website. Teala enjoys shooting & editing her YouTube videos, spending time with friends and family, singing, & dancing. Teala boasts over 1 million followers on Instagram, nearly 500,000 followers on Twitter, and almost 1 million subscribers on YouTube.
The Cleansing Hour crew and cast are relying on the generosity of friends and strangers alike to get this movie made. The goal is to reach 30,000 dollars to fund the project. They are asking that you head on over to thier kickstarter page and pledge. With some amazing rewards that even include Damien’s personal motorcycle it’s well worth your hard earned dollars to help them with this project. They have 63 hours left and need just under $8,000 to make this a reality.
To pledge to the Kickstarter follow this link: The Cleansing Hour
To learn more about the movie itself head on over to thecleansinghourmovie.com
To learn more about Damien LeVeck head over damienleveck.com
Follow Damien on Twitter: @damienleveck