Canyon Road

Love lies buried
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    Canyon Road is the story of a young couple mired in a troubled marriage. As they decide to end their relationship, their car is swept away in a landslide and buried at the bottom of a Malibu canyon.

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    Canyon Road Stars To Be Interviewed on ActorsE

    Posted By on September 30, 2011

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    ActorsE Chat Show, appearing on ActorsEntertainment.com and on Youtube, will be interviewing “Canyon Road” stars, Roxanne Jaeckel and Ivan Lovegren, live at 10:00 a.m. , October 17, 2011. The gifted young stars have been making the rounds with the exciting, new psychological thriller, “Road.” The “Canyon Road” trailer premiered to an enthusiastic crowd at Comic Con and continues to create quite the buzz in the blogosphere.

    Jaeckel and Lovegren play a young married couple whose lives take a dangerous turn when a landslide sweeps their car off the side of a canyon road. Buried alive, with no rescue in sight, the couple must face each other and their darkest fears as they fight for survival in this taught, psychological thriller.

    ActorsE Chat is a live chat show on Actors Entertainment, a site on the Actors Podcast Network, 
a Pepper Jay Production. In this exclusive interview with Jaeckel, ActorsE will get the scoop on what it was like to be an integral part in such a gripping, dramatic piece.

    www.canyonroadmovie.com/trailer

    The film will also include the world-premiere of the new song “Next Time We’ll Shine” by Michael Bluestein, keyboardist/backing vocals for Foreigner. A music video is under way to be released as part of the Canyon Road experience.

    Canyon Road was produced by Sheri Reeves, an accomplished film producer and part of the Emmy-winning team on “The Hawaiian Moving Company;” her previous film, Jack the Reaper, won Best Horror/Sci Fi at the Cannes Independent Film Festival in 2011. It is the first collaboration between directors/writers Calix Reneau and Jennifer Still. Canyon Road was lensed by award-winning cinematographer Dan Ayers.

    Personal interviews with the stars, directors and writers of Canyon Road can be arranged at your convenience.

    “Calix Presents”
    A “Dark Sky Pictures” production
    With “True Vision Entertainment”
    Roxanne Jaeckel
    Ivan Lovegren
    “Canyon Road”
    Music Supervisor Andrea Bari
    Music by Alex Beard
    Director of Photography Dan Ayers
    Executive Producer Leonard McLeod
    Produced by Ivan Lovegren, Sheri Reeves, and Calix Reneau
    Written and Directed by Jennifer Holland-Still and Calix Reneau

    www.CanyonRoadMovie.com
    c 2011, The Canyon Film LLC, all rights reserved

    “Canyon Road” Panel at Nebraska Coast Connection

    Posted By on August 8, 2011

    If you’re in Los Angeles this evening, be sure to check out the “Canyon Road” panel at the Nebraska Coast Connection happening tonight at 7pm at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, CA. The cast, directors and producers will be there to answer questions on “Canyon Road” and indie film making. Admission is $10, and includes your first drink at the bar!

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132731483483286

    Watch the “Canyon Road” Teaser Trailer NOW!

    Posted By on July 26, 2011

    PRESS RELEASE: “Canyon Road” Trailer Premieres at San Diego Comic Con

    Posted By on July 22, 2011

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Canyon Road – first trailer premiering at ComicCon 2011

    The very first trailer for the new feature thriller Canyon Road is now
    playing at ComicCon 2011 at the Dark Sky Pictures booth, 4134.

    In this harrowing original film, a young couple trapped in a failing
    marriage is unexpectedly buried under a mudslide on Malibu Canyon Road and
    must fight for survival (in the vein of Open Water, Buried, Frozen.)

    Stop by Booth 4134 to meet stars Roxanne Jaeckel and Ivan Lovegren. They
    will be having autograph sessions (times below), meeting fans, and some
    surprise giveaways throughout the day.

    They will also be delighted to interview with you at your convenience.

    Autograph session times:

    Thursday:
    9:30 – 11:30 AM
    3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Friday:
    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Saturday:
    9:30 – 11:30 AM
    3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Sunday: (following a signing by our good friend actor Doug Jones!)
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Check out Canyon Road on Facebook for up to the minute signing updates and
    more!

    - Canyon Road is the first feature film for writer/director Jennifer Still,
    following her 12-year career at AFTRA which was capped by her founding the
    AFTRA New Media Department.

    - Canyon Road is the second feature collaboration between Calix Lewis Reneau
    and Len McLeod of Dark Sky Pictures, following up their comedy A Night at
    the Silent Movie Theater. Len previously won a Saturn Award for his
    uniquely original remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

    - Canyon Road was shot at the True Vision soundstage in downtown Los
    Angeles – their first feature production as well – in just 12 days.

    - Michael Bluestein, keyboardist for Foreigner, has composed and recorded
    the original song “This Time We’ll Shine” to be featured in the film Canyon
    Road.

