Lake Runs Red

TWIN CITIES FILM FEST PREMIERE
OCTOBER 26TH, 2016 @ 7:00PM + 10:45PM CT
SHOWPLACE ICON WEST END MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Press Release - October 12th, 2016

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, MINNESOTA INDIE PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR THRILLER “LAKE RUNS RED” ADDS SECOND ENCORE SCREENING AT TWIN CITIES FILM FEST ON OCTOBER 26TH AT 10:45PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12th, 2016 - After selling out their 1st TWIN CITIES FILM FEST premiere screening (7:00pm October 26th) of “Lake Runs Red” on October 7th, 2016, the Twin Cities Film Fest has subsequently programmed an encore (2nd) screening at 10:45pm on October 26th, 2016. There are a limited number of seats available for the 2nd screening.

Due to the late show time, guests who purchase tickets to the 10:45pm screening of “Lake Runs Red” are encouraged to still attend the TCFF Sponsored Mixer Party prior to seeing the film, starting at 8:30pm. Admittance to the TCFF Mixer Party is included with purchase of a ticket. The filmmakers and cast of “Lake Runs Red” will be in attendance at the TCFF Mixer.  

Both Twin Cities Film Fest screenings of “Lake Runs Red” will take place at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre at 1625 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416.  The TCFF Sponsored Mixer is located across the street from the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park, MN.

“We’re so honored and excited that the Twin Cities Film Fest has gifted us with a second showing. We are thankful and appreciative of their support of “Lake Runs Red.” The first screening sold out really quickly and there were unfortunately many  interested fans who were unable to secure tickets. This 2nd screening will allow those who weren’t able to purchase tickets previously an opportunity to see the film and meet the filmmakers and cast prior,” said “Lake Runs Red” director/producer Jason Riesgraf.

“Lake Runs Red” is Jason Riesgraf’s directorial debut in the feature film medium. The film stars local Twin Cities talent from the film, theater, and television commercial communities, led by Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, and Michael Hertenstein. “Lake Runs Red” was written, produced, and filmed on location in Minnesota. October 26th marks the world premiere of “Lake Runs Red.”

These tremendous announcements come on the heels of the recent release of the film’s first traditional full-length trailer on September 8th, 2016. The full-length trailer (https://youtu.be/I-sHeeNq5gY), as well as seven previously released teaser trailers can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

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About Lake Runs Red
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film exclusively written, produced, edited, and filmed on location in Minnesota. ”Lake Runs Red” triumphantly presents a new brand of horror entertainment, uniquely blending the disparate genres of home invasion horror with psychological thriller and slasher film into one contemporary package. “Lake Runs Red” explores the boundaries of experimental indie filmmaking with risk taking editing and a unique storytelling platform.

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

Online & Social Media:
Official Website: www.LakeRunsRed.com
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LakeRunsRed (@LakeRunsRed)
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LakeRunsRed
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/LakeRunsRed
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed

Filmmakers:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, Produced by: Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf, Written by: Jason Riesgraf & J. Dan Moores, Edited by: Jeff Fuller & Jason Riesgraf, Cinematography by: Mike Ascher

Cast:
Starring: Kaci Wegleitner, Lauren Morris, C.J. DeVaan
Co-Starring: Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, Troy Antoine LaFaye, Peter Ivanov

Short Synopsis:
Two college seniors travel to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

 

 

 

Press Release - September 13th, 2016

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR THRILLER “LAKE RUNS RED” TO MAKE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE 2016 TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL, AS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ­ SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2016 ­ The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independent home­invasion horror and psychological thriller feature, today announced their official selection to the prestigious TWIN CITIES FILM FEST, one of the premiere film festivals in the Midwest for independent filmmakers and exceptional film content.

This marks the world premiere (and festival premiere) of “Lake Runs Red.” The film will be screened at 7:00pm on Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at the Twin Cities Film Fest. 

The Twin Cities Film Fest runs October 19th to October 29th, 2016 and is located at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon Theatre at 1625 West End Blvd 55416 in St. Louis Park, MN. 

“Lake Runs Red,” was exclusively produced, edited, and filmed on location in Minnesota, starring several noteworthy local talents from the Twin Cities theater, commercial, and film communities. Kaci Wegleitner, a legitimate triple threat in acting, modeling, and makeup artistry stars in her very first lead role in a feature. Additional Twin Cities talent featured include C.J. DeVaan, a staple in the community theater circuit and independent film scene, Helene Donohue, a former feature film actress now specializing in dinner theater and commercials, Troy Antoine LaFaye, a local actor, director, and adjunct film instructor, and Michael Hertenstein, a veteran theater actor who recently performed as an essential for the world famous Guthrie Theatre.

“This is a full circle moment for me. I remember attending the first Twin Cities Film Fest in 2010 and wistfully fantasized that one day I would have a film of my own to show at the festival. Acceptance to the Twin Cities Film Fest is the culmination of my dream and a key representation of the entire cast and crew’s hard work and talent. Film is a collaborative medium and I’m so thankful to the producers, cast, and crew for their trust and friendship throughout this amazing journey,” said Jason Riesgraf, director/producer of “Lake Runs Red.”

