Expected Release - Summer 2016
As most independent filmmakers would tell you, Post Production takes much longer than production! So many parts and pieces go into creating a quality finished product (editing, more editing, sound,... Read more
Post Production Progress
Carving A Life is well under way in Post Production and we are hoping to have the film completed and ready for festivals and community screenings by Fall of 2015!!... Read more
Pictures from the production wrap party
The wrap party was a big success! Here are a few photos from the fun event. Behind the scenes slide show and the sneek peak of the trailer were shown... Read more
Behind the Scenes (Fun on the set) Video
We had 21 days of filming in November and December and at least 92 Cast and Crew!
Check out the IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3325154/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
We are officially in post production now,... Read more
Behind the Scenes Photos
Behind the Scenes photos on the Life in Reels Productions website:
and Facebook Movie Page: https://www.facebook.com/CarvingALife
and Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CarvingaLife
Stay tuned for a sneek peak at the movie... Read more
And that's a WRAP!
We've wrapped production and now on to post production and editing! Thanks for all your support. We look forward seeing the finished film on the big screen in the spring... Read more
Behind the Scenes of "Carving a Life"
The Behind the Scenes Production Blog is almost ready and all backers will receive an email with the link to the Blog very soon!
In the meantime, here are a... Read more
Tiffany Espensen has joined the cast!
We are proud to announce that Tiffany Espensen has joined the cast of Carving a Life. Tiffany is a popular teen actress who is best know for her roles in... Read more
Hey backers you guys are impressive! All the outpouring of support, words of encouragement, and creative collaborations have made all the hard work and sleepless nights so worth it! Less... Read more
Reward #3 Photograph by Connor Kollenda
Everyone who chooses REWARD #3 at $25.00 will get an 8x10 photo - titled CARLSBAD CLARITY. It comes with a certificate of authenticity.
The photo taken in Carlsbad, California by... Read more
thank you to all the ARTISTS!
POSTCARD FEATURING ARTISTS collaborating with Carving a Life:
Check out this postcard that was designed by Art Director Faelynn Paterson.
We will be distributing this postcard throughout artist communities and... Read more
Carving A Life in the news today
Published in BroadwayWorld
More location scouting fun!
Here are photos from the wood mill and panoramic views of Julian and Volcan Mountain region. region. Filming starts October 29 (before the snow comes)! The Carving A Life cast... Read more
Location Scouting Fun
Some of our cast and crew had a BLAST out in Julian CA yesterday location scouting. We will be filming in schools, auditorium, the forest, a wood carvers/carpenters mill, woodshop,... Read more
How to be a terrorist in Hollywood, by Abu Nazir (Navid)
Navid Negahban played the terrorist Abu Nazir on Showtime's Homeland and is also now in the cast of Carving A Life. Navid made this funny video to show other actors... Read more
Artists to showcase work in Carving a Life Film
Here's a SNEAK PEEK at some of the art you will see in the film on the walls of the characters homes and in art gallery scenes. Faelynn Paterson, Carving... Read more
Photo of Artist Apron reward and other artists rewards
Hey, check out this cool Artist's / BBQ Apron! (design created by Faelynn Paterson, Carving A Life Art Director). This apron will be worn by Mitch in the film while... Read more
New Reward - Get 8x10 print of ocean waves
Photographer Connor Kollenda's work will be on the walls of the characters homes in this film. His photography has also been seen on the cover of Carlsbad Magazine and other... Read more
Navid Negahban joins the cast!
Proud to announce that Navid Negahban, also known as Abu Nazir on the Emmy-nominated "Homeland", (and Charlie Wilson's War, Brothers, CSI, NCIS, Law and Order) joins the cast of "Carving... Read more
Reward #5 ENTO tee-shirt design
Check out the ENTO tee-shirt design, which will be worn by Mitch in the film. You can get the SAME SHIRT - well not the exact same shirt, a new... Read more
Why should I back this project?
Because you will love this film, and we need your support to produce it. This movie will be similar to the very popular films, Smashed, The Spectacular Now, 500 Days... Read more
Meet the Cast and Crew event
Come out this Saturday Sept 14 7-10pm to meet the cast and crew of Carving a Life! Back this project on Kickstarter to get in free or donate at the... Read more
Cast and Crew as of September 10
Here's our awesome Crew as of September 10:
- Director: Terry Ross
- Screenplay/Producer: Lisa Bruhn
- Assistant Producer: Sandy Orsmond-Holmes
- Director Photography/Editor: Paul Giret
- Assistant Director: Gabe
- Line Production: Jackie Bainto
- Art... Read more
Making Great Progress
PLEASE back this project, so we can bring to you the story of Mitch's life - love, tragedy, healing through creativity and art, more love, more tragedy, and finding the... Read more
Carving a Life DVD
DVD of Carving A Life - you will receive a copy of the MOVIE DVD (once commercially available) PLUS all the above rewards.
All or nothing
For those that don't know how a Kickstarter campaign works - it is all or nothing! We either get enough pledged contributions to reach the $48,000 and get funded, or... Read more
We've cast the Caddyshack Gopher!
Well technically it's the creator of the Caddyshackgopher that is now signed on to be a part of CARVING A LIFE, Pat Brymer. of PBCreations. Pat has been creating... Read more
NEW REWARD - ARTISTS APRON
Check out the new $50.00 reward -- ARTISTS PACKAGE:Get an artists apron (can be used to BBQ too) just like Mitch wears in the movie. The apron features designs... Read more