This project came with a number of challenges that Graham and his team took head on. The main challenge, of course was the time period of the story. Finding an era-appropriate location, clothing, and ensuring his actors were speaking with proper accents of the time was crucial. “I spent a full day at Fort Edmonton when I was back home visiting family and did research there,” Graham mentioned. “I learned so much about the customs, clothing and feel of the era that I ended up adjusting the script to ensure we were being true to that period in history,” he added.
The film stars Ariel Hansen (TIME HEALS NO WOUNDS, READY TO BURST), James Kingstone (WRESTLERS ONLY) and Jesse Inocalla (LA QUINCEANERA, THE ROMEO SECTION), whose stardom has been on the rise with his recent role in Netflix’s THE DRAGON PRINCE. THE DEVIL AND I was successfully funded on Indiegogo last July as part of the BAD COOKIE COMBO – a genre short film double bill featuring the work of Graham and Bad Cookie’s other co-founder Ariel Hansen.