“Lake Runs Red” is Jason Riesgraf’s directorial debut in the feature film medium. Riesgraf has previously worked as a local television producer, assistant film editor, and camera operator. A lifelong fan of the horror film genre, he began writing “Lake Runs Red” in October 2011 as an original story loosely based on his personal experiences and relationships.

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of “Lake Runs Red,” “We are absolutely blown away by the support and interest the film has received so far. The response on social media has been overwhelming. We are so thankful to the Twin Cities Film Fest for making us an official selection. On behalf of the producers, cast, and crew, we are enthusiastic, humbled and honored. We look forward to this year’s festival and can’t wait for the Twin Cities film community to see “Lake Runs Red” for the first time.”

This tremendous announcement comes on the heels of the recent release of the film’s first traditional full­length trailer on September 8th, 2016. The full­length trailer (https://youtu.be/I­sHeeNq5gY), as well as seven previously released teaser trailers can be viewed at www.YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

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About Lake Runs Red
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film exclusively produced, edited, and filmed on location in Minnesota. ”Lake Runs Red” triumphantly presents a new brand of home­invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary psychological thriller with slasher and splatter horror. “Lake Runs Red” explores the boundaries of experimental indie filmmaking with risk taking editing and a unique storytelling platform.

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

Online & Social Media:
Official Website: www.LakeRunsRed.com
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LakeRunsRed (@LakeRunsRed) Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LakeRunsRed
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/LakeRunsRed
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed

Filmmakers:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, Produced by: Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf, Written by: Jason Riesgraf & J. Dan Moores, Edited by: Jeff Fuller & Jason Riesgraf, Cinematography by: Mike Ascher

Cast:
Starring: Kaci Wegleitner, Lauren Morris, C.J. DeVaan
Co­Starring: Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, Troy Antoine LaFaye, Peter Ivanov

Short Synopsis: Two college seniors travel to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study. 

Press Release - December 22nd, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO RELEASE GAME CHANGING 5TH AND FINAL CHARACTER TRAILER, “PAUL,” ON DECEMBER 29TH, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 22nd, 2015 - The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 5th and final character trailer on Tuesday December 29th, 2015, via their official YouTube channel, YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

This final character trailer, focuses on “Paul” the most mysterious and secretive character in the film. Paul has an uncomfortably close relationship with his daughter Lauren and an unconventional infatuation with her best friend Melissa (Lauren Morris). After years of an unhealthy marriage to his cold, unwelcoming wife Gwen, he yearns for a fresh start, away from the lonely seclusion of northern Minnesota. Paul is expertly played by Michael Hertenstein, a veteran theater and film actor, who most recently performed in a high profile production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the world famous GUTHRIE THEATRE in downtown Minneapolis, this past autumn.  

"Lake Runs Red" employed a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. The film released five “character” trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 5th and final character trailer in an initial series of five.

“The production team has been anxiously awaiting this final character trailer. It subtly and quietly adds a layer of doubt and suspicion to the narrative. It’s a game changer and a perfect way to end this series of vignettes. We’ve said all along that there was more to the story than meets the eye. Watch this one very carefully. I think you’ll be intrigued by what you see,” said Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of “Lake Runs Red.”  

Added Jason Riesgraf, director and co-writer of “Lake Runs Red,” “Michael Hertenstein was a tremendous inspiration to all of us during this production. Michael’s dream was always to be a working actor. Right now, he’s pursuing his dream without hesitation. He’s found wonderful success so far, and we’re so thankful that he donated his considerable performance talents to “Lake Runs Red.”

"Lake Runs Red" previously released their first trailer "Bruce" on July 14th, their 2nd trailer "Gwen" on August 11th, their 3rd trailer “Lauren” on October 27th, and their 4th trailer “Melissa” on December 8th, to incredible fanfare.

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About Lake Runs Red
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror. "Lake Runs Red" is scheduled for a 2016 limited release.  

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

About Michael Hertenstein:
Follow Michael on Twitter at @MichaelHAct or visit his official website: michaelhertensteinactormodel.com

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com
Website: LakeRunsRed.com
Twitter: @LakeRunsRed

Press Release - December 5th, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO RELEASE 4TH CHARACTER TRAILER, “MELISSA,” ON DECEMBER 8TH, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 5th, 2015 - The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 4th official character trailer on Tuesday December 8th, 2015, via their official YouTube channel, YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

This 4th official trailer focuses on "Melissa," a twenty-one year old studious college student who begins the film as a shy, quiet, and timid girl-next-door but gradually discovers her inner strength through moments of intense crisis as the consequences of long hidden secrets are revealed. The “Melissa” character is played by Lauren Morris, an experienced theater actress, starring in her first feature film.

"Lake Runs Red" is employing a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. The film is releasing five “character” trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 4th character trailer in an initial series of five.

