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Wednesday
Jun122013

Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire

                                                           “The End is Almost Nigh”

 

 

Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire is a film from production house Pure Flix Entertainment. Pure Flix focuses on Christian themed entertainment. Their latest feature is set in a post-apocalyptic world, during the Rapture. Here, bikers, looters, bandits and cannibals are taking over. Is there anyone who can stop them?

 

Actor David A. R. White stars in this thriller as reluctant hero Josh McManus. McManus must face some of Hollywood’s toughest bad boys. Former NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth will lead the charge of villains as Hawg, the leader of a notorious biker gang. Past WCW wrestler Steve Borden AKA Sting plays Junkyard, a cruel member of Hawg’s biker gang. As well, creepy ex-con actor Dave Vescio will appear as a cannibalistic monster, laying in wait for White and his desperate friends. Actresses Logan White, Jen Lilley and Eliza Roberts round out this stellar cast.

 

The film’s story begins with the world’s final days. The Rapture, the return of the Messiah, begins and a small town lies in its wake. Strange events take place, with evil elements emerging from the desert. Looters and bandits litter the highways and a biker gang is terrorizing the small town of Independence. Only Josh is willing to stand up to the mayhem, along with Beth (Noell Coet). Together they fight against the impossible, in a desolate and murderous wasteland.

 

Shooting on Revelation Road 2 has completed. This title is currently in post-production. And, actor Vescio had something to say at the end of the shoot, of his fellow cast members: “for me, it was a privilege to act opposite of Brian “The Boz” Bosworth. I grew up watching him play NFL football in the late 1980s, so it was a blast to act opposite of him! And actor David A.R. White is great too! He’s the hero of the story. Plus, he’s a hero in real life as well.”

The official synopsis: “Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire continues the thrilling odyssey of Josh McManus to return home to his wife and daughter. Josh is chased at every turn by the brutal outlaw Hawg and his rolling gang of killers. On the day after the biblical Rapture, law and order have broken down and the highways have become a no-mans-land, full of bandits and looters. Josh's world has been shaken to the core and he must make a choice: embrace his past as a man of violence, or follow a new path and become a man of faith. Which will he choose?”

Release Date: September 10th, 2013 (DVD, Blu-ray).

 

Director: Gabriel Sabloff. Writers: Sean Paul Myrphy and Gabriel Sabloff.

 

Cast: Brian Bosworth, Eric Roberts Logan White, Dave Vescio, David A.R. White, Ray Wise, Steve Borden, Roberta Bassin, Noell Coet, and Jen Lilley.

fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Revelation-Road/412352098840338

 

 

Saturday
May252013

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Thursday
May162013

THE HAUNTING OF HELENA

The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com, present the psychological thriller THE HAUNTING OF HELENA as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series. A tale of a mysterious woman, a little girl, and her single mother, THE HAUNTING OF HELENA presents a new twist on the legend of the Tooth Fairy.

After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen. Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity. THE HAUNTING OF HELENA will keep you at the edge of your seat as it slides in agony along the sharp blade of psychological terror.




THE HAUNTING OF HELENA will be released in select theaters on June 21, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on June 18, 2013.

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Wednesday
May152013

PURGATORIUM

     

Little film, big dreams... and the drive to get there is YOU.

The ScriptThe Script

The concept for PURGATORIUM had been bouncing back and forth in my head for years. A psychological supernatural thriller set in the 60's about five total strangers waking up in a place, not knowing where they were, how they got there, and most of all, who they are. Then spending the entire movie searching, finding, and putting the pieces of the puzzle together, and discovering, as they come face to face with their true identities, that everyone has a dark side. Will they give in to their demons, or choose a new path?

The CharactersThe Characters

In the summer of 2011 I locked myself away in my apartment and began writing the script. It was a 3 month process that took the whole summer. With my apartment overlooking the crystal clear pool I've spent many summers lounging by, it was hard to stay focused. But I did not stray from my goal.

