The Metamora Films’ team has been in production of a new documentary short entitled, “Life Under the Horseshoe”. The film takes place in Spring City, Utah where they host an old time AM radio show…on stage live in front of an audience! The film teaches us a little about history while taking us back to the golden age of radio. The documentary interviews Mark and Vicki Allen, the show hosts while learning more about their interesting, but opposite family history. The film also highlights the historical Victory Hall, a one-hundred-year-old restored vaudeville theater on Main Street, and “Spit & Whittle” Avenue, where Charlie (1885-1936), son of Simon Beck, had a bench the women of the town called the “Bummer’s Bench.” The men claimed it was where important community events were discussed and decisions made. Simon’s son Charlie, paralyzed at an early age, presided at the bench providing advice and wisdom to all comers.
Mark and Vicky Allen, Show Hosts
The documentary which will be made for TV should be complete by late fall, 2015. Producers, Matt Duhamel and Heather Duhamel have been working on the film since late spring and with interest from broadcast stations in Salt Lake City, you may be seeing Life Under the Horseshoe on local TV later this year.
“This film is a little different then the owns we’ve done in the past.” Matt Duhamel says. “I wanted to create a fun, historical but entertaining film. Radio brings me back to my broadcasting career and the old AM radio station that I worked at in West Yellowstone, MT.” he adds.
Mark Allen reading from the “Bummers Bench”
A section of the film will feature the Seventh Annual Blue Grass Festival on August 1st. Cameras will be rolling during this family event in beautiful Spring City, Utah. For more information or if you are interested in being a sponsor for the Life Under the Horseshoe documentary, contact Matt Duhamel. Enjoy!