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Filmmakers Getting Fired: Thoughts from a Director

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Filmmakers Getting Fired: Thoughts from a Director

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...

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

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Current Projects | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Current Projects | Comments Off on 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...

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A Tribute to Sara

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 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...

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HORROR STORIES: Falling Rocks and Tight Spaces

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Bride of Violence | Comments Off on HORROR STORIES: Falling Rocks and Tight Spaces

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...

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Casting Announcement: Calvin Franklin in BLOOD COUNTRY

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Blood Country, Casting Announcements, Current Projects | Comments Off on Casting Announcement: Calvin Franklin in BLOOD COUNTRY

Casting Announcement: Calvin Franklin in BLOOD COUNTRY

Calvin Franklin Cast as Sandy in BLOOD COUNTRY Actor Calvin Franklin will play the character Sandy in our Western Blood Country. Sandy is the guardian to the two young black men who become the only witnesses in a murder trial during our film based on a true Mississippi story. Production begins on Blood Country March 13th,...

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Casting Announcement: William E. Harris in BLOOD COUNTRY

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blood Country, Casting Announcements, Current Projects | Comments Off on Casting Announcement: William E. Harris in BLOOD COUNTRY

Casting Announcement: William E. Harris in BLOOD COUNTRY

William E. Harris Cast as the Preacher in BLOOD COUNTRY Actor William E. Harris will play the Preacher in our Western Blood Country. The preacher oversees a church during the post-Civil War era and works with Sheriff Dan Lee to rebuild it after the war in our film based on a true Mississippi story. Production begins on Blood Country March 13th,...

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Casting Announcement: Jeremy London in BLOOD COUNTRY

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blood Country, Casting Announcements, Current Projects | Comments Off on Casting Announcement: Jeremy London in BLOOD COUNTRY

Casting Announcement: Jeremy London in BLOOD COUNTRY

Jeremy London Cast as Webb in BLOOD COUNTRY Actor Jeremy London will play the character Webb, a quiet and intense deputy to Sheriff Dan Lee, in our Western Blood Country. Webb and Dan Lee encounter violence in the post-Civil War era during our film based on a true Mississippi story. Jeremy London is known for his work in Mallrats, Party of Five and Gods and Generals. Production begins on Blood Country March 13th,...

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Casting Announcement: Miles Donald in BLOOD COUNTRY

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blood Country, Casting Announcements, Current Projects | Comments Off on Casting Announcement: Miles Donald in BLOOD COUNTRY

Casting Announcement: Miles Donald in BLOOD COUNTRY

Miles Donald Cast as James Sauls in BLOOD COUNTRY Actor Miles Donald will play the character James Sauls in our Western Blood Country. James Sauls is a landlord and businessman who encounters violence in our film based on a true Mississippi story. Production begins on Blood Country March 13th,...

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Casting Announcement: Michael LaCour in BLOOD COUNTRY

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blood Country, Casting Announcements, Current Projects | Comments Off on Casting Announcement: Michael LaCour in BLOOD COUNTRY

Casting Announcement: Michael LaCour in BLOOD COUNTRY

Michael LaCour Cast as Doctor Larkin in BLOOD COUNTRY Actor Michael LaCour will play the character Doctor Larkin in our Western Blood Country. Doctor Larkin is based on a real doctor who lived and worked in Lawrence County, Mississippi during the events of our true story. Production begins on Blood Country March 13th,...

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