THE NEXT FRAME
“Life Insurance Lottery” is well on its way to becoming a full feature movie. It’s been through development, preproduction and it just finished production: now it’s time to move along to postproduction.
The ‘Independent’ film making of this story is truly an amazing process. Away from the corporate industry that just wants to crank out what the industry believes the public wants to see, Indie film making hits that audience that wants the un-sanitized, un-pasteurized, raw material that gets lost in the realm of business round tables and editing room cuts that end up in the proverbial bit bucket.
Here you’ll see a story, written and directed by Chuck Norfolk that has been crafted into a movie over many a cordial get together at coffee shops, local eateries, and simple house get-togethers. I decided to become the Executive Producer on this project when Chuck and I, along with a small crew were up in Shreveport shooting, “Alien Crash Test Sites” for entree into the Louisiana Film Festival. Chuck did such a good job with getting through the script I knew he could do this full feature with no problem. He is truly dedicated to the art and is well respected in the film community. With little more then a handshake we embarked on this journey. I told Chuck he had full artistic throttle in this project without my interference and he ran with the spirit that only Chuck Norfolk could and cranked this movie out!. His wife, Courtney Sandifer, co-producer on this project, has worked tirelessly on making the production happen. So much organization and coordination was left up to her, and while still working her day job and managing her two beautiful children, she came through with flying colors.
I have to say our actors were outstanding, they all brought their A game and took this movie to the next level: Brad Potts, Haley Hussey, Tom Long, Gary Smith, Joe Grisaffi, Chaney Moore, Victoria Yap, Travis Champagne, Roman McPherson, Rob Mungle, Steve Joseph,JP Destefano,and Kenneth Andrews.
All of our crew, whether we were full compliment or a skeleton crew you all rocked it! Ron Greene, Wesley Reis, Chris Mullins (BPJ), Nikki Calhoun, Erin Pierce, Avery Pham, Misty Reed, Kimi Bainter, Steffi Grace Moore, Angelique Ladd, Rose Houston(Pancake), Tina Swain, Josh Pitts, and Manny Mireles. You all were awesome!!! Ron Greene, our DP, worked tirelessly to get coverage and you absolutely did (even at 5:50AM).
Those that supported us in funding and with locations, we could not have done it without you. The sets were upbeat, positive, and I know Chuck will hate to admit it, we had fun!
I want to thank everybody that was involved in this production. I hope you felt that you were an integral part of this process and most of all you were respected on set. If it weren’t for you we would not have gotten this far. I would love to work with each and every one of you again and I hope that happens in the not to distant future.
I look forward to the postproduction editing and the future screening of “Life Insurance Lottery”. I know the effort we put into making this film will shine in the refection of the silver screen. Thank you all again!