Teaser trailer for The Demolisher has FINALLY dropped

The day has at last arrived. The first glimpse of The Demolisher.

It feels like forever has gone by since the crew of The Demolisher was together, spending 12-18 hours per day filming intense scenes with the Arri Alexa guerilla style last spring.

No sleep. Caffeine-fueled. Perpetually-exhausted. Mind-numbingly awesome. All of these describe the experience. In fact I hardly remember from my time on set what scenes I saw filmed.

Good thing the teaser trailer is here to remind me then.

Press play and enjoy the first glimpse of Ry Barrett as the title anti-hero, Tianna Nori, and Jessica Vano in this Drive-meets-Punisher story.

Twitch has more on the film's progress. They've been tracking it for months now. (read about the trailer release here).

Merc Media worked as 2nd AC for the film, alongside DoP Martin Buzora, and was also asked to provide some visual effects compositing for one of the film's most shocking scenes. Wait till you see it.

Gumshoes Screening at Canadian Film Festival

Gumshoes is a story that takes a twist on the film noir genre. Starts with a mysterious detective and a classy dame in a bar but it does not end the way you think it would. Press play on the trailer above to catch a teasing glimpse of it.

During an unspecified period of existence, John Fracas, a middle-aged, disheartened detective, discusses the specifics of a crime scene, also known as an "orchestration." He lets loose his emotional frustrations and struggles to a fellow bar patron who cares to listen.

It was an awesome (and lightning fast) two-day shoot followed by some visual effects for the climax. I worked under Director of Photography Martin Buzora who is a wonderful cinematographer with an equally wonderful smile.

It's screening at the Canadian Film Fest on March 22nd. If you have a chance to go, please attend the screening and drop me a message letting me know you saw it. I'd like to hear what you thought about this stylish little baby.

Canadian Film Fest March 20-22, 2014 www.canfilmfest.ca

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What is a SNOOF?

This is what my weekend was spent on. A few filmmakers asked me to join them in creating a trailer for an upcoming web series. Press play above and check it out.

Blaise Westling is a time traveling, rock star, womanizing douchebag from the future. He travels back in time breaking time laws by seducing historical woman and, like, totally promising to call. Or telegraph. Whatever. It's all going great until... Blaise breaks time.

Rhiannon Litner is the only remaining member of the Chrono Force; the last time cop. And, for all her bad ass bluster, she's a rookie. And she's here to bust Blaise's ass, and keep time from folding in on itself.

It's being used as part of an application for the IPF (Independent Production Fund) and it was a lot of fun to work in. They shot it all within two days and sent the footage to me. Editing and visual effects were finished within a couple of days.

What is a Snoof

The script is based on what the series could potentially become if successfully chosen by the IPF to receive funding, so the best thing you could possibly do for it would be to click LIKE or SHARE it with your people to see how they enjoy it. Use the hashtag #WhatIsASnoof to chat about it. We will respond back.

There were some crazy folk working on this. They are hard-working TO filmmakers that are constantly working on new projects. Find out more about them below:

Ash Catherwood

Jason Leaver

Carrie Cutforth-Young

Scott Albert