"A Painted House" movie credit earned by local

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

The long hours and hard work were worth it when one of Lepanto's own learned she had been listed in the credits of "A Painted House."

Dana Wright, a life-long Lepanto resident, received a call from casting before production began. She was told to stay on stand-by' through the beginning week of filming. A week later, she received her official casting call that she had been chosen to work with the cast as a "stand-in."

There were several weeks of long hours and hard work, said Wright, as she went into detail about a few of the scenes.

"In Clarkedale scenes, we waded mud almost ankle deep, climbed barn loft stairs, splashed through the wet cotton fields and bared the rain and cold wind.

The day of the bridge scene, it was bitter cold and I was placed underneath the bridge several times in an area surrounded by poison ivy, among other challenges. However, being able to work arm in arm with all the stars was a pleasure and through it all, I had a rewarding experience and it will be worth it to see my name roll across the screen at the end of a Hallmark movie." Wright says she feels undeserving, but extremely honored to be listed in the credits. She also said that watching a movie will never be the same after seeing all of the hard work that goes into the production.

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