We first launched principal photography for “A Raven’s Cry” back in May 2017. This is the second film in an eight film anthology, a paranormal thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This movie is the prequel to the first film, “Hush Little Baby,” and will answer all of the questions from that first film. Who is Paul Jr? Why does Becky keep losing her children? Who are the “Coven,” and why are they hell bent on a mission of destroying Becky and her family? When the film is complete, it will hover around the hour mark, and kickstart the next film, “Tobias.”
We did however come to a screeching halt when out star was involved in a non related film accident. Our actor broke his hip and was out of commission for eight weeks at least. In the film business there are many hurdles and roadblocks, but it’s how you deal with adversity that will define you as a filmmaker and company. I could have easily recast this actor and been on my way. BUT…..I am a completely different kind of filmmaker, I actually have compassion. I started out as an actor, so I know some of the things that can happen. I did not want this kids dreams dashed and turn my back on them. It was an unfortunate incident, but nothing that couldn’t be waited on. The show must go on, and go on it did, but we had to make several adjustments. We just shot different scenes within the film that this particular actor wasn’t in, and when they were ready, we just picked up where we left off. It makes for a good story really, and in future blogs, I will be more than happy to talk about it.
We have had several actors that have been involved in this film, both principal and extra’s. Each and every one of them is an integral part of this film, and they all have their own flavor. A Raven’s Cry is a bit darker than its predecessor, but it lays the groundwork for the films to follow. Shaun Taylor has been gracious enough to let us use his home for over half of the scenes that were shot. Without these vital locations, the film wouldn’t be as impactful. We are coming up on the end of filming and have about 4 more scenes to shoot. The apex of the film will be shot in a secluded spot near Lake Tahoe. This scene will definitely be intense, and could be a bit squeamish for some people. Paranormal and horror films have always been a love hate between society, but still are the best selling genres to date.
A Raven’s Cry will be completed and ready for theaters by the end of May. We plan on sending it out to several film festivals and market it to different Con’s around the world. Making this film sure has been a wild ride, but is has also been a total blast. We will have a photo gallery of the behind the scenes pictures of this film up shortly.
Throughout making this film, we have had a ton of support from other people in the film community, and even though the film isn’t out yet, we have already amassed a big fan base for it. Thank you again for all of the people who have been involve in this project.