Writer-director John Stimpson, who lives in Princeton, wrapped production this week on his locally filmed latest thriller. The independent film “Black Car” follows a law student who is assaulted after a late-night, Uber-esque ride goes wrong. She then uses her classroom training to search for justice. The film was shot entirely in Massachusetts at sites that included Clark University, the Worcester Palladium, and a motel in Clinton.
Along with 11 local actors, the movie stars Danielle Savre, of “In The Land of Women,” Francia Raisa, who played Adrian Lee on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and Christina Elmore, who was in “Fruitvale Station” and TNT’s “The Last Ship.”
Stimpson is working with his regular producers — Medford-based Moody Independent’s Mark Donadio and Miriam Marcus. “We’re kind of a home-grown group,” Donadio said. Their earlier work includes “The Legend of Lucy Keyes,” “A Christmas Kiss,” and “Sexting in Suburbia,” which wound up airing on Lifetime.
Donadio doesn’t yet know how this project will be distributed, but said he’s hoping “Black Car” will make the festival circuit.Stephanie McFeeters can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @mcfeeters.