Who is the alluring (and evil?) Aleistaire? And who is her lover? And what the heck is an Animacavea? You'll find questions in spades, to be sure, but also old ones answered in this spellbinding submission for Beyond the Still.
Written and Directed by: Joshua Csehak
Produced by: Kelly Gray
Cast (In Order of Appearance):
Knee by Key: Josue Rivera's
Russian Businesswoman: Anastasiya Smirnova
Cabbie: Andre Boudreau
Security Guard: Joe Langlois
Thug: Joe Sobalo Jr.
Henchman: Matt Davis
Doorman: Joshua Csehak
Aleistaire: Danielle Muehlen
Alestaire's Bodyguard: Mike Fritz
Corpse: Ian Schaplowsky
Jen Piesvaux: Location Sound
Amy Silverman: Make-Up/VFX Artist
Drawing by Michelle Korn
Shot on a Canon 7D with only available light, except for a couple scenes (the two door w/ the pulley scenes, and the teddy bear scene) where I augmented it with a Lowel Pro Light cause it was just way too dark. Didn't use any noise reduction, either, and shot at f2.8, sometimes stopping down to f4 for more depth of field. The camera really did a bang up job. Used Graeme Nattress's G Sharpen filter from his Final Cut Pro Big Box of Tricks for just a tiny bit of sharpening. Totally recommend it; gives your movie a nice little extra crispness.
Most of the music was ripped off from Berloiz's "Symphonie Fantastique." I took some liberties with his score; I hope he's not upset ;)
Special Thanks to:
Lianne Meissner, Arial Schotz, Gary Koepke, Lance Jenson, and everyone at Modernista!
New Balance Footwear
Maximum Security Inc (maximumsec.com)
I'd also like to take this space to enthusiastically recommend every single person on the cast and crew. I couldn't imagine a more positive, enthusiastic, helpful, and altogether awesome team. If you're thinking of hiring any of these people, actor or crew, definitely do it.