- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is springing onto the big screen with a low-budget horror film based on a Maine island.

“Island Zero” will be screened Saturday at the Emerge Film Festival.

The Sun Journal reports that the movie is about what happens to residents of a Maine island when the ferry stops coming. Much of the filming took place in March 2016 in Camden, Rockport and Islesboro with a mostly Maine crew.

Gerritsen is the author of more than two dozen suspense and medical thrillers. The movie is a family project with Gerritsen writing the screenplay and her son, photographer Josh Gerritsen, serving as director. It debuted earlier this month in Boston

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