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Stash Trailer goes LIVE

Check out the Trailer for the suspense burner Stash, which is one of the five segments from the feature film Devil’s Five.  The Trailer was Edited by Jason Paluck, Sound Design Thomas Jackson and Music Composed by Geoff Tyson.  Stash was Produced & Directed by Terry R. Wickham.  Stars Almog Pail, Jonathan Weirich, Richard Kern, Jesse Ray Sheps and Tina Surabian.  Director of Photography Edwin M. Figueroa.

INSERTS SCHEDULED FOR STASH

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Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham is happy to announce that the inserts needed for the climax of the slow-burn, character focused suspense film Stash will take place Saturday July 2, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.

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The director elaborates, “Originally I thought we would need around 6 or7 pickup shots to make the end of the movie work.  But after Sound Designer Thomas Jackson implemented his sound effects, Foley and ADR tracks, the movie didn’t need that much.  What the film does require is two inserts, so that we can utilize all the shots of our demon, which should hopefully thrill all the monster/horror fans out there.

One of the inserts will play an important role in the Trailer for Stash, which Editor Jason Paluck has already cut.  Sound Designer Thomas Jackson will add his sound work to the trailer, to go along with Music Composer Geoff Tyson comes up with.  Both those guys will play a crucial role in the Trailer as they can really elevate the brooding, high-tension atmosphere I’m going for.

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Make-Up Artist Sarah Bedrick will doing the make-up, hair and blood splatter needed to match the continuity of what was already shot.  I’m excited that we are going to get the chance to work together, before shooting the completion of Abandoned later in July.

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All in all, it’s very exciting that everything is coming together for Stash and very soon people will get a glimpse of our movie.”

Paul “Madman” Ehlers adds demonic voices to Stash

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Paul Ehlers proves he is more than just a “Madman” performing a multitude of diabolical, fiendish voices for the movie Stash. Sound Designer Thomas Jackson listens and records the session.

 

Saturday May 28, 2016 Long Island actor Paul Ehlers who played the brutal “Madman Marz” in the early 80s slasher gem Madman, carried out an array of different voices for Stash.

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Tarantulas are the type of cool things that surround you at Madman’s studio.

 

Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham says, “It’s really incredible how Paul can shift his voice, accent, language and speech patterns to become someone totally different, which was perfect for Stash.  Also he is so generous nature that it is a dream to collaborate with him.  Plus his place is loaded with all sorts of cool art, props and movie memorability that it made the whole experience just a lot of fun.”

 

 

 

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The infamous structure at 112 Ocean Ave

 

Sound Designer Thomas Jackson made his first pilgrimage to Long Island to record the session needed to complete the movie. Before heading to Ehlers, Wickham took Jackson by the infamous Amityville House, since it was in the neighborhood.

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Paul Ehlers watches Sound Designer Thomas Jackson do his expertise at the sound recording controls.

 

Prior to the session, Wickham re-watched Stash again and found some choice places where Ehlers could add his voice in a whispery-wind like way that might not even be audible in the movie.  Wickham says, “In those instances I visualized Paul’s voices mixing with the wooded locations seen in the movie.  I love to try to be extremely creative as a filmmaker and often add audio  & visual level elements to my movies that are designed for a subliminal level that the audience may not be aware, but will have an effect on them .  Paul was definitely up for the challenge, making his voice sound like it was blowing through the topography of the forest.

I’ve got to admit when Thomas and I added our voices to the film, just to give the film more texture and it wasn’t easy trying to create voices from hell screaming, crying and moaning from the depths of Hades.  I found that I would lose my breath while I was voicing a Tibetan Monk like chant, while Thomas can scream with the best of them.”

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Left to right: Stash Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham, Paul “Madman” Ehlers and Sound Designer Thomas Jackson after finishing the demonic voices session May 28, 2016

 

Wickham is super pleased with the session and the impact it’s going to have on Stash.  He cannot thank both Paul Ehlers for his high-level vocal skills and warm hospitality.  Wickham also feels deep gratitude for Jackson’s willingness to come out to the Island and his continued dedication to making the sound of Stash the best it can be.