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IN THE MEATHOUSE


PRODUCERSean M. Kaufmann
DIRECTORConor M. O’Brien
WRITERSean M. Kaufmann
STORYConor M. O’Brien
D.P.Tom C. Hall
EDITORTravis Hayden-Rowe

TAGLINESometimes the real fight is outside the ring.
SYNOPSISA young Boxer tries to use the local Mafia to accelerate his career – but the bitter history between his Trainer and a ruthless Mobster sabotages everything.


PRODUCTION
Pursuit was my first film as sole Director, No Country for Slow Men is the very first film I ever made. I conceived of the idea in early December 2009 and managed to get a group of friends interested enough to actually go ahead and make it. The entire production was a very collaborative process – four people wrote, three produced, two directed and everyone acted at some point.

We used a Sony CCD-TRV138 Hi8 Handycam. That’s right, Hi8. We recorded at 720×480, with no lighting or sound packages. Just the mic at the front of the camera.

The experience of film-making was absolutely fascinating to me. The end result was pretty much as good as we could make it. I taught myself After Effects and some basic sound editing in order to FX on all the muzzle flashes, bloodspurts and what not in post. But it was the planning and execution that really got my interest – having an idea, workign out how to do it and actually executing it.

The fact that the entire film-making process is driven by self-motivation, with a very low bar to entry (in terms of equipment, personnel, etc) was a huge eye-opener for me. This was a creative process free of the heavy-handed official regulation and slow development pace of a typical Architectural project, with total freedom to do what you want/can with what you’ve got to hand.

I was hooked.

'The Boxer'
JASON GOSBEE

'The Trainer'
CARL BAUER

'The Fixer'
TODD THOMAS DARK

'Ex Girlfriend'
JOANNA HOUGHTON

'Clyde'
JIM MONKELBANN

'Sparring Partner'
SCOTT CAVALHIERO

'Tall Boxer'
CLYDE PHILIPS

'Heavy Boxer'
CHADWICK ALLEN

'Jimmy'
SAMY OSMAN

'Jenny'
MEGAN LEACH

'Jonny' ( and 'New Boyfriend')
Sean M. Kaufmann

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Story by
CONOR M. O'BRIEN

Written by
SEAN M. KAUFMANN

Produced by
SEAN M. KAUFMANN

Directed by
CONOR M. O'BRIEN

Director of Photography
TOM C. HALL

Editor
TRAVIS HAYDEN-ROWE

Production Manager/ 2nd Assistant Director
LYNDSAY LEAHY

Casting Director
SEAN M. KAUFMANN

2nd Unit Director
RICK SKYLAR

A Cam Operator
MICHEL BISSON

B Cam Operator
DOMINIC BISSON

Camera Assistant
ASHIA POPINSKA

Gaffer/Key Grip
JASON BOURKE

Sound Mixer
DENNIS NICHOLSON

3rd Assistant Director
ADAM BENISH

Production Designer
GARY PETER

Stunt Coordinator
NICK ALACHOITIS

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