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Movie made in Wilmington will be part of LA Comedy Fest

McDuffy: The Urban Eagle was selected for the LA Comedy Fest, the largest comedy festival in the US. McDuffy: The Urban Eagle was selected for the LA Comedy Fest, the largest comedy festival in the US.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A movie made in Wilmington will be shown at a film festival in LA.

McDuffy: The Urban Eagle was selected for the LA Comedy Fest, the largest comedy festival in the US.

The movie is about a detective who goes rogue to avenge the death of his little league coach.

The filmmakers and actors behind the project live and work in Wilmington.

McDuffy: The Urban Eagle is described as an action/comedy.

"McDuffy is a rogue detective, up to no good," said producer Michael Kuhn. "He shoots first and asks questions never."

Matt McHugh, who stars in the film, said he incorporated several action heroes of the 80s and 90s into the character, McDuffy.

Producer Brandon Luck told us the movie came together with the help of crew members who work on the big TV shows in town, including Eastbound and Down, Under the Dome and Sleepy Hollow.

"When we go to do independent projects, everyone comes on board and enjoys it," Luck said.

The filmmakers hope to get the movie into film festivals around the globe. They would like to get support to make it into a full-length feature or TV show.

The film made its debut at the Cucalorus Film Festival last year.

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