    - Canyon Road was lensed by award-winning cinematographer Dan Ayers.

    “Calix Presents” presents
    A “Dark Sky Pictures” production
    With “True Vision Entertainment”
    Roxanne Jaeckel
    Ivan Lovegren
    “Canyon Road”
    Music Supervisor Andrea Bari Music by Alex Beard Director of Photography
    Dan Ayers
    Executive Producer Leonard McLeod
    Produced by Jennifer Holland-Still, Ivan Lovegren, Sheri Reeves, and Calix
    Reneau
    Written and Directed by Jennifer Holland-Still and Calix Reneau

    www..CanyonRoadMovie.com
    c 2011, The Canyon Film LLC, all rights reserved

    Canyon Road to Premiere Trailer at San Diego Comic Con!

    Posted By on July 15, 2011

    Canyon Road, a taut psychological thriller, will be premiering it’s Official Trailer at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, CA, on Thursday, July 21.

    Canyon Road tells the story of Matt Wysocki (Ivan Lovegren) and Jessie Lee (Roxanne Jaeckel), a young married couple swept over the side of Malibu Canyon Road by a mudslide and buried alive in their car at the bottom. Struggling against injuries, running out of oxygen, and losing hope, will their love be enough to help them survive until rescue comes… if it’s coming at all?

    Stop by the Dark Sky Pictures booth 4134 on the Main Convention Floor on Thursday, July 21, to catch this exciting Trailer Premiere and meet the stars of the film! Autograph session to follow.

    Canyon Road Autograph Sessions at Comic Con San Diego!

    Posted By on July 15, 2011

    Canyon Road, in association with Dark Sky Pictures, will be hosting autograph signing sessions at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, CA, July 21-24, 2011, at Booth 4134 on the Main Convention Floor.

    Stop by Booth 4134 to meet stars Roxanne Jaeckel and Ivan Lovegren. They will be having autograph sessions (times below), meeting fans, and we also have some random giveaways. Autograph session times:

    Thursday:
    9:30 – 11:30 AM
    3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Friday:
    11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    5:00 – 7:00 PM

    Saturday:
    9:30 – 11:30 AM
    3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Sunday:
    (following a signing by our good friend Actor Doug Jones!)
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Check out Canyon Road on Facebook for up to the minute signing updates and more!

    An update from post

    Posted By on May 28, 2011

    It’s a reality of low-budget filmmaking that post production is where everything slows down. We shot out Canyon Road on-time and under budget, with an amazing cast and crew who pulled miracles out of their elbows every thirteen seconds. We shot our two pick-ups, which also went better than we even imagined they could.

    Then it’s into editing, which is lotus-land (where time stands still!)

    In the first two weeks of post-production, we:

    • cut together 12 minutes of assembly (the first “rough cut” phase.) It looks great
    • landed the current keyboardist of Foreigner to compose the end-credit tune. It sounds great!
    • got our amazing post VFX super to start pulling together the visual effects enhancements we’ve got planned. It also looks great!

    But things slog, as they are wont to do. It didn’t help that Calix had a family emergency that has pulled him 3,000 miles away (to the wyldes of Tampa, FL) and halted editing for a moment.

    But never fear, the team is shipping him a complete editing system to work on during his exile from the civilization that is Los Angeles…

    Meanwhile, the rest of the team is hard at work on the 1,001 other post-production details that ultimately make a movie look like a real movie. A film is made in post-production; post is the least glamorous and one of the most crucial elements that can make or break a film, and we’re committed to doing it right for our cast, crew and most importantly our audience.

    Updates in post tend to slow down as well, but we’ll try to get you something at least once a month – and wrap this up by August (Calix’s birthday! )

    Production Babies and Big Gags

    Posted By on April 13, 2011

    As most folks who find themselves neck-deep in production can attest, finding time to even blink during filming is a difficult task – much less update web sites!

    To say the least, it’s been an eventful couple of days.
    Continue reading “Production Babies and Big Gags” »

    Day 6… does that mean halfway done???

    Posted By on April 8, 2011

    Day 6 began just like any other day… oh wait, none of our days have begun the same! Today included a wind storm which just barely kept from blowing our entire sound stage down, but miraculously only rendered a few sound bites unusable. It also featured a set visit from our friend Tim which was a nice reminder that films are made for an audience! Felt good to have some fresh eyes on set watching our scene play out “for the first time,” and getting some genuine reactions.

    Technical notes included a joyous couple of make-up sessions for our actors, blood spewing, snake handling in close-ups and master shots (our star gave a riveting and tongue-splitting performance), and a whole lot of claustrophobia.

    Quote of the Day:

    Brittany (fanning the setting glue on Ivan’s prosthetic): “Is it getting harder?”
    Calix: “That’s what she said.”

    Wednesday

    Posted By on April 7, 2011

    As Francois Truffaut said, “Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you just hope to survive.”

    Wednesday was one such day.

    Continue reading “Wednesday” »