"Christian Roane" an independent film production

  1. Video shot by Peter Leix, edited by Collin McRae.

    As I went through post production on my first feature film somebodysdarlingthemovie.com, I sought to compose and produce original soundtrack music of the type I heard in childhood. In middle school and high school, instead of pop music, I spun the vinyl record soundtracks of Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, James Horner, Basil Poledouris, and of course John Williams. Add to this my introduction to contemporary classical music (by avenue of Stanley Kubrick films) composers like György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki. A great memory is finding at a local mall, in 1984, the official vinyl soundtrack of "The Shining" (quite a valuable rarity now).

    With no musical training and simply an ear for what sounds correct, I was inspired by the stories of one man bands like Paul McCartney or Prince, artists that could perform and produce entire pop albums by playing and recording all the parts themselves one layer at a time. Why not create an old fashioned thematic movie score this way? I slowly began creating demos on a Pro Tools workstation in my living room with an old Roland XP-80 keyboard.

    After completing my solo demo for the main theme, I enlisted the help of artist/musician Collin McRae, initially as a session musician to add a few violin tracks. Collin's sessions yielded take after take of variations of improvised lead lines. Using those lead line fragments, as bricks on the foundation of my demo, I built melodies and counter melodies together into a cohesive composition. In effect, Collin became the co-composer of the lead melodies which in turn influenced the remaining themes.

    Here is a behind the scenes look at the process, documented by Peter Leix at my home studio in Ann Arbor at the time.

    Almost all of the film's music can be heard at somebodysdarlingthemovie.com/score/

    ABOUT THE FILM:

    Originally shot and screened as a short film, the project was slowly expanded to a running time of 80 minutes. The project is completely self financed and is a joint personal effort between the original producer & story writer, Sebastian Mathews (who produced half of the material with the intention of a short), Sharad Patel (writing, directing, and producing 50% more material to create a feature), Robert Murphy (DP throughout) and many subsequent volunteer actors, 2nd unit producers, and production assistants in the indie Texas filming community.

    The feature was accepted into the 2016 Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival by Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. It also won best international feature film at the 2016 Feratum Film Fest in Mexico.

    Title Sequence (more original score): vimeo.com/8113600

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  2. (This is an old video post from 2009, the finished sequence today is much more elaborate and polished)
    These are some rough composites for the independent film "Somebody's Darling"": my first feature which is in post production which is being funded out of pocket by myself... slowly. I threw these together using Final Cut Pro to key and After Effects to stabilize the push in shot. We shot the footage on the fly with no budget and the backgrounds were shot without reference 6 months or more later. But.... it's all coming together well... for a low budget production, with only me putting it together in post, and a makeshift green screen setup.

    More work: sharadkantpatel.com

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  3. Title Sequence by Sharad Kant Patel
    Music and vocals by Sharad K Patel & Collin McCrae who performs viola, violin, and esraj.

    One month was spent creating this title sequence for the feature length independent film "Somebody's Darling". Inspired by the title sequences of Saul Bass and Maurice Binder, this is an attempt to tell also tell back story through symbolic illustration.

    Movie review: aintitcool.com/node/74971
    For more on info on the film and a 2 min trailer check out: somebodysdarlingthemovie.com

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  4. Written, Directed, & Edited by Sharad Kant Patel

    Here is a scene from my first feature film retitled "Somebody's Darling". It's a project that started as a short film but then expanded by me as a personal art project (out of pocket) into a feature film.

    For more info: somebodysdarlingthemovie.com
    Movie review: aintitcool.com/node/74971

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  5. Feature independent film (80min)
    Genre: Psychological Horror
    Movie review: aintitcool.com/node/74971
    Trailer #2: vimeo.com/184919908

    Synopsis: Unnatural secrets surface as the president of a mysterious fraternity obsesses over a coed in this retro-styled, psychological, horror drama touching upon current issues of date rape culture and privilege.

    This is the first feature film directed by filmmaker Sharad Kant Patel who previously screened shorts in SXSW and Raindance and also shot and acted in the feature “Bindlestiffs” which won the audience award at Slamdance. It was created “Robert Rodriguez” guerrilla style on a budget of a few hundred dollars per scene using every creative ounce of resource.

    Winner Best International Feature at FERATUM FILM FEST 2016, Mexico´s big Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi Film Festival.
    Official Selection of Silver Scream Fest by Famous Monsters of Filmland 2016
    Winner Best Horror Feature 2016 Subversive Film Society

    Visit somebodysdarlingthemovie.com for another layer of experience.
    Want to preview the full movie? Just ask: somebodysdarlingthemovie.com/contact/

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"Christian Roane" an independent film production

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A collection of various videos that all concern the independent film "Christian Roane" written and directed by Sharad Kant Patel.

ABOUT THE FILM:
With a story expanded from a simple meditative 40 minute short produced five years ago, the current much…


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A collection of various videos that all concern the independent film "Christian Roane" written and directed by Sharad Kant Patel.

ABOUT THE FILM:
With a story expanded from a simple meditative 40 minute short produced five years ago, the current much more complex feature is now locked at a tightly paced running time of 1 hour and 20 minutes. The project is completely self financed with no investors. It is a joint personal effort between the original producer Sebastian Mathews (based on his original story), Sharad Patel (writing and directing), Robert Murphy (DP throughout) and many subsequent volunteer actors, 2nd unit producers, and production assistants in the indie Texas filming community.

Many meticulous technical processes have taken place on this budget of pennies. The final locked cut was converted from the original inferior HDV 30p format into a true 24p format and pushed with a "cinematic" look involving multiple layers of digital adjustments taking months of experimentation to develop. (The original short was unfortunately shot with a Sony HVR-Z1U 1/3-inch ccd HDV Camera years before the current wave of inexpensive and superior 24p large sensor cameras appeared). We've worked very hard to try to distance the movie from its native live video look with our home grown techniques.

Post production is now continuing in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a home studio workspace. Original sound effects and foley are being recorded. Color correction and special effects are being devised and added, and an original score will be composed.

More work from this filmmaker: krop.com/sharad/

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