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"Crossing Streets" wraps filming in Roanoke

Published On: Apr 03 2014 10:21:25 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 03 2014 10:42:27 PM EDT
ROANOKE, Va. -

The movie, "Crossing Streets,"  has been shooting here in Roanoke for a few weeks now.  Thursday, the cast and crew wrapped filming and invited WDBJ7 to tag along.

The actors and crew spent the last day of filming working hard to get the last takes in before hearing "that's a wrap," shouted by the director.

Crossing Streets is what's being called a buddy-cop drama.

It's about a minister and a detective who try to solve a gang murder.

Actors from across the country star in the film.

Hundreds of the extras used were auditioned and cast, right here in Roanoke. For the people behind the film, it's a labor of love that they hope will offer a new way at looking at film-making.

"This is a commercial film. If successful in the commercial marketplace will take dollars from the entertainment marketplace and funnel them direct into non profits," Executive Producer, Barry Armstrong told Your Hometown News Leader.

All the proceeds from Crossing Streets will go directly to Straight Street; an organization dedicated to giving young people a bright future.