"The Letters," Dramatic Biopic of Mother Teresa, Uses Blue Room Post for Post Production Services;
William Riead's Feature Film Stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer
(February 07, 2013)
Filmmaker William C. Riead is currently in the completion stages of post production on his upcoming epic biopic "The Letters," depicting 50-years in the life of Mother Teresa, who died in 1997. Mr. Riead turned to Blue Room Post, located at Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, to deliver a full range of post production services on this historically accurate epic, 10-years in the making.
Blue Room Post's Andras Ostrom is the editor of "The Letters," with color correction being handled by Robert Douglas, and Mike Patterson providing ADR and Audio Mixing services. Flame Artist Brent Gilmartin is spearheading work on over 50 visual effects shots featured within "The Letters." This VFX work includes a number of green-screen shots (moving vehicles, trains, and cars,) several crowd enhancement and duplication scenes, a transition scene from an old still photograph into live-action 1946 Calcutta, stock footage integration, and a variety of hidden FX, all of which help to enhance and embellish the overall storyline.
Mr. Riead said, "I chose to bring 'The Letters' to Blue Room Post specifically because they are so unlike many of the clinical, cookie-cutter post houses available out there. Blue Room offers a nicely paced, fun, and family-style atmosphere, while also providing thoroughly professional services."
ABOUT "THE LETTERS:"
Written and directed by William C. Riead, "The Letters" is an independently produced feature film based on the real-life treasure trove of letters Mother Teresa wrote to a longtime spiritual director during the course of decades. The content of these letters revealed that Mother Teresa often suffered a feeling of isolation and abandonment during fifty years of her life working with the poor in Calcutta, India.
Acclaimed British actress Juliet Stevenson portrays Mother Teresa in the film, and the twice Academy Award nominated actor Max von Sydow plays her spiritual director (portraying a Jesuit priest for the first time since "The Exorcist" franchise.) Popular Dutch actor Rutger Hauer plays the Vatican advocate for Mother Teresa's cause for sainthood.
During early 2012, Mr. Riead shot "The Letters" on location in India (including locations in Calcutta and Goa,) and in London. The film was shot in 2:40 widescreen Cinemascope format by Jack Green, Clint Eastwood's longtime Cinematographer, who served as DP. Upon its completion, Mr. Riead and his production company CinemaWest Entertainment, will work with a leading motion picture distributor to ensure "The Letters" is seen in movie theatres worldwide. A Conservative Christian faith-based audience will be targeted by the film's global marketing campaign, with a portion of the film's profits earmarked for The Missionaries of Charity, a non-profit group founded by Mother Theresa in 1950.
To see a trailer of "The Letters," please visit: http://www.cinemawestfilms.com/index.php?page=902619.txt
ABOUT BLUE ROOM POST:
With state-of-the-art facilities located at both MBS/Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, and at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, Blue Room Post is a full-service production and post production company that provides media content solutions at reasonable prices to major movie studios and independent filmmakers, television networks, home entertainment companies, and corporations and brands. Founded in 2009, the company specializes in all areas of editorial, including offline, on-line, color correction, motion graphics, compositing, title design, digital dailies, wire clean up and restoration.
BRP's audio services include ADR, sound recording and mixing, foley stage & sound design, narration & VO recording, music recording and sound editing. Other company services include finishing, Blu-Ray DVD authoring, visual effects and support services.
In addition, Blue Room offers creative services through its in-house agency and content production division, Big Logo Advertising. Big Logo caters to the needs of a range of corporate clientele offering services from total ad campaign concept to development to testing and delivery. For more information, please see: www.BigLogoAdvertising.com
Among the high profile projects to which Blue Room Post has provided its services are the TV series "The Closer," "Major Crimes" "Private Practice," "Castle," "Dallas," "Revenge," "90210," and "Longmire" Additionally, in the feature film arena, BRP has supplied source ADR for Marvel Entertainment's "Iron Man 2" and "Thor," and temp ADR for the blockbuster movies "The Avengers" and "Captain America." For more information, please see: www.blueroompost.com