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ACTION! Horror film in the making at Duluth’s Caddy Shack

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DULUTH, MN-- A film crew has been hard at work shooting a feature film in Duluth.

Since the beginning of May, LZ Productions has been rolling cameras on a feature-length film in Duluth.

"The Hand that Feeds" is a horror film taking place in Duluth.

The film features the Caddy Shack in Lincoln Park as one of its primary locations.

The owner of the Caddy Shack, Christopher LaFleur, has always thought it would be the perfect location for a horror film.

"Since we bought the place and started renovating, our upstairs has been kind of unused and unusable, so we have been demolitioning the upstairs," LaFleur said. "Every time I walk through the upstairs, I always thought 'we need to shoot a horror movie here because it is a scary place,'" LaFleur said.

Not only is LaFleur the owner of the Caddy Shack, but he is also the owner of the production company funding the film, LZ Productions.

According to LaFleur, owning the location makes filming a much smoother production.

"Since we own the building, it's much easier for us to be able to provide a space within which to make all this equipment safe and bring in a bunch of people and shoot the scenes that need to be shot," LaFleur added.

The film began production Sunday, May 2. To maintain the dark horror feel, the production schedule has primarily been overnight.

According to the director of the film, Blair Smith, "I think the biggest challenge is time. 94 scenes in 18 or 19 days is hard to squeeze in, and a lot of them are at night and overnight, so our hours are a little wonky. Some nights we're shooting from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m."

Making a film of this scale in Duluth has been a long-time goal for LaFleur.

"Being able to bring a production like this to the Duluth area has been kind of a dream of mine, and it's finally taking shape," LaFleur said.

The production will wrap on May 22. Their goal is to have the film released in October just in time for Halloween.

Photojournalist Wyatt Buckner

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