"The Melissa character is a key ingredient to the complex story we’re telling. As the main character, she has a formidable and profound arc. She’s the linchpin holding the events of the film together,” said director and co-writer Jason Riesgraf. He continued, "Lauren Morris, the actress who plays Melissa, turned in a remarkable performance. This was her first feature film, but you wouldn’t know it, because she was a pro, through and through.”  

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of "Lake Runs Red", "Lauren Morris’ passionate performance pulls you in and takes you on an emotionally exhausting journey filled with fear, trepidation, sorrow, and panic. The performance community is definitely going to take notice of her.”

"Lake Runs Red" previously released their first trailer "Bruce" on July 14th, their 2nd trailer "Gwen" on August 11th, and their 3rd trailer “Lauren” on October 27th, to incredible fanfare.

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About Lake Runs Red:
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror. "Lake Runs Red" is scheduled for a 2016 limited release.  

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

About Lauren Morris:
Follow Lauren on Twitter at @lmorris6111

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com
Website: LakeRunsRed.com
Twitter: @LakeRunsRed

 

Press Release - October 22nd, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO RELEASE 3RD OFFICIAL TRAILER ON OCTOBER 27TH, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 22nd, 2015 - The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 3rd official character trailer on Tuesday October 27th, 2015, via YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

This 3rd official trailer focuses on "Lauren," a 22-year old college senior with a questionable party girl past and an unusual relationship with her parents. The "Lauren" character is expertly played by up-and-coming film actress and professional makeup artist, Kaci Wegleitner.

"Lake Runs Red" is employing a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. Instead of releasing a standard two minute trailer, the film is instead releasing five character trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 3rd official trailer in a series of five, the remaining two will be released over the balance of 2015.  

"There's no doubt in my mind that Kaci is going to become a huge movie star. Our fans are going to be very impressed with Kaci's skill and intensity in playing this challenging role. You're going to fall in love with her character and become wrapped up in her remarkable performance," said director and co-writer Jason Riesgraf. He continued, "We're so lucky to have Kaci playing the "Lauren" character. She's the MVP of the film."

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of "Lake Runs Red", "Kaci Wegleitner has quickly become an Internet sensation throughout the initial press we've done so far. Not only is she an intriguing and talented professional, but you'll quickly see that she has the potential to become a sure-fire Hollywood scream queen. You're going to want to see this film because of her tremendous presence."

"Lake Runs Red" previously released their first trailer "Bruce" on July 14th, 2015 and their 2nd trailer "Gwen" on August 11th, 2015, to incredible fanfare. For more information please visit LakeRunsRed.com and connect with us on Twitter @LakeRunsRed.  

"Lake Runs Red" is scheduled for a 2016 limited release.  

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About Lake Runs Red
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

 

Press Release - August 5th, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO RELEASE 2ND OFFICIAL TRAILER ON AUGUST 11TH; PRODUCERS ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE DATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ­ August 5th, 2015 ­ The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home­invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 2nd official trailer on Tuesday August 11th, 2015, via YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

This 2nd official trailer focuses on "Gwen," the film's dispassionate and pretentious mother with a dark, mysterious past. The multi­talented and indomitable Helene Donohue, an experienced actress and singer, plays "Gwen" in a supporting role.

"Lake Runs Red" is employing a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. Instead of releasing a standard two minute trailer, the film is instead releasing five character trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 2nd official trailer in a series of five, the remaining three will be released over the balance of the Autumn months.

"There's quite a bit of mystery surrounding the "Gwen" character and her unusual behavior in our story," said director and co­writer Jason Riesgraf. He continued, "We needed an actress with a powerful and experienced presence to pull off this nuanced and pivotal role. Helene Donohue certainly delivered the required intensity in her performance. I'm incredibly pleased with how her scenes turned out."

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer and unit production manager, "The Gwen trailer was the #1 favorite (of the five trailers) as voted by our cast and crew. It definitely packs a punch. We're beyond thrilled to be launching this particular vignette."

Today, Red Ratio Entertainment also publicly announced a new release time frame for "Lake Runs Red." The film, currently in post­production, has been rescheduled to debut in 2016 to accommodate a higher volume of film festivals.

"Lake Runs Red" previously released their first official trailer, entitled "Bruce", on July 14th, 2015 to incredible fanfare. For more information please visit LakeRunsRed.com and connect with us on Twitter @LakeRunsRed.

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About Lake Runs Red
Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home­invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com 

Press Release - July 6th, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO RELEASE FIRST FULL TRAILER; FOUR ADDITIONAL TRAILERS TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER AND FALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ­ July 6th, 2015 ­ The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home­-invasion horror feature, will release their first full trailer, an explosive vignette focusing on the film's main antagonist, "Bruce", expertly played by actor CJ DeVaan. It will be released via their official YouTube channel, YouTube.com/user/LakeRunsRed on Tuesday July 14th, 2015.

"Lake Runs Red" is employing a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. Instead of releasing a standard two minute trailer, the film is instead releasing five character trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the first full trailer in a series of five, the remaining four will be released over the balance of the summer and fall.

