Hello again everyone!
So as we prepare for a trip to Nashville and the FILM-COM Development, Financing and Distribution Market, we thought we’d give you a recap of the whirlwind that has been the last few months criss-crossing the country on our national Film Festival Tour.
Most recently we were in Dallas for the USA Film Festival, where the fest also presented a tribute to our amazing cast member Bruce Davison, and both he and our star Courtney Hope appeared on local news programs promoting the film. Scroll down to check it all out below:
North Texas actress Courtney Hope talks about her new movie at the USA Film Festival.
Bruce Davison and Courtney Hope stop by Daybreak to talk about ‘Displacement’ which screens Saturday at the 46th annual USA Film Festival.
Prior to that we were an Official Selection in the Phoenix Film Festival, where Mr. Mader was invited to join a Director’s panel along with an educational outreach seminar.
Our West Coast Premiere was February 19, 2016 (on the 3-year anniversary of the start of filming!) in the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where we won the award for Best Science Fiction Film and Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison, plus were nominated for their People’s Choice Audience Award!
Two weeks before that we screened in the Boston Science Fiction Festival (brrrrrrrrrrrrr) where we took home their Chrononaut Time Travel Award for outstanding time travel film!
It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve only just begun! We are currently negotiating with major distributors as we now have multiple offers on the table for a North American and Worldwide release later this year, and will be scheduling more screenings in the weeks and months ahead. CLick here to join our mailing list and be the first to reserve your copy of the film, hear about screenings in your area, and more. Or you can book your own hometown screening! More info here.
Hi friends, so as we prepare for our Phoenix and Dallas festival premieres, and celebrate our award wins in our first two fests (Best Science Fiction Film and Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison in the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, along with the Chrononaut Time Travel Award in the Boston Science Fiction Festival) here is a look back at our final days of filming and what brought us to this point. Enjoy!
It’s finally happening!
DISPLACEMENT will have its West Coast Premiere at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 19th, 9:30pm at the Regal Cinemas LA Live! Plus we won Best Science Fiction Film and Best Supporting Actor for Bruce Davison in this fest so it’ll be a fun night! Get your tickets here: http://www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com/2016/feb_19.php#Displacement
We also just returned from our East Coast Premiere in the Boston Science Fiction Festival, where we screened for a nearly sold-out crowd and had a great Q&A afterward in the “micro-cinema” down the hall, with director Kenneth Mader and producer Zander Villayne.
And we are now an official selection in the Phoenix Film Festival which runs April 7-14 so all of you AZ fans can come out to see the film!
More exciting news to report in the weeks and months ahead so stay tuned! Meanwhile make sure to get your tickets to our Hollywood Premiere before they sell out! http://www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com/2016/feb_19.php#Displacement
Here at long last is our first Official Trailer after completion of the film, featuring new footage, sound design, original music and our amazing cast. Enjoy!
So it’s been a whirlwind couple of months working on post sound and re-recording, but we are very proud to announce that our mix is now complete, and the movie sounds fantastic!!!
Thanks to our amazing Digital Dreams/Virtual Mix sound team Chip Mullaney, Clancy Troutman, Patrick Giraudi, Savannah Auch, Lorita De La Cerna, Reece Miller, Lisa Neidhardt, Bootsie Boots, and Eli Cameron in the UK who recorded Sarah Douglas ADR in her bedroom (!) via Facetime with our director in L.A. — which turned out fantastic and matches seamlessly. Gotta love modern technology and artistic ingenuity.
Also thanks to our brilliant composer Bruce Chianese and all the talented musicians who contributed a bit of their souls to the incredible score. Big, orchestral, emotional, magical. It is a thing of beauty we cannot wait for you to experience.
Now a final pass on color grading and some visual effects tweaks and it’s off to the big screen! Can. Not. Wait.
Onward and Upward,
L-R: Director Kenneth Mader, Sound Supervisor Clancy Troutman, Composer Bruce Chianese, and Mixer Patrick Giraudi just after locking the sound at Virtual Mix in Burbank, CA. With Susan Blakely and Courtney Hope on screen. Photo by Zander Villayne.
Now that we are approaching the finish line on the film, with our sound mix, visual effects and color grade nearly complete, our BTS Producer Aza (who also plays the character of “Lewis” in the film) has been getting caught up and cutting more videos for you. This one covers three days of filming last year that took us to the over-90%-in-the-can milestone (little did we know then it would take another entire year to finish that last 10%!) But if you’ve been following these posts you know we made it and the film is nearly complete! So enjoy this little flashback that recaps our adventures on the road to where we are today… and also get a glimpse of how we pulled off what is arguably one of the coolest shots in the film:
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.