welcome to the official Blog for chiarosKuro Films. Here you will find all of our updates regarding current, as well as up-and-coming productions.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Been Awhile: New Projects and New Directions

CK Films, for the past 6 months, has been hard at work producing films for the 2011 Festival seasons.

First off some quick updates regarding two previously posted projects, Lost Land & Tablets of the Gods:

Lost Land: Lost Land was unfortunately the victim of an office wide harddrive and server crash, deleting much of the films progress and taking us back down to before the film was locked. The footage still exists, though other projects needed to take precedent. We are still hoping to have the film completed for the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

Tablets of the Gods: Tablets of the Gods was 9 days out from wrapping principal photography when one of our key actors, who we had neither the schedule nor the resources the cast, decided to quite cold turkey. The project, as a result, was immediately put on hold indefinitely. Though there is plenty of footage, certain scenes required for the scripts version of the film were not yet shot. Also, its a tad disheartening to look at such a big project, to see it end in such an unfortunate way. There are plans to release a teaser trailer with the footage, though salvaging the film itself and cutting it into anything more is still uncertain.

Thank you all so much for your patience regarding both of these projects.

And now, the year in review:

The Year In Review:

Upon the Green (May 2010):

Upon the Green (2010) from Woodruff Laputka on Vimeo.

-Nominated for the Royal Television Society Best Undergraduate Documentary in the UK, 2010.

The Director (November, 2010):

The Director (2010) from Woodruff Laputka on Vimeo.

"A retired filmmaker reflects on his life-long career." CK Films, 2010.

Special Boy (December, 2010):

Special Boy: Behind The Scenes from HYBRID COLOR FILMS on Vimeo.
Collaboration between CK Films, Hybrid Color Films & Scarface Productions.

Monday, July 26, 2010

News to come...

Hey folks,

So CK Films has been on radio silence lately. Mainly, its been a busy time this past spring and current summer, and the details/developments regarding our two current productions haven't been ready to release yet. And really, their still not ready to be released. I can assure, however, that updates will be coming soon, regarding both Lost Land and Tablets of the Gods, and that you can bet your bottom dollar on. In the meantime, know that we are working very hard to make the HP Lovecraft Film Festival deadline, and that we hope the programmers will enjoy the hard work that has gone into CK's efforts this past year.

Cheers from the front. More information coming soon!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lost Land Update

After several months of principal post-production,CK Film's Lost Land has moved into it's final production faze before heading off to the test audiences this coming month. Earlier in the week, Lost Land was handed over into the capable hands of music composer Mark Brownrigg, who's scores have been waiting for the completion of the films completely foleyd soundtrack.

Lee Blanton, producer of the Lost Land soundtrack, recently completed the piece after nearly 6 months in Alaska, recording audio materials and generating appropriate synthetic atmospheres that correspond and match the films story and scope.Lost Land will also be finalizing its colour treatment faze, as well as receiving its title designs, with in the next two weeks scheduled.

As of now, Lost Land is set for completion on the 31st of May, with its premier and Festival distribution aimed for as early as this September and into Spring of 2011.

More news to come...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fresh off the table: Stills from Tablets of the Gods

With principle photography in its final stretch, Tablets of the Gods is progressing well. Here are a few stills gathered from the editing table as the film starts it's initial faze of post-production this week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tablets of the Gods poster design released

More from Tablets of the Gods

Tablets of the Gods is running along it's schedule smoothly. Weve had about 13 scenes to shoot this week, including the Abdul's Den scene, starring french actor Rony Kramer. Currently, at this rate we see primary photography finishing up by late April, as on schedule.

(Photos from this weeks shoot at Portcullis Inn in Stirling)

More to come...

Friday, March 26, 2010

From the Set: Tablets of the Gods

Tablets of the Gods is now two whole weeks into production. Crew has been working hard to facilitate the detailed requirements of each scenes 1920's setting, and to portray the stories atmosphere effectively. Still a long way to go from completion, but the film is shaping up nicely to finish primary photography by the end of April.