Upcoming short for Crypt TV

Nothing is worse than pulling a night shoot right in the middle of the week of day shoots....well perhaps a night shoot, during a week of day shoots, in Houston's 200% summer humidity. BUT sometimes those projects end up being worth it. 

About a week ago, Savage Henry Films was commissioned to produce a :60 short film, based on the nightmare of an interview subject for the horror platform Crypt TV. We managed to pull nearly everything together at the last minute and shot in an old barn provided courtesy of Texas Chance Productions.

The crew and our equipment endured the humidity (It was one of those Texas two-shirt-nights), and our short schedule and made what I think is a creepy lil' short that I like to call "Black Paternoster". Below are some screengrabs from our shoot to tide you over until it's live over at Crypt TV

In completely unrelated news if anyone wants to purchase a gently used coffin....I know a guy, who knows a guy.




Savage Henry Update!

It's been a LONG while since I've updated this blog, so here we go. Things have been a bit busy in Savage Henry Films land...but this week I finally have a bit of a breather. 

SUPER MARSHA has nearly completed principal photography, and we have submitted a cut to the Austin Film Society to hopefully receive a grant to put towards post-production.

Marsha was a trooper and was always happy to shoot. I can only imagine how stressful it would be to just compete in the Ironman 70.3, let alone know that you're being followed by a camera crew at nearly every stage. Our edit for the film should be complete by the fall, and will be shown in a private screening, and then begin a festival run. 

Yesterday we wrapped TENDER MOMENTS, a short film made for the Louisiana Film Prize. The film follows our protagonist John (Brian Watson), as he gets laid off in Houston during the oil downturn, and flee's with the company car to hide out in Shreveport. 

Our AC Adonay Gallardo admires Brian Watson's stylish underwear before a take. 

We had a jam packed schedule, and shot on-location along the Red River for three days and got everything in the can....mostly on-schedule. I think I can speak for the Houston based crew and say we fell in love with Shreveport, it's people, and amazing locations. I know that our grips especially loved leaving their money at the casino's.

Melanie Haynes, Shelley Calene-Black, and Julitta Pourciau work out their scene.

My co-director Alberto Govela, writer/producer Mariella De Alba were overjoyed with the performances we got from our cast (Brian Watson, Julitta Pourciau, Melanie Haynes, Shelley BlackHeather Bloom, and Joe Grisaffi). This morning I began prepping the footage for post-production. Our rough cut is due July 12th, and with a bit of luck we will make the top 20 films and have a screening in Shreveport in the fall. 

Next up for the Savage Henry Films crew is the short film Wrong Numbers, a short film for Joshua Starnes. We'll hopefully have some on-set updates for that in short order.