Black Bayou: Prologue

October 18, 2010 | Category: Video, film

As I’ve stated before, every year I try to embark on some creative journey. Some years it’s music other years it might be a photography project… this year it was film.

I began the year with a short film called “Rewind”, made for the “Beyond the Still” contest by put on by Canon and Vimeo. Soon after I became Director of Photography “Your Casanova” a short written and directed by Jimmie Rogers and Mike Turner. For my final film of the year, I present “Black Bayou”.

Black Bayou was written and directed by Rory Anglin. The film follows a young family on their journey to a new home… a journey that quickly becomes derailed.

Our goal in this project was to create a sales device for the feature film that we’re looking to make next year. “Black Bayou: Prologue” is the back story to a horror film shot for $300 primarily over a 4 day period. I personally feel that the production value to money ratio on this flick is substantial and we’re hoping that investors will see it this was too.

We were joined by a cast of talented actors from in and around Alabama including Brandon Caruthers, Charity Williamson, Kensley Fuller, Dewan Watts, Taylor Northington, Trent Birdsong and Danny Reid.

We also had a great crew who went above and beyond to make this thing happen. I’d like to thank the following people for making this happen:

Co-Producers Jimmie Rogers and Mike Turner for scouting locations and arranging talent as well as gripping and playing a couple of local cops

Our sound guy Travis Taylor

Meg Lewis for locations

Kayleigh Funderbunk for makeup

Paul and Suzy Middlebrooks for allowing us to use their property WAYYY late into the night/morning

Lynn Cox for the use of her pool

Big Bass Bait and Tackle for the location

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Dept. for the Uniforms

Our families for being so understanding about our time away from home

Anyway, this film was a lot of fun to make and I’m pretty proud of the way it looks. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Black Bayou: Prologue from Stephen Poff on Vimeo.

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  1. Tate K. Nations
    on October 20th, 2010

    WHOA! This is amazing Stephen! Super impressed.
    High quality work.

  2. Stephen Poff
    on October 20th, 2010

    Thanks Tate! It was a lot of fun to make and hopefully we’ll get he funding to do the feature.

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