Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
18/07/2018

Vitec Production Solutions Helps Produce Award-Winning Film

News Image
A range of products from Vitec Production Solutions brands have been used to help produce writer/director Alexandra O Eaton's first feature film, 'Mountain Rest'.

The products were from companies Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer.

The film was created through an AbelCine Feature Film grant, in cooperation with Film Independent (FIND), and produced by Los Angeles-based Exhibit Entertainment. 

Starring Frances Conroy, Natalia Dyer, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Shawn Hatosy, Mountain Rest is a drama about three generations of women in a family who are linked together by one man.

The film premiered in May at the Nashville Film Festival, where Eaton won the Audience Award for Best New Director and Ashley Connor, the Director of Photography, received the Best Cinematography award. The next screening of Mountain Rest will be on 02 August at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod. 

Through its feature-film grant, AbelCine, a Vitec Production Solutions Premier Partner, supplied the Mountain Rest production with an ARRI Alexa camera and equipment loaner package co-sponsored by Vitec. The package included four Litepanels Astra LED lights, an OConnor 2575 fluid head and tripod with high hat and low hat, Sachtler quick-release plates, and Anton/Bauer Cine VCLX batteries. 

"Having access to such sophisticated and top-quality gear from Vitec Production Solutions made such a difference on our production — even on a small budget, the film looks and feels very professional," said Ms Eaton. "Regarding the Litepanels Astra LED lights, a lot of Mountain Rest was shot indoors, which meant we often had to create extremely natural daylight when shooting at night or even when rain was pouring outside. The Astras were fantastic for that, and they gave us the versatility we needed for scene continuity. In fact, the film looks like it was shot using only natural light, which was really important to me.

"Because we were a small production, we needed to be as nimble as possible. The OConnor fluid head and tripod and the Sachtler gear were not only easy to use but very lightweight, allowing us to change locations quickly and easily. At the same time, the tripod gave us an extremely steady and solid base even when we were in more precarious locations, such as scenes shot at waterfalls, in a cave, and in the woods."

ErinRose Widner, channel marketing director of Vitec Production Solutions, added: "It was a privilege to partner with AbelCine and FIND to support Mountain Rest. This award-winning production is a great example of the exceptional work that emerging filmmakers such as Alex and Ashley are turning out, and it was even more satisfying to support an all-female production crew. Their use of our products in myriad locations and environments is a great example of their versatility, quality, and ability to integrate anywhere, and we are so happy to have been involved in this project."

www.vitecgroup.com
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

17/11/2017
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
29/06/2017
Future Film Skills – An Action Plan
The BFI has launched Future Film Skills – An Action Plan at the House of Commons alongside the Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, and producer Barbara
11/07/2018
Products From Litepanels, OConnor Sachtler And Anton/Bauer Play Role In 'Mountain Rest'
High-performance products from Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, and Anton/Bauer, all Vitec Production Solutions brands, played a starring role in the pr
17/05/2019
UWL BA Film Production, Final Film Showcase
On the 30th of May at Leicester Square, the film production students from the University of West London are screening their final films. These films a
10/09/2021
7 Production Relies On TSL Products
7 Production, a premier innovator of market leading 4K and HD production solutions, provides live technical support to the most prestigious broadcaste
19/10/2017
New Board Members For Production Guild Of Great Britain
Two new members have been appointed to the board of the Production Guild of Great Britain. Some returning elected and co-opted members have also been
11/09/2017
Scotland Welcomes Record Spend On Film/TV Production
New figures have revealed that production spend on Scotland's film and television sector increased by more than 30% last year. Released by Creative Sc
20/03/2017
Creative Drive Remains The Beating Heart Of Post Production
We work in an industry where literally "time is money", and while technology and the way we work may have changed over the years, the drive for greate
17/11/2009
Film Council 'To Steer Film Through Recession'
The UK Film Council has launched a three-month public consultation into the most significant revision of its activities since it was created in 2000.
23/10/2008
Mayor Of London Pledges His Support For Film In The Capital
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with prominent figures from the film, television and production industries. The film summit h
20/03/2007
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
23/04/2004
Film London unveil blueprint to boost film-friendly Capital
London’s new film and media agency, Film London, has unveiled a variety of measures aimed at making the Capital more film-friendly. BAFTA winning acto
04/08/2006
Skills schemes set to boost new talent in London more investment in training and development
Film London today announced the launch of two new rounds of funding schemes to develop the capital’s film, TV and animation professionals and support
07/12/2012
UK's Future Film Industry Boost
The BFI today announces the 24 regional partners that will help deliver its pioneering BFI Film Academy Network programme in 2012/13. The BFI Film Aca
30/03/2011
Mayor Confirms Funding For Film London
Film London has announced that the Mayor of London will continue to invest in the agency. This commitment of funding ensures the UK capital has a dedi