Scaringi Films is made up of husband and wife team, Marco & Robyn Scaringi, providing production leadership and support services in all aspects of film production. And they’ve been known to create their own original film content from time to time as well.
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Robyn Scaringi • Script Supervisor • Narrative Feature • Canon C100 • April 2014
Robyn’s always had fun working on horror films, but The Device was especially thrilling because it had several SciFi elements in it too — aliens, UFO crash sites, and of course, a mysterious spherical Device. Although most of the crew was new to Robyn, there was at least one familiar face in the cast: Kate Alden, the star of The Darker Path (which Robyn also script supervised for in 2013). The Device was produced by The October People, who you might know from some of their other horror features, The Invoking and Found. Lots of juicy scary movies coming from this group, so be sure to keep an eye on them in the not too distant future.
A Decent Lie
Robyn Scaringi • DIT • Narrative Short • Red Epic • March 2014
Robyn got another chance to work with one of her favorite Seattle filmmakers, Jeremy Mackie, on a film that he wrote & directed called “A Decent Lie.” This dramatic short stars Jesse Lee Keeter and Samara Lerman, who are frequent actors with the Journeyquest/Gamers series created by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. “A Decent Lie” is a road movie, a genre you don’t get to see a lot these days, and like most of the films that Jeremy has had some creative control over, it’s got a good script and a great story. Be sure to check it out during the 2014/2015 festival circuit.
Marco Scaringi • Production Manager • Narrative Short • Red Epic • March 2014
Marco took a few days out of his busy March to help make a short thriller called “Eastern Hunter.” The Scaringi’s had been eager to work with cinematographer Nick Hall and director Wade Jackson ever since they saw the team’s short film Decimation at SIFF 2013. To make the show just a little more interesting, most of the film was shot on a 90 foot fishing vessel also named Eastern Hunter. The shoot had some long days, but the footage looked gorgeous, and it was definitely worth all the hard work.
Robyn Scaringi • Digital Loader & Script Supervisor
Narrative Feature • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera • Feb – March 2014
Robyn was thrilled when one of Seattle’s best script supervisors, Andy Spletzer, asked Robyn to cover for him for a couple days on the feature film, Phoebe’s Father. The film, written and directed by John Helde, is about a woman who begins to find herself by reconnecting with her estranged father, all while slowly building a passion for bicycling.
Once Robyn learned that the movie was being shot on the latest ‘it’ camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, Robyn also volunteered to be media manager. The production was extremely grateful — Lars Larson, the DP, had been doing all the data managing himself! Robyn ended up script supervising about as many days on the set as Andy, and had a blast working with such a fantastic crew and beautiful script. It’s movies like this that make Robyn happy to call herself a filmmaker!
Robyn Scaringi • DIT/Media Manager • Narrative Short • Red Epic • Dec 2013
Nothing quite like a good short film to round out the year. “Dirty Laundry” is a smart political thriller, written & directed by Jessica Martin, a talented actress making waves in the Seattle area. Robyn got a chance to work with some of her favorite people again, Jeremy Mackie, Mike Astle, and Elizabeth Heile just to name a few. Keep an eye out for this short on the 2014 festival circuit, it’s sure to be a good one!
Escaping the Prophet
Robyn Scaringi • DIT/Media Manager • National Reality TV • Canon C300 (3 Cam) • Oct – Nov 2013
Screaming Flea, who you might know as the producer of such reality hits as Hoarders and Sell This House, was feeling especially ambitious when they undertook this show about Flora Jessop, who helps women and children escape from one of the most dangerous polygamist cults in America, the FLDS.
This 3-camera shoot definitely needed a media manager like Robyn. The first episode is airing in January 2014, and Robyn went above and beyond (like usual) by arranging hard drive transportation logistics and by creating detailed video logs to help Screaming Flea’s assistant editors get the footage ingested fast. The show also had only 2 camera assistants (for all three cameras!), so Robyn helped the camera team by making sure all the camera batteries were fully charged and ready to go whenever they needed them.
In addition to using their standard in-house crew, Screaming Flea also hired a plethora of Seattle crew, including Robyn, who usually work in shorts and feature films and the result is something a lot more beautiful than your average reality TV show. Screaming Flea was lucky to have Robyn on board and she was proud to be a part of it!
Marco Scaringi • Production Secretary • Feature Film • Oct – Nov 2013
Even though The Darker Path made Marco start late on this show, the production office staff on The Architect were very happy to have him on board. Although Marco has more advanced production office experience (such as APOC and even production manager), he knows that shows like this just means he’s getting an opportunity to be the world’s best office PA – getting ahead of the game on SAG contracts, doing runs like crazy, and just generally finishing tasks before anyone needs to ask about them. The Architect stars Parkey Posey and Eric McCormack, and is scheduled to be released in 2014.