Thursday, March 12, 2009
Meetings, meetings, meetings. And they're going nicely... THK Pre-Fin/Dev Team met yesterday and had good news from all - moving forward. We were honored to have Jennifer Williamson come aboard to assist; she is currently sub-bing as pre-pre Production Coordinator. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1348859/Welcome, Jennifer!
THK BATTLE NEWS:The Battle of the Bands team met today to discuss the first steps and overall big picture to plan the 2-tier contest/event to be held here in Shreveport (although its a regional happening). In attendance was:Stephanie Fruge' - Event Supervisor/ProducerGlen Grefe - ProducerJohnathan Jones - Graphic Artist/Website GuruTabitha Reed - Production Asst./Viral MarketerRebeckah Reed - Production Asst./Graphic ArtistThe Web Design team of: S n G Net Designs [ 318-820-5725 sngnetdesigns.com ]we're also present to how they could assist with the events needs.
Moving towards pre-qualification in the investment process.THK is planning to synchronize the investment process in Shreveport with teh music industry locally/regionally; a Battle of the Bands is happening - the winner gets a song on the movie soundtrack!There are 2 phases of the contest: A web vote to narrow down the pre-winners; they then go to the LIVE show event for final judging.The website is up in its beginning stages:http://www.myspace.com/thkbattle
Rebekah Reed and Tabitha Reed - 2 of our wonderful PA's from the Hurting Kind promo shoots are back to help us out again in pre-production. They've assisted in trying to locate Cleveland Rodgers for an editing issue we're having.
Pre/dev team current update:Excecutive Producer Ryan Robinson Associate Producer Winston Hall Associate Producer Frank JohnsonAssociate Producer Jabari Thomas Associate Producer Ken - Eddie - ArmesPA (?) Jennifer WilliamsonDirector/Co-Producer Glen Grefe Writer Duane Craig We are planning an upcoming investment event; we are organzing leads now - if you know someone who would like to invest in the exciting world of Shreveport motion pictures, please let us know who they are and we will pre-qualify them to see if they are interested. At their request, we will then send them more information.We are still open to choosing a DP and taking reel submittals.Thanks!-Glen Grefe707-570-9672
Those of you who remember the Myspace THK group, and are wondering what happened to it, well, I'm still wondering. One day - poof - it was gone. However, facebook rocks for groups, as we are still here!So I will try over time to get the same info that was up on the Myspace group page over here if possible.p.s. IMPORTANT NOTICE!:The production URGENTLY need to contact CLEVELAND RODGERS or CHRIS BROOKS, who both worked on the promo trailers last year. Please, if you have any info on how to contact them, let me know!
Pre-production team is growing; serious, enthusiastic, astute, determined, creative, impressive.Open up your bank accounts Shreveport, its time for a true local trilogy of terror to hit the nations screens!
YES! A core Production team has formed and is continuing to evolve! Commited (yes, we're all crazy) members who see the potential:Producer Kelly Sapp Excecutive Producer Ryan Robinson Associate Producer Winston Hall Director/Co-Producer Glen Grefe Writer Duane Craig Above the line positions still be considered, especially Exec. Producer.Currently accepting DP reels! asap!-Glen
Well, the year's coming to an end, but our energy and desire to make THK and its sequels a reality is still in full swing. I'm currently screening DP reels to hammer out the perfect style for THK's unique story and perspective.Also, still seeking a serious Executive Producer to come on board.-Glen
News: TNC Shreveport has officially formed the LLC, and serious fundraising is on the horizon. THK's writer Duane P. Craig, has just screened his new unique horror feature, the silent scarefest, "Cruel", at Minnesota's 3rd annual CRYPTICON horror convention. Congrats, Craig!
