Woman charged in Ruch murder to star in horror movie
The woman who allegedly recorded herself shooting her uncle in the summer of 2016 will star in a movie to be released next year that reportedly includes a scene where she fires a gun.
Aisling Tucker Moore Reed, currently in the Jackson County Jail on a murder charge in the shooting death of her uncle,acted under the stage name “Wyn Reed” in the lead role of a locally produced thriller movie to be released next year titled “From the Dark.”Reed has also written multiple books, blogged and reported for the Grants Pass Daily Courier under the name “Tucker Reed."
On Halloween, Siskiyou Productions released a preview for “From the Dark,” in which Reed plays the lead role of Valerie Faust, a young woman on her last day working as a tour guide for a “rural mountain lodge and cave attraction” whose going-away party goes awry.
“When people start turning up missing — or worse — it’s up to Valerie and her friends to determine who they can trust and figure out a way to either escape the isolated mountains or at least survive until help can arrive.”
According to a Tuesday Washington Post report, the movie includes “a crescendo of brutality that ends with a deadly shooting involving (Reed’s) character.”
Reed acted in the film while she was out on bail on manslaughter charges stemming from the shooting of her maternal uncle, Shane Patrick Moore, on property in the Applegate belonging to her grandmother. She was re-arrested on a charge of murder the first week of September 2018
The movie finished shooting in the fall of 2018, according to an Oct. 22 update on the movie’s Indiegogo page, and filmmakers say they had no knowledge of Reed’s legal battle until she was re-arrested in September of last year on a murder charge.
“We met her in March of last year when she came to audition for our film,” the update says. “We had absolutely no idea about who she was or her circumstances. Our circles never overlapped as our theater and film experience was solely in Grants Pass and hers in Medford.”
They say that because they were a “small micro-budget film company,” they didn’t perform background checks on staff.
The film, written by Justin J. Talbot and Matthew Spickard and directed by Patrick Dolan, finished filming in September, about the same time Reed was jailed on murder charges surrounding an iPhone video of Shane Moore’s shooting death in the 7200 block of Thompson Creek Road in the Applegate, according to earlier news reports.
The phone that recorded the shooting of Shane Reed was allegedly found hidden in the back of a drawer, and had been seized as evidence in the initial homicide investigation; however, prosecutors were unable to unlock it, according to earlier news reports.
After learning of the developments in Reed’s case, filmmakers said on Indiegogo that they “didn’t know what to do, so we simply continued post production and hoped for the best.” They said they’ve worked “so incredibly hard on a film that was written back in 2015,” adding that the film involves “many innocent people” of cast and crew that “worked very hard on this” for several years.
“Please, do forgive us,” the production team wrote. “We are trying our best to make a release of this film happen, but we don’t want to hurt anyone in the process.”
Reed’s mother, Kelly Moore, has stated publicly that her daughter lived in fear of her uncle, with whom Reed had a restraining order, and shot Shane Moore in defense of herself, her mother and her grandmother, Lore Moore. However, Kelly Moore was embroiled in a bitter dispute with Shane Moore over their mother’s property. Shane reportedly lived in a trailer on the property and wanted to stay, while Kelly Moore wanted to sell the home.
A trial previously set for the first week of December was called off last month at the request of Reed's defense lawyer, Larry Roloff, on grounds that defense is "involved in extensive ongoing investigation into this matter," such as interviewing witnesses and preparing for expert testimony, and a trial date is "currently not feasible," according to documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. Reed's next court appearance is a pretrial conference set for Dec. 9.