Kickstarter-Funded This Last Lonely Place Now in Post

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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Writer/director Steve Anderson’s thriller This Last Lonely Place  which filmed November-December 2012 in and around Los Angeles has wrapped principal photography. The project was fully financed through Kickstarter. This Last Lonely Place is currently in post-production. This Last Lonely Place stars Rhys Coiro (Entourage Straw Dogs  24) as cab driver Sam Taylor  Carly Pope (Popular Elysium) as high-end escort Faye Gardner  and Xander Berkeley (Kick-Ass 24 Nikita) as investment banker Frank Devore. The film also features a solid supporting cast including Richard Portnow  Michelle Krusiec  Jeananne Goossen  and Erin Matthews. This Last Lonely Place revolves around an injured war vet cab driver (Coiro) that picks up a wealthy investment banker (Berkeley) late one night in Beverly Hills. On edge the banker confesses to a shady investment scheme and after picking up his mistress (Pope) it is revealed that a terrible crime has just been committed. Drawn into a conspiracy gone awry the cab driver is now at their mercy. As the long dark cab ride progresses - through the lonely streets and back alleys of Los Angeles - dark layers of deceit come to light. It was an incredible shoot says Steve Anderson of Mudflap Films. “We shot in iconic locations such as the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. For most of the exterior locations we just showed up in the cab and grabbed the shots. We worked with a very small crew who all did multiple jobs. Our brave cast really believed in this project and their support made our innovative production tactics possible. Over forty days shooting right here in Los Angeles all for 100K. Amazing. Anderson wrote the original screenplay and is producing and directing the film. A Peabody Award winner Anderson previously directed The Big Empty which starred Jon Favreau Kelsey Grammar and Daryl Hannah. In addition he wrote and directed the free speech documentary F*ck and recently wrote and produced The River Murders starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater. We had been looking for an inspired way to honor Humphrey Bogart 's legacy of supporting his fellow artists said Robbert de Klerk who manages the icon's estate together with Stephen Bogart son of Bogie and Bacall. Humphrey Bogart was known for taking risks. He was one of the first actors to start his own production company when he left Warner Brothers in 1948 to start Santana Productions. In so many ways Anderson and our incredibly talented and dedicated cast captured the true independent spirit that Bogie was known for. This collaboration with Steve Anderson has been one of those rare and wonderful examples of the old and new coming together and Stephen Bogart and I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ,3833
4K London Adds Leader Analyzers to Equipment Package,2013-01-31, Digital cinematography support services provider 4K London has purchased Leader LV5330 and LV5380 multi-standard video signal analyzers. The sales were made via Leader's UK reseller Thameside TV Shepperton.

 We are an agency supplying digital imaging technicians and equipment to filmmakers says 4K London's workflow supervisor Tristan Hey. These latest purchases join our existing inventory of LV5330 instruments which have been used very successfully since we purchased them in mid 2011. They have proved very effective for digital cinema shoots made with Panavision and Arri Alexa/Codex workflow Red Epic and Sony F-65 as well as other digital formats. ,3834
Light Iron Opens New York Office with Acquisition of OffHollywood,2013-01-31,Los Angeles post company Light Iron has expanded into the New York market acquiring all post-production facilities and resources of OffHollywood which is located in Manhattan’s Soho district. Terms of the transaction remain confidential. “OffHollywood is known in New York in the same way that Light Iron is known in Los Angeles – as a leader in emerging technologies and expert workflows that are changing everything about motion pictures ” says Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni. “Its founders Mark Pederson and Aldey Sanchez have built an impressive company that fully comprehends and embraces file-based workflow across production and post. As Light Iron absorbs OffHollywood’s post production operations we will push capabilities even further by bringing new talent and new technologies that the New York television feature and fashion markets haven't yet experienced.” With the acquisition of OffHollywood’s facility located on the eighth floor of 580 Broadway  Light Iron NY is open for business immediately featuring a digital intermediates grading theater DI grading suites a digital lab and archive center. Cioni is relocating to New York to oversee the new operations. OffHollywood will continue as a production service company expanding its camera rental and support operations on the fourth floor of the same building. In addition OffHollywood will be the New York region’s exclusive provider of Light Iron’s award-winning Outpost Mobile Systems. “Light Iron is perfectly positioned to make a serious impact on the New York market. They have built a formidable West Coast presence and have continued to innovate and lead while many post companies have downsized ” says OffHollywood’s CEO Mark Pederson. “We have reached a new era in production where no camera package is complete without a tested post workflow. With this transaction OffHollywood has access to both Light Iron’s Mobile Systems and their expert team so we can equip our clients with the most advanced technologies and resources available anywhere.” Cioni says “I personally look forward to relocating to New York and bringing with me Light Iron's unique blend of creativity and technology. Our mission is to enhance the creative process for the television feature and fashion markets by continuing to be the leading architect of modern production and post production strategies.” ,3835
LipSync to Support Crossday’s Desert Dance Production,2013-01-31,LipSync will provide equity investment and post-production services for Desert Dance which is being produced by Crossday Productions.   Desert Dancer tells the inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban. The film stars Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time).   LipSync previously worked with producer Pippa Cross on Knife Edge. Cross says “My previous experience working with LipSync's talented team demonstrated that I could wholly trustthem to deliver highly creative work on time and within budget. It's also a great help to have their input at the production stage to make our post budget go further and to have all the post elements in one place.   LipSync’s has recently provided both equity investment and post services to projects including Great Expectations Broken which recently won two BIFAs including the coveted Best British Independent Film prize and Shame  which won the European Cinematographer and European Editor awards at the European Film Awards.