“I think people will really respond to CJ's performance as Bruce. As far as horror villains go, his performance is among the greats. It's iconic. It's volatile and nuanced. It's mysterious. There's more to this character's story than meets the eye. I'm so proud of CJ. This role is going to make him a star in the Twin Cities performance community," said director and producer Jason Riesgraf.

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer and unit production manager, "This trailer was really well received by our cast and crew. It was just the perfect way to introduce the world to "Bruce" and the "Lake Runs Red" narrative as a whole. Words can't describe how excited we are. We feel strongly that these trailers are really going to raise the profile of our indie film."

Lake Runs Red released two previous teaser trailers on October 31, 2014 and April 1, 2015 to remarkable fanfare. Principal photography for “Lake Runs Red” began in July 2014 and ended November 2014. The film is currently in post­production. For more information please visit www.LakeRunsRed.com and connect with us on Twitter @LakeRunsRed.

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About Lake Runs Red

Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota. The film triumphantly presents a new brand of home­invasion slasher entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.

Film Synopsis:

Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com 

Press Release - June 5th, 2015

ACTRESS LAUREN MORRIS AND DIRECTOR JASON RIESGRAF FROM MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” TO APPEAR ON LIVE YOUTUBE SHOWS "SIT DOWN" AND "THE DORKENING" JUNE 9TH, 2015 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 5th, 2015 - Actress Lauren Morris and director Jason Riesgraf, from the upcoming independent horror feature, "Lake Runs Red," are scheduled to make a LIVE appearance on the popular YouTube show, "The Dorkening," Tuesday June 9th, 2015 at 9pm EDT. 

Founded by Leo Pond and Kevin Crook, "The Dorkening" is a weekly live chat talk show format with multiple guests and contributors. Discussion topics focus on geek culture from horror, comic books, movies, popular culture, and video games.  

Actress Lauren Morris will also participate in an affiliated one-on-one YouTube interview program called "SIT DOWN" hosted by the well known horror ambassador, The 13th Wolfman. Her one-on-one interview will be an in depth look at her career and experiences making "Lake Runs Red." The interview will be recorded June 9th, 2015 with a release date TBD. "SIT DOWN" takes an exclusive focus on the horror genre. 

“I'm really excited for the world to meet one of our film's stars and main character, Lauren Morris (she plays Melissa in the film). The 13th Wolfman, Leo, and Kevin are tremendous journalists and YouTube personalities. We're excited to partner with them on these interviews. The idea of doing a live broadcast is absolutely exhilarating," said director and producer Jason Riesgraf. 

Added Lauren Morris, lead actress for "Lake Runs Red," "I'm really excited to participate in this event. I look forward to meeting Leo, Kevin, and the 13th Wolfman. This is my first interview. It's going to be fun." 

At 9pm EDT, this episode of "The Dorkening" can be viewed LIVE  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCz_pYeymE8

Facebook Calendar Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441776122808236/

Connect with The Dorkening:
www.Facebook.com/TheDorkening
www.Twitter.com/TheDorkening
www.YouTube.com/user/TheDorkening

Connect with The 13th Wolfman:
www.Twitter.com/The13thWolfman
www.YouTube.com/user/The13thWolfman

For more information about "Lake Runs Red" please visit www.LakeRunsRed.com or follow us on Twitter @LakeRunsRed.

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About Lake Runs Red

“Lake Runs Red” is a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota. The film is a new brand of home-invasion slasher film entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis: 
 
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com
Director of Marketing and Publicity
  @LakeRunsRed 

 

Press Release - April 1st, 2015

MINNESOTA INDIE HORROR “LAKE RUNS RED” RELEASES NEW TEASER TRAILER; FOCUS ON INTRODUCING MAIN CAST

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 1st, 2015 - Today, the producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, released their 2nd teaser trailer, a :30 second cast centric vignette with a specific focus on the main characters in the film and on-screen talent assigned to play them.  

This was the film’s first new digital video in five months. It was released via their official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/lakerunsred.

“I’m so proud of my cast. Their collective and formidable talent was integral to telling this emotional and violent story. I can’t wait for the world to meet this special group of people,” said “Lake Runs Red” director and producer Jason Riesgraf. “I think the fans and prospective audience is really going to be impressed with the tone and visual look of the film, on-screen talent included.”

“We have a strategic and digitally based trailer strategy planned, with a full length trailer for each main character to be released later this year,” said Jeff Fuller, executive producer and director of marketing & publicity. “But before we can release those full trailers, we first have to set the foundation for this amazing and remarkable cast. There are more cool things to come. This is just the beginning.”

The film’s first teaser trailer was released on Halloween, October 31st, 2014 with the launch of their official website, www.LakeRunsRed.com. Principal photography for “Lake Runs Red” began in July 2014 and ended November 2014. The film is currently in post-production with a target release date of Fall 2015.

For more information please visit www.LakeRunsRed.com and connect with us on Twitter @LakeRunsRed.  

