Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 29, 2011.

Update #10



So it's been a crazy few weeks around Casa de Chidel... Pre-production has been going full steam ahead — and as of tomorrow, we're officially into production! 

We have gathered a terrific multi-talented cast:  Ramon de Ocampo as our mourning main man, Johnny Giacalone as our friend who trusts a bit too much, and Katherine Celio as our dearly departed bride.  

Our crackerjack production design team of Ipek Kemahlioglu and Allison Sanders has created a terrific living space for our characters, and has also built a cemetery out of a backyard — which I'm sure will make the property owners want to move.  :)

Our über-talented special effects makeup man Lenny Spadavecchia is covered in blood — and he hasn't even started working yet!

And now, as the equipment arrives and the cast and crew are set, we are pulling out the crafts service and brewing up the coffee.  May the cameras commence!


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      Creator Philip Chidel on July 23, 2011

      I will post as they become available... :)

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      Creator Amanda Mercurio on July 22, 2011

      How exciting! Maybe post some behind the scenes pics? :)

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      Creator Brian A. Martin on July 22, 2011

      This is so exciting, Philip! Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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      Creator J. Crayton Smith on July 22, 2011

      Can't wait for this one. Thanks for the update.

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