to the official Harts Ridge Web site!
All you HR Fans will not be disappointed with the new directors cut of the film. Completion is now expected mid "2018" and we are seeking distribution with the new cut. After many film festival siubmissions on DVD only, as you all know the original version of Harts Ridge was HIJACKED. There are several websites that claim to have a pirated version of Harts Ridge available for full download. Harts Ridge continues to change and there will be only ONE new version available to purchase on Amazon (DVD) and/or pay to download (from a site yet to be disclosed). Thanks for stopping by, keep the faith & look for HR soon.
Check back for more updates,
behind the scenes photo's, contests, merchandise and more. The trailer on this site is an older trailer. New teasers will be coming in 2018.
Submissions: "Seattle International Film Festival
, "Sundance Film Festival",
"First Glance Film Festival
LA", "Atlanta Film festival", "Ann Arbor
Film Festival", "San Francisco
International Film Festival", "21st Arizona International
Film Festival", "Alaska International Film Awards"
"Cannes Independent Film Festival". There will NOT be anoither film festival submission for this film. It will be released under Oceanfire Films. Distribution offers will be considered. Thanks - MJ
A bit about Harts Ridge in the making.
The open call for headshots brought in well over 200 entries
from across the country. With the script calling for a full
spectrum of actors of different genders, ethnicity and ages,
very specific character profiles were posted on the film.org
web site along with psychological profiles to help the actors
prepare for their auditions. After
considering the hundreds of applicants for each role, candidates
were contacted via email or phone and auditions were held
in PA in November of 2007. Over 100 actors were auditioned
for the 2 lead and 6 supporting lead roles. Callbacks were
not an issue. We were working with-in a time frame regarding
our main sound stage and had to start shooting the week after
final casting decisions were made. After an intensive review
period the selected actors were contacted, congratulated and
the talented cast of Harts Ridge
core crew was formed in about a one-two week time-frame. Ads
were placed on film.org and backstage.com. Our DP - Kyle Matthew
Waldbusser, 1st AD - Matthew Cohn, SFX Genius - Mike Harvey,
and script supervisor Jennifer Westervelt, were all in from
the moment go. The rest of the core crew worked on the film
as their schedules permitted. We had several hair & make-up
artists, sound crew and PA's. The filming was completed within
3 months, on location in Philadelphia Metro areaWorking with
Kyle, Matt & blood Mike was a great experience. I only
had to give Kyle an idea of what I wanted to see, via storyboards,
verbally, or act it out, and he would just get it. Kyle always
offered up alternative creative suggestions and made the shot
happen. Matt - always there with something we needed even
before we even screamed for it. He was one step ahead of everyone.
Matt was often !st AD, Key Grip, Gaffer, PA, (all at the same
time) and could do almost anything. Major Kudos to Kyle, Matt
and Mike Harvey (blood mike) of tdefx.com, who I've known
since the filming of "In Justice" directed by Alexander
Ballas back in 2002. Mr. Harvey is man of many SFX skills,
and having Mike work on this project was indeed, excellent.