HayPhoto Film Productions has an open casting call for the following parts (details below on how to apply) in our Short Film entry for Digi60′s Fall Film Festival. This is an abstract short film about finding a key to discovery. Filming will occur in October 2013, in Ottawa, mainly exterior, somewhere in the downtown core, during an evening(s) or weekend. All parts are strictly Non-Union, Volunteer. LEAD: SAM(ANTHA) A young girl who is looking for a key to discovery. Age ~14 PRINCIPAL: Old Man A gruff man who leans that the key to discovery is for the youth. Age >40 ** Let us know if you have a long dark coat/jacket (cloth or leather) to apply (Think Neo from the matrix, the closer it gets to the ground the better). CROWD: Men/Women/Other Children We are looking for several thin individuals to play the crowd in which the main characters navigate. If you can be described as ‘slanky’ with sharp facial features, we want you! ** You need to have a long dark coat/jacket (cloth or leather) to apply (Think Neo from the matrix, the closer it gets to the ground the better). INSTRUCTIONS: Please Email a recent HeadShot to Film@hayphoto.ca along with resume or link to Demo-reel, subject tine “Digi60 – KEY – Part You Are Applying for – YOUR NAME”. If your apply for the parts marked with (**) you will also need to send […]
Head over to Indiegogo and help fund our First Feature, Ragnarock’s Cabin! SYNOPSIS What was to suppose to be a quiet honeymoon retreat suddenly goes south for Mel and Dan as they find their picture perfect cottage, well not so picture perfect after all. To make matters worse once they get the place cleaned up a group of friends return (return!?!) to find the newlywed couple in THEIR cottage. Apparently the cottage has been a double booked and with neither side willing to leave they tough it out for the night, but in the morning things go from bad to worse as people start disappearing and then bodies start piling up and everyone accuses everyone else of being responsible! When will the madness end? Who is the killer? And what does that blue puppet have to do will all of this? This is ‘Ragnarock’s Cabin’, a independent Dark Comedy Thriller filming in Canada this fall! Who is HPFP? And why are you guys making a movie? HayPhoto.ca Film Productions is a Ottawa Based independent film group who likes to make movies. We have produced/work-on/supported over a two dozen short films and assisted on several features. So we decided, why not make our own? Now you might be saying “Hey! $4000 isn’t a lot to make a movie!” And your right! However, we already have a benefactor who is providing to us with a stat-of-the-are camera, a Sony NEX-FS700, and supporting lighting and sound gear; which is generally a major cost […]
What’s an Elf, a Witch and HPFP’s camera crew doing on Spark’s Street you ask? Why they are filming Nook a Sparta Short Film/Web-series about an elf who just takes on all the world’s problems… And makes them worse. We were lucky to get Jennifer Stanhope to take some BTS shots of us on our final day of shooting for the Sparta film challenge! Poor Patrick, we worked him so hard he had to take a nap… J/K, but will his Elfish character make it? Join us at the Mayfair August 25th 2013 at 11:30am to find out!
Hay Photo Film Production is searching for bands to make music videos using original material. We have been thinking of getting into the business of making music videos to add to our services, trouble is, we haven’t made any. So we are offering to make up to 3 music videos for local bands (max 1 video per band) using our New Sony FS700 slow motion camera. If you are in a band in the Ottawa Area and are interested getting a music video made contact us at film@hayphoto To be fair to all there are the following restrictions: – your band cannot have already a professionally made music video – no cover songs, or remixes etc – at least 2 of 3 songs selected will have lyrics – all band members must be residence in Ottawa and surrounding areas and available to be in the music video if needed. Selection of Songs/Bands up to HPFP’s discretion. Filming will be late August and into the early fall.
Richard Groen’s feature film, The Scarecrow Club, is on its last day of filming on the streets of Ottawa. Today we are recording some faux-interviews for the movie. Photos below:
Been running around filming some test footage, thought I should share it here. Still have a ways to go but so far results have been good (bright sunny or partially cloudy days). First Video up is the Kingdom of Osgoode Medievel Fair. You can see more photos here at MegaPixelTravel.com. Next up is a video I made of from off-the-cuff footage of boats speeding by on the Rideau River right beside the airport. Not as happy with this version as I should of been more ‘zoomed in’ but only had telephoto lengths of 200mm (good quality but too wide) or 500mm Mirror lens (close up but poor IQ). If I’m going to do this again I’ll grab the Nikkor 80-400mm or my William Optics 545mm telescope.
STORY SYNOPSIS Evil Witches have cursed the Kingdom of Nook, and a wizard’s squire is out to vanquish them and end their curses; but there is more going on in Nook then meets the eye and the witches aren’t the only evil afoot. All Parts are Non-Union Volunteer Position Shooting will be between Now and August 15th for Part 1. Thanks to all that have applied, all positions have been filed and this casting call is now closed.
I was able to attend the screening of an Ottawa Local Film, Late Night Classics Presents: Gorilla! Which is a 50′s style purposely made B-rate film movie that is in B&W about a killer Gorilla who is attacking and killing young women and the man who kills him. Directed by my good friend Dave Shaw, it was quite a show! Crowd was of course filled with the usual suspects who came out to support fellow filmakers. Dave Thanking his Cast and Crew and Q&A from the Crowd
John Seed and I did some skits while at Commicon. I manage to put them together for a short film. Enjoy!
The Second of a ‘Fake Trailer’ Making weekend, this one is of a time traveller who gets pulled into all sorts of troubles having to right wrongs and avoid her evil boyfriend (who is kind of pissed he was left behind). Coming to a Theater near you! Also check out the other trailer: Super Zeroes