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Chartarum Premieres

Last night (Thursday, October 4) was the Chartarum premiere, which took place at The Main in Royal Oak, MI. What an absolute rush to see Chartarum up on the marquee! I immediately posted this picture to my personal Facebook wall, … Continue reading

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Own a piece of Chartarum history!

We’re very excited to offer the Chartarum Cast & Crew the chance to show off all their hard work to their friends and family and we can’t wait to see anyone that can make it to the Premiere on October … Continue reading

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Chartarum at Porcfest 2012: Laser Ad

Quick video clip taken during Porcfest 2012. To help increase awareness of the Chartarum preview, we bought some time from a vendor selling laser ads. Video shot & edited by: Mel Shaw

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Watching the Movie

The folks that were able to be here for ADR last weekend were the first to see Chartarum from start to finish (with less-than-perfect sound, obviously – what we were gathering to fix). As of this writing, I’ve now seen … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Request

Mel previously shared that one of her hobbies led her to contact knitting needle manufacturers and distributors during our search for sponsors. She reached out to a few companies that she knew of, proposing having a character knit on screen … 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 – 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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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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