If you walked into Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo to visit a hospitalized friend or relative late Saturday afternoon, you might have encountered a man in his late 20s with chiseled features staggering through the main lobby toward the elevator and trailing drops of blood on the floor.
His face was a mess, as if he had just been in an accident or maybe a fight.
If you stuck around for a few minutes, you would have seen him repeat the process, while a movie crew with a shoulder-mounted camera and boom microphones worked through a series of shots.
An independent film company from Salt Lake City was shooting a new feature film at UVRMC called "The Kane Files," an action thriller whose cast includes veteran Hollywood tough guy-cad-politician William Devane and fashion model-turned-actor Drew Fuller, icon of Lifetime television's "Army Wives." Fuller was the bloody guy in the hospital lobby.
The cast also includes Ethan Embry of Showtime's "Brotherhood."
Writer-director of "The Kane Files" is Ben Gourley, a graduate of Brigham Young University. Co-producers Jonathan Downs and David Wulf said that the movie company, Aesop Pictures, is all local but draws on talent from California and elsewhere. Executive producer is Taylor Gourley.
The film, Downs said, tells a tale of an ex-assassin who is pulled back into his former life.
Fuller is also slated to appear in an upcoming film, "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," as Buck Barrow, older brother of the notorious Clyde Barrow. The film, which is in production and due out next year, recounts the career of the infamous and notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang (Cypress Moon Productions).
Ben Gourley's previous writing and directing credits with Revel Entertainment include "Moving McAllister" (2007) and "Repo" (2009).