Human War @Appalachian Film Festival This Friday

The Human War will be playing this Friday, Feb. 25 at the Keith Albee Theater, 825 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV at 8pm.

Pics from Shoplifting from American Apparel & Brad Warner Documentary

(All photos by Geoffrey Hauschild)

We first shot in Akron for the Brad Warner documentary. Noah Cicero and Jordan Castro met up for the Zero Defex show. I showed them a rough trailer for THE HUMAN WAR.

Randy Blythe from LAMB OF GOD came out to support ZERO DEFEX during the show. He even got up to sing a few songs.

After shooting in Akron, we went to Solon, Ohio to begin filming a trailer for SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (SFAA). Here is a shot of Andrew Crighton and TJ Hellmuth inspecting a camera before shooting one of the opening scenes for the trailer.

James Roehl and Brad Warner contemplate the screen as we shoot one of the first scenes in SFAA.

Noah Cicero lays out his lines on the table in front of him to help him get through the scene.

After several days of shooting, we began to watch dailies at night. As you can see, we were all pretty exhausted. I don't even think Jordan is awake in these pictures.

Andrew Crighton (Director of Photography) adjusts lighting for a scene in SFAA.

James Roehl and Andrew Crighton during an opening scene in SFAA. James found a ukulele lying around.

(More pics in the coming days. We'll have the trailer up on Kickstarter for donations by March 1, 2011.)

Off to Ohio!

The adventure begins...

We will shoot a trailer for SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (SFAA) from 2/10-2/12.

We will also film an interview with LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe for BRAD WARNER: THE ENLIGHTENIZER, and then also film ZERO DEFEX performing at THE MATINEE in Akron at 10 p.m. on 2/9.

Here is a bit of the storyboard for SFAA. Donate in March to see the movie come to life.


We are making progress towards filming SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL.

Jeffrey Brown (cartoonist) has sent the uncolored poster for SFAA. It's pretty fabulous. He has also volunteered to send original drawings of the animated images to be auctioned for funds.

Steven Andrew has gotten up the new refurbished Sangha Films website.

If we keep plowing forward, and make a solid push at this virtual fundraising campaign in March, we will have a full-fledged movie on our hands come June.

February Shooting Schedule will be hectic, but lots of fun. I'll be posting pics and tweets, etc. in the coming week.


THE HUMAN WAR continues to do well. For the latest updates and film festival news please visit the THW Blog or SFW.

We will be filming Zero Defex for BRAD WARNER: THE ENLIGHTENIZER on February 9, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. at THE MATINEE in Akron, Ohio for anyone who would like to join us.


February Shooting Schedule

2/9 - Shoot Brad talking about his life in Akron and film the rock show at THE MATINEE with Zero Defex for BRAD WARNER: THE ENLIGHTENIZER.

2/10 - Shoot opening scene (YouTubeClip) and LOTR debate scene at Jordon's house in Solon. Afterwards in the late evening, we can film some improvs dealing with the "fundraising" portion of our extended trailer.

2/11 - Shoot gmail chat sequences with Brad at Jordan's house or a house in Youngstown that could pass as a NYC apartment.

2/12 - Shoot James in gmail chat sequence at Noah's house, and then shoot Noah doing a Q&A outside; possibly shoot at abandoned factory.