ACTRESS LEVEN RAMBLIN stars as “Fern” in West Plains-area filmed thriller “Tatterdemalion,” set to be screened in October at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Ramblin, a native of Houston, Texas, is known for roles in “The Hunger Games” and “Chasing Mavericks” films.

Tatterdemalion, a movie filmed in West Plains and surrounding areas, will have its world premiere viewing Oct. 14 at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. The film’s director Ramaa Mosley and lead actress Leven Rambin will be in attendance.

The movie wrapped up filming just over a year ago and features a number of local residents in major roles, including Toni Chritton Johnson. The screenplay was written by Tim Macy, who grew up in Mtn. View.

Macy said it was an honor having the film selected for viewing at the Heartland Film Festival. “I am very proud of the film and the job that Ramaa and the cast did,” added Macy.

Macy and Mosley previously worked together on The Brass Teapot which was nominated for the International Critics’ Award and Saturn Award. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and was the debut feature film for both of them.

The Heartland Film Festival announced Friday a record 213 films from 104 countries to be featured at the 26th annual festival.

The festival is scheduled to play Tatterdemalion at 2:30 p.m., Oct. 14.

The festival’s release lists Tatterdemalion as a dramatic thriller about an army veteran suffering from PTSD who returns home to the Ozarks to look for her brother, but finds an abandoned boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about who the child is, she discovers a mysterious world of folk lore, clan rules and lies.

For more information on the festival, visit heartlandfilm.org.

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