Back in early 2019, Tyler was interviewed for a documentary about Wichita filmmakers by Raymond J. Reiss. The film features a pretty wide spread of local talent, including people we've worked with in the past. It was really nice to be included. Tyler also designed the film's logo!
For the online premiere of our short film, NIGHTMARE DRIVE, we launched it with a special live stream show. Meanwhile, we also raised funds for Wichita Family Crisis Center. This organization provides many services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Including outreach, court advocacy and emergency shelter services.
Our fourth year supporting the festival. Given how nuts 2020 was, it was almost as though the festival either wouldn't happen or it would be moved into the early parts of the next year. But festival runner, Leif Jonker pulled through and set up six triple features at the Starlite Drive-In. (Well five triples and a double, but what ever.) Even better, since the festival had to start earlier, we jumped in to help with intermission shows. On October 12th, our short films, NIGHTMARE DRIVE & ANOTHER DAY COLDER shared the screen with the FRIDAY THE 13TH films.
This is another fundraiser we backed, this time by our friend Matthew Dunehoo. Matt has helped us several times in the past, especially with screening our short films at his festival (First Friday Film Fest), so it only felt right to throw him some support. WRETCH looks like it will be a sick, thrilling watch. We can't wait to see it.
A horror short by Fritz Robinson (Altisma Films)! We met Fritz after seeing a screening of his previous film, SPARKLEVILLE in early 2018. When we saw that short, we had to know the man responsible. Since then, he has helped us on several occasions and we like to return the favor. During production of this short, Tyler served as Assistant Director, while Chris was in charge of lighting and sound. Once production was complete, we were tasked with being the post-production studio. We edited, mixed and did special effects for the film. Tyler also designed the Altisma Films logo and made the animated intro that now plays in front of all their films.
DARK TRACES is the sophmore film by Stacked Deck Studios in Kansas City. We saw their debut short, MORBUS OPUS, at Doc Sunback in 2018 and were very impressed. We also got a chance to meet Ben Schatzel, writer and star of this film at the event. When we were later contacted about the fundraiser to complete the film, we were happy to contribute.