Levi Robinson knows that making a movie is a lot of work. He quit his job in Wyoming last year and moved back to Salt Lake City just so he could focus on making his most recent movie called <em>Till Blood Do Us Part</em>.
“This movie is kind of like my baby, so I’m doing whatever I can to see it through,” Robinson said.
While Robinson and his crew live in the Salt Lake City area, a portion of the movie takes place in Northern Cache Valley. Robinson said that people familiar with the area will recognize it right away.
“We shot in Weston a couple times,” the 22-year-old explained. “A lot of the movie is driving and roadside stuff. You’ll notice maybe some of the areas around like Dayton and Preston.”
Robinson and the rest of the crew had base camp in Dayton and were shooting in the Idaho area for 11 days. Robinson chose the locations in Idaho for the movie because he said he has many childhood memories in Dayton and Preston. While he mostly grew up in Salt Lake City, he was born in Preston and still has family members who live in Dayton. Robinson said it was great shooting in Idaho and he really liked the atmosphere.
“It was a lot of fun. Everyone was really interested in what we were doing. For being a really small crew, everyone was willing to help out. We shot down at Woodward’s in Weston and Van was a tremendous help to us,” Robinson said of the owner of Woodward’s Country Store. “It went great. There are a lot of rattlesnakes though,” he laughed.
<em>Till Blood Do Us Part</em> is a movie about a group of high school kids who are filmmakers. After they write a movie, they start thinking of ways to raise money to make the film. While trying to figure it out, they interview their neighbor and discover he robbed an armored car in the 70s and buried the stolen money. This inspires the group of filmmakers to take a road trip to Idaho to find the buried treasure.
Robinson first wrote <em>Till Blood Do Us Part</em> with his friend in 2008 and they’ve already tried making the movie on two separate occasions, once in 2009 and again in 2010. Both times didn’t work out due to financial reasons. This go around, Robinson said they did it right, saving up money and committing their time to finishing the movie. They’ve been working on it since last summer and it should be finished to submit in film festivals this fall.
“A lot of people, when we were up there, were asking if this was going to be the next Napoleon Dynamite,” Robinson said. “I don’t know, we’re just a bunch of kids with a passion for filmmaking.”
To find out more about the movie, you can visit their website at <a href=”http://tillbloodmovie.com/” target=”_blank”>TillBloodMovie.com</a>.