Maker of Adult Films Wraps Hollywood Blockbuster

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Rod Shuffler's feature film "Attack of the Clowns" principal photography wrapped. Production shrouded in secrecy.

From money shot to master shot, British underground filmmaker goes mainstream. Winner of three Lifetime Achievement awards with a career spanning nearly 200 top-shelf movies, Rod Shuffler has realised his dream to create a feature film to challenge the output from Hollywood.

"When I first saw the script I knew I had to take time out from the day job to make this film." said the director.

After a gruelling schedule, principal photography on "Attack of the Clowns" has now wrapped. A veil of secrecy surrounds the film, "We want it this way," said Shuffler, "we have a lot to lose if anything leaks before the official release."

"Attack of Clowns" employs state-of-the-art and as yet unseen special effects, all achieved on a modest budget and way outside of the Hollywood ecosystem. Shuffler went on to say "Of course, making a film like this is not without its challenges, and they're not always technical. We've had to deal with everything from nearly losing our lead actress to making sure the lid is firmly sealed on the post-production process."

Producer of "Attack of the Clowns", Freda Hiscock, adds "All our secrets will be revealed in the 'making of' documentary." The documentary is being made in part by Mike Peter Reed, whose credits include "The Hard Case" by Guy Ritchie. "We like Mike," said Shuffler, "and his pedigree is unquestionable."

A release date has not been set for "Attack of the Clowns". Yancy Fry, the special effects supervisor and editor, explains "the envelope is being pushed so far this time around that it's impossible to predict render times for some of our sequences." As a consequence "it's impossible to say exactly when we'll get this baby out the door."

The production company, Blue Hardest, has committed to releasing "Attack of the Clowns" within the next six months. "Welcome to the fantasy zone!" joked Shuffler in closing.

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