The Pineville Heist – Bringing Hollywood to Thunder Bay

The Pineville Heist
Thunder Bay or Hollywood East - Director Producer Lee Chambers promises that "The Pineville Heist" belongs on the big screen.
The Pineville Heist
Thunder Bay or Hollywood East – Director Producer Lee Chambers promises that “The Pineville Heist” belongs on the big screen.

Thunder Bay – Entertainment – The Pineville Heist has been an eight-year passion of the heart for Director and Producer Lee Chambers of Thunder Bay. The movie, shot in Thunder Bay in 2014 is now headed to an April 6th premiere in Thunder Bay at SilverCity.

Thunder Bay author Lee Chambers directed the movie version of his best-selling book, The Pineville Heist into an adrenaline rushed 80 minute thriller about a high school student that gets away with millions from a botched robbery and is relentlessly pursued by the thieves.

The World Premiere takes place right here in Thunder Bay at Cineplex Silvercity with the 14A rated film screening on April 6th at 6pm, 8:30pm and 10:30pm for one night only. Admission via donation to FREE THE CHILDREN charity.

The USA premiere takes place in Hollywood on April 9th.

The book version, released in 2012, gained a huge following selling over 42,000 copies in ebook, paperback and audiobook formats (based on his screenplay crafted up with Todd Gordon).

“The Pineville Heist has instant audience appeal. It is about an everyday young teen facing the everyday challenges of growing up; the difficulties of relating to his father and fitting in with his peers. All the things that most people can relate to with growing up, it could be anyone,” explains Chambers.

Described as “Die Hard for teens” by Good Reads Magazine, the movie features a rising acting talent from Perth, Australia in the starring role. 16-year old Presley Massara joined Hollywood legend Basil Hoffman (from the Coen brothers movie Hail, Caesar! and the Academy Award winner The Artist) in the American-based thriller.

Director Lee Chambers searched far and wide and ultimately settled on the Australian actor for the lead for his debut movie.

“I’m a British-trained film director, shooting in Thunder Bay, but set my movie America, with lots of Australian cast and crew. You couldn’t get more eclectic if you tried,” laughs Chambers. “As a true independent movie that was privately funded I was able to make the movie exactly as I wanted by casting and crewing up people I wanted to work with.”

In a bold move, Chambers handed the starring role to newcomer Massara. “Without hesitation I put 110% of my trust and faith in the talented teen to carry the movie,” claims Chambers. “And he didn’t disappoint!”

Carl Bailey (Django Unchained) from Texas and Toronto actors Darryl Dougherty (Cold Blood) and Wayne Johnson (The Captive) also star in the movie.

Distribution is being handled by Black Wolf Media Group and Origin Releasing with DVD and digital formats available in North America starting May 3, 2016.

Movie information and trailer at

The movie which Chambers promises “Deserves to be on the screen at Silvercity” will have three showings on April 6th. First at 6PM, then at 8:30PM, and then for the late night fans at 10:30 PM.

The Pineville Heist – Lee Chambers by netnewsledger

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