Chicago-based Emeritus Productions Film Feature-Length Movie “Killing Poe” in Mundelein

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Independent dark comedy filming Sunday, July 21 – Friday, August 2 in Mundelein, Illinois.

Killing Poe

Killing Poe is the story of an unlikely quintet of students who, through a series of peculiar happenings, find themselves in a class on Edgar Allan Poe.

Filming has commenced now through Friday, August 2, on Emeritus Productions’ feature-length movie “Killing Poe” in Mundelein, Illinois.

Killing Poe ( is a dark comedy about an unlikely quintet of college students who, through a series of peculiar events, find themselves enrolled in what was supposed to be an ordinary class on Edgar Allan Poe. Their lecherous professor, Dr. Reginald Reinhold Lynch, proves to be unethical and tyrannical, ultimately pushing the quintet to their breaking point. In a moment of desperation, they hatch a plan to teach Lynch a lesson in true Poe style. When the plan goes awry, the students find themselves at the center of a massive cover-up.

Actors and actresses featured in Killing Poe include:

  •     Matt Bush has appeared in "Adventureland," Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” and “Glory Daze” on TBS.
  •     Julianna Guill's previous credits include "Crazy Stupid Love," "Friday The 13th," and MTV's series "Underemployed," which was filmed in Chicago.
  •     Cyrina Fiallo appeared in NBC's "Community," starred in the MTV film “Made…The Movie” and can be seen in Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie.”
  •     Sunkrish Bala was last seen recurring in Showtime's "Shameless" and appeared in regular roles in the MTV comedies "Awkward" and "I Just Want My Pants Back."
  •     Lana Wood, former James Bond Girl ‘Plenty O’Toole’ from “Diamonds are Forever” and star of Emeritus Productions’ “Last Wish.”

For media inquiries and interview opportunities with Killing Poe’s cast and production crew, contact Michael Miller at 312.206.2787 or email michael(at)m2jthinkbox(dot)com.

To find out more about Killing Poe, watch this character descriptions video at YouTube or visit the Emeritus Productions website at

About Emeritus Productions

Emeritus Productions (EP) was launched in 2011 by Chris Firestone and Nathan Andrew Jacobs, following the shooting of their first two films. Their project, "Last Wish" (2010), provided the opportunity to work alongside numerous skilled professionals, including classic film actress Lana Wood, Emmy-winning composer Gary Fry, and cinematographer Paul Engstrom.

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