Never fear! Delays will never stop this film! Another editor has joined the ranks, and is also acting in the promo.Walt Hollis, you rock!The LLC is going through its first stages - which means fundraising as a reality will being soon. In this economy, its a challenge - but only the best rise to the top, and thisstory is the cream of the crop.Needless to say, however, it looks like 2009 for The Hurting Kind to begin dishing out pain. I need to go editsome of the posters to reflect our new development schedule.Thanks for sticking with us - this ship will take off eventually!-Glen
Forget Gustav! Check out this new storyboard panel - as envisioned by Kent Jude Bernard - check it out at theMyspace group page:http://groups.myspace.com/TheHurtingKind
THK experienced a delay this summer - but that's okay - it gave me time to reflect on how we can deliver an even better top quality fear-drenched blood-strewn psychological horror movie... which will definitely have us all clamoring for the 2 sequels, provided you like the film after its release. We're back in the editing room again, analyzing tech-specs in regards to the promo footage.Also, check out the batch of new photos from the shoot, seen in the photo section below, courtesy of Erick Enquist[ http://www.enquistphotography.com/ ]
EDITING BREAKTHOUGH!!!Shonnie Lewis will be assisting in the THK promo trailers edit now that it has been converted and transferred - we're rocking ahead towards maximum pain!!
Alex Kent's Louisiana Movies Blog has 2 interviews with those who are assisting/have assisted on THK: Chris Moore (Props Master) and Chris Lyon (Editor/AV Tech)http://louisianamovies.blogspot.com/
We have a new web/graphics supervisor - Lee Ann McDade (see promo credits below) who is assisting in site maintenence, etc.Welcome, Lee Ann!
We have some assistance! Woohoo!; the expertise/equipment in conversion of the raw footage will come from Chris Lyon, A/V coordinator of Shreveport's new film theatre/exhibition facility, the Robinson Film Center http://www.robinsonfilmcenter.org/
While still trying to access HD conversion equipment - hello, anyone around Shreveport - please call/contact me!!!!! - I'm working on the business plan again...More new photos - check em out.-Glen
Still trying to gain access to HD equipment to convert the DV footage shot on the HD 1080 setting - all those willing to help out with this or recommend someone who can, please speak up - you guys want to see this cool-ass trailer right?
The Shreveport film office in conjunction with the Artspace gallery threw an incredible, fun-filled Martini Mixer party with great folks, food and drink this last Saturday night! May the Louisiana film and arts industry join ranks and take off to success like a fourth of July fireworks train.
CAST & CREW LIST from the THK trailer of June 7 '08
Young Mia (Flashback) - Amber Dawn LandrumGodfather Clarlie (Flashback) - Charlie Caldwell
Directior of Photography - Cody JenningsLocation Manager - Megan HenryLocations provided by Lisa HenryProps Master/Weapons Safety Assist. - Carlos SancedoStill Photographer/EPK - Rob BlackmanLocations/PA/Weapons Safety Assist. - Philip 'Neal' BrownWeapons Safety Expert/Armorer - Charlie Caldwell (current City Marshall for Shreveport, LA)Assistant to Director/PA - Kymberly Goodson Parker Director/Producer - Glen Grefe, TNC Shreveport*Hey all - VOTE for Charlie Caldwell for City Marshall at this upcoming election! He supports the local film industry,the economic infrastructure of that industry, andvolunteered his weapons safety expertise on set.
CAST list from THK promo trailer May 31, 2008:
College student/call-girl/victim - Kelly AirhartReporter Tina Force - TD HarrisNews Reporter Tony Blade - Walt HollisNews Cameraman - Dorian Dardar The Interviewed:City Coroner - Bobby WashingtonHusband of Marion Resident Couple 1 - Dan HarvilleWife of Marion Resident Couple 1 - Heather Bloom Husband of Marion Couple 2 - Tom WallaceWife of Marion Couple 2 - Gia Catherine Motti Husband of Marion Couple 3 - Tim HickeyWife of Marion Couple 3 - Deborah Jones Random interviewed resident - Jerry Mayfield Interviewed Marion bystanders on street: Reginald Yancey Kritika DhimarTerry Milam Lori Kellogg
Additions to THK crew list of May 31, 2008:PA - Rebekah ReedPA - Tabitha Reed Casting Assistant/3rd AD/PA - Brooke Estrada
THK's writer, Duane Craig, debut feature - an all silent horror movie called CRUEL - grabs the attention of worldwide publications Fangoria and Bloody-Disgusting!Fangoria: http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=6769Bloody Disgusting http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/12600Myspace page:http://www.myspace.com/gnomeguy3
Crew Credits for the May 30, 2008 Promo/investment trailer shoot in Shreveport, LAProduction Manager/1st AD - Trudi MooreDirector of Photography/2nd AD - John ChambersCamera Operator - Cleveland Rodgers2nd Unit Cam Op - Rob BlackmanFX Supervisor/Prosthetics Expert - Carlos SancedoSpecial FX/Make-up - Jacob RollandProps Master/Builder/Scenic - Chris MooreAdditional Props/Scenic - Carlos SancedoBest Boy(Grip)/PA - Chris BrooksPA/M.H. Cockroach Wrangler - Nisha BryantHairdresser/Make-up - Lee Ann McDadeCostume Designer - Margaret WrenPhoto Stills - Rob BlackmanPhoto Sills - Erika EnquistCraftservice - Margaret WrenCatering Coordinator - Kymberly Goodson-ParkerLocation Manager/Scout - Kristi WoodardLocation Scout - PhilipDaniel Lachman - PAAssistant to Director/PA - Kymberly Goodson-ParkerDirector/Producer - Glen Grefe (yours hurtfully)(I will update list - there are a couple more names to add - the data is coming in)
So much has happened over the past couple wknds: 2 shoots for the trailer(s) - lots of goodies to come; my internet access is limited - bear with me...
