|Released this month on cable and IVOD Platforms|
Some of the best movies ever made were produced either on a shoestring budget or practically no budget. But rarely do you find a good horror film, where the producer, who not only works with practically no budget to make a film, but also takes a calculated risk with actors with no acting experience.Meet Actor/Producer Timothy Woodward Jr., who migrated to Hollywood about a year ago from Wilmington, NC to find his dream.
This month , Finders Keepers, The Root of All Evil has been released nationally and Online. Woodward was still editing when this writer caught up with him two weeks ago. The trailer he just edited was pretty scary. Woodward is a mile a minute in projects and in aspirations. You could almost get an adrenaline rush just listening to him describe how he made the movie and how it will be distributed.
The movie is scary, chilling, quite realistic and is suspenseful. This story features a band of losers and shifts their criminal acts into the chaotic lives of a group of 20 something year olds, who are innocently celebrating a birthday. The one to watch in this movie is “Chuck” (Richard Bachellor), who Woodward said, “showed up on set the first day of filming and refused to leave until he was given a part.”
The award winning actor/director has teamed and signed a multi picture deal with Gravitas Ventures, a video on demand distributor which has a content distribution agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
The full length thriller film was released this week (April 4th) ) nationwide on scores of cable and IVOD Platforms. According to Woodward, “the movie will be available to more than 100 million holes in the US and in Canada.”
By learning how to shoot, edit, act and pitch his own projects he’s come a long way. His successful Hollywood East teen soap landed him a multi-year deal with HULU.com, world’s largest content provider Online. Before that it was Whittaker Bay, which Reveille International, signed a three year deal for domestic rights. Reveille was later merged with Shine Americas.
What also makes this project highly unusual is the fact that Woodward “deliberately picked raw talent or actors with very little acting experience.” He admits, “it was a gamble, but a calculated one, which paid off.”
Most of the film was done in the woods giving it the appeal and atmosphere of movie with a bigger budget. The artwork and official trailer for Finders Keepers: The Root of all Evil is now up on IMDB and is getting a lot of attention.
Woodward also noted that, Bachellor was cast almost by accident and put out one of the most powerful performances of the film with his natural raw talent. “He wouldn’t leave the set unless I gave him a shot at the role,” explained Woodward Jr. “He has more drama off stage then on set and really exploded when we cast in the roll of ‘Chuck,’” Woodward said.
Woodward has exceeded all expectations in this non-stop chilling/thriller film, Finders Keepers, The Root of All Evil.
|Bill Oberst Jr|
The quality of shooting, editing and acting are unbelievable for a low or in this case no budget film. It is “R” rated and not recommend for teen under 18.
Taking a chapter from actor/director, Ben Affleck’s book, Woodward directs the film, but slips into the acting role like Affleck would. The 90+ minute full length feature is written by Pia Cook and Todd Gordon. Cook and Woodward have become quite a pair, working together on several films including “Blackout” starring Timothy Woodward Jr. and Emmy award winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. One of the huge projects in the works is the much anticipated first installment of the new modern day Dracula trilogy.
Finders Keepers: The Root of All Evil is TWO THUMBS UP.
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