“Road to Nowhere,” the independent motion picture filmed last year in Western North Carolina, will premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival in Italy, which is scheduled September 1-11. The film is one of 19 selected to represent the United States, along with others by such notable directors as Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, Ben Affleck and the late Dennis Hopper.
“Road to Nowhere” was directed by Monte Hellman, and written and produced by Steven Gaydos. It stars Dominique Swain (“JAG,” “Ghost Whisperer”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make it in America,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Tygh Runyan (“Battlestar Galactica,” “SGU Stargate Universe”), and Cliff De Young (“The Young and the Restless,” “Grey’s Anatomy”).
“Road to Nowhere” is described as a romance-thriller about a young filmmaker who gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his latest project on location. The real filmmakers spent two months last year shooting in several areas of North Carolina, including Jackson, Graham, Buncombe, Haywood, and Swain Counties, the cities of Waynesville, Asheville and Bryson City, and at Fontana Lake.