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Sunday, March 23, 2014

315 Films launches campaign for Testament


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)

Moment of Truth locks edits


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

Testament adds casting directors

Casting directors join Testament crew

Casting
Robb Maus

Casting
Marco DiGeorge

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.
Robb similarly worked in an unrelated field until succumbing fully to his own passion for the stage. Since then, he has taken roles in TV, on commercials and on the stage, as well as 20 film roles, including appearing with Marco in Sodom & Gomorrah, Untitled and Out on Parole.

Testament, written and directed by Tim Ritter, is scheduled to begin production in summer of 2014.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

315 Films' second feature starts building team

Testament marketing team confirmed


Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee

Laura Boman marketing
Laura Boman

315 Films has added a couple of valuable members to its second feature film, Testament, with Andrew Lee and Laura Boman coming on board as Producers of Marketing and Distribution.
Andrew is the kind of guy you bring around if team building is required for success.  He’s spent the past 10 years developing this skill while working through the management ranks of a large furniture retailer in South Florida.  A Florida State graduate with a degree in marketing/small business management, Andrew has often been described by peers and direct reports as welcoming, driven, reliable and consistent.
Laura is an experienced marketing professional with a background in media and sales. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University, she had a seven-year career in newspapers before returning to an academic setting in 2011 to complete her MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Laura’s strengths include building relationships with clients and her ability to bring creative projects to fruition.
The two partnered recently to form a marketing team geared towards helping creative artists get their messages out to the world.
“The past 10 years of my life have been structured around business principles and theories.  This stuff has already been done; being around creative people reminds me of the endless possibilities that the future has in store,” Andrew said.
The pair will help manage fundraising efforts, social-media coordination and the early foundation of building an audience for the ambitious microbudget film. Production is planned to begin in summer of 2014.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Interview wraps principal photography


The latest short film offering from 315 Films, Anthony Consolo's The Interview, wrapped last week. In a complicated shoot near downtown Orlando, the cast and crew wrapped a pivotal and emotional scene in the dark thriller. On hand were actors Anthony Consolo and Enrico Marcellino, as well as director Tim Ritter, cinematographer Tu Do, sound man Mikhail Howell, makeup artist Thanh Pham and assistant director Ariel Zengotita.

In film, which was written by star Consolo, the role of a lifetime nets Michael an interview on his biggest stage yet. So why does it feel like everything is slipping away?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

315 gets its closeup with "The Interview"


Following its pioneering use of the hacked Panasonic GH2 on feature Moment of Truth, 315 Films tried out another new look with its use of the hacked Canon 5D Mark III on new short film The Interview last weekend. The short, written by star Anthony Consolo and directed by 315 co-founder Tim Ritter, follows Michael, an actor who follows the role of a lifetime with a live interview on his biggest stage yet. The feeling is fleeting, though, as suddenly everything seems to start slipping out of his hands.

The film was shot all day on Saturday in Orlando, with Consolo joined on set by fellow castmembers Enrico Marcellino, Sinclaire and Hank Schaefer and Renea Amore, as well as cinematographer Tu Do, makeup artist Thanh Pham, sound man Martin Lemaire and assistant director Ariel Zengotita. The group will reassemble for a few final shots later this week, and then the film will launch into postproduction.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Moment of Truth takes next step in postproduction

                                         (Actor Vladimy Bellefleur, director Tim Ritter and
                                          cinematographer Perry Wilson get a little silly on
                                          the last pickup shoot for Moment of Truth)

After getting a few final pickups with actors Stuart Alexander, Vladimy Bellefleur and Dave LePage at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers and then in Estero, Moment of Truth will continue its long road through postproduction. Director Tim Ritter, who was joined at the recent shoot by cinematographer Perry Wilson and second assistant director Nick Twardus, has finished his edit of the film and turned the project over to second editor Mikhail Howell for a polish. Once that's finished, the film will go to Martin Lemaire for foley and mixing and Andrew Scott Foust for a rousing musical score.

Stay tuned for more updates from the production here and at momentoftruthfilm.com.