Caleb Vetter is a local film director. He and his brother, Cory, operate Vetter Brothers Filmworks in Leavenworth. In this Quick 5 interview, Caleb talks about his new movie, The Matchbreaker.

Caleb Vetter is a local film director. He and his brother, Cory, operate Vetter Brothers Filmworks in Leavenworth. In this Quick 5 interview, Caleb talks about his new movie, The Matchbreaker.

1. Caleb what is your new film The Matchbreaker about and when, and in what cities will it be released? Is Leavenworth included on the release list?
The Matchbreaker is about a young man, Ethan, who loses his job and takes a one-time gig breaking up a relationship for a girl's disapproving parents.
Because of his success, and word-of-mouth among other parents, the one job turns into a professional match-breaking career.
Things get complicated for Ethan when one of the jobs turns out to be, Emily, his life-long crush from middle school and he's forced to juggle his secret job and his love life.
There are two parts to the theatrical release. One is that we're partnered with Tugg which allows fans to bring a one-time showing to their cities across the country. And the other is independent theaters doing regular theater runs of the film with all the showtimes. The Landing 4 Theatres in downtown Leavenworth is one of the "regular run" theaters and has the film opening this Friday, Oct. 14.

2. Who are the stars of the film and what has their previous experience included?
The movie revolves around Ethan, played by Welsey Elder, and Emily, played by Christina Grimmie who placed third on the 2014 season of The Voice. Her singing career started on YouTube as zeldaxlove64 where her fan base has grown to over 3.7M subscribers.
This is Christina's first and last feature film as she was tragically gunned down after a concert in Orlando, Florida.
Other cast includes Olan Rogers (YouTube balloonshop), Osric Chau (Supernatural, and 2012), Tessa Violet (YouTube), Shawna Howson (YouTube as nanlew), and Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live).

3. Do you think The Matchbreaker will follow in the popular footsteps of your last movie, Pawn’s Move, that was featured on Netflix? What was the most important thing you learned as a director working on Pawn’s Move that you utilized in The Matchbreaker?
We anticipate The Matchbreaker going much further than our previous films, the first of that being the theatrical run.
The next step is a worldwide iTunes release where the film will be available for purchase and rental.
Other than technical improvements and better production value, the most important lesson learned through past work is to gather a cast that brings an audience to the film, which is why this time around we have talent from YouTube that already has that following to attract an audience to the film.

4. Can you describe the scenes in The Matchbreaker that were shot in the Leavenworth area?
A few of the shots are actually inside the Leavenworth theater. Another shot in a montage was filmed at Tampico Restaurant as well.
And there's a pretty large scene at the FavTrip gas station on 4th street in the film.
We also utilized a couple of interior house locations in Leavenworth.

5. Why did you decide to get into filmmaking? What advice would you give a person who hopes to pursue a career in writing, directing or acting in films?
Filmmaking has always been a passion of mine ever since I can remember.
My siblings and I used to make short Lego videos with our home video camera growing up, which led to other short films and longer projects through the years.
I have two pieces of advice: 1) Just do it. Write a script, grab a camera (even if it's just your phone), edit in free software, and make it happen. 2) Reach out to professionals.
Don't neglect to work on other people's projects.
This is a key part of the learning process because Google can only take you so far.

— Rimsie McConiga