the machine is a multi-media piece that merges film, video and machinima to create a post apocalyptic fairy tale set in St. John’s, Newfoundland. On April 2nd, 2016 the film was shown at a preview screening at the Sci-Fi on the Rock Convention, Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL. Official release coming June 24 at the Cox and Palmer space at the LSPU Hall, St. John’s.
Produced by Liz Solo, the Black Bag Media Collective and Roles 4 Women. Starring Liz Solo and Melanie Caines with Lutius Elijah Whalen, Jeannie Harris and Zoe Elizabeth Howard; Directed by Liz Solo; 1st Assistant Director Shara Desiree King; Production Design by Barry Newhook; Art Direction by Andy Pyne; Props by Jenn Brown; Costumes by Charlotte Reid; Hair by Mackenzie Geehan; Make-up by Andrew Squires; Camera, Bob Pope; 1st Camera Assistant Jay Hamel; 2nd Camera Assistant Stephen Lewis; Gaffer Tim Murphy; Key Grip Thomas Kelly; Sound Phillip Cairns; Boom Operator Marco Dolle; Continuity, Mitchel Bradbury; Design Consultant Geoff Younghusband; Production Assistant Jacky Cook; Production Assistant/Locations Mike Kean; Craft Services Joanne Stoodley. Online crew: Machinima by Liz Solo; Art Direction and Avatar Design by Fau Ferdinand/Yael Gilks; All machinima was created and shot on the Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Simulators.
Made with the support of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, The Newfoundland Film Development Corporation, and resources and sponsorship made possible by the Newfoundland Joy Award including NIFCO, Atlantic Studio Cooperative, KODAK, John Doyle and the CBC. Special thanks to Best Boy Entertainment.