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Updated: Oct 25, 2022

I've been asked quite a few times whether Wilkes County Line will be historically accurate down to every detail in every car and every logo and so on. I know there are a lot of history buffs out there who absolutely love the incredible richness of Wilkes County and it's moonshine days. I have to tell you, the stories that we have heard will curl your toes with either fright or laughter.

Our film finds Its genesis in the recently reopened North Wilkesboro Speedway and the "We Want You Back" campaign spearheaded by Terri Parsons and other community leaders. Everything I heard about this campaign itself would make a great film, I have to tell you! However, that's not how the story dropped into my heart, and then really flushing it out with one of my partners, Tanille Ulm, and then masterfully turned into a screenplay by our other partner Mark Rickerby.

Wilkes County Line will contain moments of historical fact within it, but the story is more of a heartwarming fun and funny story, and not in any way a documentary. The film will have a couple Heroes including the North Wilkesboro speedway, the two brothers, and a set of renegades that will warm your heart and make you laugh.

We can't wait to share this with you, as we have started some preliminaries on the film. It's going to be a beautiful representation of what I come to call Heaven on earth, Wilkes County during the fall. It's truly Our Hope to share with more and more people outside of the area what a wonderful place this is and shed a little bit of light on a little bit of the rich history of Wilkes County.

That's all for now I just wanted to clarify to those wondering about historical accuracy. Yes, with a huge grain of salt, lol.

Rick Balentine


Temple Gate Films

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