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.




Happy 2016 from Savage Henry Films

It's been an eventful year in Savage Henry land, and my new year's resolution is to actually spend time keeping this blog updated. 

This holiday season I decided to quickly throw together a holiday card in the form of a short film. The result was this little opus "Hank & Honey":

The nugget of the idea for the film was hatched for a planned Splatterfest short...until I discovered that there would be no Splatterfest in 2015 (of course, the one year I set aside time to do it!). So I promptly chucked the idea and forgot about it...until a few weeks before Thanksgiving when I got the itch to shoot a no-budget short. 

The film was produced with an extremely short turnaround: 18 days from rolling the first shot, to uploading the final version of the film online. Despite the rush, I feel like it turned out fairly well, thanks in part to my excellent crew, and the talented actors in the cast. 

I was hoping to shoot the film with my lomo anamorphics (as I wanted to shoot the whole show fairly wide), but once I tallied up my lighting assets and plan, I realized that we were not going to be able to produce enough light to be able to shoot at T4/5.6 to get the Lomos sharp enough. So from this point I decided to try and break the low-light capabilities of the Blackmagic URSA that we shot on. With a 400ISO native sensor, we ended up shooting every single shot of this film wide open at T2 on Sony Cinelta lenses. 

So, watch the film....and hopefully it tickles that small black part of your heart this holiday season.