Frederick filmmakers ready debut movie
Sep. 30, 2004

Joey McAdams and Clark Kline, co-founders of the emerging Frederick-based independent film company, Fool Martyr Productions, are putting the final touches on their first feature film "heads or tails," currently slated for a Fall 2004 release.

Filmed mostly in and around Frederick from September to November 2003, with additional scenes shot summer 2004, the dramatic thriller is shrouded in secrecy. The few details released indicate that it tells the story of a Native American myth and how it has been twisted throughout the years. "heads or tails" is a dramatic puzzle, weaving together one collective saga through four unique perspectives. "There are inherent mysteries built into 'heads or tails,'" that even we as actors are not privy to," said Jeff Keilholtz, lead actor.

Director McAdams, a native to Frederick, studied film in San Diego and Maine before moving back home and making a handful of short films including the acclaimed "Where It All Began." In 2003, he co-founded Fool Martyr Productions with writer Kline, another Frederick native, who has written two novels and half a dozen screenplays, including "Far From India" (co-writer) which premiered in August 2003 at the Weinberg Center.

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"Heads or Tails," is scheduled for release in Fall 2004.