News and information on the progress of the independent full-length horror/suspense film Ocracoke.



October 28, 2020

Full-length feature follows in footsteps of area classics Scream, Halloween Kills

WILMINGTON & TOPSAIL BEACH N.C. – How much evil is society willing to tolerate in exchange for a good quality of life? This is the subtext of the independent horror film Ocracoke, officially beginning production the week of Halloween at locations throughout Wilmington and Topsail Beach.

The full-length feature follows in the footsteps of noted big studio productions Scream and Halloween Kills which have also been filming recently in the area.

“We’re proud to be doing our small part, contributing to the recovery of the film community in and around Wilmington that was hit so hard by COVID-19," said Writer/Executive Producer David Dean.

Ocracoke tells the story of Thomas White, a vicious 160-year-old vampire masquerading as a charming 20-something entrepreneur. White is a benevolent despot, running the bucolic beach community of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks with a combination of economic incentives and fear. Seamlessly weaving together horror, history, and social commentary, Ocracoke is an epic hyper-local motion picture shot entirely on location in eastern North Carolina, featuring North Carolina actors and crew, along with music by Raleigh-based band Noxus.

Production is underway, with scenes being shot on Topsail Beach as well as locations throughout Pender and New Hanover counties. The film has been cast with featured actors including Kellen Cuttance as Peter McAllister; Pallavi Ram as Ilona; Brandon Marski as Deputy Frye; Heather Setzler as Mrs. Jenkins; Ty Myatt as Renny; and Josh Menzies as Thomas White. Talented actors rounding-out the cast include David Klionsky, Tyler Gene, Sterling Chappell, Bea Noguera, Heather Whitmarsh, Keith Holliday, Nad Sahin, Gabriella Preciosa, Ryan Knudson, Jimmy Willis and Lexis Lee.

Ocracoke is directed by Bea Noguera, with production by 22/7 Productions.

The entire Ocracoke team wishes to thank Anthony Demings and RHODYWOOD in Wilmington for hosting principal casting and providing ongoing support and encouragement, essential in these challenging times.

For more information and to view the Ocracoke teaser trailer visit ocracokethemovie.com. 



October 30, 2020

Director Bea Noguera was interviewed by Wilmington, N.C. television station WWAY-TV3 about Ocracoke. The resulting article detailed the plot of the movie, and included a live link to the movie website. 

WWAYTV3.com averages over 1,100,000 pageviews per month and over 500,000 visits per month with more than 250,000 unique visitors.

The coverage resulted from the kickoff of a publicity and marketing campaign for the movie.

Click here to read the article on the WWAY-TV3 website.