Inclusion StatementSeven of our ten characters are female, including three special Roses. The human bond with women and our deep emotional attachment to women is explored from the first frames of the film to the last. Women behind the camera include Producers, Production Designer, Make-up, Hair, Costumes, Art dept.
About The Project
Following a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark for production funds in April, Rose is a Rose is a Rose completed principal photography in August, 2017.
Cast and crew on day one of the shoot. On location in Los Angeles, Calfornia.
Cast and crew on location at Wander Outfitters in Fullerton, California.
Cast and crew on the final day of principal photography. On location in Franklin Canyon Park near Beverly Hills, California.
Here are some shots of our amazing actors in frames from the film itself. The performances are outstanding and as you can see from these photos, our Director of Photography Justin Knodel along with his camera and lighting crew did a superb job!
Daniel Hagen as Davy Ludd.
Alison Martin as Emily Ludd.
Ben Horwitz as Jake Zimmer.
Carol Locatell as Elder Rose.
Elizabeth Lanier as Joan the librarian.
Alexander Cook as Raul.
Alana Dietze as Young Rose
Barbara Goodson as Mrs. Kruchenko
Patricia Tallman as Just Rose
Toy Lei as Trish
Since completing the shoot, we’ve engaged the talents of editor Tucker Marlof, one of the editors of The Tick on Amazon Prime to cut the picture. Tucker completed an editors cut and a directors cut.
Editor Tucker Marolf.
A test screening was held on November 3rd at the University of Texas at Austin facility in Burbank, California who donated their space for the occasion.
The feedback we received from the test audience proved to be very important and will help us with the final edit as we fine tune it for release in 2018.
We are nearly ready to hand the movie over to our super-talented Sound Designer and mixer Jeffery Alan Jones. Jeff is a composer as well as an in-demand Sound Designer in Hollywood. Check out Jeff's amazing background at his website.
Sound Designer Jeffrey Alan Jones.
We also plan to hire veteran music producer Greg Prestepino and composer Craig Safan who has innumerable credits over a lengthy career in the business. Check out Craig's awesome website.
A visual effect company will be hired to help us achieve the crucial few VFX shots we need to complete the film. We don’t want to give too much away about what this entails right now as it’s all part of movie magic and we know you’ll love it!
The final process along with the sound mix is to dial in the finished look of the film with an online Colorist and Editor. This process sweetens the look of the film and produces a finish that matches the director’s vision perfectly. A great Colorist is worth their weight in gold and we believe we have found one in the person of Peter Swartz (check his website).
Additionally the actors may be brought in to record additional dialogue or voice over in the studio and someone has to coordinate and oversee all of these post-production tasks to make sure they come in on time and on budget.
All of these talented post production crew members are WORKING PROFESSIONALS and though they all believe in the project and are eager to work with us, THEIR SERVICES ARE NOT FREE. By becoming a contributor and joining us to reach our post-production goal, we’ll be able to compensate these people based on the discounted rates they’ve offered us and get the film “in the can” - with a high degree of professionalism and polish.
2018 is going to be a great year for Rose is a Rose is a Rose! We'll be entering multiple film festivals and getting this heartfelt story out to the world. Please join us and be part of our team!
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About This Team
Our outstanding cast features Daniel Hagen (“American Crime Story”) and Carol Locatell (“Bonanza”, “M*A*S*H”), Barbara Goodson (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Toy Lei (“Son of Zorn”), “Babylon 5”-star Patricia Tallman, Alexander Cook (“Joy”, “The Finest Hours”) and Emmy-nominee Alison Martin, as well as newcomers Ben Horwitz as Jake, Alana Dietze and Elizabeth Lanier.
Rose is a Rose is a Rose is the first narrative short from RMK Films and TWO DUDES Narrative Film Productions. Director Ron King began his career as an actor and recently released the award winning documentary, The Millionaires' Unit which he co-directed with Darroch Greer. Producers Arndt Werling and Skylar Zhang of TWO DUDES have worked on dozens of movies and are both currently pusuing fellowships in film editing at The American Film Institute.
Due to the expertly executed work of our crew it is now possible for us to return to SEED&SPARK to finish the movie and see it through post production. This crew has been led by cinematographer Justin Knodel, Production Designer Caiti Shannon, Lead Costumer Chenlin Qian, Hair/Make Up Artist Joanna Chen Jong and Production Sound Mixer Xiao Hou.
POST PRODUCTION TEAM
We are excited to welcome to our post-production team - Amazon Studio's “The Tick”editor Tucker Marolf, Sound Designer Jeffery Alan Jones, who worked with Director Ron King previously on the feature documentary “The Millionaires' Unit”, award winning “Cheers”-composer Craig Safan and Colorist Peter Swartz.
With this outstanding team in place, we will finish the film in January, 2018 and begin to get it out to film festivals and the world!
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