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Ballad of Westerado

Marco Scaringi  •  Production Coordinator
Robyn Scaringi  •  Digital Loader
Commercial  •  Sony F55  •  December 2014

The Scaringi’s got another chance to work with Imagos Films, this time on a commercial for a video game for Adult Swim. Robyn had fun transcoding & syncing on the set, and Marco had fun casting extras and arranging weapons training for all the actors. Video game tie-ins happen to be Imagos’ speciality, and we gotta say, shooting this one was pretty darn cool. Be sure to keep an eye on Imagos, they are definitely going places!

Check out the awesome Ballad of Westerado interactive video here!
 

Dead West

Robyn Scaringi  •  Script Supervisor (Dayplay)
Narrative Feature  •  November 2014

Robyn had been hoping to get a chance to work with writer/director Jeff Ferrell ever since she saw his first feature film, Ghostlight in 2013. Like Ghostlight, Dead West (working title ‘Lady Killer’) stars Brian Sutherland, who you might remember as the crazy cult leader, Jacob, on episode 6 of Z Nation. Dead West has a good script, a great cast and crew, and a rising star for a director, so be sure to keep an eye out for this one coming soon.

Depth

Marco Scaringi  •  Production Coordinator  •  Narrative Feature  •  November 2014
Robyn Scaringi  •  Digital Loader (Day Play)  •  May 2015

While Marco was in Spokane working on Z Nation over the summer, director Don Thacker and his production company, Imagos Films, began principal photography on a feature film called Depth. And when fall rolled around and it came time to finish up the show in a studio, Depth producer Josh Gelb and AD Landon Salyer called on Marco to help make it happen. Depth’s story was kept very hush-hush during production, but we can tell you it’s a dark sci-fi film with a video game tie-in — AND all the footage looked amazing! Yay, new media! Robyn also got to work on the film, when they did some pick-ups a few months later. For updates, keep an eye on Imagos.

The Man in the High Castle

Marco Scaringi  •  APOC
Robyn Scaringi  •  Digital Loader/Media Manager
TV Pilot  •  2 Cam Red Dragon  •  August – October 2014
Castle Cover

The Scaringis got a chance to work together again, this time for a TV pilot for Amazon Studios called “The Man in the High Castle.” The show is based on a novel written by Philip K Dick, who also wrote the stories that Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall were based on.

Castle takes place in an imagined 1962 where the Allies lost WWII and Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan occupy the United States. Some really big names are attached to this one, including Ridley Scott as executive producer, who’s been trying to the get the show developed for years. Be sure to check out Amazon for all the latest news and info about the show.

Syfy Logo

Z Nation

Marco Scaringi  •  APOC
Robyn Scaringi  •  Digital Loader/Media Manager
National Scripted TV Series  •  April – September 2014

Spokane-based North by Northwest teamed up with The Asylum to create a zombie TV series for the Syfy channel called Z Nation. That’s right, A ZOMBIE TV SERIES! Marco and Robyn were very excited to get to be a part of it — they’re both huge zombie fans, and have attended more than one zombie convention.

Z Nation, which starts 3 years into the zombie apocalypse, is about a team of everyday heroes transporting the only known survivor of the zombie virus from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab awaits his blood. Marco and Robyn both joined IATSE for the show (Locals 488 and 600 respectively), so the Scaringi’s got just a little bit more awesome, thanks to this slice of zombie mayhem. The series is available now through the Syfy channel, so be sure to check it out!

The Device

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.

Eastern Hunter

Marco Scaringi  •  Production Manager  •  Narrative Short  •  Red Epic  •  March 2014
The 90 foot fishing vessel, the Eastern Hunter

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.

Phoebe’s Father

Robyn Scaringi  •  Digital Loader & Script Supervisor
Narrative Feature  •  Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera  •  Feb – March 2014
Robyn slating on the set of Phoebe's Father

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!

 

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