(10/15/13) A La Crosse area movie studio is filming what it calls a different, more personal film about the dangers of teens driving drunk.
Sound-Frame Studio of Onalaska is producing a film called "Pause." Executive producer Scott Davies says the goal is to get young people to pause and consider the real-life effects of drunk driving. Davies is also a member of the Hilltoppers Rotary Club which is helping pay to make the film. He tells the La Crosse Tribune that most anti-drunk driving movies seek to scare people with bloody accidents, while not showing other consequences. Studio owner Bill Kult says the 45-minute film will feature things like a sheriff's deputy telling parents that their teen has been in an accident -- and how to get they torn to pieces on their drive to the hospital. The prelude to the crash was filmed on Sunday. An air ambulance is scheduled to fly to a park in Onalaska this evening as part of the movie. If the weather's bad, the flight will be re-scheduled. Davies says only 26 Wisconsin high schools have anti-drinking projects -- and the goal is to get the film into more schools. Kult says insurance companies have also expressed an interest.