The Blood on the Leaves cast and crew did it! On Octotober 13th we wrapped principle photography on the feature film with just under two weeks of filming behind us. Making a micro-budget local feature film in that short of a period of time was a monumental task to undertake, but everyone pulled through and made the experience an extraordinarily rewarding one.
With this film "in the can" so-to-speak, it's time to move onto post production. Vincent will be editing the film over the next few months and we'll hopefully have a teaser trailer in a few weeks. The footage (shot by Ryan Haggerty) all looks amazing and will play very cinematically on the theater screens we plan on releasing to early Summer 2016.
A huge part of making this film happen with such limited resources was the aid we received from the community. Our generous local investors helped us pay for the talented cast and crew that elevated the quality of this film. The landowners that volunteered their locations for use in the film and as lodging checked off massive pieces of the puzzle with their generosity. The family and community members helping with food refueled our exhausted cast and crew at pivotal points during production. This production would not have went as smoothly if it weren't for all the local support.
The producers (Craig, Vincent, and Ryan) were honored to work beside the cast and crew we brought into town from all over the east coast to work on this film. Every actor added performances at a caliber not usually seen in local productions, and every crew member solidified the cinematic quality in the art department, special effects, and sound mixing. Rachel Bertrand, Nora Hewitt, and Mike Hurst rounded out the skeleton crew that made this all possible; also, the day-to-day help we had from various friends working as production assistants was indispensable.
Every single member of this production cannot wait to start seeing the footage roll out, and we're excited to start releasing it to the world. The next step is getting the word out through press and social media while the trailer is being edited. Stay tuned via our mailing list, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.