Home Invasion

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Home Invasion
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment – 2016

Directed by David Tennant
Writer by Peter Sullivan

Starring
Natasha Henstridge
Jason Patric
Scott Adkins

Home Invasion is an excellent produced thriller with first rate production value and some true moments of suspense.

A wealthy woman (Natasha Henstridge) and her stepson (Liam Dickinson) are targeted by a trio of thieves who come to find a safe that neither one of them are aware of, locked inside in their smart home.  The nice twist is that a home security expert (Jason Patric) must help try leading them to safety from afar (the security station) monitoring the house.

The script is well organized with all sorts of things thrown in to foil any help getting to the mother and young boy.  The movie was shot in British Columbia (doubling for the state of Washington) and since I grew up in the Seattle area, I can vouch that the locations look close enough to pass for the evergreen state.

Cinematically the film is a true thriller, where the characters are put in jeopardy with the clock ticking against the outcome.  Things are always held in balance in terms of them possibly getting away or even getting help against the deadly criminals.

Natasha Henstridge

Natasha Henstridge (Species, John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars) is underrated in my opinion.  Not only is she sexy and beautiful but she comes across quite naturally as a mother who will do anything to save her son and self from the nasty intruders.  But what’s best about how this film is done is that she is not superhuman with special fighting skills, but rather a regular women who rises to the situation to fight back, almost reluctantly.

Jason Patric

I hadn’t see Jason (Lost Boys) Patric in many years so for me it was nice to see him in a role again.  Scott Adkins made a worthy advisory to go along with his cold-hearted girlfriend in the movie (Kyra Zagorsky).

I definitely encourage you to seek out Home Invasion to get not only entertainment for 90 minutes, but it might you give you a reason to appreciate home security more than ever before.

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Jason Paluck to Edit Abandoned

Jason Paluck

The Devil’s Five Visual Effects Artist Jason Paluck (A.K.A. editingninja) will be the Editor of Terry R. Wickham’s upcoming film Abandoned.  Terry says, “Jason did such a marvelous job creating all the visual elements and Editing the Teaser Trailer for The Devil’s Five (which you can view on this website or YouTube) and I love working with him.  We teamed up for the infomercial for Super Punch and Kick Target.  He’s got such a positive attitude that gels with the way I work.  What many people don’t know is that Jason also supplied most of the prop guns used for the production of The Devil’s Five, so he’s a man of many talents.

The truth is Jason was indirectly the catalyst for the story for what would become Abandoned.  He invited me to go see a location, which he was photographing a model at.  While making the trip the story just surfaced so naturally that I told him what was coming to me and explained him that I needed to make another film when one of the original directors left the project.  I told him I wanted to do something that was really short and could be shot quickly, for as little money as possible.  I asked if he wanted to join forces to make the film and he did.

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Because this film is our creative partnership, I passed the script by him and even incorporated his feedback on little changes within the screenplay.  We’ve also talked about what we plan to do with color correction to make the movie stronger and give it a more contrast versus the other films I’ve made for Devil’s Five.

Jason is not only going to be responsible how Abandoned comes to together in post, but he’s the one who had a the cool idea for what the video vixen model “Billie Winters” should wear in the important middle sequence of Abandoned and even suggested ideas for the costuming threatening presence that comes into the film.  Also he created the Teaser Poster for Abandoned (above) as well so he’s just the real deal.”

Make-Up Artist Sarah R. Cruz returns for Abandoned

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Stash/XXistence Teaser Trailer/The Devil’s Five veteran Make-Up Artist Sarah R. Cruz will be back as the Make-Up Artist for Abandoned.

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Terry R. Wickham says, “I’m ecstatic to have Sarah back for my next film.  Not only is she as sweet as she is beautiful, but her dedication goes beyond her craft into the fabric of the production team.  I believe she’s been a major asset in helping to put the actors at ease because of how good she makes them look.  That can’t be underestimated.  It’s extremely comforting to know that I don’t have to worry about how the cast going to look.  All hair and make-up work will be in Sarah’s talented hands, so it’s one less thing for me to worry about and that’s a big deal when you are directing a movie.

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Sarah has volunteered in helping get cast & crew to the shoots, which has honestly been more than a huge help.  I also appreciate that she loves horror movies and carries that enthusiasm into her work.  Sarah is also going to assist Michelle Rickert with the Make-Up Effects, so I feel extremely lucky to have her.”