Ragnarock’s Cabin is now Online!

Kevin Straw films is pleased to announce that our first feature length film “Ragnarock’s Cabin” is now available on Viemo On-Demand Service! A Comedy Thriller about a newly-wed couple’s ruined honeymoon when their remote romantic cabin retreat is crashed by a gang of rowdy friends. To make matters worse someone out there is killing off the cottage goers, one by one; and the most likely mastermind for these misdeeds – A Blue Puppet? Ragnarock’s Cabin includes all the classic thriller elements and even some new twists, but hilariously put together with a cast of characters that are more interested in having fun then finding the bodies. Film in Canada by Kevin Straw Films

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Masnesia Teaser and Casting Call!

KSF next Feature Length Production is taking us the that nearby solar neighbor, Mars! Marnesia is a sci-fi drama about a lone astronaut’s struggles on the surface of Mars.   Watch the Teaser Now   Filming is expected to start in March and take place evenings and weekends are we are starting our Casting call as we have to get costumes fitted for the actors.   CASTING CALL: Non-Union Volunteer – Please Indicate Interest with email to film@hayphoto.ca with the Subject “Mars – ROLE – Your Name” and include a recent photo [Please keep the size reasonable] and a link to your Demo reel if possible. Slides will be sent out and a video audition will be required for initial screening of Candidates with a follow-up Physical Audition of those short-listed in Late January/Early Feb.   SAM (LEAD) – Sole Surviving Member of an expedition to Mars, waking up on the planet in a crashed Capsule, he is suffering from Retrograde Amnesia and doesn’t even know he is the sole person within 225 Million Miles! Adult Male – Good Physical Shape ~28-45   JACKIE (Co-Star) – Is she an alien or a figment of Sam’s troubled mind? Adult Female – Average to Thin   JACKIE YOUTH (Supporting) – A younger version of Jackie, this is Sam’s Daughter. Female Youth – Average to Thin – Will Match looks to Adult Jackie.   TOM (Supporting) – Tom didn’t make it to Mars, well not Alive, so he slowly stinking up the place, […]

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Marsnasia

So…   HayPhoto.ca Film Productions in Association with Kevin Straw films has started pre-production work on the feature film… Marsnasia (or Marsasia – still working on how to spell that exactly). Now you may be wondering what the film is about, well I’ll give you a hint for now… it happens on Mars 🙂   Stay Tuned as Casting Calls and Crew Calls etc will hopefully be out by year’s end.   Best!   KS

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Ragnarock’s Cabin – Indiegogo Campaign

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 […]

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BTS – Nook @ Sparks Street

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!

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Music Video – Ottawa Band Search

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.

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BTS – Last Day of Scarecrow Clib

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:

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Sony NEX-FS700 Slow Motion Test Footage

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.

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Nook Casting Call – Episode 1

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.

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Screening Photos: Late Night Classics Presents – Gorilla!

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

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