The cast of “The Parson’s Cause” and Ted Henson at Hanover County Historic Courthouse (photo by Bekah Laforet)
It is with great pleasure that ShutteRelease Films announces that all the filming for the re-release of “The Regulators” has been completed. Our final scenes were filmed at the historic Hanover County courthouse in Virginia which was built in 1735. Our actors included many of the cast of “The Parson’s Cause” (www.theparsonscause.org) and Ted Henson playing Rednap Howell. We were able to capture scenes showing the courthouse rings and scenes to support the Hillsborough Riot of 1770. We would like to thank all who participated in this filming and a special “thank you” to John Tucker III for setting the wheels in motion for this opportunity.
Rebekah and Jersey riding at the ranch
ShutteRelease Films is happy to announce that most filming for a new documentary short for web distribution is now complete. We would like to thank Jona Ryan and all the folks at Stepping Stone Ranch at Deer Run Stables in Richmond, KY for opening up the facilities and for allowing us to interview them over the course of one weekend. We hope to distribute this truly heart-warming story by Fall 2016.
It has been a busy Spring and early Summer here at ShutteRelease Films.
Cannon Fire at 245th Battle of Alamance Reenactment
Filming for the 250th anniversary of “The Regulators” has taken us to Tennessee and into Virginia as well as near home to capture additional footage from the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance. We thank the America’s Frontier History Expedition for permitting us to capture images of horses along with colonial tack and clothing.
Many Regulator leaders bid goodbye to family and escaped Tryon’s manhunt
A final interview session with the new manager of the Alamance Battleground, Jeremiah Degennaro, has been completed. Also, in the editing studio, the new release is beginning to take shape and needed special effects work has been completed.
Interview with Alamance Battleground manager Jeremiah Degennaro
We have one more planned filming session at the end of June at the historic Hanover County Courthouse in Virginia. We will be working with the wonderful folks at “The Parsons’ Cause” to capture real Colonial courthouse scenes.
Travis Souther, playing the part of James Pugh, shoots one of a volley of shots.
Filming on new B-roll, updated interviews, and new interviews has begun on a project to remake “The Regulators” in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance which is just a few years away in 2021. Once again, ShutteRelease Films is pleased to partner with the Alamance Battleground and with a multitude of re-enactors to finally polish the documentary more into the Director’s original vision. While the first release is complete, there were some scenes which were impossible to capture on the timeframe and budget that the project was being developed under.
Candid photo of Dr Carole Troxler while interviewing for the re-release of “The Regulators”
Additionally, several technical issues can finally be resolved. For one, we have been able to re-interview Dr Carole Troxler with a much-improved technology for dealing with keyed images. Another issue we had was the inability to use our preferred video editing application for the first release. The limitations and problems with it have been ironed out and the difference in quality of the final product is in keeping with the honor that we wish to accord the Regulators as this important milestone is approaching.
Pastor Joe Lenna discusses missions in prisons
Production continues on this project with one more set of interviews to complete. Post-production has also begun on the portions that already have been completed. ShutteRelease is also pleased to announce that a narrator has been identified and has accepted the role. More on this will be posted shortly.
“To Earth’s Uttermost…” is a series of short documentaries about the call to missions as described by active missionaries themselves. So little is understood about the life of a missionary and the drive imparted by the mission into his or her life.
On Sunday, May 17th, there was a screening of a specially cut half-length version of “The Regulators” at Alamance Battleground’s theater during the 244th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance. The screening opened up to a full theater and was met with many good comments. ShutteRelease is also pleased to announce that the Chatham Historical Association will begin regular screenings at their museum shortly.
ShutteRelease Films is happy to announce that it has begun filming a new docu-drama on the call and work of Christian missionaries today. This new project will integrate the Scriptural basis for Christian missions and will incorporate interview footage with active missionaries. Questions such as “could you describe the burden God has placed in your heart” and “how important is Spiritual discipline in your mission” are aimed to dig deeply into the foundation of the missionary’s call. The target audience for this project is any Church congregation that is interested in understanding the importance of missions as obedience to God’s call on all of us.
ShutteRelease is pleased to announce that “The Regulators” video is now available on Amazon Instant Video. You can search for it on Amazon or click below. Pricing ranges from $1.99 to $19.99. Search for it on Amazon.com…
As always, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Alamance Battleground Friends Inc to benefit Alamance Battleground!
We are pleased to announce that there is a new website supporting sales of “The Regulators” DVDs, BluRays, and Movie Posters. Please visit the storefront at sales.ShutteReleaseFilms.com. Sales on that site are for customers in the US and in Canada. Payment is supported using PayPal or any of the major credit cards. You can also feel good about your purchases there since 30% of the gross sales will be donated to support the Alamance Battleground!
Coming very soon: We are well into our process of releasing “The Regulators” on Amazon Instant Video! Stay tuned for more information!
A group of distinguished guests gathered at Alamance Battleground Thursday night October 23 to view the premiere of “The Regulators” documentary. The event was planned and presented by the staff of the Alamance Battleground and the Alamance Battleground Friends.
Chris Laforet (Producer/Director, left) posing with Bryan Dalton (Site Manager, Alamance Battleground)
Ted Henson (Historian/”Rednap Howell” in film) with Chris Laforet (right)
ShutteRelease Films was honored to participate in the production of this documentary and appreciated the kind words and best wishes from all who attended the event. It has been the hope of all involved in this production that “The Regulators” is both an effective teaching tool and a testimonial to the lives of the brave men and women who stood up for what was right. From the feedback received at the premiere, these goals were met.
In his opening remarks, the producer and director Chris Laforet, thanked all involved from all the historic sites that participated in the filming. Along with Alamance Battleground’s participation, Tryon Palace, Old Salem, House in the Horseshoe, Bennett Place, and Cowpens National Battlefield in South Carolina were used as shooting venues. Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources were also present to accept our sincere thanks for the help received from so many of their staff.
Jennifer Herring (script assistant) and Rocky Herring (Narrator) pictured at the Premiere
Guests filing into the Alamance Battleground theater