Warren Skeels’ Debut Feature Thriller ‘The Man in the White Van‘ Makes Its World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF).
Warren Skeels debut feature thriller, ‘The Man in the White Van‘ makes its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) on Saturday, October 14, with a second screening on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
‘The Man in the White Van‘ is based on true event and remains a cold case in the State of Florida. Skeels was inspired to tell this story based on an experience one of the executive producer’s wife had in noticing a “white van” in her youth along with his own experience of being followed and having to cut through a few neighbor’s yards in order to avoid a possible kidnapping.
‘The Man in the White Van‘ World Premiere is at: Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Starlight Triangle Theater 3 1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
‘The Man in the White Van‘ Second Screening is at: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7 p.m. Big Newport Theater 6 300 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Inspired by a true story, ‘The Man in the White Van‘ delves into the eerie underbelly of a seemingly idyllic 1974 Florida town, and follows the harrowing experience of young Annie Williams, a spirited girl whose carefree existence is turned upside down as she becomes stalked by an ominous man in a whitevan.
The tranquility of Annie’s world, from her love of horseback riding to her leisurely strolls home from school in the nearby woods, begins to crumble as the menacing whitevan inches closer and closer. As her parents’ skepticism increasingly grows, Annie finds herself psychologically isolated, and on Halloween night her worst fears materialize into a full-blown nightmare as she gets abducted.
The feature debut of director Warren Skeels, ‘The Man in the White Van‘ is a gripping exploration of terror, paranoia, and the fragility of security in a place where darkness lurks beneath the surface. Based on actual events of the serial killer Billy Mansfield Jr., the film captures a bone-chilling story of a young girl’s unimaginable horrors, and every parent’s worst nightmare.
‘The Man in the White Van‘, a Garrison Film and Legion M production, is directed and produced by Warren Skeels. Written by Sharon Y. Cobb and Warren Skeels. Executive Produced by Gary Kompothecras, Michael Nole, Paul Scanlan, Jeff Annison, David Baxter, Sean Astin, and Ali Larter. Produced by Terri Lubaroff and Anne Marie Gillen. Edited by Billy Gaggins. Cinematography by Gareth Paul Cox. Composed by Scott Borland.
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