The historic Woodland Opera House is pleased to host one of Woodland’s own, five-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker, Scott Wegener, for a delightful Father’s Day afternoon presentation of The Spider’s Web Film Trilogy. The three dramatic action-adventure films introduce us to teen geniuses Phillip Harrison and Malcolm Scott as they discover the secrets to the Universe during a high school science project. This new-found knowledge thrusts them into a globe spanning adventure as they solve dangerous mysteries only they can comprehend. After each viewing, Scott will discuss making his films with zero budget, using extreme networking, goods, and services to deliver high concept productions, like a successful community theater model.
The Spider’s Web (1995) 18-year-old Malcolm Scott (Adam Winston) becomes obsessed with solving an ancient riddle told by his great great grandmother (Gospel star Kaye Barksdale). Class loner Phillip Harrison (Nick Arrom) is likewise fixated on proving his father’s discredited theory of gravity obstruction.
The Spider’s Web: Arch Defiance (2015) TV pilot – In this reboot, after the government confiscates Harrison’s Gravity Obstruction Device (G.O.D.), Malcolm (Andre Tomlinson) and Harrison (Cody Oppel) are hijacked to Africa where mercenaries are hunting for a crashed space probe designed by Harrison’s father.
The Riddle of the Spider’s Web (2020) Government agent Tyra Gunn (Samantha Russell) gets more than she bargained for after she is assigned to protect Phillip Harrison from rogue powers that want his gravity obstruction technology. Filmed in Martinique, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Raised in Woodland, Scott started making movies with an 8mm camera at the age of 15. After dozens of high school movies, Scott enrolled in both CSU Chico (Mass Communications) and CSU San Francisco (Cinema) where he created a first-of-its-kind Theatrical Film Production special major that combined courses from both universities to earn his degree in 1975. Now living in Cincinnati, he has written, produced, and directed five feature films, including The Golem (winner of three Emmy Awards), and Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, seen in over 20 countries. The Spider’s Web films are among his favorites. “I wanted to create young characters who are smart, athletic, and passionate about the world, who meet adversity head on, whether it’s a science fair or saving the world, and use their wits to succeed against all odds.”
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Introduction begins at 12:00 p.m. with first film at 12:10 p.m. (The Spider’s Web-100 min.), second film at 2:05 p.m. (The Spider’s Web: Arch Defiance-61 min.), and third film at 3:30 p.m. (The Riddle of the Spider’s Web-110 min.) with intermission and discussion in between. A social gathering will follow at 6:00 p.m. at a local eatery, Father Paddy’s Irish Public House at 435 Main Street in Woodland.
All Seats Reserved: $10