*Official selection of the 2010 Arizona Underground Film Festival.
Storyline: When four college students desecrate sacred land during a camping trip in the remote Arizona desert they quickly find themselves engulfed in grave and supernatural danger.
Bloody Basin served as my short film capstone while attending ASU.
It was originally slated as a four day shoot in the Arizona desert. However, during its third day of shooting the film suffered some major setbacks when we were hit by a severe thunder storm with torrential downpours (extremely bad news if you happen to be filming in a fifty acre dry wash). In fact, it was the largest storm recorded that year in that area. Crazy bad luck considering it rarely rains in Arizona. Especially in the month of February.
We did what we could to preserve the story and finish the piece, but the loss of a day and a half of shooting due to rain meant changing the script drastically in order to finish the film on time. To the crew's credit we finished the film on time and it screened at ASU's capstone screening in the spring 2008.
Unhappy with the forced changes, I returned into the desert a year later and re-shot parts of the film as it was originally scripted.
The version you are about to see reflects those changes and is very close to the film's original shooting script.
I hope you enjoy our film! Please feel free to express your thoughts below. Oh and please feel free to share the film with others. We could use the exposure and feedback. Thanks!
A special thank you to all those who worked on this film. It was a long and at times painful journey, but I could not be more proud of what we created. I am forever grateful for your trust and support.
Writer, Producer, Sound Editor, and Director of Bloody Basin
Well, enough of my chatter and on with the show!
Guerrillastar Productions presents:
Written and Directed by
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Gordon Clark ... Mike
Nathaniel Jones ... Native #2
Amador Juarez ... Derek
Dave Opeiter ... Native #1
Emily Pelzer ... Vicky
Danielle Snell ... Sarah
Julie Holman .... producer
Regan Letourneau ... producer
Travis Mills .... producer
Dave Surber .... executive producer
Dave Surber .... producer
Original Music by
Film Editing by
Costume Design by
Vanessa Sophia Allen .... makeup artist
Vanessa Sophia Allen .... special makeup effects artist
Emily Rowan .... makeup artist
Emily Rowan .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Regan Letourneau .... assistant director
Sound Department (in alphabetical order)
Ana L. Garcia .... sound designer
Ryne Gierke .... sound designer
Keith Heffner .... supervising sound designer
G. Brandon Hill .... boom operator
Jared Jasinski .... sound designer
Matthew Leo .... sound designer
Ronald James Llewellyn III .... dialogue editor
Brian McGowan .... sound designer
Scott Nowak .... assistant supervising sound designer
Ian Odgear .... sound designer
Abram Peña .... sound designer
A.D. Rodriguez .... sound designer
Dave Surber .... sound editor
Ronna Zajac .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Torsten Voss .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Melinda Faust .... grip
Aaron Gencarelle .... gaffer
Mike Healy .... second assistant camera
Andrew Hendrix .... grip
G. Brandon Hill .... grip
Jim McCord .... jib operator
Michael McCord .... key grip
John Murphy .... grip
Ryan Murphy .... grip
Heather O'Neil .... grip
Joe Russo .... second assistant camera
Brittoyna Sanden grip
Torrey Speer .... grip
Daniel Tantalean .... grip
Georgia Tavera .... grip
Torsten Voss .... first assistant camera
The Beatnik Bombers .... opening sequence car music
Ken Clark .... rv driver
Melinda Faust .... production assistant
Randy Forte .... behind-the-scenes video
Andrew Hendrix .... production assistant
G. Brandon Hill .... production assistant
Julie Holman .... caterer
Travis Mills .... script supervisor
John Murphy .... production assistant
Ryan Murphy .... production assistant
Heather O'Neil .... production assistant
Brittoyna Sanden .... production assistant
Torrey Speer .... production assistant
Daniel Tantalean .... production assistant
Georgia Tavera .... production assistant
Janaki Cedanna .... special thanks
The Clark Family .... special thanks
The Crain Family .... special thanks
Gus Edwards .... special thanks
James O'Brien .... special thanks
The Palacio Family .... special thanks
Andrea Pearson .... special thanks
James Phillips .... special thanks
Jonathan Simpson special thanks
Michael Switzer .... special thanks
F. Miguel Valenti .... special thanks
The Watkins Family .... special thanks
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