Sunday, November 16, 2014
Step by step, Moment of Truth's debut is getting ever closer to completion. Director Tim Ritter joined cinematographer Perry Wilson recently in Fort Myers, Fla., where the two put the finishing touches on the final color grade for 315 Films' first feature. Meanwhile, composer Andrew Scott Foust completed his initial pass on what will be an intense and intensely original score for the movie.
While Foust and sound mixer Martin Lemaire finish their work on the movie's audio components, the film's marketing team will be readying an upgraded Moment of Truth website as well as preparing to roll out a comprehensive social media presence in anticipation of the film's completion in spring of next year, alongside 315's second feature Testament, which should follow close behind.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Postproduction on Testament, 315 Films' second feature film, is way ahead of schedule, as the first editing pass was completed this week.
Director Tim Ritter, who is also editing the film, tied a bow on a 121-minute cut, with a second pass already underway. Still remaining are some likely minor pickup shots, along with a color grade, sound mix from Martin Lemaire and score from Andrew Scott Foust.
But for now, Ritter is very encouraged by the rapid progress on the feature film, which wrapped production in June after shooting in Florida and Alabama over the summer.
“This process has been a dream so far,” he said. “A lot of credit goes to our digital asset manager, Nick Izvernari, for setting up a very easy edit. But all the great footage, sound and performance have made all of the edits about making the very best out of already strong material rather than hiding screw-ups, which is what a lot of microbudget film edits become about.
“I’m pretty happy about how this looks so far.”
The postproduction team is still aiming for a spring 2015 finish to the project.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Another feature done — 315 Films wrapped production recently on its second feature-length film, Testament.
After a rigorous and ambitious schedule that stretched out over four weekends and 12 total days in Florida on top of three days shooting in Alabama over the winter, director Tim Ritter ended his second feature film with plenty to work with in postproduction in the way of strong performances and incredible visuals. The shoot included a visit to Jacksonville to shoot aboard a fishing boat as well as a hurricane-devastated beach, in addition to filming a staged riot in downtown Orlando.
"This has been an incredible experience," Ritter said after completing his second full-length production, following Moment of Truth, which is now receiving a score and a final sound mix. "I know I didn't make it easy on us or ever take the simple route for anything we did on this film, but over and over the cast and crew rose to the challenge. And it's all going to show up in the final product."
The director will also be handling the initial edit, with 52 minutes already edited. Stay tuned here as well as at testamentfilm.com and facebook.com/testamentfilm for more updates.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Testament, the new feature in the works from 315 Films, is off and running.
The fledgeling production followed up an incredible early Alabama shoot last month with a successful Kickstarter campaign ending this week, which will ensure the film gets its best chance to become something special.
The campaign, which ran a month and featured constant interview update segments, got a big push from the film's expansive cast and crew to raise more than $15,000 for production and postproduction costs.
"This is a huge boost for the film, and it's a great confidence boost to have that many people believing in our team and what we're committed to creating," said writer-director Tim Ritter.
The film, which stars Demi Castro and Rachel Comeau and follows a bitter former follower forced to keep a fading popular movement a live in a dying world, will start full production in May.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Testament, the second feature film from 315 Films, launched with a bang Thursday night, with several key cast and crew members assembled to ring the film's Kickstarter campaign in with style.
After everyone had a chance to meet and talk and get friendly before the grind of production scheduled for this summer, director Tim Ritter, producer Lacie Ratliff and Producer of Marketing and Distribution Andrew Lee all took turns at the podium catching everyone up on the rapid developments in the film's preproduction, before the campaign was launched to raucous applause.
With more than $1,000 raised in the first 12 hours, the campaign is off to a strong start. Find out more at testamentfilm.com/kickstarter.
(Pictured, clockwise from top left, director of photography Tu Do, sound man Martin Lemaire and castmembers Rachel Comeau, Rebecca Blair and Demi Castro celebrate the launch of Testament's Kickstarter campaign)
It's been a long process, but the moment of truth is drawing near for Moment of Truth. The film achieved a lock on edits this month thanks to the efforts of editors Tim Ritter and Mikhail Howell, meaning the film will now go to sound mixing and musical scoring at the hands of Martin Lemaire and Andrew Scott Foust, respectively, with a few color tweaks still needed.
The team is aiming to have a completed version ready for preview by the end of this summer. Stay tuned for more updates 315 Films' first feature production.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Two more professionals at the top of their field joined the Testament team recently: Casting directors Marco DiGeorge and Robb Maus. The pair, who will scout actors and help structure in the casting process for the film, have several years of acting behind them and run the Truthful Acting Studios in Orlando.
Marco started out in the business world, but couldn’t ignore his true passion and turned his attention fully to acting in 2004. Since then, he’s appeared in more than two dozen productions, including the feature films Because of You, Untitled, 15 Minutes of Faye, Out on Parole, Rapture, Sodom & Gomorrah and The Happiest Place on Earth.
Testament, written and directed by Tim Ritter, is scheduled to begin production in summer of 2014.