1. *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.


    Dave Surber
    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
    Dave Surber

    Cast (in alphabetical order)
    Gordon Clark ... Mike
    Nathaniel Jones ... Native #2
    Amador Juarez ... Derek
    Dave Opeiter ... Native #1

    Emily Pelzer ... Vicky
    Danielle Snell ... Sarah

    Produced by
    Julie Holman .... producer
    Regan Letourneau ... producer
    Travis Mills .... producer
    Dave Surber .... executive producer
    Dave Surber .... producer

    Original Music by
    Brandon Reader

    Cinematography by
    Petr Cikhart

    Film Editing by
    Torsten Voss

    Costume Design by
    Jennifer McCuen

    Makeup Department
    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

    Music Department
    The Beatnik Bombers .... opening sequence car music

    Transportation Department
    Ken Clark .... rv driver

    Other crew
    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

    copyright © 2009 Guerrillastar Productions. All rights reserved.

    more at: guerrillastar.com

    email: guerrillastar@gmail.com

    Please feel free to add me on:
    Facebook: facebook.com/davesurber
    Twitter: twitter.com/davesurber
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    Myspace: myspace.com/davesurber
    YouTube: youtube.com/guerrillastar

    For those of you who are interested you can anonymously rate Bloody Basin on its IMDb page at:imdb.com/title/tt1540794/ literally takes 2 seconds and we could really use some honest ratings! Thanks!

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  2. “The Ruffians” (2009) (NSFW) (Please note: contains brief nudity and some strong language)

    Official selection Arizona Underground Film Festival 2010

    “The Ruffians” is a short film written, produced, and directed by Travis Mills. It stars Gordon Clark (Jim), Dani Danger (Kikei), and Dean Veglia (Boss/Bull). Dave Surber worked as the director of photography as well as a producer on the film. It features original music by Brandon Reader and editing by Mark Olsen. Much of the film was shot using 3 Panasonic DVX-100 cameras which were running simultaneously.

    The film served as Travis Mills's undergrad thesis while he was attending The School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University.

    To find out more about us feel free to visit our site/blog at guerrillastar.com

    Thanks for watching!

    Guerrillastar Productions Presents


    Directed by
    Travis Mills

    Writing credits
    (in alphabetical order)
    Drew Koshar .... co-writer
    Travis Mills .... story
    Travis Mills .... writer

    George I. Cortright ... Office Worker
    Dani Danger ... Kikei
    Gordon Clark ... Jim
    Corey Busboom ... Ruffian
    Scott Gillan ... Office Worker
    Jennifer Daltilio ... Office Worker
    Darryl Maxwell ... Ruffian
    Paul Dige ... Office Worker
    Alexander Maeser ... Office Worker
    Dean Veglia ... Boss / Bull
    Laura Miner ... Ruffian
    Adam Pezen ... Ruffian
    Rico Hominda ... Ruffian

    Produced by
    Travis Mills .... producer
    Dave Surber .... producer
    Amber Nichols .... co-producer

    Original Music by
    Brandon Reader

    Cinematography by
    Dave Surber (director of photography)

    Film Editing by
    Mark Olsen

    Sound Department
    Mark Olsen .... sound editor

    Camera and Electrical Department
    Emilio Mejia .... camera operator
    John Murphy .... assistant camera

    Copyright © 2009, Travis Mills. All rights reserved.

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