We are excited to announce that the role of Rodney will be played by the talented and versatile Adrian Arthur.
Adrian is extremely talented and really brought the role of Rodney to life during auditions. We can not wait to work with Adrian! Principal photography for CARVER begins June 18th.
We are excited to announce that we have cast Alex Tordi in the role of Dustin!
We can not wait to work with Alex. He brings a wealth of experience and energy to CARVER! Principal photography for CARVER begins June 18th!
I am excited to announce that Hays Wellford has joined the cast of CARVER and will play the role of Silas.
Hays is an extremely talented actor who is going to really bring Silas to life. We can not wait to work with such a talented young man.
We are ecstatic to announce our male lead is signed, sealed, and delivered. Allow us to introduce Mark Ryan Anderson.
Mark brings a wealth of experience in both acting and fight choreography. We are truly excited to be working with someone as talented as Mark.
We couldn't be more excited to announce that the incredible Sasha Gardee has been signed to play the role of Penny Doyle in CARVER.
When Sasha strolled into our audition room she captivated us from the beginning. Believe me when I tell you she is going to steal your heart.
We are excited to announce the role of Amy O'Brien will be played by the talented and versatile Victoria Baccini!
Victoria has a wide variety of experience in theater and film. We have worked with Victoria in the past and after seeing dozens of girls for the role of Amy we decided on Victoria. We have seen so many talented actresses during the audition process and all of our decisions so far have been tough ones. More announcements coming soon!
We are excited to announce that we have signed our first actress to Carver and it is for the lead character of Sophie. Allow me to introduce the amazingly talented Sarah Robertson!
We had over 1,000 actresses submit themselves for the role of Sophie and after a long audition process we chose Sarah to be our lead. We can not wait to work with Sarah.
We will be announcing more cast members as the days go on and contracts are signed.
Almost an entire month has passed since my last blog entry. Believe me, it is because we have been really busy getting every thing in order for the beginning of principal photography June 18th.
Since my last blog we have hired a new make-up/special effects make-up artist. Her name is Lexann Rosser and she is amazing. We are very fortunate to have her on our team. You can check out her work on her website: www.lexanrosser.com We can't wait to work with her.
We have begun the casting process. We have seen some amazing talent since my last blog and we have a lot of tough decisions ahead. We are still in the midst of call backs but we hope to announce some of our cast members in the next couple of weeks after contracts are signed. I have said it before but I can't stress how important it is to find the right cast. It can truly make or break your film.
One of our producers, Jackie Martine, has been working very hard getting our locations locked in. She has done a fantastic job finding and securing some of the more difficult locations. We are on pace to have all of our locations locked in by mid to late March which is 3 months ahead of our start date.
Two of my closest friends who are also producers have really come through for us as well. Buddy and Christina Blankenship have both worked extremely hard on Carver since before the Kickstarter campaign. They have secured two locations for us as well as provided us with a variety of equipment needed for our craft table. Christina has directed and managed large scale theater productions for a lot of years and knows what it takes to get things done. We are so lucky to have the two of them working on Carver.
It is very humbling to have so many talented people want to work with me on CARVER. I will make sure that work my butt off so their belief in me is rewarded.
One last thing...113 days until filming begins.
I apologize for not blogging in a while. We have been extremely busy with getting everything together for Carver so we can begin production on time. We have had a few changes since the last time I blogged so I will address those first.
Our production start date has moved to June 18th. We had to move the date in order to accommodate our new cinematographer/gaffer Troy Bakewell. Troy brings a wealth of experience to our film and his knowledge and equipment will increase our production value greatly. Troy's wife Heather has also joined our crew as our first AC. My dad and I are very fortunate to have such experienced and dedicated people on board for Carver.
I am very excited to begin the audition process. We had over 2,000 actors and actresses respond to our casting call and our wonderful casting director Elisha Jachetti did an amazing job going through them all and narrowing them down. We have a very talented bunch of candidates coming in to audition and I can't wait to see how they fit in with what I envision for each of my characters.
Thanks to one of our producers, Tracy Appleby-Rocap, we have acquired a van that was needed for one of our scenes. It is an old cargo van that we are going to tun in to a 70's style van, complete with shag carpeting, a disco ball, and a lava lamp. Tracy has done so much for me and my dream of making Carver. I would not be here with out all that she has done.
Every day there I am learning new and exciting things. My dad and I started breaking down the screenplay and it is a lot of work. My dad challenges me everyday to visualize the movie and to translate that into shot sequences.
We have a few locations we still need to lock down. That has been pretty stressful. My dad has prepared me for the fact that if we don't lock in the ideal locations we will have to get creative with a re-write. I am going to remain positive that we will find all the locations we need but I will temper that with the realization that changes may have to be made.
That's about all for now. I hope to start doing some video blogs going forward. As always you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and on the book of faces. Thank you for reading and supporting my dream.
I hope everyone had a joyous and wonderful holiday season. 2013 was a memorable and magical year for me and I plan on rolling that into 2014 with the production of Carver. Since my last update we have added some key positions to our crew.
First and foremost we are ecstatic to welcome Edan Cohen as our Director of Photography. Edan is extremely talented and will help make Carver look the way we envision it. Edan served as our DP on the Kickstarter video and you can view the rest of his work by visiting his website www.edancohen.com. We know with Edan behind the lens we are in good hands.
We are also excited that Jackie Martine has joined our production crew. Jackie has a wealth of experience working on several movie sets and is going to serve as our continuity and script supervisor. She is very talented and hard working and we know that she will be on top of everything.
We will begin the audition process at the end of January. So if you want to audition now is the time to send us your head shot and resume. Once we are ready we will begin scheduling auditions for those we feel will fit the film and our characters.
I will be posting updates as frequently as I can in the days leading up to Day 1 of principal photography. Thank you again for all of your support and for making Carver a reality.
All my best,