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The Texas Witch – Pre Production Interview

I got really excited when I found out there was a witch movie that is about to be made just a few miles from me, down in Jacksonville, TX.

I reached out to them to do this pre-production interview for the blog about an independent film called “The Texas Witch“.

Legend has it a witch haunts the forbidden territories of a Jacksonville forest killing anyone who dares to enter. When Piper Strickland’s brother Jason goes missing in the forest, she and her three friends decide to go in and search for him.

Do you love scary movies, whether it be the basic killing type of horror movie, the paranormal or the creepy witch movies?

I have seen my share of all of types of scary moves, the paranormal fascinates me, I use to be a paranormal investigator.

BUT witch movies, now these scare me but just like the others, I love to watch a few of them.

The Texas Witch – Pre Production Interview

Q: What is your name and position pertaining to the movie “The Texas Witch”?

A: Andrew Evans and Gianna Lutz Producers

The Texas Witch Gianna Lutz Producer and actress
Gianna Lutz

Producer and Actress

Photo credit: The Texas Witch

Q: How did the movie “The Texas Witch” come about?

A: Gianna and Andrew are naturally a good team and wanted to make a movie because that’s our passion. We kicked around ideas and decided to go with something that had a location people could find and look at. A movie about a witch has been done before and so we didn’t want to make it a “typical” witch movie so it will feel really different.

Q: How did you go about choosing Jacksonville, TX and the location as the place to film this movie?

A: Jacksonville, TX is full of interesting history and has a few stories about a witch in the area. Also the community was very supportive when we were in the process of looking for filming locations.

The Texas Witch - Jacksonville, Texas
The Texas Witch - Jacksonville Texas

Q: Has there ever been any past projects done in or near this area?

A: East Texas has had movies filmed in the area but Jacksonville directly I’m not sure about. But I can promise you we will film again in Jacksonville and they will grow with us.

The Texas Witch - Jacksonville Texas

Q: How do local homes and/or businesses get in on being apart of this movie?

A: Anyone that has interest in housing or want their business in the movie or in our credit and social media pages please email us at

Q: What phase is the movie in now and when will it be in full production?

A: We are in preproduction right now but will be in full production June 1st, 2021.

Q: Are there any local or national actors and if so, what is their name the part they play in the movie?

A: Neal Mccoy, Justin Biltonen, Andrea KGB Lee and Swayde Mccoy are the most noticeable names.

The Texas Witch Andrea KGB Lee actress UFC fighter
Andrea KGB Lee

Actress, UFC fighter

Photo credit: The Texas Witch

The Texas Witch Swayde Mccoy actor and producer
Swayde Mccoy

Actor and Producer

Photo Credit: The Texas Witch

Q: Will you be looking for background extras and if so, how will you go about looking for them?

A: We will and we will post on our social media pages when we need the to submit for the roles.

Q: What is the expected release date?

A: Sometime in 2022.

Q: Once released, how can someone go about watching this move?

A: It will be on the major streaming sites also on DVD.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add to share with the public at this time about the movie?

A: Please follow us on our social media pages. Facebook and Instagram

Please make sure while you’re checking out their Facebook page, there is link where you can Buy a shirt to help support the upcoming independent feature film “The Texas Witch”

The Texas Witch
Photo credit: The Texas Witch

Please keep watch for an update here or a new post about this movie that will be releasing soon. I can’t wait to see it.

Please let me know in the comments, will you be watching this movie?

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The Texas Witch - Pre Production Interview

Glenda Chavers

Sunday 6th of June 2021

Will y'all be needing any local extras


Monday 7th of June 2021

Production started on June 1. I am not sure if they are still needing extras but please contact them personally via there Facebook page mentioned in this article. Thank you.

Marc Thomas Baroni

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Hello. I am interested in working on crew for movie. I am a member of IATSE 484. My crafts are Rigging Electrical, Set Lighting and Grip.

Please send me any info you have so I can get my resume to the appropriate person. I am presently working on Walker,Texas Ranger and Fear the Walking Dead. I look forward to your reply.

Best Regards,

Marc Baroni 512-761-1755


Thursday 15th of April 2021

Hi Marc. Thank you for the comment. I am sending this message over to the movie crew and if they are needing help with something like this, I am pretty sure they just might contact you if needed. Have a great day :)