We started the journey to Displacement 4 years ago today. It was a rare, rainy and cold day in the LA area, but that didn’t stop us from moving ahead. We spent the day inside Wiznu Studio filming some of the most critical scenes of Cassie (Courtney Hope) and Dr. Miles (Sarah Douglas) in The Initiative.
What a journey it’s been since then! It may have taken over 2 years to film, but it took us no time at all to get Displacement into some film festivals, including the Downtown LA Film Festival, the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, the Phoenix Film Festival, and the USA Film Festival. We were honored with awards such as Best Science Fiction Film and Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison.
We rounded out our luck in 2016 with a deal that put Displacement on the Lifetime Movie Network and in homes across the US. We also got an international distribution deal so we can be seen all over the world, with more deals to announce very soon.
We want to thank all of our cast and crew and and partners for all their hard work and dedication and support over the last 4 years! Thank you for making Displacement possible!
And thank you to our fans! We can’t wait for you to see what is next.
Onward and upward!
See a familiar face on TV lately? Yes, that is Courtney Hope staring as Sally Spectra on the Bold and the Beautiful. Since her start on the show in late January we have seen her have a food fight, her face smashed in cake, and it looks like she filmed a few scenes down under in Sydney. Congratulations, Courtney! We can’t wait to see more!
Mark your calendars, our award-winning film is in another festival! Back at the Regal Cinemas LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, Displacement will be screening at 10:00pm on Friday, September 23rd. Get your tickets here: http://dtlaff.chillhound.pro/event/a9a59793-6542-4925-9273-446019187f40
And stay tuned for a really big announcement about to drop very soon…
Hot on the heels of festival success and the North American release of its multi-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.
A sophisticated dystopian supernatural thriller and cautionary tale that explores the dangers of deforestation and emerging diseases, Deep Focus follows the story of a Pulitzer Prize winning 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. Or did it? Kenneth Mader will once again helm from his original script that won Best Screenplay honors at the AOF Written Word Awards.
Mr. 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 both the Downtown L.A. Film Festival and the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, along with a Best Supporting Actor Award for Bruce Davison, a People’s Choice Award Nomination, and a Chrononaut Award for Outstanding Time Travel Film in the Boston Science Fiction Festival. The film also premiered in the Phoenix Film Festival, the USA Film Festival, was recently acquired by A+E Networks for a World Broadcast Premiere, and is being hailed by critics as “A clever masterpeice… Forceful and intellectual.”
Packaging for Deep Focus is currently underway, with prominent talent, sales agents and 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.