"Massacre Lake is The Twilight Zone meets Mario Bava." - Micah Gallo
Hollywood CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Micah Gallo, Best Director & Best Cinematography Winner in revolutionary Dalsa 4K digital format for his film Wick wins and award and is offered distribution for his Television Pilot Massacre Lake, shot on 2 RED Cameras.
Massacre Lake, a story of a couple trying to save their marriage decides to take a romantic vacation at a secluded lake house with their young daughter. Upon arrival, it seems like exactly what they need to repair their family – peaceful with no contact from the outside world until, the wife disappears and the husband must do all he can to save her.
The cast includes Andy Dick, (The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride / Road Trip / The Cable Guy)
Directed and Written by: Micah Gallo (Wick, Massacre Lake)
Shot on RED by Director of Photography: Tristan Nyby (Man in the Chair / Bounty Killer / Murder 101)
Produced by: Jesse Curl Setup, Punch / Guest: Russell Peters / Guest: Andrew Dice Clay
With Executive Producers: Micah Gallo, Tristan Nyby
Massacre Lake was very inspired by the inventive low-budget cinema of Mario Bava, who is often referred to as the Italian Hitchcock, and is certainly the godfather of a very fascinating and artistic golden period in genre cinema in Europe popularized by Argento and Fulci among others.
“Like many of Bava’s films, this was a passion project made in 5 days; shooting two cameras, but moving very quickly with an extremely low budget and working within the limited parameters we had. The challenge was part of the fun and also an essential part of the film that really does give it the authentic feel of the type of cinema made in those days.” - Micah Gallo
Massacre Lake has the distinction of being offered distribution by http://www.SelectServicesFilms.com a certified DBE, award winning Production Company in Los Angeles and being accepted to and winning Best Horror Short at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Fest which plays at the New Beverly Cinema in February 2014.
Micah Gallo originally from Central Valley in California, near George Lucas territory, Micah lives in Los Angeles where he attended USC film school. Right out of school he worked at Eli Roth’s company and worked with filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman.
Most notably Micah built and ran a visual post-production studio that is still in operation, the award winning visual post-production facility, Lit Post.
Lit Post was established to provide independent films with the level of quality visual post-production needed to compete with Hollywood blockbusters. While at Lit Post, Micah performed visual post-production on over 40 feature films, as well as numerous music videos and commercials. Under his direction, Lit Post also provided post-production on films for major production companies and studios including Lionsgate, Disney, Glass Eye Pix, MPI, The Genre Co, Image Entertainment, Anchor Bay and Magnolia Pictures. Lit Post garnered coverage in American Cinematographer for their extensive work on the theatrically released Disney feature, Frozen.