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About Lake Runs Red
“Lake Runs Red” is a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota.

Examining the themes of rejection, family, friendship, and choices,” “Lake Runs Red”  triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion slasher film entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

Press Release - November 11th, 2014

MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT HORROR FEATURE “LAKE RUNS RED” ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – November 11th, 2014  – The producers of “Lake Runs Red” are proud to announce that principal photography has officially concluded.  Post-production is scheduled to begin December 1st, 2014.

Michael Hertenstein was the first primary cast member to wrap on September 13th, 2014. He was followed by Helene Donohue who wrapped on September 28th. Co-star Kaci Wegleitner wrapped during the late hours of October 17th. C.J. DeVaan and Troy Antoine LaFaye wrapped on November 1st along with the film's star, Lauren Morris. The remaining miscellaneous cast and entire crew completed the remaining principal photography leading up to November 10th.  

Production team members, Katie Triplett (key makeup artist), John Vang (production assistant), Tiffany Shaw (production coordinator), Robert Cormican (special effects supervisor), and Keagan Mueller (special effects technician) have also wrapped their volunteer commitments to the film.

“ I’ve been blessed with an amazing team on “Lake Runs Red.” We really developed a tight knit family on set.  I’m actually pretty sad it’s over, but I’m also really excited to start the long grind into post-production and marketing. I can’t wait for the world to see the finished film.” said Jason Riesgraf, director and producer of “Lake Runs Red.”

The remaining producers, Jason Riesgraf (director/producer), J. Dan Moores (producer / 1st assistant director), Stephanie Riesgraf (executive producer / principal financier), and Jeff Fuller (executive producer / director of marketing) will remain with the project through the post-production and marketing phase all the way up to release.   

Mike Ascher (producer and director of photography) will also assist with editing in a limited capacity during the initial post-production process.   

In the run up to the film’s wrap date, the producers posted special wrap photos of all available cast and crew. Each team member underwent professional makeup treatments for the specials. Wrap photos were released once a day on the Lake Runs Red social media channels starting November 2nd to November 10th . The campaign was well received by the fan base.  

“We published a wrap photo for each cast and crew member dressed up in full horror makeup. Our makeup artist, Katie Triplett did a remarkable job on the applications. It’s a really unique way to say goodbye to our amazing cast and crew,” said Jeff Fuller, executive producer and director of marketing and publicity.  

Principal photography for “Lake Runs Red” began July 12th, 2014.

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About Lake Runs Red:
“Lake Runs Red” is a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota. Examining the themes of rejection, family, friendship, and choices,” “Lake Runs Red”  triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion slasher film entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis: Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

Press Release - October 31st, 2014

MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT HORROR FEATURE “LAKE RUNS RED” LAUNCHES LAKERUNSRED.COM OFFICIAL WEBSITE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 31st, 2014 – Today, the producers of “Lake Runs Red,” a highly anticipated independent horror feature currently in production, launched their official website, www.LakeRunsRed.com.  

The site is now live and offers new, never before released content including new key art, a social media hub, exclusive production stills, behind the scenes galleries, a press archive, cast and crew biographies, as well as an exclusive new web teaser video produced specifically for the website.  

“The promotional launch for the website has been outstanding and we’re really excited. In today’s ultra competitive Web 2.0, it has become increasingly difficult to offer new value to web surfers beyond what social media offers,” said Jeff Fuller, executive producer and director of marketing and publicity. “However, we feel we’ve saved enough content to make our website experience attractive. We even filmed a brand new thirty second webisode teaser specifically for this web launch. We think it’s really going to whet people’s appetites.”

Added Jason Riesgraf, the director of Lake Runs Red, “We were holding back the official website until the timing was right. Since the film is an intense horror film, the timing with Halloween and Day of the Dead could not be more perfect."

“At launch we’re offering some new photos and video, as well as a formal portal for press relations. This is really going to add an additional layer of credibility to the promotion of our film as we network with the local film and horror communities,” boasted J. Dan Moores, producer, and co-writer. 

Principal photography for “Lake Runs Red” is scheduled to conclude at the beginning of November 2014.

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About Lake Runs Red:
“Lake Runs Red” is a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota. 

Examining the themes of rejection, family, friendship, and choices,”Lake Runs Red”  triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion slasher film entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

 

Press Release - October 24th, 2014

MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT HORROR FEATURE “LAKE RUNS RED” ANNOUNCES THE UPCOMING LAUNCH OF THEIR OFFICIAL WEBSITE, LAKERUNSRED.COM; TO DEBUT ON HALLOWEEN OCT 31

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 24th, 2014 – The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” a highly anticipated independent home-invasion horror film currently in production, announced the upcoming world premiere of their official website, www.LakeRunsRed.com, will go live on Halloween October 31st, 2014.

At launch, LakeRunsRed.com will offer brand new key art, a social media hub, never before seen production stills and behind the scenes photos, a press release archive, press kit, and cast & crew biographies.  

