Hot on the heels of festival success and the impending North American release of its award-winning sci-fi thriller Displacement, Maderfilm Productions has announced that Deep Focus will be the next feature film on its slate to go into production. The announcement comes ahead of the company’s participation in the upcoming FILM-COM Packaging, Financing & Distribution Market in Nashville, TN.
A sophisticated dystopian supernatural thriller, Deep Focus follows the story of a photo journalist who begins seeing images of death in her lens, which she believes may be precognitive visions of a coming biological holocaust… the same disease that killed her young daughter. Kenneth Mader will once again helm from his original script that won Best Screenplay honors at the AOF Written Word Awards.
Mader was recently named one of the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World” in the book by Action On Film’s Del Weston, and took home Best Science Fiction Film honors for Displacement at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, along with Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison, a People’s Choice Award Nomination, and the Chrononaut Award for Outstanding Time Travel Film in the Boston Science Fiction Festival earlier this year. The film also premiered in the Phoenix Film Festival and USA Film Festival, with multiple distribution offers now on the table, and a planned theatrical release later this Fall.
Packaging for Deep Focus is currently underway, with an Academy Award Winning actress and prominent sales agents/distributors circling. More news coming soon as the project moves forward.
Hello again everyone!
So as we prepare for a trip to Nashville and the FILM-COM Development, Financing and Distribution Market, we thought we’d give you a recap of the whirlwind that has been the last few months criss-crossing the country on our national Film Festival Tour with our award-winning time travel feature DISPLACEMENT.
Most recently we were in Dallas for the USA Film Festival, where the fest also presented a tribute to our amazing cast member Bruce Davison, and both he and our star Courtney Hope appeared on local news programs promoting the film. Scroll down to check it all out below:
North Texas actress Courtney Hope talks about her new movie at the USA Film Festival.
Bruce Davison and Courtney Hope stop by Daybreak to talk about ‘Displacement’ which screens Saturday at the 46th annual USA Film Festival.
Prior to that we were an Official Selection in the Phoenix Film Festival, where Mr. Mader was invited to join a Director’s panel along with an educational outreach seminar.
Our West Coast Premiere was February 19, 2016 (on the 3-year anniversary of the start of filming!) in the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where we won the award for Best Science Fiction Film and Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison, plus were nominated for their People’s Choice Audience Award!
Two weeks before that we screened in the Boston Science Fiction Festival (brrrrrrrrrrrrr) where we took home their Chrononaut Time Travel Award for outstanding time travel film!
It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve only just begun! We are currently negotiating with major distributors as we now have multiple offers on the table for a North American and Worldwide release later this year, and will be scheduling more screenings in the weeks and months ahead. CLick here to join our mailing list and be the first to reserve your copy of the film, hear about screenings in your area, and more. Or you can book your own hometown screening! More info here.
Here at long last is the first Official Trailer for our feature film DISPLACEMENT, featuring new footage, sound design, original music and our amazing cast. Enjoy!
So after a marathon 18-hour color grading session, another marathon 13-hour sound mix session, an outstanding music score delivered in record time, and days of conforming, fine-tuning, tweaking, rendering and uploading, we finally have a near-finished version of Displacement submitted to the Sundance Film Festival!
Thanks to Gavin Fisher, Clancy Troutman, Patrick Giraudi, Savannah Auch, Bruce Chianese and the entire team for all your hard work and burning the midnight oil to hit the deadline. This begins our festival process. Now on to the final phase: ADR looping, final color and vfx, live musicians recording, final mix, mastering, then… Screenings!
Here’s the view from the Director’s pilot chair at the mix session. That’s sound mascot (and new friend) Bootsie Boots on the left supervising the session.
Emmy nominated and award-winning composer BRUCE CHIANESE has signed on to score the orchestral music for our film. Bruce is a brilliant and talented artist with over 100 credits in film and television. Having worked with director Mader on a few smaller projects in the past, this will be their first feature together. And their collaboration is off to a rousing start, with Bruce having already delivered what is arguably one of the most sweeping and magical music cues to grace the soundtrack of an independent film in quite some time. It is truly amazing, and it will only get better from here.
In addition we are also very proud to be working with an amazing sound design team headed by Sound Supervisors Clancy Troutman and Savannah Augh, sound designer/mixer Chip Mulaney, award-winning re-recording mixer Patrick Giraudi, sound effects editor Reese Miller, backgrounds editor Lisa Neidhardt and Foley artist Lorita De La Cerna. With a list of credits reaching some 400 titles, we can rest assured that this film will now sound as great as it looks!
So as we drill deep into post-production and visual effects on our feature Displacement, we are finally getting caught up on our BTS Videos. Here’s a look at our beach days including the ever lovely Susan Blakely. It’s ‘Beachin’. Enjoy!
We are proud to announce the Ultimate Collection VOD release of our multi-award-winning short film PASSING DARKNESS which includes its 49-minute Behind-the-Scenes Documentary, Commentaries and some fun free Extras. Click the link below to watch the trailer and see the film. More of our award-winning titles are coming soon so stay tuned!