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Award Helping 'Cucumber' Get Made


Last updated 5/16/2019 at 1:22pm

Pictured are (in back) Edwin Dennis, "Cucumber's" writer and director; (middle left) Tammy Hopkins, "Cucumber" producer and actor; Camille Maren, who will do "Cucumber's" behind-the-scenes photos; and Evan Schmidt, part of the "Cucumber" crew. (Courtesy photo)

A 2019 film award granted to Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the Transylvania County Arts Council, provides fertile soil to grow an old script - "Cucumber" – into a locally shot movie this fall.

"I've wanted to make 'Cucumber' for years," Hopkins said. "We were in the middle of raising funds for it when I heard about the grant through the Cucalorus Film Festival and the NC Film Office."

The award was an initiative of the Cucalorus Film Foundation in Wilmington, the N.C. Film Office in Cary, with support from the California-based Artless Media independent film production company, wh...

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