We’re always happy to hear from Patrick Rea, a truly inspirational indie filmmaker who never has fewer than four or five irons in the fire at any one time, and today is no exception. Not only did Patrick provide us with an update and new stills from his sophomore feature, Nailbiter, but he also shared news about two other upcoming projects he’s currently working on.
First, with regard to Nailbiter, the story of a mother and three daughters who get caught in a Kansas tornado and are forced to take shelter in a storm cellar, only to become trapped and discover they are not alone, Rea tells us, “The editing on Nailbiter will be completed by Christmas. We will then move to sound, music, and visual effects. We are hoping for a completion date of May, 2011.”
The film stars Erin McGrane, Meg Saricks, Sally Spurgeon, and Emily Boresow and is directed by Patrick Rea from a script by Kendal Sinn. The director of photography is frequent collaborator Hanuman Brown Eagle. Brown Eagle also produced with Ryan Jones, and Aaron Laue is executive producer. It’s a co-project of SenoReality Pictures and Ministry Machine Productions in collaboration with Free State Studios.
In keeping with the theme of Nailbiter, the below photos are somewhat dark so click on each to see them larger and a bit clearer.
As for what else the prolific director/producer/writer has been up to, three of his short films – “Do Not Disturb“, “Now That You’re Dead“, and “Get Off My Porch” – recently screened at the Dark Carnival Film Festival, and he was given the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the fest’s awards ceremony. Congratulations to Patrick and his entire team!
The two projects Rea has in the pipeline once Nailbiter is released include the following:
Lastly, Rea will be providing Dread Central with his latest short, “Time’s Up, Eve”, for us to put up on the site once it’s made a few more rounds of the film fest circuit so keep your eyes and ears open!
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