This collaborative production from the Savannah College of Art and Design was produced by the following Graduate Students: Prithvi Akkiraju, Jeremy Hochheiser, Raviteja Kankanala, Vishwadha Koppula, Lubomir Kocka, Bethany Krupiarz, Sri Krishnan Mukkur Jagannathan, Tra Nguyen, Phuong Ong Hong, Neil D. Short, James Spadafora, Wuyang Wang, Michelle Wood, Fushi Zhang, Shiru 'Steven' Zhang. In close association with the following Undergraduate Students: Kathleen Schenck, Kelsey Kelling, Felicia Guest, Naeem Stewart, Gian Lombardi, Jeremy Bryner, Jeff Robbins, Ben Lopatin, Taylor Hasting, James Charles, Jongjik 'JJ' Kim, Dan Van Wagnen, Ryan Wanamaker, Will Cavanagh.
We wish to express our gratitude toward: Liam Farmer & Dawn Lewis - Sound Design, Eddie Holecko - Make-up and Facial Prosthetics, Professor Karl Schuler Ph.D. USCG-ret. - Camera Boat Captain, Tiffany Barnard - ACME Costumes, Jefferson & Tami Ross - Narrator & Recording, Cathy Kostova - On set still photography, Beau Bellanich - Documentarian, Chris Floyd & Heather Merbs - Viking Longbow.
Our actors:: Viking: Neil D. Short, Ghost Admiral: Professor Dave Kaul, Egyptians: Jon Moody and Anthony “Mo-Jo” Reed, Fighting Pirates: Adler Roberts and George Labusohr, Barge Captian: Jeremy Hochheiser.
Our very talented String Band: “The Accomplices” Matt Eckstine-guitar, Zach Smith-banjo, Colleen Heine-fiddle, Stan Ray-washtub bass, also provided the music for our behind the scenes documentary.
We shot on location with a Sony CineAltaF65. Prof. Karl Schuler, who discovered the wreck, took us there in his boat, on a very cold and extremely low-winter-tide rainy day. The shooting was difficult and dangerous. The green screen was shot at our stage and the music recorded in our studio. The entire visual effects production was created during a 10-week school quarter. The Undergraduate students were all experienced seniors, the Graduate students were predominantly newbies. We had 'issues' with texturing and large simulations, modeled in Maya, rendered in both Mental Ray and Houdini and composited in NUKE, editing in Adobe Premiere and sound design in ProTools. The production was supervised by Professor Joe Pasquale.