Archive for March, 2013

SPOTLIGHT: SPECIAL EDITION

Posted: March 28, 2013 in Meet the Cast

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On March 24th, 2013 four actors (along with our editor) came out to shoot a scene. Of course, on the set of Predatory Moon “extras work” often means becoming werewolf chow.

We’d like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on these talented (and very tolerant!) actors who put in a lot of hard work under uncomfortable conditions and took their mauling with a smile.

Left to Right:

P.J. Mullings – This young man is just starting on his path toward a career in film-making and he sincerely was a great pleasure to work with. We’re looking forward to having him on set as he joins our crew for more of the movie-making experience.

Kathleen Peachee – We first met this actress when she came out to fill in for a character during our Table Read and it was wonderful to see her again! A very enthusiastic woman with a marvelous sense of humor.

Dina Saunders – This lovely actress has been in several film and theatrical productions and told us that she’s been dying to do a horror film. We can attest that she died beautifully for us! She was a lot of fun to have on set.

Marcus Lee – This actor won the title of “Most Convincing Corpse on Set” that day because his ability to play dead for an extended period of time is nothing short of amazing! (Seriously, there were times when we were tempted to check his pulse!) A very dedicated actor with a great personality to boot!

And finally, our Editor Troy Durrett, who came out from behind a desk to play with us on set. He was featured on our Meet The Crew on Mondays here: https://predatorymoon.com/2013/02/11/meet-the-crew-on-mondays-troy-durrett/

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Cat Epstein joins us as the Assistant Director.

She is excited to get back into film-making with some of her favorite filmmakers on Predatory Moon.

Cat first moved to Tampa after completing six months in the Disney College Program in 2010. She spent the next couple of years acting and working on independent films (and working seasonally at Disney to maintain free Park Entry) in the Tampa Bay area. Her first production assistant gig was working as Shiva’s practical F/X assistant on “Justifiable Circumstances.” Since then she has worked in many aspects of production (doing general PA work, making runs for craft services, occasional camera work, wrangling actors) including acting as Producer for Dangerous People.

After a short stay in East Brunswick, NJ, she is back in Tampa for a few months to help her family adjust to things after her father’s recent health issues.

Cat has many interests and hobbies outside of film-making and if you’re lucky she’ll make you something to eat sometime.

She earned her B.A. in Broadcast Communications with a Minor in Theater Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. Aside from formatting scripts and terminology on set, she has yet to see this degree come in handy in the real world, except for that palates and yoga they did in Theater Practicum and also maybe History of The English Language – but that’s more on a personal level (the English language is really weird, you guys.)

She’s planning on returning north to pursue a Masters degree in something or other – if you want to know details you’ll just have to ask.

Cat Epstein

SPOTLIGHT: Jeffrey Crisp

Posted: March 21, 2013 in Meet the Cast

Jeffrey will be playing the role of “Boris” in Predatory Moon.

Jeffrey lives in Lakeland Fl but got the acting bug while living in Las Vegas for 10 years. There was so much filming being done out
there and he thought it would be great to see if he could be a part of it.

After getting a agent and taking some acting lessons he soon found himself on the sets of Oceans 13, Lucky You and Rush Hour 2. He was also on the 2010 and 2011 American Country Awards with host Trace Atkins.

After moving back to Lakeland last year he landed a role in the short aviation film “Solo” that will be shown at the Sun-n-Fun Fly In this year in Lakeland.

Jeffrey is very excited about working on Predatory Moon and just as excited to work behind the scenes as he is to be in the movie. As he puts it, “To me, that’s where it all happens. I feel that behind the camera is where all the real talent is.”

Jeffrey Crisp

Sean’s music will be featured in Predatory Moon. He is also makes an appearance in the film as a werewolf victim.

Ol’Cracker’s “Where in the Hell Is Palatka?” is a one of kind Swamp Music-Country/Bluegrass/Hell Billy CD straight out of the FL underground. FL Cracker life style, stories and music, told by Ol’cracker himself! American music that can apply to any small town in the good ol’ USA.

Who is Ol’Cracker? Where in the Hell is Palatka? And what is a Bardin Booger? These are all answered in track #1 “Where In the Hell’s Palatka?” A song that just gets in your head. It will make you laugh, stomp your feet, yell “Hell yeah!”and understand the pride and heritage of a FL Cracker. They say Country Musics dead? Ol’Cracker breaths new life into it with an old/new sound. A must-have “This CD will be a Southern cult classic.” America should of found Ol’Cracker sooner.

