Oberon's Gold Literary · Story · Western
Nevada County Television (NCTV), Grass Valley California, conducted their First Annual “Foothill Films” Screenplay Contest and selected 10 winners. Oberon's Gold was selected as one of the ten winners.
Between May and September of 2014, all ten screenplay writers must produce a 10-minute film based on their screenplay that will be premiered at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California on October 6th. The premiere is open to the public.
The films are not just, as they would say in the industry, ultra-low budget, but most of them have no budget at all, per the philosophy of the competition.
Oberon's Gold is set in 1861 in Nevada City, California. The central character Simon Oberon, is a mysterious character who sings and reads poetry for dining guests at the lavish National Hotel. Simon unknowingly interrupts a heist between two inept highwaymen Kinney & Winker who follow Oberon into town and watch him collect coins for his entertaining. Kinney & Winker devise a plan to rob Oberon as he walks home that evening, but Oberon is not who he seems to be. Be Wary From Whom You Steal.
Written by the late Bruce Bradley. Directed by Gerald Martin Davenport, the film was recorded in Grass Valley and at the historic National Hotel in Nevada City, California.
Get the full behind-the-scenes information about the production and people involved with Oberon's Gold (2014) at Aria Pictures Films Encyclopedia