Card Play – Short Film

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

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Card Play – Short Film

Savage – Short Film

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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

 

Savage – Short Film

Savage – Release Date

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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!

Savage – Release Date

Savage – Preview Stills

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!

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Savage – Preview Stills

The Emotional Crime Stories of Mike Pinkerton – Short Film

The Emotional Crime Stories of Mike Pinkerton

Here’s Insane LLama’s latest short film! Titled ‘The Emotional Crime Stories of Mike Pinkerton’. Watch as Mike Pinkerton must solve the ultimate riddle and figure everything out before he is caught by ruthless cop Zach Williamson.

Starring Mike Pinkerton as Mike Pinkerton and Zach Williamson as Zach Williamson.

You will definitely want to tune in for the next episode of this show!

As always feedback is appreciated as it helps us out a lot. Consider subscribing to the Insane LLama Youtube channels for future content for you to enjoy.

Here’s the short film. Enjoy!

Link To Video – The Emotional Crime Stories of Mike Pinkerton

 

The Emotional Crime Stories of Mike Pinkerton – Short Film

Throwback Thursday – Facility Duo

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is back after a small hiatus! This time we go back to spring 2007 to look at a series called Facility. The shorts that started an era for us!

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April 2007 saw Insane LLama create the short ‘The Alamo’, showcased in our previous throwback. The Alamo started what we consider modern Insane LLama and jump started our thirst to create short films. Nearly a week after The Alamo was released we all got together to film a new short; which ended up being ‘The Facility’.

The Facility is about an agent played by Spencer Morris who is tasked with infiltrating a secret cloning facility. Spencer successfully gets into the facility but once in is attacked by the clones played by Eliot and Evan. A massive shootout ensues with Spencer taking out many clones, but when one goes down, brand new clones come out to attack. After some battles Spencer tries to escape but is knocked out and taken hostage. The end scene sees Spencer confronted by the two original clones where they tell him their plan and that there will be a bomb going off, blowing up the facility and killing Spencer. After unmasking Spencer, Eliot and Evan leave, which then Spencer reveals he kept scissors in his pocket that he uses to get loose. Facility ends with an intense decision by Spencer to decide which wire to cut to stop the bomb.

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This short was mainly made because I (Evan) had gotten some stock muzzle flash effects. The effects for the short were the first special effects we had ever done; which you can tell now by how shitty they are. I had no clue how to use Adobe After Effects and after browsing Videocopilot’s website for a long time I finally figured out how to do the effects.

Once completed we all thought the short was pretty fricken badass. Here’s the short for everyone to enjoy!

Link to Video – The Facility

We had enjoyed making The Facility so much that literally about two days later the sequel Facility 2 was made.

Facility 2 starts off right where the first one ended with Spencer cutting the wires to the bomb. Spencer regains his composure and finds a pistol in a closet, which he uses to break the lock to the room. The movie cuts to the main clones Eliot and Evan outside where they wonder why the bomb didn’t go off. In response they send in two clones to check out what is going on. A shootout erupts with clone Eliot gettingĀ  shot and killed by Spencer. Soon a fist fight breaks out between Evan and Spencer, with Spencer eventually winning and shooting Evan in the head.

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Spencer makes his escape out of the facility where two more clones attack him. Spencer does a pretty cool slow motion jump off our patio, which upon landing a clone throws a grenade that explodes. Spencer easily avoids the explosion and escapes into the nearby forest, while the clones retreat to alert the generals or lead clones. Facility 2 famously ends with a cliffhanger where Spencer hears a twig snap and turns around to see what it is.

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Facility 2 basically followed the same plot and structure as the first one. The biggest and most ambitious aspect of the second Facility was the grenade explosion effect. At the time we thought it was pretty dang cool with even friend and follow LLama Brad Delfeld saying that the grenade won him over. Like most early stuff when you look back at them now it’s obvious that the effect was badly done.

Here’s the video.

Link To Video – Facility 2

With Facility 2 ending in a cliffhanger we planned to make a third and final installment of the trilogy. The third one was in planning a pretty ambitious project for us with a massive battle at a big dirt hill in our local park planned. For unknown reasons the final chapter was never made, which is very unfortunate.

The Facility series is some of our earliest planned work where we learned a lot in the process. The series also started a period where we did many guns and shootout videos since what kids wouldn’t want to create action gun flicks.

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Here’s to the Facility series! Well that’s our throwback to some of our classics. We hope you enjoyed reading a little about our past. Be on the lookout for future Throwback Thursdays; we’re starting to get into the good stuff of our past. Thank you and see you next time!

 

Throwback Thursday – Facility Duo

Pressure Sell – Short Film

Pressure Sell

Insane LLama’s newest short film, titled Pressure Sell.

Movie Producer Trent Collins and his assistant Phil have a short amount of time to put a movie package together so the studio will green light it.

Give it a watch and consider subscribing to the Insane LLama Youtube channels for future content. Feedback is appreciated. Enjoy!

Link To Video – Pressure Sell

Pressure Sell – Short Film