Terry is really thrilled to announce that Patrick Reilly has joined the Abandoned production team as the Sound Recordist. Terry says, “I had someone else who was going to do the job, but when they had to drop out of the project, the first person I thought of was Patrick. I had a really good experience working with him on The Devil’s Five. I know he’s someone who will go the extra mile to capture killer sound and that’s critical in a suspense film like Abandoned. I also think when a filmmaker works with talented crew members, that they elevate the work. I have no doubt that will continue on Abandoned with Patrick’s skill. ”
Patrick Reilly is a passionate road and studio tested musician with over 14 years of musical experience. This passion for music led him to explore the art of sound design and field recording; as a music and sound design enthusiast, Pat comprises unique audio creations stemming from a diverse set of tangible, abstract influences and musical genres.
Film Director Terry R. Wickham has chosen Adrian Popescu to be the Director of Photography for Abandoned. Wickham says, “There were some excellent candidates to choose from and it really came down to a toss up between a Cinematographer from Romania and another from London. I’m convinced either guy would have done a wonderful job, but I decided to go with Adrian because not only was I impressed with his reel (click here to view one of his many reels) and experience, but he wasn’t fazed but the lack of funds and he expressed how much he wanted to shoot a suspense film with a director who cares about the visual look as much as I do.
Plus Adrian’s type of camera and gear were ideal for the shooting situation we will be in for this movie, which will be happening in a about two months from now (mid-April target date).”
Adrian Popescu is a Director of Photography based in New York City. He is a graduate of Bucharest Film and TV School 1998, where he majored in Cinematography. Immediately after college, Adrian moved to United States. Working his way up, he gained experience as Camera Assistant, DIT and Camera Operator before landing his first job as a Director of Photography..
Working in all formats of film and video, his credits include narrative, documentary, corporate and commercial work.
Some of Adrian’s credits include feature documentaries, working as Director of Photography on several award-winning films – including the New York Times Critic’s Pick THEY CAME TO PLAY (2013 Showcase selection; PBS) and the Kevin Spacey-produced, star-studded theater doc, SHAKESPEARE HIGH (2012 Showcase selection; SHOWTIME).
Adrian’s recent film credits include: The Rainbow Experiment, G.R.O.P.E and the critically acclaimed Producing Juliet.
Stash/The Devil’s Five/XXistence Teaser Trailer Production Designer Michelle Rickert has agreed to handle both the Production Design and Special Make-Up Effects for the upcoming film Abandoned.
Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham says, “I want a very small crew for Abandoned. My choice comes after leading two large cast/crew productions in Stash & The Devil’s Five segments. The are many reasons for wanting this simpler approach. First of all, though I enjoyed making those two movies, I felt like changing things up. I yearned for something more intimate and so I designed Abandoned to need less help. More importantly what happens in the story and the location we will be filming demands less people around. Plus it’s a conscious choice to make the three movies I’ve directed for DEVIL’S FIVE to look and feel different.
I’m thrilled to have Michelle back in such a key role because I trust her and know what’s she cable of. I don’t want any prima donnas working on this production and she proved she is the opposite of that on the first film we did together, Stash. I love how she just goes with the flow and is extremely creative when it comes to working with limited funds. The fact that she can handle the Special Make-Up Effects as well makes her even more valuable and allows one less crew member, which is exactly what I’m looking for.”