Sound Designer signs on to CCJ

October 7th, 2008

Jerry, Ryan Bodie, and Keith Thomas have traveled to Colorado to meet with composer John Doryk to work through the finishing touches on Click Clack Jack’s soundtrack.

John William Doryk is an award winning television/film composer, who has been creating original music and sound design for over 24 years. His music has been showcased on The Discovery Channel, PBS, FOX Network, for Focus on the Family, Answers in Genesis Creation Museum, Coral Ridge Media, and many independent feature films.  John is the recipient of over 5 Addy and 4 Tesla awards for best music/sound design.  He currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.

Jerry says the score fits the scope & theme of the film effortlessly.  We are all very excited that Click Clack’s pilot is almost complete.

Click Clack goes Post

October 7th, 2008

After spending a month in principal photography in California, we are back in the studio and excited about the Click Clack Jack pilot.  “We have some amazing footage in the can and the actors were inspiring; we could not have chosen a better cast.” stated Jerry our Creative Director.  “The way the Florida and California crews worked together; everyone is expecting huge things from this production.”

Additionally,” Ryan Bodie, the director, states, “Our client really felt like we understood his vision; we were able to accommodate all the productions needs because we were servicing it through the cohesive talents of our sibling studios.”

Click Clack Jack

October 7th, 2008
Illum Productions has agreed to produce the Christian film series pilot, Click Clack Jack.  Principal photography will be shot in California in Sacramento, James Town and Los Angles at Paramount Ranch.

Illum Productions will also produce all the visual effects and direct the distribution channels.  “We are very excited about this production,” Michelle Chambless, our Executive Producer says, “This is the type of project we believe in because of the values of the family unit are so strong and directly tie in with what Illum is working on for our children series.”

It is the dream of Keith Thomas, whom up until now, has been traveling to churches, schools and theatres telling the story of a train engineer from the 1870’s who helps out unfortunate and lost souls and through generosity, kindness and selflessness, helps these people find faith and purpose in their lives.  Click Clack’s stories are told to children through a train museum guide who has a kinship to Click Clack.

The series is driven towards children, families and the Christian faith.  Ryan Bodie, owner of Studio 26 Productions, will be co-writing and directing the film.


Festival Viewings for The Black Shield

October 7th, 2008

Director Martin Hudson’s short film “The Black Shield” has been accepted into the Hollywood Black Film Festival and is screening Wednesday, June 6th, at 2 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.  The Black Shield has also been accepted into the San Francisco Black Film Festival, Sunday, June 10th, at 7:10 p.m. at the Artaud Theatre in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The Hollywood Black Film Festival runs from June 5-10 & the San Francisco Black Film Festival will run June 7-10 & 14-17, 2007.

FLIFF Awards

October 7th, 2008

Illum, along with Studio 26 Productions, is awarded a silver FLIFF for their visual effects and edgy graphics work on Gold’s Gym Sarasota national commercial spot. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been recognizing films and the artists that create them for over twenty years.

FLIFF reels out over 200 films from around the globe including a World Premiere; several National Premieres and over fifty Florida Premieres yearly.

The Black Shield

October 7th, 2008

Illum’s Animation Director, Joe Merideth, has been chosen to work on an independent film titled “The Black Shield”.  This is the story of an ordinary man struggling with everyday issues, his family and his work as a comic book writer and illustrator. Through this he ponders the question – does an individual truly have the power to change the world?  To even change his?  The film beautifully blends animation and live action, and speaks to what we might want to be able to do, if we could.  A personal film that takes a wider viewpoint of the world, and what may possibly lie untapped inside us all.

The animation section presents the alternative world where Warren (the Black Shield) struggles with who he is and his true role in life. While working on the comic book that he hopes will help shed light on his dilemma Warren falls asleep in his studio and his comic comes to life in a dream sequence.  The sequence takes place in a hall of knowledge where other superheroes go for answers to a variety of moral, ethical and other life questions.  There, a wise man helps The Black Shield to understand where he must look to find the answers to his questions.

The Black Shield leaves the hall and enters onto a train which references other train images in the live-action portion of the film and a point in Warrens own history that he must find closure with.

Illum Productions will be creating the CG subway train system that will blend with the traditionally animated characters.  “We love these kinds of projects where we can collaborate creatively with different methodologies to bring an artistic vision to life and create an amazing world of imagination and possibilities,” comments Jerry Chambless, Creative Director.

Addy Award Wins for Local Business Contracts

October 7th, 2008

Jerry Chambless, our Creative Director, continuing his work with local enterprise company, Genuity Group, has been awarded 3 Addy awards for his direction on several initiatives including a county housing authority, a community medical organization and local service industry businesses.

These entrant wins will now be placed in the District Addy competition for consideration.

Goalkeeper Training Media wins Telly Award

October 7th, 2008

Jerry’s creativity, direction and visual effects on Goalkeeper World’s international training multimedia training DVD have earned us an international Telly Award. “It is a wonderful feeling to see your work recognized by industry professionals. Being awarded just reaffirms why we love doing what we do and we are proud to be able to share this with our crew and clients.” our Creative Director says.

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.

Remo the Remote Mascot

October 7th, 2008

 Illum has been awarded a contract with Reac TV, a broadcast company out of St. Petersburg, Florida, to create a CG animated mascot resembling the station’s proprietary remote control unit.  The mascot, REMO, will be utilized in interactivity with audiences participating in the broadcast channel’s on-TV gaming network.

REMO will be helping audiences with game tips, questions & answers and a variety of announcement-type advertising. Illum Productions is proud to part of this production.

Addy Awarded Designs from our Creative Director

October 7th, 2008

 Our Creative Director, Jerry Chambless, has been awarded seven Addy awards for his creative direction with local enterprise company, Genuity Group whose clients include leading bank and mortgage companies, nationally recognized healthcare organizations, international retail operations, government entities and expanding enterprises.

The Addy’s include creative and visuals for a city kiosk initiative, direction, animation, effects and design for goalkeeping training video media and design and implementation for a full marketing package for a tri-county services company.

With over 60,000 entries annually, the Addy Awards are the world’s largest and arguably toughest advertising competition. These entries come in from the finest agencies, production studios, cable companies and corporations from around the world.