A few years I posted on here about building a full-scale B17 bomber in a field in eastern NC as part of a collection of movie sets to attract investors and leverage name talent by presenting an interesting visual look to match the storyline. A few years and approximately ten thousand hours later, lo and behold, it's all come together.
As you can see on that poster, we managed to pull name talent and then some. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, Blood Diamond) signed on as the lead heavy. The legendary Michael Ironside followed days later. Then we landed Jackson Rathbone (Twilight dude) and Bruce Davison, an Academy Award nominee who added serious clout to the film (Oscar noms don't take shitty projects.) Jorge Garcia (Hurley from LOST) took a role and the lowest key (but constantly scene-stealing) add was James Urbaniak (The Office, Venture Bros) an accomplished voice actor who plays Heinrich Himmler. Getting to direct these guys was an unbelievable rush and the highest point of my career to date.
We filmed last year during COVID, which was a fuging nightmare beyond all comprehension, but managed to somehow pull it off. Our little airplane went from a design on a sheet of paper to this on the day:
The film is set during a hunt for Nazi war criminals in South America, so we ended production by doing a stint in Peru and Puerto Rico shooting some scenes, adding unparalleled visual scope and scale to the picture. After filming wrapped we signed a deal with 7-time Academy Award winning sales agency Voltage Pictures to represent it worldwide. It began selling at Cannes last month and already has representation in two dozen countries, including the U.S., where it'll be distributed and placed on Netflix (probably early next year.) Check out all the sweet deets on IMDB.
Here's a sneak peak production still featuring Arnold Vosloo being terrifying. He was seriously THE perfect casting for this role. The gravity he brought as an SS tank commander was unreal. You can see the French farmhouse sitting there in the background - we built that too, in eastern NC, on the same set as the plane.
Wanna watch it?
On July 16 we're hosting a one-time, exclusive theatrical premiere event at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro, North Carolina, with an after party at the luxurious Davidoff Lounge. It's a private pre-screening event and tickets won't be available at the box office. You can buy tickets here! Use the promo code HUDDLE for 10% off any of your tickets, whether it's general admission or VIP/gala inclusive.
Some prominent Huddlers involved in this, from executive producer/actor @Chaos to associate producers @Dex and @OneBadCat who plays a prominent role as an actor. Hope to see some of you there too!