NOMINATED FOR “BEST FEATURE” AND BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” AT CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(WRITER / DIRECTOR BRAD SAVILLE & D.P. WILL SARGENT)
(D.P. WILL SARGENT & WRITER / DIRECTOR BRAD SAVILLE)
NEXT SCREENING: Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, Friday November 18th @ 9:00 pm
PHOTOS AT SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
WE TAKE HOME “BEST FEATURE” AND “BEST SCREENPLAY” AWARDS FROM WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOS AT WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011
OFFICIAL 24 X 36 POSTER!
We’ve Garnered Two Maverick Movie Award Nominations!
Official Selection Astoria / LIC International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection Williamsburg International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection Syracuse International Film Festival 2011
"REGRETTING FISH": BEHIND-THE-SCENES
Take a trip behind the scenes of the making of an Independent Film on a shoe-string budget: “Regretting Fish.” The footage is somewhat sparse but effectively conveys the daunting yet fun task of making cinema, the colorful cast and crew, and the age-old adage regarding a career in Independent Film: “Only the Insane Need Apply.”
While submitting my first picture, Williamsburg, to festivals in 2006, I slowly yet relentlessly became immersed in, and smitten with, the New York City Theatre scene. Since then, I have written and directed ten short and three full-length plays that have gone up on stages around town; consequently, I ended up meeting, working with, and befriending some of the best actors in New York. To this day, 95% of my closest friends are actors with whom I’ve worked over the past five years.
Regretting Fish is a picture I wrote throughout 2009 with the idea of bringing together my favorite actors in the city to work in a film genre that had captured my love, admiration, and fascination long ago: Crime / Noir. It also served as an opportunity to reunite with my indispensable Director of Photography, Will Sargent, and Key Grip, Mariah Densow: both close friends, brothers-in-arms, and Williamsburg alumni.
I funded the movie with $12,000 of my own hard-earned cash and kegs of passion. After three months of rehearsal, over five-hundred storyboards, and countless hours of pre-production planning, we made it happen in thirteen shooting days and nights. Most of the cast and crew worked twelve-hour days for mere food, fueled by those calories and an immutable, robust faith in the script and myself. As an artist and human being, in my humble opinion, there is no greater honor or joy than several people making severe sacrifices simply to follow you into cinematic battle.
I had the time of my life working on Regretting Fish: the hours were long, years were probably taken from my life, yet a script I loved was seen through and time was spent doing what I love most with the people I love most. In short, the rigorous production of this movie was less of a daunting task and more of a joyous family reunion.
As a filmmaker, my goal is, and always will be, simple: to make a picture that I want to see but no one else is currently making. In that respect, my job is done. I hope you enjoy “Regretting Fish” as much as I enjoyed making it.
"REGRETTING FISH" TRAILER
Brad Saville’s second film is a neo-noir tale about regret. Fisher Galloway is a criminal who has just stolen $500,000 cash from his former employers, a French Drug Cartel . As he makes plays to leave New York City, he finds himself employing the help of his ex-fiance, Verity, inadvertently subjecting her to the inevitable consequences of his theft. As the net tightens around Fisher, he slowly realizes that a criminal can trust no one: not even himself.
- Written and Directed by: Brad Saville