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.
We have officially sailed past the $11,000 mark in our DISPLACEMENT Indiegogo campaign! As a treat for all of our loyal contributors and future contributors (hint, hint!) we are releasing more behind the scenes footage. Watch as we steal a few shots. Remember, if we make our campaign goal, we won’t have to steal shots any more!
Our DISPLACEMENT Indiegogo campaign is building more and more everyday and we are truly thankful to all of you who have helped us! Every dollar you give us helps us to make the best possible movie we can, and it allows you the chance to be a part of it. With that, we are excited to release the newest behind-the-scenes video, a three-minute film school. Check it out here and be sure to donate.
Now that we have reached over $3000 on our Indiegogo campaign, we are releasing a new behind-the-scenes video. Remember this blog? Now you can take a moment to see all the craziness from that shooting day. When you are done, head over to our Indiegogo campaign and check out all the amazing perks you get if you donate.
Though we are excited that Zach raised over $3 million via crowdfunding to make his movie, we are asking him to move over to make room for our crowdfunding campaign.
Yes, friends, you read that right. We are launching a crowdfunding campaign for Displacement! Launching this Thursday May 30 on Indiegogo, we are looking to raise $179,000 to help finish the film. We are asking for your help to reach this goal and we have great perks and rewards ready for you!
We’re not ready just yet, but on launch day we will have all the information ready for you at your finger tips, so stay tuned….
Here is a great photo of some of the props from the set of DISPLACEMENT. These are all thanks to our amazing Production Designer, Lawrence Kim. So what exactly is going on here? Looks dangerous! Want to find out more? Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube. Photo by Jason Moran, Location Labs.Wiznu.Com in Los Angeles.
Ken was very excited to have Sarah Douglas on board for Displacement, “Ursa from Superman is in my movie!”. Check out some great behind the scenes footage and see the amazing Sarah Douglas in action!