We’re approaching the final days of the campaign and it’s been an interesting ride, but ultimately I don’t have confidence in reaching our goal and I must be honest with myself and everyone else. I’ve already discussed this with our cast and crew and I also contacted all current contributors, so after a few conversations with many involved, we’ve decided to put production on hold and go back to the drawing board.

But ONE FOR THE ROAD isn’t dead just yet!

We still plan to film in International Falls and Ranier, Minnesota. We’re planning to enter production in the spring of 2018, giving us ample time to build a much bigger social media base so we can approach funding at a later date with more time to strategize and execute a successful run.

I’m so proud of everyone involved and I couldn’t ask for a better cast and crew! You’re all truly talented and amazing.

THANK YOU so much to everyone who shared, supported, and/or contributed to this project. We’re still going strong and I’m not letting this project go, and that is because of YOU. I love all of you, and I truly mean that.

So we’re back to where we were a month ago, nothing has changed at all. We’ve got a cast, a crew, storyboards, handshake deals, and your support. So for now, I’ll continue to work on this project, share any updates, and spread the word!

Thanks so much again, everyone!

– Joshua Brucker

International Falls, MN, July 19th, 2017 – One for the Road, based on the short story by Stephen King, will begin production in September. Currently set to star in the film is veteran horror and science fiction actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead), as well as Don Scribner, Matt Roy, and Daniel Bielinski. The film’s director, Joshua Brucker, aims to raise funds for the production over the next month and a half, using the popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

“It’s truly an honor to work with such talented actors,” Brucker said. “I’ve gotten to know many of them personally over the past few months, and I’m quite confident in their abilities. Lance Henriksen is a legend in the business and I’m incredibly excited to watch his character come to life. All actors involved will complement the story quite well.”

One for the Road was first introduced to readers in 1977, then republished in 1978 in Stephen King’s first short story collection Night Shift. The story follows two reluctant men who agree to help a desperate and stranded traveler who unknowingly stumbles across the danger that lurks in ‘Salem’s Lot. It gives the reader a brief glimpse into the world of Jerusalem’s Lot, the setting of King’s second published novel, years after vampires infested the town.

“It’s a small, contained tale but filled with tremendous lore and mystery,” Brucker said of the story. “I’ve been a fan of King my entire life, and Night Shift was the first book I purchased that was penned by him. The story stuck with me since childhood, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to bring the story to life in a way that hasn’t been done before.”

The cast and crew are set and production begins in September in International Falls and Ranier, Minnesota, once the crowdfunding campaign is successful. Contributors of the Indiegogo campaign can expect perks such as access to view the film before the festival run, official posters, production stills, crew t-shirts, official film props, as well as the opportunity to have their image featured on a missing poster in the film.

The campaign launched on July 19th and is expected to run until August 19th or later.

“Filmmaking has always been a passion of mine,” Brucker finished. “I’ve been a huge fan of horror my entire life, and I aim to bring to the audience a film that stands out among the rest, doing King’s story justice and frightening viewers in the same way horror of the 80’s and 90’s frightened me. I want to give them something they can really sink their teeth into.”

The Indiegogo campaign can be found at:


Joshua Brucker can be reached via the official film website, https://onefortheroad2018.com/.

Stephen King’s One for the Road is Coming to Life in a New Short Film starring Lance Henriksen

Manteno, Illinois, May 18, 2017 – Filmmaker Joshua Brucker is pleased to announce that casting for his upcoming film, One for the Road, based on the short story by Stephen King, is complete.

The film acts as a prequel to King’s bestselling novel, ‘Salem’s Lot, and Brucker was signed by King to create the film as part of King’s Dollar Baby Deals. The vampire tale follows an out-of-towner – Gerard Lumley – who experiences a slight accident on the rural road into ‘Salem’s Lot. Desperate to save his family, he enlists the help of Herb Tooklander and Booth, Herb Tooklander’s close family friend. Together, the three venture into the night, only to come face-to-face with the evil that resides in ‘Salem’s Lot.

“The story had an incredible amount of potential and with the connection to his novel ‘Salem’s Lot, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. While I’ve made many changes to the story, I guarantee the viewer will feel the tension and dread they experienced while reading King’s story,” said Brucker, who is making his directing debut with this film.

Brucker has attached actors known across the sci-fi and horror genre such as Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator) for the role of Old Booth, Don Scribner (Crossing Over, Alien Armageddon) in the role of Herb Tooklander, as well as such seasoned actors as Matt Roy, Daniel Bielinski, and Danielle Harris (Halloween IV and V, Rob Zombie’s Halloween retellings) to play the role of Anna.

Harris’s agreement to star in the film comes with the agreement that Brucker will first reach his fundraising goal via a crowdfunding campaign set to launch in June.

“I very much enjoyed the script,” Harris stated. “I would love to appear as Anna.”

Brucker noted the cast will be the key to bringing his script to life.

“I’ve put together an amazing cast, who are entirely capable of tackling the script I’ve crafted. They will certainly bring a level of authenticity to the characters they’re set to portray, something that can sometimes be hard to find in many of the other King Dollar Baby films. I’m excited to learn from them on set and hopefully we all walk away having had a wonderful, fun experience.”

The film, which is set to begin production in September, will be shot throughout Ranier and International Falls, Minnesota. The bar scenes will be filmed in Loony’s Brew, located in Ranier.

Brucker plans to make final announcements regarding the crowdfunding campaign in the coming weeks during which parts of the storyboard will be released as well as video interviews with the film’s stellar cast.