WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – If you’re from northeast Pennsylvania and the music sounds familiar…it should. The Pennsylvania band “The Badlees” is part of the inspiration behind the new movie “All in Time.”
“In the 1990’s, 2,000 people were packing The Woodlands, going to see these guys, The Badlees make timeless music,” said Chris Fetchko.
West Hazelton native Fetchko co-directs the movie and at one point managed The Badlees. He promoted his new film at the F. M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Friday. The film centers around a man named “Charlie” who quits his job in New York to move home to Pennsylvania to manage his favorite hometown band. He’s faced with some tough relationship decisions along the way.
“I wanted to make a movie that was inspired by the events that took place in my life,” said Fetchko.
The drama puts northeast Pennsylvania in the spotlight once again.
“If you live in this area, you will recognize all types of scenes from Wilkes-Barre to Pittston as well,” said David DeCosmo, who plays “Charlie’s” father in the movie.
Bob Heim says while he got a small part in the film, the Franklin Street home in Wilkes-Barre that he lived in for 30 years was in many scenes.
“The next time I see the movie, I hope to pay closer attention to what the movie is about. I was so fascinated to see the interiors of my house,” laughed Heim.
“All in Time” has won 12 awards, including “Best Director” at the Milan International Film Festival. Fetchko says the movie has an unexpected twist at the end that you’ll be able to witness at the Kirby Center on October 16th.
Tickets went on sale today. The film will be officially released on October 7th.
Video is courtesy of Corner Bar Pictures/ TomCat Films