Pre-rehearsals, rehearsals scheduled for cast/crew - wrapping up props, checking lists, confirmations...
Casting call - successful, exhausting; thanks Renee Soilee (NYCL, Shreveport, LA)! http://www.nytheatrelabs.com/Now - who do we choose... hmmm.. so many good actors...
Got casting call set to go:http://shreveport.craigslist.org/tlg/688287947.htmlalso:Hurting Kind trailer shoot was blogged by Alex Kent of the Shreveport times: (3rd down)http://louisianamovies.blogspot.com/
Locked the location - woohoo! Scrambling to lock a casting call location, organize crew and secure commitments. Only 2 weeks to go to shoot trailer.Location: Lee Hardware Apts, downtown Shreveport. LA.
Location issues have arisen; might push timetable back, we'll see.
Torture chair prop is secure. Live trailer shoot is now a go; prep/planning stage. 1st order of business:Local CREW needed (from Shreveport/Bossier City regional area; Ark-LA-Tex) ) 1 day shoot. Pay: Credit/meals. However, any who respond and commit, especially professionals, will be remembered when financing occurs for the full feature.Spread the word - contact me, Glen Grefe, for details.
NEW!!! Now up - professional storyboard art - 2 sneak preview panels for the upcoming live promo trailer; panels by Eric Patrick.
Finally saw our potential prop/setpiece for THK! Its a doosey of a torture chair - one you wouldn't expect, but the type you may have felt tortured in at some time in the past, and had to pay for it! If we decide to go for it, we'll use is for our promo trailer. We'll shoot that live, and release it on the THK sites first! (for surprise sake, I have to hold back the pics for now)...
151? 151 members - a sure sign of a high content, high potency, kick ass gory story, with relatable, intelligent characters! Craig and I are going to deliver the goods on this one! Name your favorite directors and films, and I will comment accordingly, with how this will equal or surpass or homage your favorite titles! - Glen Grefe
NEW posters in photo section! Kudos to our Graphics Supervisor Gail Creighton for pumping out these fantatic images! The latest is a fusion-homage to horror films and that brilliant artist who used to own the New York scene... so if anyone disses horror flicks, just email this pic and say "So you think horror movies aren't art, eh?!?"
THK's Slideshow/Promo Trailer #2 is here, just in time for Easter - but who will save our protagonist(s)?!?http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=23525583400&oid=21249015077&ref=share
Production Board done, rough schedule done, est. budgets done! Sweet! Now where is THK's Executive Producer and Producer - step up while the iron's hot!
I spilled green beer on my production board! Kidding!Panel 2 is complete! Woohoo!
Panel number 1 of THK's Production board is complete! The ball is offically rolling!
I Wrestled a Bear Once, Shreveport's most popular, insanely wild, up and coming rock-prog band - the music for THK's 1st Promo Teaser Trailer - is kicking off their national tour tonight in Sheverport. I'm leaving in a few minutes to go see the spectacle, and cross-promote THK.http://movementmanagement.com/iwabo/march7.gifhttp://www.myspace.com/iwrestledabearonce