Archive for November, 2009

Nov 15,2009

New/Old Interview from July

Posted by admin with 5 Comments

Here is an old/new interview with Hayden from July. Seems somewhat accurate, so I thought I’d post it. It is however in German, so if anyone would like to correct any of the typos, please do by commenting or contacting me. Thank you and enjoy!

Hayden Christensen is the face of the Lacoste fragrance “Challenge” - but beauty treatments are not for him. Since he prefers driving to his farm!


Since he has played Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars”, is Hayden Christensen, 28, as one of Hollywood’s hottest newcomer. His good fortune that he has decided at 17 to an acting career. Up to that time they said the Canadian, who is now engaged with “OC” star Rachel Bilson, 27, also requires a career as a tennis star. Since it was a plus that Lacoste - the main sponsor of Roland Garros - he was elected as a testimonial for the new fragrance for men “Challenge”. In Paris, hit OK! the sympathetic Star to talk about vanity, challenges, and his wedding …

Truthfully: in the morning… how long do you need in the bathroom?

Well, Rachel definitely takes more time than I do. As soon as I get out of the shower, I’m ready.

Aren’t you ambitious when it comes to your looks?

I kind of don’t care about that. I believe beauty comes from within. That’s why it’s important for me that I’m clean, when I step out of the shower. I pay attention that I eat healthy and that my body stays fit. I was at a beautician once or twice, but facials just hurt too much.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13,2009

Vanishing on Seventh Street Article

Posted by admin with 9 Comments

Wide open spaces
The citizenry suddenly vanishes in a new Hayden Christensen thriller being shot in Detroit

Click both to enlarge

Hayden Christensen plays a TV reporter in the film

Cars appear to have been abandoned on a portion of I-75 in Detroit, a setting for “Vanishing on 7th Street,” a psychological thriller/horror movie that is filming locally.

A neon sign for a bar called Sonny’s glows in the night at an intersection in southwest Detroit. The cars in the street are parked haphazardly. The sidewalks are scattered with pieces of clothing, oddly enough.

Suddenly, a man and a woman run tentatively away from the bar. “Keep up,” says Hayden Christensen, who’s best-known for playing Anakin Skywalker in two “Star Wars” prequels. He’s talking to Thandie Newton, star of “Crash” and “Mission Impossible II.”

The actors are working on a scene for “Vanishing on 7th Street,” an independent movie that has aspects of a psychological thriller and a horror film.

The story involves a blackout and the mysterious disappearance of a city’s population. Five remaining people must try to figure out what they’re up against.

Detroit will play itself in the film. For this scene, the crew has turned an existing building on Junction Street into the exterior of a tavern.

The movie, which has a budget of around $10 million, needed a setting that would evoke the right look and feel for the subject matter. After considering locations in Iowa, Washington, New York and Canada, the filmmakers chose metro Detroit for creative reasons and for Michigan’s generous tax breaks for filmmaking.

“The city is such a character in the way we’re shooting the movie,” says producer Celine Rattray. “The city looks a combination of beautiful and, at times, haunting. We hope that it portrays Detroit in a beautiful light.”

The “Vanishing” team has been impressed by the architecture and friendliness of local communities as it’s gone about its scary-making business.

And in practical terms, when you’re shooting an eerie scene like the street exterior on this particular night, it’s easier to shut down locations and create an empty landscape in Detroit than it would be in a more crowded urban area.

Executive producer Kelly McCormick, who grew up near East Lansing, has been struck by the fact that “there’s beauty and there’s brilliance juxtaposed to extreme destitution and emptiness.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12,2009

Vanishing on Seventh Street Tweets

Posted by admin with 2 Comments

Once again here is another tweet mentioning Vanishing.
Looks as if Taylor Groothuis has finished shooting her part.

WRAPPED on “Vanishing on 7th St.” Sad to be done, but made great friends w/ Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and Jacob Latimore. Also…!

..the other cast and GREAT crew. Special thanks to Mr. Brad Anderson, such an awesome director! Thanks to everyone! Luv, Taylor

All the best Taylor!

Nov 12,2009

Takers now on Twitter

Posted by admin with Comments Off

Takers now has a Twitter, be sure to follow @

Nov 12,2009

Photoshoot Updates

Posted by admin with 4 Comments

New pictures have been added in the following photoshoots.

PHOTOSHOOTS > Sessions 55 and 78

Courtesy of LacosteParfums

Nov 11,2009

Vanishing on Seventh Street Tweets

Posted by admin with Comments Off

Yet another tweet mention Vanishing. This time it’s from Taylor Groothuis who plays Briana. Looks to be like her last day tomorrow.

On the set of “Vanishing” with Hayden C. and Thandie Newton. She is beautiful, kind, and SUCH a great actress! Fun night…!


Update!!! Tomorrow, last shoot day on “Vanishing..” SO SAD! LOVE those people! Then Sunday I start “A Year in Mooring” in Traverse City!!!

