Daniel Duane Moves To Lexington Kentucky

This fall Daniel Duane packed his bags and headed south for Lexington, Kentucky. The move came suddenly when he got word he was accepted into Graduate school. He plans to spend the next two years in the state working on a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and TV Production.

Producer Chris Crawfini is holding down the fort back in Michigan, along with the rest of the crew. Daniel hopes that his education will give them the edge that they need to build Sabaoth Films into a full fledged film production and distribution company.

"I have big dreams for this company and I'm going to put everything I have into making this something we can be proud of."

Daniel plans to return to Michigan to work on various projects in between semesters, including a short film that began development earlier this summer.

It's only the "tip of the ice berg", states Daniel, "much more is to come!"

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Do Not Play – New Short Film By Sabaoth Films

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Do Not Play is a new short film created by Sabaoth Films for the 2017 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project. Written and Directed by Daniel Duane, this story follows a married couple as they're confronted with a mysterious package that threatens their lives.

The film stars two of Detroits rising actors, Kris Reilly and Kara Joy Reed. Their thrilling performances carry the story from start to finish as the audience is taken on an unsuspecting ride of mystery and suspense. The film also features actress Rose Ann Neppa who has appeared in numerous film and tv productions.

Do Not Play thrilled audiences during the official screening at the Landmark Main Art Theater this past Tuesday, July 25th. It showed with a number of other short films that were all created during an intense weekend of blood sweat and tears. The filmmakers each had to write, shoot, edit, and deliver their films during a short 48 hour period. The films were to be based on specific elements that included a post card prop, the character of Author Jared Dreybeck, and the line "Maybe, just maybe, it will happen again." Additionally each team chose one of two genres drawn out of a hat. Team Sabaoth Films drew "Mystery" and "Road Movie." They chose Mystery.

An awards ceremony will take place on August 8th at the Orchid Event Center in Ferndale, MI.  If the film does well, Executive Producer Chris Crawfini is considering funding a feature film based on the short which may mark the first feature film produced by Sabaoth Films.

According to Director Daniel Duane, the film also serves as a test for the groundbreaking Panasonic Lumix GH5. The camera is currently at the top of the DLSR market with unparalleled image quality and 4K abilities (as far as Digital SLR cameras come). He plans to begin production on another short film in the coming months to further test the capabilities of this camera.

The full film is available for your viewing pleasure below.

 

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Why Shoot On RED?

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If you're a business owner looking to create a top notch advertisement for your company, or a band gearing up to shoot a new music video for your album, or especially a film producer looking for the right equipment for your feature - RED is the camera you want to shoot on.

Why? Without listing all the technical jargon here are a couple reasons. RED cameras have a look that's impeccable and they're cost effective. It's why so many Hollywood movies shoot on RED, like Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers, and The Hobbit. The images are utterly pristine. When it comes to professionalism, whatever your product is (music video, TV commercial, feature film, ect), you know the quality will be sound.

In terms of budgeting for a project, RED cameras are extremely cost effective. They come in at around a quarter of the price of other popular movie cameras and were originally created to help independent filmmakers make films that could compete with Hollywood. It turns out RED was so successful even the big-wig Hollywood filmmakers started using them.

At Sabaoth Films we are professionally trained to shoot on RED as we're dedicated to producing top quality content for our clients. So If you're not yet convinced that RED is the way to go, just take a look at one of these films below.

Written By Sidney Paige

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Indie Film “Moving Parts” Premieres In Detroit

Props to Sabaoth Films creator, Daniel Duane, on his success as the Director of Photography for the recent indie film, Moving Parts, which premiered in Detroit this past weekend. The film completed nearly a year ago and was Duane's first big gig after graduating film school. If was also his first collaboration with the films directors, Harley Wallen and Jerry Hayes. Together they successfully created this suspense-drama-thriller with minimal budget and a barebones crew. The film is expected to play at several popular festivals and is rumored to already have bids for distribution.

It's clear indie film is live and well in the humble state of Michigan. Hats off to everyone involved in the picture and we look forward to what's to come from this brilliant community of filmmakers.

By Sidney Paige

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Short Film – Consequence

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Sabaoth Films presents it's first official short film. Director Daniel Duane takes us on an emotional ride as Jacob (Tylor Kaiser) seemingly causes the death of his close friend, Dave (Andrew Dupuis). In an attempt to answer for his sins, Jacob confronts his demons face to face.

The film was created as a promotional piece for the new film company and showcases the abilities of the Director who wrote, directed, filmed, and edited the film. Director Daniel Duane also produced it in conjunction with Chris Crawfini, one of Detroit's up and coming movie producers. The film features an original score by 18 year old composer, Joseph Schmidt, as well as the voice of Selina Gaines, a young actress from the Director's alma mater, Olivet Nazarene University.

This is just the first of a handful of short films that are in production at Sabaoth Films. The company is also developing a feature film which they hope to announce in the coming months.

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Michigan’s Newest Film Company – Sabaoth Films

One could say that “story” is the single most essential element of humanity. The urge to tell stories has been ingrained into our DNA since the age of cave drawings. Now days we are surround by it. It’s the age of “Netflix-Binge-Give-Me-Entertainment-In-My-Pocket-At-All-Times”. We crave it, we love it, we can’t go without it. Stories matter more than we will ever know, that’s why Michigan’s newest film company, Sabaoth films, takes a story centered approach to their products.

Their emphasis on “story” puts Sabaoth Films on the map as a niche creator in the commercial media industry. In terms of television ads and music videos, which don’t always utilize narrative story structures, the use of story can be highly effective to sell a product, promote a brand, or represent the artistic meaning of a song. With feature films, Sabaoth excels at script development and puts great emphasis on structure, while also working to tell the most compelling story possible. Couple that with their fully trained crew and you have a force to be reckoned with.

It’s safe to say that Sabaoth Films is on it’s way to becoming one of Michigan’s most sought after media and entertainment creators.

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