We've lit up lots of caves with Ra. And we've talked with Ra owners that have gone spelunking with their Adventure Light. But we were surprised when movie makers came calling. They had seen Ra and recognized that it was a great piece of equipment for their new feature film... inside caves.
Shookum Hills is a movie about a group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places. They pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire. They get trapped in a sink hole and have to fight for their lives.
Filming took place inside caves and mines in the Appalachians. We worked with the Art Department Coordinator, Bridget Gronotte, and the Property Master, Katie Blackburn, and provided them the Ra lights and power banks they requested. The film crew used Ra as work lights while filming inside the caves. They even used them outside when it was dark. While the actors wanted to use them in the film, the director had other ideas. But the crew and stunt team loved Ra as these lights made their work much easier.
We’ve always known that Ra performs great in caves and we’re seeing growing interest in using Ra as work lights and trouble lights for industrial applications. And Ra is far better than the best headlamp. But we hadn’t envisioned Ra to be a movie star. While you won’t see Ra in this movie, it’s only a matter of time.
Nonetheless, we’re looking forward to watching Shookum Hills when it’s released. It sounds like an exciting show and we always enjoy seeing the inside of caves.
Dick Burnett - Kogalla