New short film from Insane LLama! Titled ‘Card Play’ and Featuring: Eliot Schultz, Zach Williamson, plus Mike Pinkerton.
Three guys get involved in a high stakes game of cards, with each card flip building the tension even more.
Camera: Sony A7s with an Atomos Shogun
Lens: Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine lens
Sound: Rode NTG-3 to a Tascam DR-40
We had actually shot this film back in early January and were pretty far in post-production before I (Evan) had to turn my attention to my senior thesis films. Well after a grueling month and a half of thesis work I was able to return to Card Play this past weekend. The film had been our first time making anything after a semi-long break and was intended to prepare us for the other big January film we were making: ‘Communication’. We also used the shoot to test out our newest lens we had obtained: the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine lens.
In that case pretty much the entire film was shot with that lens and it turned out great! I had to get use to the smaller space to work with but the more we shot the easier it was. Give the film a watch and tell us what you think, we love feedback. You can watch it through the Youtube link below or simply on the embedded video also below. Enjoy!
Link To Short Film – Card Play
I’ve been busy this past week making movie posters for all of Insane LLama’s big short films. These are the planned scripted short films we make that take months of preparation with pre-production, etc.
Starting with ‘Black Dream’ earlier this year I started to make movie posters for our short films, especially since I found out our own Mike Pinkerton has printing rights to our schools industrial printer. There’s something cool about seeing a movie poster for your own film hanging on your wall. It inspires you to make the next one even bigger and better.
Anyway, here’s all 8 of the posters in order from when the short was released. Enjoy!
Insane LLama has had a lot of people come and act for us over the years, from our friends in the early years, to the trained professionals in recent years. A lot of these people we have come to consider regulars for us because they are ready to act for us in a moments notice.
We don’t really have exact terms to be considered one of our regulars; but for a loose definition we’ll just say that they had to be in 4-5+ short films and also been in a short film we made just for fun on the spot. Most of the professional actors we have worked with in recent years worked in our planned bigger short films which most of the time have a script written in advanced.
These latest years saw only two people really become a regular with us; which include the talented Zach Williamson and Mike Pinkerton. That doesn’t mean we won’t be getting any new folks to come along, we have our eyes on some actors we want to work on a regular basis and are always looking to expand our ranks of people we can rely on.
So far since 2006 there have been 21 dudes (We really need to find some of those ladies) which we have considered a regular here with us at Insane LLama. Last night I got bored and actually made posters/covers for all 21 of these true friends.
Here are all 21 of them for everyone to look at and closely scrutinize their faces. In alphabetical order of their first names. Enjoy!
Insane LLama has been busy working on our short film ‘Savage’ these past few months. We have here our latest batch of behind the scenes photos and videos.
In case you’re not following the official Insane LLama Instagram, here’s a link so you can press that follow button and be up to date on all of our latest news.
Link To Instagram – Da LLama Gram
Here’s the latest round-up. Enjoy!
Big Thanks to our own Mike Pinkerton for taking most of these photos. We hope you enjoyed this latest batch of behind the scenes photos/videos. We’re hoping for future projects to have more in depth and expanded behind the scenes coverage so everyone can get a true grasp of our productions and the amount of work we put to make these stories come to life. Thanks and see you next time!
Insane LLama Productions is proud to be releasing our latest short film: ‘Savage’.
We’ve been hard at work on this project for these past few months and we’re eager to get it out for everyone to watch and enjoy. Well here it is for everyone to see.
Big thanks to our cast that includes: Eliot Schultz, Zach Williamson, and Brandon Somerville.
Special thanks to our crew that consisted of Mike Pinkerton.
Feedback is appreciated, as it helps us grow as filmmakers. As always enjoy!
Link To Movie – Savage
Insane LLama Productions is proud to announce the release date of our next short film: ‘Savage’. We’ve been hard at work these past few months putting all we have into this piece. We’re definitely excited to get it out for everyone to view.
Featuring Eliot Schultz, Zach Williamson and Brandon Somerville. After their frigate sinks the surviving crew wash upon the shore of the wilderness and must deal with each others morals, social standing in life and the unknown around them.
The film will be released on the Insane LLama Youtube channel this Sunday, July 24th. Here’s a link to that channel if you’re not already subscribed to it.
Link To Youtube Channel – Insane LLama
As always enjoy!
It’s been a while since our last post, but in this past month Insane LLama has been hard at work at our next big short film. I’m proud to announce Insane LLama’s newest short film: “Savage”.
This past weekend all of us here at the LLama went out and shot this movie in two days. The shoot was amazing and we are extremely proud of how everything is looking since we started to edit this piece this week. We are very eager to get this movie out to to you the audience; but we will do everything we can during this post-production period to make this the best short film it can be.
We are going to be sparse on plot details in this post; just know this is a period piece that follows an Englishmen, Spaniard, and black slave. The cast of the short did an amazing job and we would like to thank especially Zach Williamson and Brandon Somerville for coming out and putting everything they have into their roles.
Stay tuned to the blog in the upcoming weeks to see more details of this project and hopefully a release date in the future.
As always we have some stills from the movie to show everyone. Enjoy!