Monday, April 27, 2015

By the Silvery Moon -- News

With the short version of Blackburn now in post-production, we will be moving on to a couple new short projects and prepping for a feature shoot this summer/fall.

The short projects will be shooting in the next couple months and we are very excited about these since they were both optioned from well known writers (one Horror, one SciFi).  We will be announcing and posting more details about these very soon.

As for the feature, it is called By the Silvery Moon, and we are now actively looking for a few key crew members (location sound and lighting/grip/gaff).  We are also going to be casting in the next month for this film.  Casting announcements will be listed here, as well as on the official Facebook page for the film (stop by there and like us).

In the meantime, we will be posting more info here soon about Blackburn and where the film is headed.  Cheers!

Monday, June 23, 2014

3 Shorts and a Long!

Before jumping into what's COMING UP, lets catch up on Blackburn.  With two more weekends of shooting approaching, the short version of Blackburn will be finished and ready to hit the horror film festival circuit.  We are hoping to generate some monetary interest in the feature length version of the film by doing this--or to at least partner with a co-production company to complete the feature.  But once that is finished...

Elsinore Productions will be producing three short films July through September--each a unique story/project, each for specific markets and film festivals.  Here they are:


A horror version of the show Survivorman.  Terrance Shaw is ex-military, a survivalist, and videographer.  Now in the second season of his show Hunterman, Shaw decides to take on the mysterious legends surrounding an area of the Appalachians known as 'the Fells.'  But the show goes awry when the tales turn out to be more truth than fiction.


Based on the short story by Orson Scott Card (and being shot with his permission), Quietus is the story of one man's death and what it takes for him to cross over to the other side.


When insurance adjuster Peter Cain finds his mistress dead in her apt, his only clues are a fresh tattoo, an isolated mailbox that belongs to no one, and an antique ice pick that disappears with the dawn.  All seems lost until he sees another woman at the mysterious mailbox...and he is drawn into her world as well.

As for the long mentioned in the title...  A feature film is in the works for this winter, but all we can say is that it will be a supernatural thriller, it will be shot in Memphis, Tennessee, and it will be awesome!

So remember to send us your headshots/resumes, actors ( check back for more updates on what we are shooting.  Cheers!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blackburn -- Shooting Update

With production only a month away, there is a lot going on with Blackburn!  We are knee deep in contracts/legal, finding locations, and scheduling shooting days.  Good stuff.  But what is better, is that we are ALMOST done with casting!  This weekend should bring that chapter to an end and we can then move on to the wonderful world of table reads and rehearsals.

In the meantime, the early marketing/media campaign is underway!  Connect to us--and the movie--by friending us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!


We will soon be looking out for a few specialized positions for the film:  SFX, makeup/wardrobe, and script supervisor.  Contact us at if you are interested in any of these positions (please attach resume/explain experience). 

Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Watch the Ghosts of War Webseries

Ghosts of War is a documentary produced by Elsinore Productions along with Paranormal Inc.  It focuses on haunted Civil War sites--as well as haunted homes associated in some way with the war.  After making the rounds through two television networks, it is now being released as a webseries, with each episode focusing on one haunted location.  Watch the webseries on the official Vimeo channel--as well as keep up with the episodes there.  You can check out episode one right here!

GOW Episode 1: The Eldred House from Rich Newman on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Fall Project - Blackburn

We will be shooting a psychological/supernatural thriller Fall 2013, tentatively titled Blackburn, and we are ramping up for this shoot by hiring two production teams for alternate shooting dates (and to have a backup if there is a scheduling conflict with any crew members).  To that end we will need two of the following:

1st Assistant Director:  Primary duties include directing when the director is using video assist, preparing each scene for shooting, and managing production team during set-ups.

Camera Operator:  DSLR experience (Canon) a must.  Helpful if you have a working assistant that you already use for shoots.  Having your own camera is a plus, but not a must.

