How does a barbecue sauce & marinade play into a horror movie? Well our good friends over at TBA Productions have been working on getting this movie off the ground for a long while now and it has finally come to fruition. They approached me about featuring Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce & Marinade to use on set for promotional shots as well as to keep the cast and crew saucy & well fed during their filming. III is a 3D horror feature film being produced by TBA Productions, LLC which is an independent 2D & 3D media production company based in Charleston, SC. The film is a hybrid of a slasher film with a creature feature twist in the vein of H.P. Lovecraft. TBA Productions is using practical effects to maximize the 3-D version of the movie and is filming a 2-D as well.
III’s story and visual aesthetic is drawn from the classic slasher and creature features from the late seventies and eighties. Rather than having female characters incarnated as bimbos running helplessly up the stairs, they have been scripted as strong female leads which fight back against their attackers; similar to films like The Descent and High Tension.
III features 13 cast members and 50+ extras that reside throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and have been filming since early October 2011 in St. Matthews, SC on a pre-civil war plantation. Key and supporting crew members consist of students from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Trident Technical College, Charleston School of the Arts, and the Art Institute of Charleston, as well as seasoned professionals from the industry. The actors’ resumés include shows like One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, and Eastbound and Down. Expect a very Southern scary movie, complete with sexy girls, masked killers, and barbecue. We hear from Wheat that it draws from classic slasher and creature feature films (think 1970s-’80s era), but maintains a sense of humor.
I would also like to note that a friend of mine Julie Wheat, the local clothing designer and vintage reseller behind the Cavortress label is also co-producing and designing costumes for the film. You should check out Cavortress on Facebook as well. Atlanta Brand We Are The Process also provided some of the dope on screen wardrobe wear for the cast. Congratulations to all as I know there has been many an hour put into this project. I can’t wait to see it.
Check out the movie teaser below:
Also, check out this little commercial teaser for Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce: http://vimeo.com/30111171 (Password: Piggy)