April 16, 2024

Hollywood Comes To Henderson For ‘E-Bowla’

Carriage House Productions Brings “Nashville” Star To Henderson

Cindy MaplesIn 2015 Cindy Maples wrote, directed, produced and stared in her first short film, called RANDOM, made locally, in Evansville, IN. RANDOM premiered on September 5, 2015 during a very special “Directed by Women” event held at the Davies County Public Library in Owensboro, KY.  She submitted to over 45 film festivals across the world and was accepted into 19, which is a 42% acceptance rate, a considerably higher than normal rate for short films. RANDOM to date has won 9 awards, including best short, best actress and a spirit award. With the success of RANDOM, Maples decided in 2016 to produce, write and direct her second short film, Out of my Mind. Out of my Mind is currently on the festival circuit and has already been accepted into 11 festivals and won Best Horror Short and Best Actress. For Out of my Mind, Maples once again called on the local community of Evansville, IN to help and the community responded big time!

Now in 2017, Maples and her production company, Carriage House Productions are embarking on their 3rd short film with plans to go bigger and better. Maples recently wrote the script to the short film called E-BOWLA.  A Horror/Comedy that will take place in a local bowling alley.  Maples states that her husband, Rusty James of 104.1 WIKY and his friend, Leo Kempf are avid bowlers and they had come up with some really funny characters that they had given to her to nurture and grow into this film.  Maples has already reached out to a local bowling alley in Henderson, KY, Echo Lanes and secured their location. The owner Bob has welcomed the production company with open arms and is looking forward to having his location immortalized in a movie.


Maples has also been fortunate enough to cast Will Chase in one of her lead roles. Will Chase is best known as country star “Luke Wheeler” on ABC’s “Nashville”. Chase is a critically acclaimed, Tony Award Nominated actor and singer. Chase is currently filming HBO’s upcoming drama “Sharp Objects” and FX’s “American Crime Story”. He most recently completed work on Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and starred in the ABC drama “Time After Time”.   His other television appearances include recurring roles on CBS’s “The Good Wife”, FX’s “Rescue Me”, and as Michael Swift on NBC’s Broadway-inspired “Smash”, as well as appearances on “Blue Bloods”, “White Collar”, “Pan Am”, “Royal Pains”, and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”. Film credits include Butterflies of Bill Baker  (BEST ACTOR-Chain NYC Film Festival), Four Single Fathers, and Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson.

Will Chase

Production is currently scheduled to begin in Henderson on October 28th and will run throughout that weekend. The finished film will be around 10 minutes in length and will be submitted to film festivals all over the world.


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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