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The Suburbanite
  • 'Underdogs' shoots scenes at The Repository

  • The feature film “Underdogs,” a high-school football story, arrived Wednesday at The Repository newsroom and sports department to shoot a few scenes involving a breaking news story.

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  • The feature film “Underdogs,” a high-school football story, arrived Wednesday at The Repository newsroom and sports department to shoot a few scenes involving a breaking news story.
    It was a complicated process, even for such short, simple scenes. More than 30 crew members were on hand, along with actors and extras, and a wide array of lighting and sound equipment, cameras and seemingly miles of power cables attached to a generator truck parked out front.
    “No one realizes what this (shooting process) involves,” said Beth Dearth, wife of director Doug Dearth, both of them Lake High School graduates. “They think we’re going to show up with a flashlight and a camcorder. Then you show up with truck after truck and they’re shocked and awed.”
    After The Repository, the crew moved next door to WHBC radio for more filming. The catering tent for the “Underdogs” crew was set up on WHBC’s front lawn.
     “Underdogs,” which has shot at locations all over Stark County for five weeks, completes filming Thursday.