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Headline News

Gerald Brown, a news reporter from the east coast finds himself stuck in a small town community starving for big city news, but finds himself continuously disappointed and annoyed. Then one day Gerald and Karen Jacobs, a journalist in training are sent to Woodbridge Community College to do a story about a cave fungus discovered by the knowledgeable Professor Alfred Zimmerman. What they find is much more than they expect! Find out what the days Headline News in this suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Filmed in Dekalb Illinois

  • Willy Adkins
  • Jason Sullivan
  • Willy Adkins
  • Willy Adkins
  • Jason Sullivan
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 24, 2011
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Chicago Horror Film Festival
    Portage Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    September 24, 2011
    World Premier
    Best Actor - Michael Wexler
Director Biography - Willy Adkins

Mr. Willy Adkins is an American actor, director and producer. He is the owner of Breaking Fate Entertainment (formerly known as Spook Show Entertainment) and is a "jack of all trades" in the entertainment industry. He is also known for his work in paranormal investigation, founding Illinois Ghost Hunters back in 2006, which has taken him all over the country.

Willy has a lifelong passion of dark arts and photography, founding Deviant Desires Photography in 1996, and also does alternative model portfolio production and horror themed art. Today, Willy stays busy directing, producing, writing and acting in independent film, winning a best actor award in the film Gordon Finn at the Smokey Night Film Festival in 2015.

As producer/director of events such as The Cinema Soup Film Festival, The Indie Horror Film Festival, The Laugh or Die Comedy Fest and The Dark Art and Oddities Con, he prides himself in helping other independent artists get recognized.

Willy resides in Dekalb, Illinois, often traveling to his second home, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He is the proud father of two girls, Dixie Belle and Bethany Madison. He spends his free time working on his personal art, collecting weird antiques, oddities, and sideshow memorabilia, as well as touring various shows and conventions.

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Director Statement

Headline News was my directorial debut film. It was also the first film I produced from start to finish along with a number of other first time efforts. It was a true joy to work with several great people on this fun little project and it will forever hold a spot close to my heart. I do hope you enjoy "Headline News".