According to GateHouse News Service, The Next Page Cafe in East Weymouth will be the shooting location for a local independent filmmaker’s latest endeavor, “Minutes to Live, The Hitman” this Saturday, September 12. Film producer and former Weymouth resident Billy Jacks describes the movie; “The film is a bunch of little stories that is occurring (simultaneously) in different parts of the country, they all find out that the world will end.”
While it is never actually revealed how the world will end in the script, the filmmakers purposefully decided to allow the viewer to make those sorts of creative decisions on their own, choosing rather to focus their efforts on telling the story of how these people react to the knowledge of their fate within the enclosed environments of the bar or restaurant where they meet.
The Next Page Cafe in Central Square, which was formerly known as Jimbos Café, has recently undergone roughly $400,000 worth of renovations, and expanded its client base in the process. Now the lively little hangout has been voted the number one blues club in New England by The Blues Audience newsletter. Ed Page, owner of the club, even has a small role in the film, as the bartender who serves the drinks to the would-be victims of the contract hitman who is trying to carry out his business in spite of the overwhelming impending doom.
Not one to overlook the importance of paying homage to your beginnings, now matter how big or small, Jacks decided to dedicate his production to Ed Page’s father, the original owner of the cafe, who died in 1992. “I thought it would be nice to make a film back where my roots are. It will be a tribute to Ed’s late dad.”
Production on the movie will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the morning until around noon on Saturday.