Filmmakers Getting Fired: Thoughts from a Director

In the “film world”, the big news this week was the firing and/or resignation of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the Han Solo movie. I don’t care a whole lot about the machinations of big studios but as of late there has been a good deal of this happening. Also, directors quitting/leaving projects in film history has been a fascinating subject to me. As a filmmaker who has been fired/quit (often it’s hard to tell which one it really was), I have some thoughts either way on this recent situation and others like it. In 2015, I stepped away in post-production from a film...

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The Making of DON’T COME AROUND HERE: Part 2

We present a special behind the scenes look at the making of our Mississippi film, Don’t Come Around Here.

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The Making of DON’T COME AROUND HERE: Part 1

We present a special behind the scenes look at the making of our Mississippi film, Don’t Come Around Here.     This video features footage from our dramatic film shot in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi by Running Wild Films and Step by Step Pictures. The film was directed by Navid Sanati, written and produced by Travis Mills from an original script by Gus Edwards and shot by Jared Kovacs. It features actors Jeremy Sande, Jordan Salloum, Kelly Murtagh, Sherri Eakin, Cotton Yancey, Creek Wilson and Michael Rayborn. Find out more on our Facebook pages:...

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A Tribute to Sara

Windy West, or Sara as some of us call her, ended her own life this week. She was an actress and model in the Arizona film industry. Sara had a bright smile and was enthusiastic about her work and the people she worked with. There was no way you couldn’t notice her when she was around. She had talent and she was truly sexy. If that little world had a Marilyn, a Jayne Mansfield… it was her. She and I had our differences. But for a while we were very close, even intimate for a season. And for a couple years she was very supportive of Running Wild Films, helping us at events and...

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HORROR STORIES: Falling Rocks and Tight Spaces

HORROR STORIES: On the Set of Bride of Violence This series is a record of the wild events which took place during the filming of Bride of Violence in early 2017. Story 1: Falling Rocks and Tight Spaces We scouted the property where most of the filming for Bride of Violence was done twice before production started. Both times, we visited a specific area: a cut out of the mountain where miners presumably had lunch and slept seventy to eighty years ago. The space seemed perfect for what was described in the script as a “cave” where the villain Berenger brings our young couple...

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