"What could be involved?" you ask. "Just hire a bunch of talented people, get some scripts, audition some actors, and poof, you have a movie, right?" Oh to be so innocent again. But come on, really, isn't that the secret? All you really need is great people running the camera, directing the actors, placing the lights, wiring for sound, editing the footage and writing the scripts. Throw in some talented actors, dust them with a fabulous make-up job and blend for 4 months on high. And most importantly, keep a good spirit during long days.
And then watch the awards roll in.
We're a very experienced, dedicated bunch of award-winning artists who know how to get the job done. From a 30 second commercial to a 15 minute short, to a feature film, our team has the experience to get your vision to the screen.
Have a project you want to get made? Hire us. We'll get it done.
And you'll love it.
Auditions held for two major roles for our next film! The lead role - Martin Danzig has already been cast with a well known long time Hollywood actor! VIVA!
Two more festivals for Popcorn & Chocolate! St. Paul, MN and Boynton Beach, FL! Come see it!
First public screenings of Popcorn & Chocolate at various venues throughout Shreveport, LA. VIVA LA FILM PRIZE!
The second consecutive award for Dial it Back Films, and the third consecutive entry for director Cathrine Hatcher!
Sid and Marge wins Best Domestic Short Film at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase!
The first day of 5 full days of shooting for Popcorn & Chocolate begins at the Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, LA
Pre-production meeting for the next film. Starbucks all around!
A wonderful community, great hospitality and very enthusiastic audiences!
A long established festival outside of Philadelphia selectes Sid and Marge.
A prestigious festival in California's Central Coast.
The fourth set of laurels for Sid and Marge!
Sid and Marge accepted to third festival!
Sid and Marge selected and screened at the First Friday Film Festival.
Over 3200 people will see Sid and Marge at the Louisiana Film Prize over the weekend.
The film prize picks one from each of the 20 films, so no big deal, but still felt cool to be nominated.
Sid and Marge is accepted into the Louisiana Film Prize - out of 125 entries only 20 are selected.
Michael Baker is an award winning filmmaker, and successful software entrepreneur. He has been a professional musician, school music teacher, published composer, and factory owner. He enjoys portraying new and unique characters - usually in public and on the phone, much to the dismay of his family. His life is a series of events gone wrong. He shudders to think what would have happened if his life turned out exactly as he planned it.
Cathrine Hatcher is no stranger to the film industry. She has been working in the industry for 30 years. She has worked on hundreds of commercials and industrials and over 100 films and TV shows. She was the Executive Producer for a short film that made it in the "Top 20" of the Louisiana Film Prize competition and for three consecutive years directed films that made the prestigious "Top 20" filmmaker list out of over 125 films submitted. She had directed 8 other projects and has several in process.
Chuck Hatcher has over 25 years experience as a Director of Photography on award winning feature films, music videos, commercials, documentaries and industrials. Awards for Music Videos include several "Best Music Video" at Worldfest Houston and CMA WINNER-"Video of the Year" 1997 among many others. Director/Camera on over 800 commercials all over the United States. He has worked with Rush, Kiss, and other big name bands.
Raoul Torresi was born in Rome, Italy and has an extensive career in Italian cinema working with many of the great filmmakers. A cinemetographer as well as editor, he has over 100 credits for his film work. Moving to the Dallas area, he quickly established himself as the go-to editor in the area for his attention to detail. He is also a master Italian chef (Pizza night at the Castello di Torresi is NOT to be missed) and a trained classical pianist.