“We were holding back the official website until the timing was right,” said the film’s director and producer Jason Riesgraf. "Since the film is an intense horror film, the timing with Halloween and Day of the Dead couldn't be more perfect."

“Our strategic social media and content marketing has been working well for us thus far. Our intention is for the official website to be another key component to that digital marketing mix,” said Jeff Fuller, executive producer and director of marketing and publicity. “At launch, the official website will offer some new never before seen content and a portal for press and fan inquiries.” 

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, producer, "This is a landmark milestone for our team. We're all super excited. LakeRunsRed.com will act as a centralized hub for the film and hopefully emerge as a growth driver for our film’s social content.”

Principal photography for “Lake Runs Red” is scheduled to conclude at the beginning of November 2014. 

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About Lake Runs Red:
“Lake Runs Red” is a proudly independent feature film, produced exclusively in Minnesota. 

Examining the themes of rejection, family, friendship, and choices,”Lake Runs Red”  triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion slasher film entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, and extreme splatter horror.

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Film Synopsis: 
Two gorgeous female college coeds go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to study for finals. An unexpected visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

 

 

Press Release - August 1st, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “LAKE RUNS RED” ANNOUNCES BOBKAT PRODUCTIONS TO JOIN PRODUCTION IN KEY SPECIAL EFFECTS POSITIONS

AITKIN, MN – August 1st, 2014 - “Lake Runs Red” the Minnesota based independent horror feature from producers Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf today announce that BobKat Productions has agreed to volunteer their time and practical special effects expertise to "Lake Runs Red." 

BobKat Productions is a joint venture between Robert Cormican and Keagan Mueller, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. BobKat specializes in practical special effects, horror applications, prosthetics, squibs, and pyrotechnic explosions.  

On “Lake Runs Red,” Robert Cormican will hold the title of special effects supervisor and Keagan Mueller has volunteered to contribute as special effects technician. Robert will oversee the special effects department. Both team members will work closely with key makeup artist Katie Triplett and director Jason Riesgraf on making the effects as real as possible.

"I interviewed quit a few special effects guys. Either they didn’t have the skills or weren’t a good fit. We signed two other production groups previously, but those situations weren't meant to be. Fortunately, it worked out for the best because then I met Robert, who has been an absolutely tremendous addition to the team," crowed Jason Riesgraf, the film's director.  

Added J. Dan Moores, producer and 1st assistant director, "We believe finding the right fit is key to our success. Robert and Keagan love horror movies. They're both a terrific match for this film."

“We’re super excited to be working with so many talented people. It’s been a blast so far! This is a great opportunity for BobKat to show off the best blood, guts, and gore we’ve ever done,” said Robert Cormican. “I think you’re going to be really impressed with the finished product on-screen.” 

“Lake Runs Red” is currently in production. Principal photography is scheduled to conclude Fall 2014.   

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About Lake Runs Red:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Lake Runs Red” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:
Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

 

Press Release - July 18th, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “LAKE RUNS RED” ANNOUNCES KATIE TRIPLETT AND JOHN VANG JOIN FILM’S CREW FILLING KEY SUPPORT ROLES

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - July 18th, 2014 - “Lake Runs Red” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf today announced two key contributors, Katie Triplett and John Vang, have volunteered to join the production team.

Katie Triplett, a Minneapolis based professional makeup artist and graduate of Faces, Etc. Minnesota, has volunteered her services as key makeup artist, overseeing the hair and makeup department on set. Katie will also hold the titles of lead makeup applicator, hairstylist, special effects makeup artist, and production assistant.  

"I've worked on short films and commercials before, but never a feature film. Horror films live and die by their makeup applications. In school, horror makeup represented the most exciting opportunity to flex your muscles. I look forward to this opportunity to show the world what I can do," said Katie Triplett.  

Additionally, John Vang, a University of Minnesota student, short filmmaker, and recognized YouTube personality,  volunteers his filmmaking services to the camera and electrical department in a supporting role. John will hold the titles of best boy, boom operator, lighting technician, camera operator, and lead production assistant.  

"John Vang is an up and coming filmmaker and represents the amazing potential that the young Twin Cities film community has in its ranks. I've known John for many years in non-film related capacities. He's a remarkable addition to this team and I look forward to working with him," said Stephanie Riesgraf, executive producer for the film. 

Added Jason Riesgraf, the film's director, "I'm so excited for Katie and John to join our film.  They are both immensely talented in what they do.  We were lucky to get them."

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About Lake Runs Red:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Lake Runs Red” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
Jeff@LakeRunsRed.com

 

Press Release - July 11th, 2014

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS JULY 12TH ON UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “LAKE RUNS RED” IN AITKIN, MN

AITKIN, MN – July 11th, 2014 – “Lake Runs Red” the upcoming Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, is scheduled to commence principal photography, tomorrow July 12th, 2014 in Aitkin, MN. 

The film will include several key locations throughout the state of Minnesota. The majority of the scenes however will be filmed in Aitkin, Minnesota at a sprawling cabin located on Stark Lake. 

