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SHOCK TILL YOU DROP: Poster Art for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s The Night Visitor PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Mark Gantt   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 05:07

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Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Among Friends, The Divide) is making her directorial debut with the sci-fi/horror film The Night Visitor which is currently shooting. Lony Ruhmann scripted this tale which will combine “found footage” with a traditionally-told narrative.  The film is being geared for a straight-to-VOD release and we have a look at the poster – you can check out a larger version inside.

Brianne Davis plays the role of Jen, a mother of six-year old Ricky, who’s being tormented by a demented Alien.  Gary Cairns, Blanc-Biehn, Mark Gantt and Tara Buck co-star.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2013 05:25
 
Exclusive Set Photos And BTS Images From THE NIGHT VISITOR

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Head inside to check out some exclusive set photos and behind-the-scenes images from THE NIGHT VISITOR that is currently in production and marks the directorial debut of Jennifer Blanc-Biehn.

Actress and producer, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn teams up with Streamy Award winning producer Mark Gantt (THE BANNEN WAY) and Lony Ruhmann (who is also helping produce HIDDEN In THE WOODS the remake ) for her directorial debut on the digital feature, THE NIGHT VISITOR. The film with a mix of both sci-fi and horror, will be shot with the found footage style that has become popular within the genres. Ruhmann helmed the story and will Executive Produce with Blanc-Biehn, Gantt will produce, screenplay written by the Marcus Bros (HIDDEN IN THE WOODS-REMAKE, THE FARM).

The cast includes Brianne Davis who  plays the role of Jen, a mother of six-year old Ricky, who’s being tormented by a demented Alien, Gary Cairns (HERO WANTED, JUSTIFIED), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (DARK ANGEL, WRONG COPS, THE VICTIM), Mark Gantt (THE BANNEN WAY, OCEAN’S 11) and Tara Buck (TRUE BLOOD, JUSTIFIED, TOMORROW YOU’RE GONE).

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Photography by Mike Skillsky

 
ARROW IN THE HEAD - The Night Visitor goes online

We’ve been hitting you guys with some pretty cool stuff lately with Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut THE NIGHT VISITOR and now it has an official website for you guys to check out — so make sure you head over there asap and show your support for some awesome indie horror!

You can check out the new site by clicking HERE.

When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advise to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family, turns out to reveal their son is having conversations with an unseen entity, calling itself the Night Visitor. Beware of those that come at night.

THE NIGHT VISITOR stars Brianne Davis, Tara Buck, Gary Cairns, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Vedette Lim. It’s being produced by Mark Gantt and Lony Ruhmann from a screenplay by the Marcus Bros (Hidden In The Woods-Remake).

 

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DREAD CENTRAL: Jennifer Blanc to Bring Us The Night Visitor
Jennifer Blanc of Blanc/Biehn Productions has spent a lot of time in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes as a producer, but now it's time for the do-it-all to find herself a seat in the director's chair for The Night Visitor.

From the Press Release
Actress and producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn teams up with Streamy Award-winning producer Mark Gantt (THE BANNEN WAY) and Lony Ruhmann (who is also helping produce HIDDEN In THE WOODS, the remake ) for her directorial debut on the digital feature THE NIGHT VISITOR. The film, a mix of both sci-fi and horror, will be shot in the found footage style that has become popular within the genres. Ruhmann helmed the story and will executive produce with Blanc-Biehn; Gantt will produce the screenplay written by the Marcus Bros. (HIDDEN IN THE WOODS, THE FARM).

“’The Night Visitor effortlessly blends the sci-fi, horror and supernatural genres together with a beautiful balance of charm, humor and irony. I’m super excited to be a part of Jen Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut; her vision and passion are leading the charge.” – Mark Gantt

Filming begins April 4th in Los Angeles with a tight budget and schedule. The ambitious shoot is helped along with the majority of the cast and crew, Blanc-Biehn Productions’ alumni, offering favors and deals to help elevate the production. “In my maiden voyage as a director, I feel fortunate to have such passionate friends and co-workers that have stepped up to the plate to bring this vision to life.” – Jennifer Blanc-Biehn

The cast so far includes Brianne Davis (PROM NIGHT, AMONG FRIENDS, JARHEAD), who’s jumping aboard before shooting the Lifetime series "WITCHES OF EAST END" in Vancouver. Davis and Blanc-Biehn worked together in Danielle Harris’ directorial debut , AMONG FRIENDS, written by Alyssa Lobit, which will be released this summer by Lionsgate Home Video and Grindstone Entertainment. Davis plays the role of Jen, mother of six-year-old Ricky, who’s being tormented by a demented alien. “I’m totally thrilled to be working with Jen on her directorial debut. ‘The Night Visitor’ is such a great concept, and I love the character I’m playing; she’s strong, passionate and desperately wants to save her marriage and protect her son.” – Brianne Davis.

