Revolution Pictures Partners To Produce Short Film

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( — April 17, 2015) Nashville, TN — LeTo Entertainment (Beverly Hills & Las Vegas), in association with Revolution Pictures (Nashville), have partnered with Canon USA, Inc. to produce the short film “Trick Shot,” written by R. Scott Shields and directed by Evan Kaufmann. The film was shot by Gale Tattersall and edited by Zach Prichard, with Joel Robertson handling special effects.


“Trick Shot” is a film about a family of con artists, who travel across the country to pay off their son’s gambling debt and premiered at the 2015 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, April 13th, 2015. The thirteen-minute narrative drama was shot on location in Las Vegas and Valley of Fire, NV on the newly announced Canon EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K digital cinema camera.


“I have always loved the Canon sensors,” says Tattersall, “and the new Canon C300 Mark II captures 15 stops of dynamic range. It is a stunning new camera with a very cinematic feeling that simulates the  ‘toe’ in the low end of a film exposure.”


LeTo Entertainment’s Steve Tobenkin teamed with Revolution Pictures’ director Kaufmann and veteran cinematographer Tattersall in what turned into a fantastic collaboration.


“It was great to work with a group of enthusiastic and talented young filmmakers like Evan and the Revolution Pictures team, and with Gale’s experience shooting features and episodic television, the result is a great looking, fun ride,” said Tobenkin.


The four-day shoot blended Hollywood crew with Las Vegas cast and crew locals. 


“The production had a decidedly indie vibe, but we got a big cinematic look” says director Kaufmann.  “We found a burned out garage that had been used for a scene from the movie ‘Casino,’ and I knew that despite having no roof or windows (which was needed for the storyline) this was the perfect den of thieves to set the story in.” 


Lead actress Danielle Andrade was given lessons on how to be a pool shark by consultant “Fast Eddie” Walters, and the game was on.


Executive Producer Randy Brewer of Revolution Pictures said, “This opportunity with Canon, through the collaboration with Steve Tobenkin, was one of the most fulfilling creative projects we have done thus far.”


This project is the sixth product launch film Tobenkin has produced for Canon since the brand introduced the Cinema EOS product line in 2011.   


Tobenkin added, “These films just keep getting better, and I think ‘Trick Shot’ is going to launch both this amazing camera and the career of a gifted new filmmaker.  It’s so enjoyable to be a part of supporting talent and storytelling in this way, and Canon is to be commended for enabling this all to happen.”


“Trick Shot” and an extensive Behind the Scenes Video will be available on the Canon website and Vimeo channel concurrent with the opening of the NAB show.

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