From the CD then came the videos which caught the eye & ear of Director Don Miller. Don then starred Ol’Cracker & his music in his feature film “The Cracker Swamp Chronicles” which in turn catapulted Ol’Cracker into true Cult Hero status! You can see & hear all Ol’Cracker’s videos & movie trailers at www.olcracker.com

MUSIC:

Ol’Cracker CD – http://cdbaby.com/cd/olcracker2

Ol’Cracker Freedom Commercial – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQCErTVHRJs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Ol’Cracker music video for “Where In The Hell’s Palatka?” – http://po.st/vo0UCb

Ol’Cracker music video “PlottHoundJohnny” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q205x9byvd8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Ol’Cracker music video “Ol’Nashville” – http://t.co/ienqpNWeHu

Ol’Crackef music video
“Ol’Cracker Blues” – http://youtu.be/kLau7Z0ELMQ

Ol’Cracker vs ShameAss

“Lis Pendens” – http://youtu.be/LnBTxEizKAQ

FILMS:

“The Hiker” (short)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfq1MZrRtfk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

“Twang” (short)- http://t.co/kQkepFoY

“Cracker Swamp Chronicles” (feature)

Ol' Cracker

SPOTLIGHT: Tracy Anderson

Posted: March 14, 2013 in Meet the Cast

Tracy Anderson will be playing the role of “Kimberly” in Predatory Moon.

Currently a First Grade teacher, she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BFA in theatre with a specialization in acting and a BA in anthropology.

Tracy has worked in Disney entertainment as a dancing frog, a dancing ant, Chip, Dale, and King Louie.

Recently she appeared in Theatre Winter Haven’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Tracy Anderson

Olivier was on the crew as a cinematographer and key grip when Siren Productions first began doing short film projects in 2008, and he now joins us again as the First Assistant Camera for Predatory Moon.

He has many years experience in 3D modeling and animation for film and is a master at understanding the needs of production companies when it comes to software and other computer technologies.

In France he worked with several companies for software development and animation. He also worked for Exmachina Production studio with CGI effects and 3D modeling on virtual stage for the films Dobermann (2005) and The Fifth Element (2007).

In the United States he doe a lot of work with creating 3D renderings for architecture as well as animation and video mapping. His website is http://www.3dvstudio.com

Olivier Wagenheim

SPOTLIGHT: LeNelle Stephens

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Meet the Cast

LeNelle will be playing the role of “Jenny” in Predatory Moon.

A Florida native, LeNelle graduated from Lake Weir High School in Ocala. In high school she took drama classes and participated in several theater productions, including her favorite, “Carousel”. She was always the comedian and “ham” for productions that she and her siblings were constantly putting on for her parents.

LeNelle spent most of her career working in law as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant. In 2006 she made a career change and decided to become involved in City governement. She is presently an Administrative Coordinator for Community Improvement in the city of Sanford.

In 2009 her life took a dramatic change when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After several surgeries and months of healing, LeNelle won her battle with cancer. Today she is a three-year survivor and believes in living every day to the fullest. Realizing that life is too short to sit back and be a spectator, LeNelle chose to seize the day and do things in her life that she’s always wanted to do.

Now you can find her doing mature modeling and she was recently featured in Pin-Up Passion magazine.

Portfolio: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lenelle
Lenelle on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lenelle.stephens

Lenelle Hartner-Stephens

Wayne Burgess joins us as the Unit Production Manager for Predatory Moon.

Wayne has over 16 years of hands-on experience in the entertainment field. After finishing school at Columbia in Chicago, he worked on “The Jerry Springer Show” (back when Jerry was beating Oprah at the ratings). Wayne then moved to Los Angeles to work on the Emmy award-winning show, “Talk Soup”.

His experiences encompass a variety of projects including five 48-hour film contests and three full-length feature films: Cats and Dogs 2, Big Junior, and Pharmboy. Other projects include three live theatre shows and a variety of popular television commercials.

Big Junior film – http://evilflix.blogspot.com

Yay! Planes – http://www.bereshglobalmedia.com/ypbts.html

Encyclopaedia Metallum – http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Wayne_Burgess/126134

IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1286800

Wayne Burgess

While principle photography for Predatory Moon isn’t scheduled to begin until late April, the Second Unit team is already hard at work!

“Dr. Cracker” (played by Sean Landenberger) met his gory end on March 2nd.

See many more photos taken behind-the-scenes on our Official Facebook Page!

Prepping Dr. Cracker

SPOTLIGHT: Steve Heinz

Posted: March 1, 2013 in Meet the Cast

Steve Heinz will be playing the part of “Pastor Nichols” in Predatory Moon.

He moved to Sarasota from Westchester county in New York in 1979. He has been married to his wife Bonnie for almost 35 years. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

Steve earned an Associate of Science Degree from Johnson & Wales college in Providence Rhode Island. While still in school, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served a total of seven years in Rhode Island, New York, and Florida.

For the majority of his working career he has been involved in the air conditioning and heating service industry.

He developed an interest in acting when he became associated with the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office through employment, and as a volunteer. He continues to volunteer at SEFEO events.

To date, Steve has been cast in feature films, shorts, music videos, PSAs, promotional videos, TV commercials, been a greeter for a website, and has been a guest on a couple of internet talk programs.

He is very excited about, and is looking forward to, the start of filming for Predatory Moon.

Steve Heinz