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!
So 2014 proved to be another exciting and challenging year for us in the production of our feature film Displacement. Between our efforts to raise more funding, shoot around work-for-hire jobs and other scheduling challenges, plus trying to lock down our final name actor (exciting news on that front coming soon) we actually managed to get over 95% of the movie in-the-can, were contacted by nearly a dozen interested distributors and international sales agents, and welcomed Golden Globe Winner Susan Blakely to our cast! Not a bad year all things considered.
And as we look ahead to finishing the film in 2015, here is the first of some exclusive video recaps to highlight what we’ve been up to since our hotel stage shoot. As Aza Allen says in the vid, “It’s Displacement. Awesome.” Enjoy!
To see our latest trailer and film clips, check out the film’s website here http://www.displacementthemovie.com
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Check out our press release on the casting of Susan Blakely that’s being picked up all over the web:
Great News! We are very excited to welcome the latest addition to our amazingly talented Displacement cast: Golden Globe Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Susan Blakely!!
Susie will play Carol Sinclair, mom to Courtney Hope’s character Cassie in scenes that are at the very heart of the film. This will also mark the first time Susie and Sarah Douglas will appear in a film together, though they are long-time friends and colleagues. So making a little history here as well!
Welcome to our family Susie! We can’t wait to work with you.