As I began writing, I noticed something I've never encountered before. The characters seemed to take a life of their own. The story is, at it's core, about good and evil, right and wrong, and the consequences of the actions of the characters. I decided to let them make their own decisions and travel their own paths. It was very exciting to witness them pretty much write their own destinies. The characters were so well fleshed out, that casting wouldn't be a problem. I could already see them standing in front of me. Since my company Rebellious Cinema, is an Oklahoma independent film company, I decided to keep it local and bring on another Oklahoma based production studio Zenawood Entertainment.

The TeamThe Team

Having worked with the owners of the Zenawood (brothers Joshua and Matthew Miller, no relation to me) on another project, I thought teaming up with them to take on this project was the way to go. Being based in Oklahoma, and seeing how there is an abundance of untapped talent here that doesn't get a chance to be seen, I decided that the whole cast and crew would be made up of Oklahoma performers. The project would work as a venue for them to showcase their skills. This also saved us money by not having to fly actors in from all over, and put them up in a motel for the duration of their stay. It is this kind of thinking that helped us complete our film with the little funds that made up our budget.

The PlayersThe Players
  • Libby Chancellor as Abby Sloan: The Runaway
  • Joshua Miller as Adam Grant: The Drifter
  • Stephen Miller as Rod Burgess: The Rebel
  • Jamie Lee Fife as Bunny Blake: The Showgirl
  • Jeremy Castaldo as Romney Wordsworth: The Playboy
The Supporting Cast of CharactersThe Supporting Cast of Characters
The Twins as Pip.The Twins as Pip.
  • Ronn Porter as Dallas "The Cook"
  • Samantha Neal as Alice "The Waitress"
  • Brad Claggett as Floyd Burney
  • Kayla Overton as Sylvia Grant
  • Danny Overton as Harvey Grant
  • Kelly Claggett as The Mother
  • Derek Reed as The Father
  • Jamie Bratton as The Daughter
  • Tatum Chancellor as The Little Girl
  • Trey Sweeten as Reverend Shepherd
  • Ryan and Chad Watson as Pip

By that fall the script was complete. Soon after, we began pre-production, gathering wardrobe, props, and building sets. My wife Tiffany, and I were a two-person team. We called ourselves TM2 (TM squared), on the account that we both had the same initials. People were blown away by how great we worked together, seeing how we are married and all. I never understood why people thought working with your best friend would be so difficult. We were just having fun!

TM2TM2

Looking back on it, working with her creating those sets together, was the best time I've ever had on a project. She's a very talented set designer. I'm looking forward to working with her on future projects!

My wife prepping sets.My wife prepping sets.

By the time winter began, so had production on our little film, which would soon exceed all our expectations. At the time I didn't know it, but I'm a very ambitious filmmaker. It's funny what you learn about yourself when you tackle, what some would say, an impossible endeavor. I mean, doing a period piece isn't something you take lightly, especially on our budget. It's a task that can even prove challenging on a big budget film. But there we were, making an authentic throwback to the classic films, like it was nothing... And pulling it off! The first night was cold and rainy. The location we were filming at was an old full service station on the historic Route 66. The center piece, a classic '64 Ford Gallaxie, baby blue. The scene was inspired by Hitchcock's PSYCHO.

Paying tribute to a classic.Paying tribute to a classic.

The rain, usually an obstacle, added the perfect tone for the scene, which worked out better for us. This "problem working in our favor" would be the case throughout the production. We were very blessed, and we knew it.

First night of prinicple photography!First night of prinicple photography!
Directing our first scene!Directing our first scene!

Although, Hitchcock's work was a huge influence on the movie. The biggest influence was the classic anthology TV series The Twilight Zone, which was created by master storyteller, Rod Serling. Growing up on TZ reruns, I wanted to make a film that paid homage to the ground-breaking show's unique style of storytelling, situations and characters, by using a number of unforgettable episodes as references. 

The show that started it all for me.The show that started it all for me.

In 2012 my talented cast and crew and I wrapped production on our feature film PURGATORIUM, just before the start of the summer. It was an exhilarating ride, from beginning to end, and I enjoyed every second of it. Made a really great movie, and some really great friends in the process. That's what it's all about.

Good times on the set!Good times on the set!

Next would be the most tedious of all 3 stages of film production... 

Post Production...

Editing...Editing...