Additional cast members include Gary Cairns (HERO WANTED, JUSTIFIED), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (DARK ANGEL, WRONG COPS, THE VICTIM), Mark Gantt (THE BANNEN WAY, OCEAN’S 11) and Tara Buck (TRUE BLOOD, JUSTIFIED, TOMORROW YOU’RE GONE). "I'm a huge fan of horror and sci-fi, and 'The Night Visitor' provides a great role for me to sink my teeth into." – Tara Buck

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DREAD CENTRAL: New Casting News Found Hidden in the Woods

  

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More casting news has come our way for Patricio Valladares' English-language remake of Hidden in the Woods. Read on for the early word on just who has signed on for active duty in this horrific affair.

The cast is now comprised of Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, Jeannine Kaspar, Electra Avelan, Mark Burnham, Jennifer Blanc, Richard Gunn, Caitlin Keats, Matthew Alan, Mark Gantt, Cheryl Hawker, Greg Ingram, Evie Louise Thompson, Grace Powell, Larry Carroll, Nick Nicholson, Jeremy JD Norton, Rebecca Torellas, Nick Bateman, Cody Hackman, and Luke Massy.

Hidden in the Woods is a powerful tale of urban violence and "closely faithful to the atmospheres of the original", in the words of actor/producer Michael Biehn. The film has been acquired to be handled internationally and launched in Cannes by Dimitri Stephanides of WTF, the Paris-based sales company who also represents Michael Biehn's and Jennifer Blanc's previous film, The Victim. Shot in Texas on an unannounced budget, Valladares' Hidden in the Woods promises to be one of the most exciting thrillers to look out for in 2014.

Synopsis
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods.


 
Film Threat review of DONOR PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Mark Gantt   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 23:38

Mark Gantt’s short film Donor focuses on a couple on the verge of a huge life event. Sammy (Alexis Boozer) is about to donate her eggs to another couple, and her commitment-phobic-until-now boyfriend John (Trevor Algatt) is not sure it’s the right thing to do. Over the course of their morning, the two go back and forth on everything from faith to fertility as they try to reconcile their feelings and fears.

A film like this is a straight-up acting showpiece, as it captures a moment in a day and lets the camera soak in the performances on display. Alexis Boozer and Trevor Algatt do an incredible job with the short time they’re given to make an impression in this film. The dialogue, which could be considered a little too stilted or on-the-nose on the page, comes across as natural when delivered by the duo; the film’s emotional gear-shifts never feel forced or false.

In the end, Donor is powered by performance above all, and the actors involved don’t disappoint in the slightest. If this were but part of a larger story, I would’ve kept watching. As it is, though, it’s an emotionally strong short film.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 23:40
 
Meridian Series Launched

Written & Directed by Joe Penna (AKA MysteryGuitarMan)
Starring: Orlando Jones, Rick Overton, Mary Alyce Kania & Mark Gantt

 
DONOR - Official Selection Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

Alexis Boozer wins Best Overall Actress at the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival for her role in DONOR.

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Directing Awards & Nominations

DONOR
(short Film)
Currently being distributed on SnagFilms


Winner "Best Director - Short Film"

FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest 2012

Winner "Best of the Fest"
Indie Cinema Series Festival 2012

Official Selection
Beverly Hills Shorts Festival 2012

Official Selection
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

Winner Best Actress - Alexis Boozer
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

SUITE 7
(Digital Series)
Currently distributed on LIFETIME.COM

Shannen Doherty - Best Individual Performance
Webby Awards 2012

Best Dramatic Series
BANFF Rockies Award 2011

MARTINE
(Short Film)

Winner Best Horror/Suspence Short Film
New Orleans Media Festival 2004
Official Selection
Newport Beach Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
New York Short Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2004



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