“Healed by Horses” has been released!

HealedByHorsesMoviePoster800The short documentary produced by ShutteRelease Films entitled “Healed by Horses” has been released to the Web. We hope that you will enjoy it and share it. Our hope is to raise awareness that horses may be helpful in dealing with personal problems. There are a number of excellent programs throughout the country, many of which will be sources of targeted information if someone is interested in pursuing an Equine therapeutic program. They also offer great opportunities for service organizations and for individuals to volunteer to help.

The film can be found at vimeo.com/claforet/HealedByHorses

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Chris Laforet featured on “Rolling Tape”

The owner of ShutteRelease Films was just featured in an interview on Borgus Network’s “Rolling Tape” series. Chris was one of the first people licensed as a Remote Pilot in Charge by the FAA under its Part 107 regulations and shared information about living in the Dronescape.

Rolling Tape Episode

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Richmond Register publishes article about “Healed by Horses”

The Richmond Register in Richmond, Kentucky just released an article about our new “Healed by Horses” documentary. We are pleased to share it with you.

Click here for the article

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“Healed by Horses” Premiere on October 10th

HealedByHorsesMoviePosterThere will be a premiere held at the Madison Central H.S. auditorium of a short documentary which was shot locally earlier this year. The documentary, entitled “Healed by Horses,” showcases youth and adults who have been helped to overcome behavioral problems, bullying issues, and PTSD through Equine Therapies. The film was produced by ShutteRelease Films which is based in Burlington, North Carolina. Filming was done at Deer Run Stables which is local to Richmond.

Speakers at the event will include Deb Bennett, Regional Supervisor AOC/Family and Juvenile Services; and Josh Hale, a School Resource Officer with the Richmond Police Department; and Jona Ryan, EAGALA certified equine assisted specialist and owner of the Stepping Stone Ranch program at Deer Run Stables.

The documentary has been submitted to several prestigious film festivals for consideration in their 2017 seasons. The documentary will be released free to the Internet on Vimeo after the premiere.

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Filming for “The Regulators 250” Completed

The cast of "The Parson's Cause" and Ted Henson at Hanover County Historic Courthouse

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.

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Coming Soon: “Healed By Horses” A Documentary Short

Rebekah and Jersey riding at the ranch

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.

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Work on “The Regulators 250” continues

It has been a busy Spring and early Summer here at ShutteRelease Films.

Cannon Fire at 245th Battle of Alamance Reenactment

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

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

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.

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“The Regulators 250” filming underway

Travis Souther, playing the part of James Pugh, shoots one of a volley of shots.

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"

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.

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“To Earth’s Uttermost…” filming almost complete

Pastor Joe Lenna discusses missions in prisons

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.

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Screening of “The Regulators: Condensed Edition” at Battleground

SepiaCannonAtAlamanceOn 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.

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