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Las Vegas film industry releases streaming content during pandemic

How to support local filmmakers during pandemic
Posted at 11:27 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 14:51:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — While we all "Stay Home for Nevada," many people may already be familiar with how to support local restaurants and small businesses. However, local artists say they need your help too.

The film and movie industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdowns. Productions that typically come to Las Vegas to film have been forced to cancel or reschedule.

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"These local artists and production companies and crew members, they're all small businesses," said Eric Preisse with the Nevada Film Office.

"Their entire livelihood is creating content," he said. " So when that dries up, their business dries up."

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However, filmmakers are still releasing content with hopes you can stream it while stuck at home, and that includes local content creators.

"People are watching more content," said Kelly Schwarze, the director of "Abigail Haunting," a film shot entirely in Nevada.

"We're all kind of in the same boat," she added. "We're cooped up, we're sitting at home, and we're all trying to find ways to entertain ourselves. I would argue that this is very important."

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"Abigail Haunting" premiered on Amazon Prime March 27 and is available for streaming now.

For other local films available for streaming, check out Nevada Film Office's social media accounts.