Crafty Apes and Moonshine Post-Production have formed an alliance to become the Georgia film industry’s trusted, go-to source for all things post-production. The alliance results in an end-to-end “pixel pipeline” — from acquisition to delivery — for Georgia-based film and television production projects.
Each studio will be featured during the Atlanta Film Festival, which is scheduled to occur Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 22. The studios are also collaborating on several new projects, including a soon-to-be-announced television series.
Crafty Apes is a full-service visual effects (VFX) company whose work can be seen in such projects as “La La Land,” “Hidden Figures,” “Stranger Things 2,” “Captain America: Civil War” and more. Moonshine Post-Production is full-service post house with credits including the SXSW movie hit “Summer 03” starring Joey King, Paul Scheer, Andrea Savage and Jack Kilmer, as well as television and commercial projects for RedBull, AMC, Cadillac, FX, ESPNw and more.
“When I left Alaska to launch Crafty Apes with my brother, Tim, and Jason Sanford in Los Angeles, we had no idea it would grow to be what it is today,” said Crafty Apes Co-Founder Chris LeDoux. “We have successful offices in L.A. and New York, and Atlanta is no different. We love collaborating with Drew and his team at Moonshine, and our dual-power offering of visual effects and post-production will further enhance the filming experience in Georgia.”
“Moonshine Post is happy to call Georgia home,” said Moonshine Post-Production Founder and Executive Producer Drew Sawyer. “Through hard work and a solid team of artists, technicians and supervisors, Moonshine now ranks upon the region’s premier post houses. Creating an alliance with Chris and his team has upped our game even more. Plus, the collaboration enhances the Georgia’s film industry’s trend toward sustainable growth.”
Noted films during the Atlanta Film Festival include:
Moonshine’s showcased work in Atlanta Film Festival headliners “Man Made” and “Summer ‘03.”
Summer ‘03 — Premiered at SXSW in March 2018 as a debut, comedy-feature film by writer-director Becca Gleason, the “Summer ‘03” plot revolves around Jamie (Joey King), whose grandmother, on her deathbed, leaves her with two distinct pieces of information that set Jamie and her family on an emotional roller coaster ride — all while she falls for the wrong guy at the wrong time.
Man Made — By Director T Cooper, fthe film ocuses on the world’s only all-transgender bodybuilding competition where four male bodybuilders take the stage. What precedes this triumphant moment are a set of personal and diversely challenging journeys taken on the path to self-identity and empowerment. Told through the intimate and honest lens of a trans filmmaker, this documentary intertwines the nuances of manhood, the drive for social justice, and the competitive desire to forge our own paths while striving for our own, personal best.
Additional Atlanta Film Festival events include:
OPENING PARTY | FRIDAY, APRIL 13 | PARIS ON PONCE
Moonshine-sponsored Opening Night party and “Blindspotting,” a film-drama starring Daveed Diggs which debuted earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival. Variety called it “…the most exciting cinematic take on contemporary race relations since ‘Do the Right Thing’ nearly 30 years ago.” The film is scheduled for U.S. release in July.
CLOSING PARTY | SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Crafty Apes-sponsored Closing Night Party and Bo Burnham’s first written and directed feature film, “Eighth Grade.” Burnham — who gained fame for his starring role in MTV’s “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous” — is scheduled to attend.
SCREENCRAFT WRITERS SUMMIT at the ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
MONDAY, APRIL 16 | 11:30AM | PLAZA THEATRE
GEORGIA DEVELOPMENT OR BUST — The capstone of the Creator Track, the “Development or Bust” think tank session will address what Georgia needs to foster a self-sustained, entertainment ecosystem. A panel of producers will discuss development as it applies to the industry and their individual companies. Then a hard-hitting discussion between panelists and audience will delve into how Atlanta can create a ScreenCraft Writers Summit Schedule as of April 1, 2018 standalone entertainment industry. Come share your ideas, let’s develop this town and community together!
PANELISTS: Steve Mensch, President & General Manager of Studio Operations (Tyler Perry Studios); Wendy Calhoun, TV Showrunner (“Justified,” “Gray’s Anatomy,” “Nashville”); Lance Krall, Partner & Head of Television (Picture It Productions); Brandon Barr, Co-Founder/Executive Producer (School of Humans); Drew Sawyer, Founder / Executive Producer (Moonshine Post-Production); Abe Mohammadione, Vice President of Creative & Production (Ideas United); Judy Cairo, Executive Producer (Informant Media)
MODERATORS: Katiedid Langrock & Caroline Slaughter, Co-Directors of Georgia Development, 2018 ScreenCraft Writers Summit
Atlanta Film Festival Creative Conference Events:
POST PRODUCTION FOR INDIES
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 | 10AM | HILAN THEATRE
Post-production supervisors, editors, and sound designers discuss the various aspects of indie post, from realistic timelines to overcoming budget constraints.
FEATURING: Ron Heidt, TV Series Editor / Dailies Tech (“Superstition,” “Swamp Murder,” “Your Worst Nightmare / The Walking Dead,” “Vampire Diaries”); Drew Sawyer, Founder / Executive Producer (Moonshine Post-Production); Chris LeDoux, Founder / VFX Supervisor (Crafty Apes); Kristina Kromer, TV/Feature Editor (Moonshine Post-Production)
GIVE GOOD NOTES
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 | 2PM | HILAN THEATRE
The art of giving and receiving notes. What is a good vs a bad one, and how constructive criticism helps you hone your craft and strengthen your project.
FEATURING: Michelle Rubinstein, Transmedia Producer (“The Gifted,” “Star,” “Empire,” “Army Wives”), Ana Asensio, Writer, Director, Actress (SXSW 2017 Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize-winner for Most Beautiful Island); Michael Lucker, Writer (“Good Intentions,” “Mulan 2,” “Vampire in Brooklyn”); Lane and Ruckus Skye, Producers, Director, Writers (“Reckoning,” “The 7 Sevens,” “Rattle the Cage”); Drew Sawyer, Founder / Executive Producer (Moonshine Post-Production); Patrick Perry, TV / Feature Editor (Moonshine Post-Production)