Filming Begins This Summer!
“SLASH”, a SAG feature film starring Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Paranormal Activity 3, American Horror Story), Todd Farmer (Jason X, My Bloody Valentine, Drive Angry), Gibby Haynes (lead singer of Butthole Surfers) and including several cameos by A-List actors, will be filming in New Mexico for four weeks.
SLASH is a story about young people who see their friends butchered around them. They must deal with each other’s violent fantasies and face their own demons…or die trying!
The writer/director/producer Rycke Foreman (and esteemed Executive Chef for this lovely dining establishment) and producer/actress Maria Olsen (of MOnsterworks66) are using Sheryl Roberts to do the Principal Casting. A casting call will be held in New Mexico in April and the production will begin in late June. The film will employ a crew of at least 85, a cast of 25 to 30 speaking roles, and approximately 350 background players. A vast majority of both will be New Mexico hires.
Currently, the attached crew consists of such notables as Rich E. Cordobes (Special FX: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Transformers), Steve R. Moore (Visual FX: Avatar, Titanic) and Peter Devaney Flanagan (Editor: Scream, Hellboy 2). More crew members are needed to fill production requirements. The film will employ a crew of a minimum of 85. For more information on being considered for the crew, please get in touch with Lora Carlson, producer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rycke Foreman has worked in virtually all aspects of independent film, television and theatre for more than fifteen years around the Four Corners area. In 2009, he optioned a horror spoof to a small production company in Hollywood, and was part of the writing/producing team behind the multi-award winning short film “Auto Care,” shot later that year for the National Film Challenge. He has published short fiction since the early 90s, appearing in dozens of publications such as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine and 69 Flavors of Paranoia, which he edits.
Best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as well as Paranormal Activity 3, American Horror Story and Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, Maria Olsen has worked on more than 40 feature films and over 70 shorts since 2005. She has also won four awards (including awards for both acting and directing), had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program, one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, plus others at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors and HorrorFest. Olsen also owns MOnsterworks66, producer of features such as Brandon Scullion’s Live in Fear, Randal Kamradt Jr’s Faraway, Eric Michael Kochmer’s Way Down In Chinatown, Bert Havird’s Reunion and Michael LaPointe’s LoveTouchHate.
To learn more about this feature film, investor opportunities or product placement advertising, please visit the website www.slashflick.com.
In order to contribute to the making of the film, the public is encouraged to support the crowd funding efforts on the Slash IndieGoGo campaign.
EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, FILMS COMING TOGETHER FOR 19TH ANNUAL SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, FEB. 23-MARCH 3
Joan Collins To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
SEDONA, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2013): Final selections are underway for the 145 films which will be presented in a range of categories and film series – from World Cinema to Documentaries That Make a Difference and from Sedona Green to Family Films and Classics – at the 19thannual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23 to March 3.
Festival passes and ticket packages are now available online at www.sedonafilmfestival.com. Films will run all day beginning Sunday, Feb. 24 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Workshops and panel discussions featuring a wide range of topics for filmmakers and film lovers organized by Academy Award-winning producer and Sedona Film Festival board member Kathleen Glynn (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 911) include Screenwriting, Young Filmmakers – Getting Started, Art Into Activism and Women in Film. Roundtables also will be conducted on topics including producing, directing, financing and marketing independent films as well as on sustainability and the roles of filmmakers and artists in social change and activism.
The full list of presenters and panelists will be announced in late January. Workshops and panel discussions are free and open to the public.
British actress Joan Collins, perhaps best known as Alexis Carrington in the popular 1980s television show Dynasty, Collins’ career spans more than 60 years in film, television and stage. Born in Paddington, London, Collins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She made her Hollywood debut in Howard Hawks’ Land of the Pharaohs in 1955 and appeared in Island in the Sun in 1957. Among her many credits are the lead role in the 1990 stage revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives. She made many television appearances in shows that included Roseanne, The Nanny and Will and Grace.
The Festival’s schedule of special events includes an opening-night concert (Saturday, Feb. 23) with 3-time Grammy winner Keb Mo at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School; the kick-off to the Sedona Green Series and World Cinema Series (Sunday, Feb. 24) and Oscars on the Rocks (Feb. 24), a live viewing of the Academy Awards ceremony from Hollywood; the Premiere Night Party at Reds (Tuesday, Feb. 26) at the Sedona Rouge; the Sedona Green Sustainable Roundtable (Saturday, March 2) and the premiere of “Awakening World” with special guest honoree Marianne Williamson (Friday, March 1) at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, and the Awards Celebration Brunch (Sunday, March 3) at the Poco Diablo Resort.
Priority Platinum and Gold Passes and 10 and 20-ticket packages are on sale. Priority Pass holders are the first to be able to select tickets to the individual films as well as other benefits including being first to be admitted into the theater for screenings.
Platinum All-Access Passes are $900; Gold Priority Passes are $475; 20-ticket packages are $200, and10-ticket packages are $100. Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $80.
Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4. 10 and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 11. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 18.
Sedona International Film Festival memberships also are available beginning at $65 for a basic membership. Family memberships for up to four family members living in the same household are $130. Additional membership packages include Cinematographer ($275), Screenwriter ($550), Producer ($1,200), Auteur Society ($5,000) and Legacy ($10,000). Benefits are commensurate with membership-fee levels. Full information is available on the website.
Packages, other than for full-time students, can be purchased online at www.sedonafilm.org or through the Festival Box office at (928) 282-1177. Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required.
For more information, visit www.sedonafilmfestival.com.
Contact: Steve Carr, The Kur Carr Group, Inc., 602-317-3040