Lake Runs Red

TWIN CITIES FILM FEST
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2016 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN

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SEMIFINALIST 2017 | PINE CITY, MN

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

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