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"SPIKED": a conversation with filmmakers

Writer/director Juan Martinez Vera, producer Per Melita and actress Danay Garcia will talk about the making of 'Spiked,' which was shot entirely in Tucson and southern Arizona. (Submitted photos)

Writer/director Juan Martinez Vera, producer Per Melita and actress Danay Garcia will talk about the making of 'Spiked,' which was shot entirely in Tucson and southern Arizona. (Submitted photos)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Michael Toubassi of Tucson Film & Music Festival, in association with Film Tucson, is presenting a free online conversation about the movie "Spiked" May 1 at 3 p.m.

Toubassi will join writer/director Juan Martinez Vera, producer Per Melita and actress Danay García and discuss the the making of “Spiked,” which was shot entirely in Tucson and southern Arizona.

Viewers of this Zoom chat will learn how "Spiked" came together, the true story that inspired the plot, and why Tucson became the cinematic backdrop for this thrilling feature. Visit this link to register for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PIsUefL6RTCaP_RzzNbocg.

"Spiked", starring Aidan Quinn (Weeds, Legends of the Fall) and García (Prison Break, Fear the Walking Dead), is an absorbing tale of a newspaper publisher standing up for the rights of the disenfranchised while battling a mysterious ailment threatening to derail his efforts.

Launched in 2005, the Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) celebrates the past, present and future of the Tucson, Arizona, music and filmmaking scene. TFMF’s focus is on music-related content, as well as films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona or the Southwest. The festival accepts documentaries, narrative features, shorts, and music videos.

Film Tucson, a division of Visit Tucson, markets Tucson, southern Arizona, and northern Mexico as a film location to commercials, TV series, feature films, and commercials for the economic impact they bring to our region.

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