September 25, 2018

New UATDV Film – “Secure. Contain. Protect”

UATDV students have finished their horror comedy “Secure. Contain. Protect” and it’s now on YouTube. There were some very cool “firsts” in the making of this one. We were the first crew to film at the historic Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe (thanks to Kris Baxter-Ging and Chris Hansen in the city government). This was also the first UATDV film to use a drone as part of principle photography (for the “monster vision” sequences in the Mill).

Director Nick Francia and DP Jacob Glass on location at the historic Hayden Flour Mill

Director Nick Francia and DP Jacob Glass on location at the historic Hayden Flour Mill

Synopsis: “A secret government organization called “The Foundation” protects society from supernatural creatures. When one of the creatures classified as “SCP-106″ escapes containment, hapless friends Mark and Lewis find themselves in way over their heads as The Foundation scrambles to contain the threat. Based on the stories of the SCP Foundation (http://www.scp-wiki.net/)”

The cast includes repeat offenders Kane Black, Amy Searcy, Mark Grossman, Chris Ren, Trey Moore, Benjamin Alan Dickinson, Rio Silas McDowell, Gus Matos, alongside newcomers to UATDV films Tobias C. Jones, and Daniel Blunck. There’s also a suspiciously familiar voice cameo.

Also there is some very beautiful cinematography from co-DPs Ryan Moore and Jacob Glass, including some shots in and around the Mill that make the all-time UATDV “best of” list.

Kudos to director Nick Francia and producer Danielle Laster for sticking with the project and getting it finished!

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