Press Release - April 21st, 2014
UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” CONCLUDES INITIAL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN; COMMENCES PRE-PRODUCTION
ALSO ANNOUNCES MIKE ASCHER AS PRODUCER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
ALBERTVILLE, MN – April 21st, 2014 - “Panic” the Minnesota based independent horror film from producers Jason Riesgraf and Stephanie Riesgraf today announced their initial crowd funding campaign on the website Indiegogo has concluded.
With the initial success of their campaign, they are officially greenlighting pre-production, with a target start date for principal photography by summer 2014.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the results of our initial Indiegogo campaign. I am humbled and thankful to all of our supporters, friends, and family,” said Jason Riesgraf, director and producer of the upcoming film.
“This has been a dream of Jason’s since he was nine years old. I’m so excited for him. We’re both looking forward to all of the hard work ahead of us,” said Stephanie Riesgraf, producer and principal financier for the film.
Also announced, Mike Ascher, an award winning Twin Cities independent filmmaker, as agreed to volunteer his services to "Panic" as producer and assistant director.
Mike is known for directing two award winning short films, "Flash" (2007) and "Three Card Draw" (2014), as well as the feature film "Emma's Revenge" (2015). He is based in the Twin Cities and is a staple of the local film community.
On “Panic” Mike Ascher has volunteered to oversee the camera and electrical departments. He will also play key roles in location scouting, equipment management, and production design.
Previously, Jason Riesgraf worked on Mike’s film “Emma’s Revenge” as a camera operator.
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.
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.
Producer and Production Manager