Archive for January, 2013

MTCOM essays are written by director Shiva Rodriguez

Devin came out to play with us while we were shooting the “Blood Drive” for our fund-raising campaign back in November, and he will be part of our Grip team as we go into production on Predatory Moon.

While he is fairly new to film-making, he’s quite dedicated to learning the craft. He’s always willing to help out in any way that he can and is very quick to pick up new skills. I’m really looking forward to working with him on set again.

Recently he’s been involved in music video work and was a grip on the film Pharmboy.

Devin Payne

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(MTCOM essays are written by director Shiva Rodriguez)

Normally I introduce a crew person on Mondays and periodically Spotlight a member of the cast, but this week I’m combining the two in honor of a good friend and very talented actor – Michael J. Cornell.

Michael will be playing the role of “Frank” in Predatory Moon.

I met Michael a few years ago when he auditioned for a film that my husband was directing. It was his first time auditioning, but his great personality and natural acting ability won him the role. He also co-starred in a short film that our Director of Photography spear-headed later that year.

Asides from being a fun person to work with in front of the camera, he’s also been known to lend a hand behind-the-scenes on the productions he works on. During projects we’ve worked on together, he’s always been quick to lend a hand with set dressing, organizing, and even helping me wrangle a huge spiked tree trunk prop!

Last week he jumped in to assist us during the two very long days of auditions for Predatory Moon.

Michael is also very dedicated to his work in the Coalition for the Homeless as a Veteran Community Support Coordinator.

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HOWL OUT: Jerry Serwas

Posted: January 19, 2013 in Howl-Outs

Special thanks to Jerry Serwas for his contribution to help the production of Predatory Moon!

(Meet the Crew essays are written by director Shiva Rodriguez)

Robert is a member of our Grip team.

I first met Robert when he volunteered to come out and lend a hand with shooting our Blood Drive back in November, and he’s someone that I’m really looking forward to working with on the set of Predatory Moon. He’s very enthusiastic about the project and (as you can see from his photo) he’s got a great sense of humor.

He’s also one of the busiest people I know. Asides from his job as a nuclear field manager, he’s been working on a lot of film and video projects including the short film Jonathan Simon: The Exchange, and the feature Pharmboy.

Robert is the drummer for the Florida eclectic hard rock/metal band Catalyst: He started Monument: Productions with co-founder Scott Keene initially as the recording enterprise for the band, which grew to providing photography, music, video, and production aid for other musicians, bands, and others in need of visual or musical production. For Monument: he does most of the principal photography, recording engineering, directing, and producing. You can learn more about Monument: here http://www.facebook.com/monumentproductions

Recently he recorded and produced the band Black Towers’ 4 song EP, and he also produced, directed, and filmed a video for the catalyst: song “A Ghost Unknown”.

Robert M. Coggin III

Into the Woods We Go!

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Production News

Now that our indiegogo campaign is over, we’re moving full speed ahead in pre-production for Predatory Moon!

Auditions are being held this month (See the Auditions Page for all the details)

HOWL OUT: Gallant G. Gamey

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Howl-Outs

Special thanks to Gallant G. Gamey for contributing to our indiegogo campaign!

HOWL OUT: Cit. Danny McClain

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Howl-Outs

Special thanks to Cit. Danny McClain for contributing to our indiegogo campaign!

HOWL OUT: Cat Epstein

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Howl-Outs

A very special thanks to Cat Epstein for contributing to our indiegogo campaign! She’s our zombie-killing hero, as her donation puts us over the $1500 mark for the Blood Drive!

HOWL OUT: Theron Robinson

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Howl-Outs

A special thank you to Theron Robinson for contributing to our indiegogo campaign!

HOWL OUT: Nancy Brannam Maturo

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Howl-Outs

Special thanks to Nancy Brannam Maturo for contributing to our indiegogo campaign!