PORT GAMBLE — The Walker-Ames House and Port Gamble are settings for a supernatural horror film under production, “Squatter.”
Red Field Media is based in Culver City, Calif. It is run by husband-and-wife filmmaking team David and Jerusha Kimberly Kiang; he has nine films to his credit, she has seven.
Their 1998 short thriller, “Tunnel Vision,” won several awards, including the Director's Guild of America Student Film Award. The sound editing on their 2009 end-times film, “The Call,” was done by Dane A. Davis, who won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing for “The Matrix” in 1999.
Their films have a spiritual angle. For example, their 2004 short drama, “Broken,” explores the relationship between a suicidal pregnant woman and a Christian neighbor who is torn between compassion and judgmentalism. Their 2004 short comedy, “Better Off Said,” is about a man who finds himself stricken by God with a sort of “spiritual Tourette’s” syndrome, where he cannot help but speak for the Almighty in the most awkward of circumstances.
KOMO4 News produced this report about the filming of “Squatter.”
It's not the first time Port Gamble has been the setting for a film. The horror/comedy "Zombies of Mass Destruction" was filmed here in 2009. And best-selling author Gregg Olsen made Port Gamble the setting for his "Empty Coffin" series of books, which include "Betrayal" and "Envy."