Spending, yet again, another full summer locked in my apartment, working on the movie, didn't appeal to me. But this time I would be editing our film, from beginning to end. Adding every sound effect, color correcting every shot, and filling it with the amazing original score (you've been listening to some of it throughout our page) which was composed and performed by the multi-talented Jeremy Castaldo (who also played the character of Romney in the film).  

Jeremy Castaldo composer/actor extraordinaire!Jeremy Castaldo composer/actor extraordinaire!

PURGATORIUM Opening Theme:

Editing is a nerve racking process. But seeing our vision come to life with each passing day, as I put the final touches on the goal that so many had strived so very hard to achieve, was what made every moment absolutely worth it.

Purgatorium opening credits title design.Purgatorium opening credits title design.

Directing this movie was such an amazing feeling. Shooting on a shoestring budget, you learn how to be resourceful and make something out of nothing. Everything was done practically, with a "put the money on the screen" mindset.

Directing actress Jamie Lee Fife in the bathroom scene.Directing actress Jamie Lee Fife in the bathroom scene.
Shooting the last scene of the movie.Shooting the last scene of the movie.

The Big Picture.

You might be thinking, "Contribute to an already completed project?!... But the hard part is already over!"... Not really... Here's why...

Lets get Purgatorium on the silver screen!Lets get Purgatorium on the silver screen!

After our films completion, I began searching my options on what to do with our finished product. I decided to release my baby into the world through the 2013 fall film festival circuit, ending with the 2014 Sundance film festival in January!

However, after exhausting all my funds (what my amazing and very supportive wife and I could save) on the making of the film, we don't have the resources needed to pay for the entry fees to submit our film into this year's festival circuit, as well as press kits, and other promotional materials. That's where you come in. The reason I'm choosing to go the festival route with PURGATORIUM, is because I believe it is there that it will build it's audience, stand a solid ground against other films, and find that "Holy Grail" of film making, known as DISTRIBUTION! It is with distribution, that I'll be able to give back to all the dedicated, hard working people, who gave countless hours helping me, on faith alone, to materialize this dream. I couldn't have done it without them. So, as you can see, we have something truly special here. Something that we all believe in. Something that YOU too can believe in. Here's your opportunity to support true independent film making by helping us take our reality one step further! Thanks for your time and interest in our project!

Travis B. Miller

Below is a synopsis, movie stills, quotes about the film, website reviews (more to come), list of film festivals that the movie is already entered in, a 7 minute SNEAK PREVIEW of the flick, and the film's poster!

Movie Stills:

Stills from the movie.Stills from the movie.

Synopsis:

In this Hitchcockian style thriller by director Travis B. Miller, five strangers awake in an abandon two-story house with a few unanswered questions racing through their minds. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they there? They soon discover that the obvious answers are not always the right ones. With nerves stretched thin, and time closing in, those remaining realize that if they want to escape from the forsaken place, they will have to work together to solve the puzzle, taking them on a psychological maze of murder and mayhem that is... PURGATORIUM.

Quotes:

 

Sunday
Apr212013

MORGUE STREET BANNED IN AUSTRALIA!

"Morgue Street" was slated for screening at the A Night Of Horror Film Festival in Sidney, but the Australian Classification Board rejected it with a RC rating, two days before the screening, thus prohibiting any exhibit on Australian soil, due to "its material that is considered to offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults". 


The short was previously shown into several festival around the world including the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and the Another Hole in the Head Festival.
"Morgue Street" is directed and edited by Alberto Viavattene and based upon the story "The Murders in The Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe. The screenplay was written by Emiliano Ranzani (who also photographed the movie) and Viavattene himself: it deals of two prostitutes, mother and daughter, played by Desiree Giorgetti (star of "Morituris" and "Ritual: A psychomagic story") and Federica Tommasi (an Italian adult film actress who co-starred in "Do it! - Fallo!" by erotic auteur Tinto Brass) struggling against a mysterious creature after it has broken into their home. It is a tale of cruelty and desperation set in a violent, ferocious microcosmos where the weak will always succumb and redemption is ungainable. Brian Yuzna (director of "Society" and "Bride of the Reanimator") called it "An original artistic horror" while cult author Jack Ketchum blessed it as "impressive and perverse".