Monthly Archives: July 2011

Images: Behind the Scenes – Step Carefully

Bodies (one of them belonging to Tegan Ballotti) and body parts littered the ground while John Shaw (director, etc.) filmed some of the carnage. Luckily, it was dry and not cold and the fog was fake.

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Gadberry Brothers

Continuing with the family theme, please allow us to introduce the Gadberry brothers: Nathan and Damion. The boys were living across the street from the Luther property during filming. At least one person ended up at their house looking for … Continue reading

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Images: Behind the Scenes – The Johnson Family

We had several family groups participating in the filming and production of Chartarum. One family (the Ballottis) came for most of the week of shooting, one pair of brothers (the Gadberrys) lived across the street and spent several days and … Continue reading

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Monster Blood

As someone who has been thoroughly soaked with the stuff, I can promise you that the gentlemen on the right (above pic) are real troopers. Monster blood is sticky and tough to get off: baby wipes are absolutely essential! Later … Continue reading

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Images: Behind the Scenes – on Location

Luther, MI is my second hometown, or at least it was when I was growing up. My paternal grandparents lived in Luther for most of my dad’s childhood until their deaths when I was a pre-teen. When I stayed with … Continue reading

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The Trailers

The final trailer will be released in the near future. Some folks who attended Porc Fest in June, 2011 got a sneak peek, but it’s going be a while before the rest of us can see it. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Chartarum on Google+

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Images: Behind the Scenes – Victims

It’s not easy playing dead. Just ask Tanner and Connor Osborne, who played a couple of victims – apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time – in Chartarum. They had to remain very still, with sticky stage blood … Continue reading

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Video: Behind the Scenes – Makeup

In this video: John (director, etc.) applies some vein-y makeup to Jason (producer, actor (Schumer)). In the background, Russ Van Ness (Milton). On camera: Mel, who was capturing makeup stills and video for continuity purposes. Someday, we’ll be able to … Continue reading

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