For Immediate Release:
Apex, North Carolina August 3, 2015
All Aboard… with Apex Chamber of Commerce member Whistle Stop Media. Locally owned by the Demers family this multi award winning and three time Emmy nominated, New Hill – Apex based production company, continues the next episode with Louisa May Alcott. This instructional TV series History’s Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com.
Robert Ross, C.F.O of Whistle Stop Media, Board Member of The Chamber of Commerce, and Managing Partner of locally owned, Brightleaf Financial Consulting Group, along with Whistle Stop Medias’ Michelle H. Demers, C.E.O., Executive Producer and John M. Demers, C.C.O., Executive Producer are pleased to announce the return of production of the TV series in Apex, North Carolina.
Pam and Mack Thorpe who locally own The Rusty Bucket Shop in historic downtown Apex, are not only pleased to see production return, but delighted to know that this weeks schedule has them almost every day at the Maynard Pearson House one of the gems of the Apex Historical Society. “The house will be used on the inside to portray the home of Louisa May Alcott in Concord, Massachusetts. Whistle Stop Media will head north to The Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott in late September or October to film two scenes at the Orchard House where Louisa May Alcott penned Little Women and a number of her internationally renowned stories and poems. The Thorpe’s’ and the Demers are members of the Apex Historical Society.
Kathryn Shepler from Atlanta Georgia will define the role of 15-year-old Louisa May Alcott. Kevin Robert McDermott head of creative and one of the producers and directors stated to producer and the series creator John M. Demers, that “She is perfect for the role, and has the resume, too.” Roxanna Demers, JohnColeman Demers, Akin Williams, Charlie Gaddy, Mark Roberts, J. C Knowles, Jacques Gilbert, Pablo Vega, and Irene Santiago, are some of the talent that will reprise their roles, along with locomotive No. 17 and caboose 308 of the New Hope Valley Railway, who plays “Steamy –The Time Travel Express”.
“Two more episodes are planned for production before November 2015. The series is scheduled to deliver six episodes in early 2016 to Capitol Broadcasting station, WRAL TV and then syndicate nationally and internationally with our distribution partners.” said John M. Demers. “Further episodes will be based on how well we do here on WRAL TV.” During the initial run of the Pilot episode we had really good numbers, both with the ratings and viewers, as well as the financial revenue side our business model. I’m grateful to the Goodmon family and the management team at WRAL for maintaining those family values in their programming that originates out of their station.“ said John M. Demers, Executive Producer.
About History’s Heroes: TheRustyBucketKids.com
TheRustyBucketKids.com is a new, family-friendly, concept broadcast ready television show, combining educational content with family entertainment – edutainment. A brother and sister learn they can travel back through time on an ole’ timey train and meet some of America’s most exceptional Americans. Each story’s twist is that these heroes of history are still in their formative years. The TV series is based in Apex, North Carolina, No. 9 Best Small Town to Live according to Money Magazine/CNN Money.