"We spent a lot of time scouting locations for this film and were very selective. Our producer, DP, and location manager, Mike Ascher, was instrumental in helping us find the right settings,” boasted Stephanie Riesgraf, executive producer. 

Added Mike Ascher, “Our philosophy is that horror is most successful when it has the right atmosphere. The Aitkin locations represent the right balance between production comfort and overall creepiness to the scenes.” 

“I’m so pumped to begin filming tomorrow. Most of the cast, crew, and business team has volunteered their time to be here this weekend to give us a proper start. The energy we’ve got going here is absolutely electric,” said Jason Riesgraf.    

Principal photography is set to conclude Fall 2014. 

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About Lake Runs Red:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Lake Runs Red” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer 
Director of Marketing and Publicity
LakeRunsRed.Marketing@gmail.com

 

Press Release - July 2nd, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “LAKE RUNS RED” LAUNCHES SOCIAL MEDIA ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR, GOOGLE+, AND INSTAGRAM 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 2nd, 2014 - “Lake Runs Red” the upcoming Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, today announce the official launch of the Lake Runs Red social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Instagram. 

“Unfortunately, our film doesn’t have millions of dollars to spend on advertising. So we’re building a grassroots digital marketing effort using social media and content marketing as the foundation. We plan to produce a series of entertaining digital content campaigns to earn the audience’s support,” explained Jeff Fuller, executive producer and director of marketing and publicity. 

Added Jason Riesgraf, director and producer of the film, “We want to make sure we connect with all potential fans on their preferred social media of choice. Our goal is to take the audience behind the scenes as we make the film through each stage of pre-production, principal photography, and post-production.”

“Social media will be a key component to engaging the cast and crew too. We’re insanely excited to launch these sites and ignite the conversation behind "Lake Runs Red,” boasted Stephanie Riesgraf, executive producer and principal financier.   

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/LakeRunsRed
TWITTER @LakeRunsRed: www.twitter.com/LakeRunsRed
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/lakerunsred
TUMBLR BLOG: www.lakerunsred.tumblr.com
GOOGLE PLUS: http://goo.gl/imrTyX

“Lake Runs Red” is set to commence principal photography in Aitkin, Minnesota on July 12th, 2014.

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About Lake Runs Red:

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Lake Runs Red” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

 Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

 Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Executive Producer
Director of Marketing and Publicity
LakeRunsRed.Marketing@gmail.com

 

Press Release - July 1st, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” RETITLES ITSELF “LAKE RUNS RED” TO IMPROVE BRAND POSITIONING IN OVERCROWDED HORROR MARKET 

ALSO ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL START DATE FOR PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 1st, 2014 - “Panic” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Jason Riesgraf, Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf, today retitled itself to “Lake Runs Red” to improve its brand positioning, digital presence, and thematically connect to its source content more closely.  

“Panic” was always a working title. Working with my newly appointed executive producer, Jeff Fuller, we examined the title more carefully. We found that to stand out in an overcrowded horror marketplace we needed a more unique title,” said Jason Riesgraf director and producer for the film.   

Added Jeff Fuller, “Truly owning a movie title on today’s overcrowded Internet is such a gargantuan task, but an important one. It establishes brand presence and allows your audience to more easily connect with the film. We researched and conceptualized potential titles for over 30 hours and fell in love with “Lake Runs Red.” It embodies the genre, film story, and characters so closely.” He continued, "We're building a brand from scratch. "Panic" didn't give us a brand advantage due to its generic nature. From a brand marketing perspective, changing the title to "Lake Runs Red" is a game changer."  

“The cast and crew are really digging the new title. Not that the old title was bad… but “Lake Runs Red” is so much more unique and special,” said J. Dan Moores, producer and assistant director. 

Also announced today, was the official production start date. “Lake Runs Red” is set to commence principal photography in Aitkin, Minnesota on July 12th, 2014 

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About Lake Runs Red (formerly titled Panic):

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Lake Runs Red” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis: 
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jeff Fuller
Director of Marketing and Publicity
LakeRunsRed.Marketing@gmail.com

 

Press Release - June 26th, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” APPOINTS JEFF FULLER TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER; WILL LEAD MARKETING, PUBLICITY, AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE FILM EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - June 26th, 2014 - “Panic” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, Mike Ascher, and J. Dan Moores today announced that Jeff Fuller, a senior level marketing, communications, and creative services leader based in Minneapolis, has agreed to join the production as executive producer and director of marketing and publicity. 

Working closely with writer and director Jason Riesgraf, Jeff has been charged with conceptualizing the long-term vision, strategic messaging, and marketing strategies for the film. In addition, Jeff will hold the roles of social media director, creative director, unit publicist, and unit still photographer. In these roles, he'll be spearheading press relations, brand marketing, content marketing, photograph selection, and key art design.  

Previously, Jeff Fuller had been acting as a creative and marketing consultant for the film in an informal capacity. 

