A little snow didn’t keep the crew of independent film “TEXT” from shooting in Parker, Colo., this week.
That’s right. “TEXT” is a teen thriller that tells the story of a high-school senior who searches for answers after her best friends are killed shortly after receiving mysterious text messages on their cell phones. Sounds ominous…
The film’s creators decided to use the text messaging medium for their horror film in part, because, well, “kids are doing it like crazy and the film audience is those kids,” says spokeswoman Lela Meadow-Conner.
When completed, the film just might send a chill up the spines of teens, but it’s probably not going to deter them from text messaging, she says. Meadow-Conner wasn’t sure whether the filmmakers consulted anyone in the text messaging industry technology-wise, but surmised they would probably be interested in doing so.
But there’s more. The filmmakers are also shooting a “co-quel,” as opposed to a sequel, called “POD” that focuses on a college campus and involves iPODs. No word yet on whether the producers are considering making movies specifically for cell phones, or iPhones, for that matter.