Hi Friends,

So after a marathon 18-hour color grading session, another marathon 13-hour sound mix session, an outstanding music score delivered in record time, and days of conforming, fine-tuning, tweaking, rendering and uploading, we finally have a near-finished version of Displacement submitted to the Sundance Film Festival!

Thanks to Gavin Fisher, Clancy Troutman, Patrick Giraudi, Savannah Auch, Bruce Chianese and the entire team for all your hard work and burning the midnight oil to hit the deadline. This begins our festival process. Now on to the final phase: ADR looping, final color and vfx, live musicians recording, final mix, mastering, then… Screenings!

Here’s the view from the Director’s pilot chair at the mix session. That’s sound mascot (and new friend) Bootsie Boots on the left supervising the session.



Emmy nominated and award-winning composer BRUCE CHIANESE has signed on to score the orchestral music for our film. Bruce is a brilliant and talented artist with over 100 credits in film and television. Having worked with director Mader on a few smaller projects in the past, this will be their first feature together. And their collaboration is off to a rousing start, with Bruce having already delivered what is arguably one of the most sweeping and magical music cues to grace the soundtrack of an independent film in quite some time. It is truly amazing, and it will only get better from here.


In addition we are also very proud to be working with an amazing sound design team headed by Sound Supervisor Clancy Troutman, sound designer/mixer Chip Mulaney, award-winning re-recording mixer Patrick Giraudi, dialogue editor Savannah Augh, sound effects editor Reese Miller, backgrounds editor Lisa Neidhardt and Foley artist Lorita De La Cerna. With a list of credits reaching some 400 titles, we can rest assured that this film will now sound as great as it looks!


Stay tuned as we move through these final stages of post-production and ready the film for the festival circuit and eventual theatrical release. Screenings coming soon!


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Clocking in at 2 hours and 3 minutes (with over 15 minutes of Deleted Scenes and Extended Versions for the eventual home video release), the Director’s Theatrical Cut of Displacement is now complete and ready for Sound Design, Music Composing, final Visual Effects and Color Grading. It’s been a long road getting here, but the stellar reviews from a select few early test screenings agree that it was well worth it. The film looks and plays great!

We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished and excited to get it over the finish line and out into the world for everyone to enjoy. Click the grey bar above to see a picture of the actual editing timeline beginning to end. Yep, that’s what a feature film edit looks like folks!

Stay tuned for more updates as we move toward final completion, screenings, festivals and markets!

Onward and Upward!

IT’S. A. WRAP!!!

Another grueling yet fantastic final weekend of shooting put Principal Photography behind us! After 2 years, 2 months, and 21 days, filming on Displacement is finally complete! Extra special thanks to our extraordinary cast and crew for kicking ass and enduring long days to help finish this picture. You are all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. Our heartfelt appreciation for all of your hard work and dedication and sticking it out till the very end. We love you all! Stay tuned as we push into the post-production phase and beyond. The adventure is just beginning.

And happy belated Mother’s Day everyone!

Cast and Crew Comp


Hi Friends. It’s been a long time coming, and now the time has finally arrived: We are very excited to welcome the fantastic BRUCE DAVISON to our cast!
An Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner, you’ve seen Bruce in a million things including the original X-MEN movies and television shows like LOST and TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES. Plus he and Susan Blakely have worked together in the past, so this will be a bit of a reunion for them!

We couldn’t be more pleased. Especially since this now means… wait for it… we will finally be wrapping Principal Photography!! Yes, with the conclusion of filming Bruce’s scenes, Displacement will be officially in-the-can on the way to a planned finish in the Fall.

It’s been quite a journey, and in many ways we are just beginning. The next year promises to be amazing as we prepare for the international markets and festival circuit, culminating in a planned theatrical release here at home in 2016. Stay tuned for more exciting news as we move ever closer to getting Displacement out into the world. And thank you for all your support!

You can check out Bruce’s IMDb page here:


Happy New Year everyone!

So 2014 proved to be another exciting and challenging year for us here at Displacement HQ. Between our efforts to raise more funding, shoot around work-for-hire jobs and other scheduling challenges, we actually managed to get over 95% of the movie in-the-can, were contacted by nearly a dozen interested distributors and international sales agents, and welcomed Golden Globe Winner Susan Blakely to our cast! Not a bad year all things considered.

And as we look ahead to finishing the film in 2015 (money and casting gods willing) here is the first of some exclusive video recaps to highlight what we’ve been up to since our hotel stage shoot. As Aza Allen says in the vid, “It’s Displacement. Awesome.” Enjoy!

To see our latest trailer and film clips, check out our website here

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2014 Holiday Card M

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Displacement!
2014 Holiday Card M

As we approach the New Year, we are reminded of all the blessings 2014  brought us (a new behind-the-scenes video is coming soon recapping our filming adventures) and the excitement that is in store for 2015… not the  least of which will be finishing production on the film!  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, and it looks a whole lot like a movie projector!

In the meantime, we wish you the most wonderful Holiday Season and a very happy New Year!

All our Best,
Team Displacement

To see our latest trailer and film clips, check out our website here
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Fun On The Stage – Part 2

Check out our latest behind-the-scenes video as we continue to travel back in time to our stage shoot last December, when we wrapped the great Lou Richards and our hotel room scenes.  Part II of this two-part exclusive is right here.
Also you’ll be pleased to hear that we are already getting a lot of distributor interest in the film.  More than half a dozen distribution companies and international sales agents have contacted us recently interested in acquiring the rights and  requesting screenings!  Though the film is not quite ready for market yet, this is very encouraging news and we are opening dialogues with these companies.

Stay tuned for more exciting news soon as many things are cooking.

Enjoy the video!

Team Displacement