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Trailer: Biffle and Shooster in “It’s A Frame Up”

13 Responses to “Trailer: Biffle and Shooster in “It’s A Frame Up””

  1. Sam says:

    That’s awesome. So seeing that.

  2. cadavra says:

    Thanks, David!

    If you’re in or near L.A., it’s playing Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills this coming Tuesday through Thursday (evenings only), with the new documentary ZIPPER: CONEY ISLAND’S LAST WILD RIDE. Miss it at your own peril!

  3. Jermsguy says:

    That’s awesome. I’m watching thinking “Cadavra should see this” and then there’s the closing credit card.

  4. Ira Parks says:

    Well done, Cadavra! Looks good, literally and figuratively. How did you get the creamy Black and White look, by the way? Did you shoot it with a RED? Canon?

  5. cadavra says:

    A Panasonic AF-100. Our DP was the fabulous Douglas Knapp, who’s been in the biz for four decades and actually shot John Carpenter’s first features. He knows how to light for B&W, even if the “negative” is in color. And post was in the wizardly hands of editor Bill Bryn Russell, who’s cut all of Larry Blamire’s pictures and also knows how to time and grade digital so it looks like the McCoy. As I like to say, the only amateur on the production was me!

  6. LYT says:

    Wait – I always thought Cadavra was Larry Blamire all this time. No?

  7. YancySkancy says:

    LYT: No, but he produces Larry’s movies.

  8. cadavra says:

    Guilty as charged. :-)

  9. Sam says:

    So I’m nowhere near a major city. What are the chances I’ll ever be able to see this?

  10. cadavra says:

    You’ll likely hafta wait for video or TV. Sorry, though we are working a few angles. Is there any sort of film festival near you?

  11. Sam says:

    I’m in rural New England. There are small film festivals but nothing major.

    The thing about shorts is sometimes there isn’t a DVD to wait for. Very pleased if you’re saying here that eventually there will be.

  12. cadavra says:

    Well, I HOPE so! It would either have to be attached to something else or we’d need to make two more and turn it into an ersatz feature. Nobody’s gonna buy a DVD of one short.

  13. Sam says:

    Or, hey, make a Biffle and Shooster feature and throw the short on as an extra!

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