Figure skating political thriller, ‘Serpentine” to premiere in Clinton 


Movie features several scenes filmed in Westborough

Figure skating political thriller, ‘Serpentine” to premiere in Clinton 
Denise Marco (l) and Isabella Ramirez film a scene at the NorthStar Ice Sports in Westborough. photo/submitted

Region – Film producer Mark Lund has announced that “Serpentine: The Short Program” will have its world premiere Monday, March 6 at the Strand Theatre, 58 High St., in Clinton, at 7 p.m. The short film will premiere after an encore screening of the feature film “Justice Is Mind.” Lund wrote and directed both films. Following the premiere Serpentine will be available on Amazon and other VOD platforms.
In Serpentine the sport of figure skating meets the Cold War in this modern day political thriller. Several of the scenes were shot at the NorthStar Ice Sports arena in Westborough. In the movie, a champion figure skater finds herself in a government conspiracy involving her missing mother and a Cold War mystery that culminates at the world championships in Moscow. Set in the present, the story could best be described as “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Americans” meet the sport of figure skating.
“This whole project is about timing with Serpentine: The Short Program being released during the height of the figure skating season,” said Lund.  “The goal is to develop enough interest to produce the feature film version later this year for a 2018 release after the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.”

Lund directed the first ten pages of his script last fall to develop interest in the feature length version. Lund took this short to feature production approach with Justice Is Mind.
“It’s great to be returning to the Strand Theatre to premiere Serpentine,” said Lund. “Five years ago I premiered Evidence after Leonardo DiCaprio’s J. Edgar with the goal of turning it into a feature. Now we are premiering Serpentine after that feature became a reality with Justice Is Mind.”
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