COLTON -- Nearly a year after a free screening at the Potsdam Roxy, local filmmaker John Sovie II’s horror movie Sledge will be released on DVD and video on demand.
Sovie says the movie is currently available on various cable video on demand services as well as Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, iTunes and other media providers.
It will be released on DVD Oct. 7.
Sovie created Sledge with help from screenwriter and friend Kristian Hanson, who had developed the screenplay.
With a budget of $2,000, the partners decided to film the movie in South Colton.
Sovie enlisted help from friends Russell Matoes and Travis Hanson of Canton and put out a casting call and found other talented North Country actors -- Dustin Bowman, Stephanie Tupper, Rachel Cornell and Desiree Holmes.
The film was shot in just four days and the $2,000 budget was used for special effects and makeup. “We really didn’t have much to work with,” he said.
Sovie said he is self taught, and joked that he attended the “Google film school.”