“Gold Rush” will begin shooting at the end of June on 40 acres in the heart of Gold Rush Country near Grass Valley, CA. The location is a private property that has preserved artifacts from the Gold Rush era.
“There’s no need for us to create props and sets because everything you’ll see is a remnant of history,“ said director Debbie Bledsoe. “Whether it’s the antique six-shooter Merwin-Hulbert revolver or the old poker table and other wild west artifacts from the Gold Rush era, everything is a genuine piece of a forgotten time.”
Written by Jon Mac, the premise of “Gold Rush” surrounds a modern day team of paranormal experts that goes missing one by one while investigating an evil presence at an estate filled with antiques from a gold mining ghost town. In real life, the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventurers” recently covered how locals believe the ghosts of deceased gold miners haunt the entire Gold Country area.
“When you step inside, you literally feel like you’re stepping back in time. It certainly has a haunting feel,” said Bledsoe. “We’ll also be sleeping here every night, so it will be a unique experience, that’s for sure.”
The cast and crew plan to shoot the majority of the film in one weekend using inventive techniques that will increase efficiency and elevate production values. “Most films shoot with a single camera, but we’re shooting with four, which will complete the shoot four times as fast without compromising quality,” said Bledsoe.