Via taylorkg

Nov 11,2009

On Set of Vanishing

Posted by admin with 1 Comment

Marisa Gaggino is the owner of the heritage company II architectural artifacts.

OK can’t save the lafayette building or it’s beautiful crown of terracotta finials, but hey that telephone pole laying on the side of the road got a new life! Well a girl’s gotta eat gang and now that I’m a prop house for movies, when they want weathered telephone poles, I’m gonna find them. Oh I could get all maudlin about the madness of spending gobs of money building temporary artifices to tell stories while the real ones fall apart but hey, this is the most fun I’ve had in the salvage business and this movie racket might be the salvation for this old city afterall. Today I got to take my 10 year-old Wyatt downtown to to see the big action on the set of “Vanishing on 7th Street” and there on the street scene is the old Heritage Co. Sign they rented, and a neon sign of ours too, sweet. All that equipment, cranes and trucks, fake sidewalks and lights, people running around talking into headsets all in an old Detroit parking lot. We loved it. I dropped my sign off to them yesterday with the help of my painter friend David King. It just so happened they were painting the store fronts just then and gee could they use a muralist. So I dropped off David too and today admired his quick work painting David Bowie and Joey Ramone on the “record store”. Now I’m scrambling to get “props” ready for the new film on the scene “Crave”. Oh it’s fast and furious and these people work around the clock. As I write this, they are filming Vanishing and will be until midnight I guess. You gotta have stamina for that gig. I’m just happy to see all this weird stuff used, by people who think it’s cool, pal around with fun creative types and show my 10 year old how vast and clever and cool the real world can be.


Nov 09,2009

Moonlight Cinema is back for summer

Posted by admin with 1 Comment

There’s nothing quite like that first hint of summer after a long chilly winter, and one sure-fire sign that it’s time to pack away the winter woolies is the highly anticipated return of Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema for another season of memorable movie-going under the stars.

Each year, Moonlight Cinema transforms the grassy embankment of the Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park into the ultimate outdoor cinema experience, showcasing an impressive schedule of classic, cult and new release films.

Valentine’s Day will again be a season highlight, with the premiere of New York, I Love You, the incredible anthology of stories from some of our most celebrated filmmakers. Set in one of the most loved cities in the world, New York, I Love You features an impressive ensemble of stars including Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Ethan Hawke, Andy Garcia, Blake Lively and Hayden Christensen to name just a few.


Nov 09,2009

Random Vanishing on 7th Street Tweets

Posted by admin with 1 Comment

Another tweet from Twitter about Vanishing on Seventh Street.

Today I shoot with Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton!!! for new film “Vanishing on the 7th. Thank you Jesus!!
5 minutes ago from web

Via ShawntayDalon

Yet even more!

Movie being filmed is “Vanishing on 7th Street”. Hayden Christenson is in it.

Via Holli81

They just lit a car on fire outside our loft in Detroit. Filming of “Vanishing on 7th Street”. Awesome!

Via JaredDetroit

Working on “Vanishing on 7th Street” today.

Via AdamDeFilippi

Nov 09,2009

New Gallery Layout

Posted by admin with 7 Comments

The gallery has a new look to it and I hope everyone likes it as much as I do. Couldn’t resist using that picture. It’s gorgeous, yes ? Anyhoo, enjoy!

Thanks to Kat @ DK Designs.

Nov 09,2009

TV Alerts

Posted by admin with Comments Off

The TV Alerts have been updated with the latest. Be sure to check them out on the side over there so you can catch your possible favorite HC movie.

Nov 05,2009

Vanishing on Seventh Street Mention

Posted by admin with 7 Comments

Red hot following the success of the micro-budget Paranormal Activity, Stuart Ford’s LA-based international sales company IM Global is unleashing its Octane genre label at AFM this week, kicking off with Brad Anderson thriller’s The Vanishing On 7th Street.

Former Showtime executive Catherine Quantschnigg will run the division, which was formerly known as IM Global Home Entertainment but has beenrefocused to handle sub-$10m theatrical fare.

Shooting is underway on the Herrick Entertainment and Plum Pictures story starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, and John Leguizamo.

The story centres on an apocalyptic horror that engulfs the world following a mysterious blackout and is produced by Norton Herrick, Celine Rattray and Tove Christensen.


Nov 02,2009

Vanishing on Seventh Street Updates

Posted by admin with 13 Comments

The cast list has been updated on IMDB.Com. We know Hayden’s character’s name is Luke, Taylor Groothuis is now listed as Briana and Jacob Latimore as James.

VANISHING ON 7TH STREET needs Interns. You can view more information here

Also, yet another Hayden sighting via Twitter.

Hah! I just saw Hayden Christensen in the lobby. Muuuch cuter in person. If I didn’t know he was staying here I wouldn’t have recognized him

He mentioned Hayden before not too long ago!

Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo are staying at my hotel filming this in MI
7:46 AM Oct 27th from Echofon


Thanks Trish!