On-set Sound:  Experience with dual system sound will be necessary (or at least knowledge/practice of such).  Knowing how to boom and monitor the recorder at the same time helpful (in case there's not a boom operator present that day).  Having your own gear not necessary. 

Script Supervisor:  (may need only one of these) Primary duties include script supervision, continuity, publicity stills, and logging camera/audio data.

Production Manager:  (may need only one of these) Primary duties include recruiting and managing production assistants for on-set help, tracking of wardrobe/props/gear, and daily reports (call sheets, etc.).

The film will be shot on nights and weekends Oct/Nov/Dec 2013--but not EVERY weekend.  We will try to schedule shooting dates around community schedules--and plan stand-ins for when a crew members cannot be present (also why we are hiring two of each).  The film will mostly be shot in Fayette County (so close by). 

This will be a low budget feature--so keep that in mind when giving us a price quote for your work (flat rates for project will be even better).  Regardless of pay, EVERY crew member will receive IMDb/film credit (yes it will be an actual listed production, and yes it will be distributed/for sale after a theater/festival run), a screener of the finished product, and invited to attend the wrap party/screenings.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please send us an email of interest, with the position in the subject heading, to  Please include any links for reels, resume, etc. that you may have--as well as what pay requirements would be.  And be sure to add our official Facebook page to stay tuned to updates, new hires, casting calls, etc.  Thanks!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Support Our Indiegogo FM Campaign

In an effort to raise formal funds and bring on investors for our feature film FM, we will be shooting a trailer/short film version of the script.  In order to shoot this short/trailer, we need to raise money...  That's where Indiegogo comes in!

Help support this Memphis production--and possibly bring a funded independent film project to the city--by contributing to our campaign.  We have a low budget (less than $2K)  and our goal is quite attainable.  Even if you can't afford to donate anything to the project, please help us out by getting the word out by posting the campaign on your Facebook page and Tweeting about us.

Here is the link to our Indiegogo page.

Also, if you are interested in being a part of the shoot, give us a shout too.  We can always use additional crew members to help out with production.  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Black Magick Goes Hollywood - 2 New Projects!

So this post is about good news, bad news, and more good news.  The good news:  Black Magick has been noticed--and picked up--by a production company in La La Land.  This is good because they will have a much bigger budget to spend on the film than we would have--but with it comes the knowledge that we will no longer be shooting the movie here in Memphis!  Unless of course, the script languishes in development and the rights revert back to me--something that does happen on a regular basis, but can't happen for Black Magick for 22 more months.  That is the bad news (if you can really call it bad).  But this brings us to more good news...

We are officially announcing two new feature film projects.  The first is titled Far From the Evening and it will be shot Dec 2011 thru Feb 2012.  This film is being developed with the good folks at IFC who have been chiming in with their two cents--and we've been listening!  Since IFC would be a great place to end up for distribution, we are developing and shooting the movie with them in mind.  We are actively seeking crew positions for this shoot--as well as casting very soon--so stay tuned for most postings in the near future concerning this production.  Here is the official description of the movie:

After eleven years in prison, Lester Hall is going home.  Journeying by river from Cairo, Illinois to Memphis, Tennessee, Hall confronts a world that has passed him by.  Guided by a fate that seems inescapable, Hall confronts the ghosts of his past crimes, a family that's suspended in time, and an ex-fiance that he's dreamed of killing for the past decade.

As for the second project, it is titled The Mighty Winter and it will go into production mid-to-late 2012--though I will be shooting B-roll for the film as early as this November in the Smoky Mountains.  With a longer development time--and most likely production schedule as well--this is a much more ambitious project as it will incorporate VFX and more unique locations.  Here is the official description:

Daring the harsh nuclear winter, Finn searches for the ultimate piece of old world tech--a means to unite the remnants of humanity.  Guided only by a pre-war journal and the writings of the Eddas, Finn's quest will take him through poisonous environs, the shattered remains of civilization, and the wilds of the Great Smoky Mountains.  An area now inhabited by the feral descendants of the Appalachians.

More information about Far From the Evening and The Mighty Winter coming soon!