Behind the Scenes Photos

 
(Left to Right) Melissa Ponzio, Sean Conley, Tim Kahn + Josh Banks

(Left to Right) Melissa Ponzio, Sean Conley, Tim Kahn + Josh Banks

Director Rachel Annette Helson + DP Sean Conley work out a shot.

Director Rachel Annette Helson + DP Sean Conley work out a shot.

Boom Operator Callie Day + Sound Mixer Tim Kahn.

Boom Operator Callie Day + Sound Mixer Tim Kahn.

Classic clapboard shot.

Classic clapboard shot.

Shooting a vital scene with actresses Vivian Hunter + Melissa Ponzio.

Shooting a vital scene with actresses Vivian Hunter + Melissa Ponzio.

Star Melissa Ponzio makes a friend.

Star Melissa Ponzio makes a friend.

Gaffer Robert Schmeltzer sets up motel lighting.

Gaffer Robert Schmeltzer sets up motel lighting.

 
 
 

Estacada, OR

“Hatched” filmed from October 4-7, 2018 in beautiful Estacada, Oregon. Besides the lead cast members and the director, the film’s crew and supporting cast was made up of talented Oregon locals.

The park scenes were filmed in Milo McIver State Park and the motel scenes were filmed at Red Fox Motel. Eternal gratitude goes out to Ranger Mark + Ranger Rick who let us use their main offices to shoot our interior Ranger Station scenes.

 
 
 
Star Melissa Ponzio and Sound Mixer Tim Kahn share a laugh.

Star Melissa Ponzio and Sound Mixer Tim Kahn share a laugh.

Director of Photography Sean Conley giving the film a handheld look.

Director of Photography Sean Conley giving the film a handheld look.

Director Rachel Annette Helson helps to set dress the Motel.

Director Rachel Annette Helson helps to set dress the Motel.

Star Josh Banks in the film’s opening shot.

Star Josh Banks in the film’s opening shot.

We agree! Kristina Mueller + Josh Banks are the most adorable rangers!

We agree! Kristina Mueller + Josh Banks are the most adorable rangers!

 
 
 

#ShotonRED

We are proud to have shot our film in 5k Resolution using the RED Scarlet and Zeiss T 1.3 Superspeed lenses. The film was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, and the first cut was complete a week after filming.

 
 
 
Our crew setting up for a difficult POV shot.

Our crew setting up for a difficult POV shot.

Director Rachel Annette Helson and DP Sean Conley have very intense concentration faces.

Director Rachel Annette Helson and DP Sean Conley have very intense concentration faces.

Talented actress Vivian Hunter in between takes.

Talented actress Vivian Hunter in between takes.

Thank you to Robert DeVine at Anatamorphex in Los Angeles for saving the day with this dead baby bird puppet. No animals were harmed in the making of this film.

Thank you to Robert DeVine at Anatamorphex in Los Angeles for saving the day with this dead baby bird puppet. No animals were harmed in the making of this film.

The director’s brother Jackson came to help out! He’s a great brother.

The director’s brother Jackson came to help out! He’s a great brother.

Director Rachel Annette Helson carries Kay’s backpack through the park.

Director Rachel Annette Helson carries Kay’s backpack through the park.

It rained for two days of our shoot. Thank you to 1st AC Jordyn Roach for keeping the camera dry!

It rained for two days of our shoot. Thank you to 1st AC Jordyn Roach for keeping the camera dry!

 
 
 

Thank you, Jill

Our 2nd AC/Grip Jill Petracek took all of these amazing photos - so unfortunately, she is not in any of them. Thank you for capturing so many wonderful memories, Jill.

 
 
 
The crew looks on as star Josh Banks gets his closeup.

The crew looks on as star Josh Banks gets his closeup.

Actor Nolan Gantzer strikes a pose. Fun fact: we had two sets of real parents and children in our film: Nolan and his mom Adriana + Vivian and her mom Shar!

Actor Nolan Gantzer strikes a pose. Fun fact: we had two sets of real parents and children in our film: Nolan and his mom Adriana + Vivian and her mom Shar!

Sean Conley captures a scene starring actresses Adriana Gantzer and Kristina Mueller.

Sean Conley captures a scene starring actresses Adriana Gantzer and Kristina Mueller.

Last day of filming. Director Rachel Annette Helson with Kay’s conspiracy wall.

Last day of filming. Director Rachel Annette Helson with Kay’s conspiracy wall.

Hair + Makeup Artist Claire Brooksbank keeps Melissa’s “dirt” consistent.

Hair + Makeup Artist Claire Brooksbank keeps Melissa’s “dirt” consistent.

Hatched.

Hatched.