Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back in Action

To everyone who supported us during the making of "Beautiful Silence" we would like to thank you as well as apologize for being missing-in-action since. Like most of you, we've been extremely busy and also ran into technical difficulties when it came to screening the film. We hope to maybe screen it sometime in the future for anyone that was looking forward to seeing it, as new films are produced.

There have been many updates though! Director Doug Helmick has since created a logo promotion video for Chiaro Films, two shorts for a class (which are still being re-worked), and a part two short for an experimental piece that he made in the past. Helmick is also planning and preparing for his next production. More information for everything mentioned will be posted accordingly.

From now on I will be posting at least once a week, so stay connected for updates. I've also created a new Chiaro Films Facebook page for anyone interested in quick, on the go updates. Here is the new logo promotion video, Chiaro Films Logo 2011, enjoy...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sneak Peak: Behind the Scenes

At least once a week I'm going to release a photo or two from "behind the scenes" of the film. Keep following along for updates; we appreciate all the support. Any questions? Let us know!

Setting: Garage? Callie positioning for a scene.
Mike and Doug lighting a shot.
Both photos by Nikki Pollo.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trailer Premiere!

The "Beautiful Silence" trailer will premiere tonight at South Pike Cinemas in Sarver, Pa., at 7 p.m. The trailer will play in front of "Micah," directed by Matt Burek. The screening event is free and open to all public. To find out more information, or to let us know if you're attending, visit the Micah Premiere Screening page on Facebook. Thanks for supporting local film!

If you are interested, the exact address for the event is:
South Pike Cinemas
130 Cinema Way
Sarver, Pennsylvania 16055 (about 30 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh)

Other than the premiere tonight at 7 p.m., the "Beautiful Silence" trailer will go live tonight at 8 p.m. on Vimeo for everyone to see. Check out the "Beautiful Silence" Facebook page for a link tonight. Also, check back here later tonight for the trailer as well, and let us know what you think.

Finally, pre-sale for the film will begin soon. More information on it will be posted at a later date. Follow us on Twitter @ChiaroFilms to stay in touch.

Screen shot from the "Beautiful Silence" trailer. Photo courtesy of director, Doug Helmick.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Selah Shoot

Take a look at the Selah shoot, one of the first days of filming with Callie and Mike together. Here, we worked on the dinner scene for the montage. Doug focused on filming and setting up the space allowed to us. (Thanks again Selah!) More photos and updates to come, enjoy! Also, there will be some news soon...

All photos by Nikki Pollo.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank you, Selah!

Brian Palumbo, owner of Selah.
Filming for "Beautiful Silence" day three took place on Friday, March 18 at Selah in downtown Struthers, Ohio. It took nearly four hours to complete about a 15-second scene, just part of a small montage that will serve as an important part of the film. We were extremely happy with the location, and the footage that came out as well.

Most importantly, we would like to give a special thanks to Owner Brian Palumbo at Selah for giving us the opportunity to film at his restaurant, using his time and space. We couldn't have asked for a better place to shoot.

All three photos taken by Doug Helmick. Photos from the set of the Selah shoot will be up soon; keep in touch!

Selah in downtown Struthers.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Once in a blue moon.

Day, well night, two of filming and here are some photos. Hm, wonder what's going on? Photos courtesy by Billy Auman.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action!

Beautiful Silence is officially in production as of yesterday, when the only scene captured in Pittsburgh, Pa., was shot with supporting actor Joey Manuselis, playing Officer Richard Ramirez. The bulk of the shooting will continue to take place this coming weekend in Struthers, Ohio and Columbiana, Ohio with main actress Callie Reda and actor Michael Maynard, along with other minor character roles. Updates and photos will be posted during the filming.

Callie Reda as Emma Rose, by Kayla Hetrick.
This is also the first official post for the "Beautiful Silence" Film blog page. Thanks to everyone who is following, helping out, or just keeping in touch! It's always a tough task to promote and get the talk of the film out on the streets. I hope you enjoy the updates and in the meantime, get ready for the premiere of the film. To receive quicker mini updates, follow @ChiaroFilms on Twitter or add our group Beautiful Silence on Facebook. Pretty soon, I'm going to get things ready for people who want to help us promote. Let us know if you're interested.

FYI: "Beautiful Silence" is Doug Helmick's latest creation and will also take place as a project for his intermediate editing class in college. Check out more of his work on Vimeo.

Again, thanks for your support. There's lots more to come, so stay connected.