“I am absolutely thrilled that Jeff Fuller has agreed to join our team. Truth be told, I had not considered doing any marketing or promotion until well after the film would be complete. Jeff has persuasively convinced me that we need to initiate the marketing process immediately to adequately build audience anticipation, professionalism, and credibility. By making marketing a key priority and foundation for “Panic” we really give ourselves a legitimate chance to succeed,” said Jason Riesgraf.

Added Jeff Fuller, “This is Jason’s first feature film. We’re building a brand from scratch, with absolutely no prior awareness. That’s a tremendous challenge. One that I’m looking forward to conquering.”  

Jeff Fuller holds  fifteen years of experience in marketing communications, graphic design, photography management, market research, social media marketing, and branding. He also holds extensive experience in out-of-home, placed based advertising, and digital content marketing. 

“Panic” is set to commence principal photography July 2014.

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About Panic:
Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Mike Ascher, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, Jason Riesgraf, and Stephanie Riesgraf, “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Helene Donohue, Michael Hertenstein, and C.J. DeVaan.  

“Panic” is currently in pre-production. “Panic” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

 Media Contact:

Jason Riesgraf
Director and Producer
LakeRunsRed@gmail.com

Press Release - June 23rd, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL CASTING, PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY TO BEGIN IN JULY

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - June 23rd, 2014 - “Panic” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, Mike Ascher, and J. Dan Moores, today announced that casting has been completed for all five of the film’s lead volunteer roles.

The film's top billed star, Lauren Morris, is a 3rd year drama student and community theatre staple based in western Wisconsin. Lauren has eagerly volunteered to play MELISSA a nerdy, 21 year old girl-next-door who finds inner strength throughout the intense events of the film. This is Lauren’s first role in a feature film, as well as her first starring role.  

Lauren's co-star is Kaci Wegleitner, a successful Twin Cities based print model and professional makeup artist. Kaci has volunteered to co-star as LAUREN, a 22 year old former tomboy with a party girl past. This is Kaci’s first featured role.  

Also cast in a lead role, is short filmmaker and community theater actor C.J. DeVaan. He has volunteered to play BRUCE, a mysterious and mercurial stranger who crosses paths with the main characters under intense and unusual circumstances.

Michael Hertenstein has volunteered his acting services in a supporting role, as PAUL Lauren’s warm and loving father. This is Michael’s fourth feature film.  

Rounding out the cast is the Helene Donohue, a prolific theatre, commercial, television, and film actress. Helene has appeared in two major feature films, "The Abyss" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991).  Helene has volunteered her acting services to play the role of GWEN, Lauren’s cold and emotionally distant mother. “Panic” marks Helene’s return to feature films.  

Auditions were held at the Mixed Blood Theatre, in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on May 31, June 1, and June 8.  

“The audition process was a sensational experience. The actors we chose were clearly perfect for these roles. We got lucky, all of our #1 choices for each role were excited to volunteer for our team. We couldn’t be more thrilled,” says casting director and newly appointed producer, J. Dan Moores.  

Added Jason Riesgraf, director and producer, “We met with a lot of talented actors and performers in the Twin Cities. It makes me feel good to know that this community has such a deep bench of performance talent. But ultimately, we saw something really special in Lauren, Michael, C.J., Helene, and Kaci. It’s like falling in love… you just know.”  

With casting complete, principal photography is set to commence in July 2014 with filming locations to be announced shortly.  

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About Panic

Written and directed by Jason Riesgraf, produced by Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, and Mike Ascher, “Panic” is currently in pre-production. “Panic” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact

Jason Riesgraf
Director and Producer
LakeRunsRed@gmail.com

Press Release - June 11th, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” APPOINTS J. DAN MOORES AS FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER; WILL LEAD SCRIPT REWRITE, PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, AND CAST RELATIONS 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - June 11th, 2014 - “Panic” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, and Mike Ascher, today announced that J. Dan Moores has agreed to volunteer his creative services on a permanent basis. He will hold the titles of producer, co-production manager, script supervisor, and 1st assistant director.  He will be responsible for set management, performance direction, character development, continuity, and cast relations.  

With the addition of J. Dan to the production team, current assistant director Mike Ascher, has been promoted to the role of director of photography. He will continue to serve as producer.   

J. Dan will work closely with writer and director, Jason Riesgraf on rewriting the film’s script prior to principal photography.  

Previously, J. Dan had been serving on a temporary basis as casting director and unofficial creative consultant.  

“I am so pleased that J. Dan has agreed to join the "Panic" team full time.  J. Dan is a natural leader, eloquent communicator, and remarkable writer. I just know he’ll be able to contribute to the film in so many positive ways.”

Open auditions were held for “Panic” at the Mixed Blood Theatre in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on May 31, June 1, and June 8.  Casting is currently being finalized, with official casting announcements coming soon.  

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About Panic:

Written and directed by Jason Riesgraf, produced by Jason Riesgraf, Stephanie Riesgraf, Mike Ascher, and J. Dan Moores, “Panic” is currently in pre-production. “Panic” is proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota.

Film Synopsis:
Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Media Contact:

Jason Riesgraf
Director and Producer
LakeRunsRed@gmail.com

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