Well, the film we made for the Knoxville Film Festival 7-Day Shootout is in the bag and officially submitted.
“The Harbinger” is a bit of a fantasy/horror/thriller (We were provided “horror/thriller” as the genre element), and is definitely one of our more ambitious endeavors – in story, in location, in editing, in sound, and, in particular, visual effects. I am certainly no expert in After Effects (novice at best) but I take directions from tutorials well. They’re not over the top spectacular, but for the amount of time I was able to spend on it, I’m very please with how it turned out.
Many thanks definitely go out to the cast and crew – Randy Thompson, Ryan Waller, Tiffany Tallent, Crystal Humphrey Braeuner, Scott Arnold, Cheri Compton, Ash Mac, Julianna Sanderson, Laura Miller, for their talent and efforts – and in particular, Carrie Booher Thompson for doing a wonderful job in taking over directing duties so I could focus on making pretty pictures.
And I really got some pretty pictures. Shooting at Ijams Nature Center in the Ross Marble Quarry ad at Mead’s Quarry was amazing. (The other element we had to include was an East Tennessee Landmark. This location pops up on many lists). The lighting was beautiful (even at midday at Ross Quarry – lots of dark, mossy rock walls in the background with brilliant shafts of light hitting the actors just so). Of course, Mead’s Quarry at 7:30 AM is jus gorgeous. Speaking of which, special thanks to newcomer to SCMF Julianna Sanderson for coming in at the very last minute at 7:30 AM, on very short notice, to get chased and roughed up. She nailed it completely with little preparation. Hoping she will be a regular asset for future projects.
There will be no online screening of the film until after the official screening at the film festival in September. This film, along with the regular submission “Nuts ‘n’ Bolts,” will make it a fun evening for SofaCouch!
Our submission to the Knoxville Film Festival.
It will be in the second block of films at the festival,. Friday, September 20th at noon in theater 2 – Regal Cinemas Downtown West
Sofacouch Moviefilms is proud to announce that our film “Nuts n Bolts” – an adult comedy we did for the SHort10 Cinema Comedy Competition is an official selection into the Knoxville Film Festival. It will be screened at the Regal Cinemas Downtown West Theater.
Thanks to a great cast and the whole creative team for coming up with a really funny (and sometimes raunchy) short film!
Short film submitted to the Short10Cinema 100-Hour Horror Film Challenge.
Awards – Best Production Design
Entry into the Short10Cinema 100 Hour Film Festival – Noir.
Crystal Brauener – Best Supporting Actress
Jeff DeLaney – Best Supporting Actor
Music by http://www.auralation.com (Used with permission)
Music video for Knoxville band Scent of Remains.
Entry into the 2012 24-Hour International Film Festival.
Line of dialog: “Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?”
Prop: A trunk
Character: A stunt man
“Cheating Time” is a sci-fi comedy about a man using time travel for his deviant desires.
It was an entry into the 54-Hour Film Festival. Carrie Booher Thompson won the Best Supporting Actress for her role as the nagging wife. Pretty much all of her dialog was off the top of her head improvised, so the award was very well deserved.
This was an entry into the 2012 Secret City Film Festival’s 7-Day Shootout. Elements required for the competition were:
Line of dialog: “It was magnificent”
Prop: A flame
Film Element: Rack focus
The film won the award for “Best Use of Elements” at the festival.
Despite the fact that it’s not truly a horror film, due to the subject matter of a serial killer it was accepted into the Knoxville Horror Film Festival. It helped to kick off the event as one of the four shorts to precede the opening-night feature. By the end of the festival, one of its stars, Crystal Braeuner, had won Best Actress for the whole festival. So congrats to her!
Winner of the “Best Comedy” award at the 2013 Knoxville Film and Musical Festival’s 24-Hour shootout.