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!
DISPLACEMENT has some exciting news to share with you all. Just last weekend, Ken headed down to Texas to show off our short film THE CALL as well as show some footage of DISPLACEMENT and meet with some potential investors. The good news is that Texas loved the footage, and so did the investors. What does that mean? We now have more funds to finish up the movie!
What does that mean for you? More pictures! More news! And of course, you are closer to seeing the final product!
Maderfilm wants to send congratulations to Displacement cast member Christopher Backus who just won a part in the new series Deliverance Creek. This is an exciting new project for Christopher, and we all can’t wait to see the show!
Here is the article announcing his casting from Deadline.
The big shoot we had a few weeks ago took place in a couple of different locations. For the second half of the shoot we were lucky enough to shoot near the home of Mark W. Travis. You may remember Mark from our Indiegogo video. He is a director, author, trainer, and consultant known as “the director’s director” and famous for his “Travis Technique.” See more information about our friend Mark here.
Here are some great photos from the day:
A shot showing a piece of the set
Courtney and Sarah hanging out on set.
The crew on set (Ethan, Lance, Sarah, Tom, Courtney, Aza and Zander)
Bill, Ken, Courtney, Sarah, and Dee wearing the “Kneel before Ursa” shirts we gave Sarah as a going away gift.
A few weeks ago we had the chance to shoot more footage back at Wiznu Labs in Downtown LA. The space has been in the process of renovation, and has come a long way since our original shoot back in February. Please take a moment to learn more about this great space here.
Here are some of our pictures from our two-day shoot:
Sarah and Aza getting ready for a scene
Ken walking through a shot with Sarah and Karan
The camera team, ready to roll
Sarah and Courtney in one of the moe pivotal scenes
Here is a new behind the scenes video covering our location scout to Dana Point:
Last week, the cast and crew of Displacement loaded up all the gear and headed down south to Dana Point, CA to film scenes in RJ’s Cafe. It was an intense few days, but we are all excited to be back and shooting more of the film. We cannot thank our supporters enough for the ability to be shooting once again.
If you find yourself down in the Dana Point area, be sure to check out RJ’s Cafe and tell him we sent you! The food is amazing!
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Suite F120
Dana Point, CA 92629
We have great news here at Maderfilm! Our young actors from our short film, THE CALL, Greg Marks and Campbell Crates both won for Best Young Performer Male and Female last night at the AOF International Film Festival Awards! Plus we landed a runner-up honor for Best Score for Peter Rafelson!
We are really proud of Greg, Campbell, and Peter! Congratulations everyone!
Below are some pictures from the festivities:
Campbell with her parents John and Angela
Campbell, Collette, Chandler, and Cameron
Greg with his parents
Greg and Campbell with their awards