Highground

Highground is a horror short that was written in a coffee shop, then shot and edited within 48 hours for the 2019 edition of the Blood ‘N Gut 48 Hour Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The whole experience was insane, but the film was stitched together with an insanely talented cast and crew. One of the cast, and most of the crew were borrowed  from the Netflix TV series ‘The Chilling Adventures Sabrina’.

In the end, this film made the finals of Blood ‘N Guts Film Fest 2019 being nominated for several awards — and has subsequently been remastered and  entered in selected film festivals in Western Canada.

Logline: When five strangers wake up in a mysterious room, they quickly discover that only one of them can leave alive.

Specs:
Format: Digital
Final runtime: 5m 48s
Aspect ratio: 1.2:1

After an eighteen hour marathon shoot, the cast and remaining crew pose for a photo.

Credits:

Executive Producers: Cameron Root &  Ben Dextraze
Story by Lamont James Brown & Ben Dextraze
Written, Produced, and Directed by Ben Dextraze

CAST:

Teacher: Annette Reilly
Engineer: Lamont James Brown
Lawyer: Robert Gary Haacke
Junior Executive: Adam Klassen
Mailman – Len Harvey

STUNTS:
Stunt Coordinator: Jay Bell
Asst. Stunt coordinator: Shawn Robidoux

ART DEPARTMENT
Production Design: Ben Dextraze & Doug Teather
Paint: Douglas Beck

PRODUCTION
First AD: Will Robson
TAD: Evan Melanson-Smith

CONTINUITY
Script Supervisor: Jan Melnyk

CAMERA
Director of Photography: Cameron Root
A Cam: Seth Campbell
1st AC – Jordan Griffith
2nd AC – Eily Sprungman

LIGHTING:
Gaffer: Cameron Desloges
2nd Gaffer – Nina Wagner
Lamp Op – Anne Thieblemont
Swing: Michelle McGrath

GRIPS:
Key Grip: Douglas Beck
2nd Grip: Derrick Beck
Dolly Grip: Douglas Beck
Grip: Matt Gamelin

PROPS
Prop Master: Aaron Davidson

SOUND
Sound Mixer: Suzanna Dextraze
Boom Op: Eric Weisner

Sound Designer: Samar Benipal
Composer: Devin Roth

MAKE-UP/ HAIR
Key Hair & Make-Up Artist: Skye Markham
Asst. HMUA: Jenn Nakatsuru

COSTUMES
Costume Designer: Jaden Devine

SPECIAL EFFECTS
SPFX Coordinator: Matt Ritchey
SPFX Best Boy: Patrick Flewin

VISUAL EFFECTS
Compositor: Johnny Fan

POST PRODUCTION
Editor: Adam Mackay

LOCATIONS
Location Mgr: Reece Bagrowski

CONSTRUCTION

Construction Coordinator: Brian Host