Knoxville Film Festival 7-Day Shootout

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 ThompsonRyan WallerTiffany TallentCrystal Humphrey BraeunerScott ArnoldCheri ComptonAsh MacJulianna SandersonLaura 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! 



Knoxville Film Festival in September

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! Image

Short Film – “Why So Serial”

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!