In August of 2013, Witness produced and shot a video about Mars Petcare’s efforts to resurrect an animal shelter damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Recently the edited video was released… “This project felt really good to be a part of and I used my directorial instincts to keep the cameras rolling through the emotional rollercoaster.” -Andrew LC
Witness Spot for Mars Petcare, Hurricane Sandy Victims Released
February 11, 2014
Labretta Suede Music Video
September 4, 2013
Witness filmmaker Andrew Lyman-Clarke shot the music video for “Mean-Mouthed Mama” by Labretta Suede and The Motel 6, recently released on Beats Per Minute and a variety of other outlets. Serg Soza directed the video. Check out the feature here.
Witness Film Releases Documentary About Thomas Szasz
February 4, 2013
In September 2012, Thomas Szasz, M.D., a controversial figure in psychiatry who “wanted to demolish the profession”, died at his home in Manlius, New York. Witness Films was approached by longtime collaborator Philip Singer, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, Oakland University), to edit a documentary based on an interview that had been recorded with Szasz a few years earlier. The final piece, just finished, already has interest from a number of institutions and promises to be the authoritative statement on the beliefs, and death, of this iconoclastic figure. See more.
ALC Does DP Work on Indie Feature
January 11, 2013
For three weeks in January, Witness creative Andrew Lyman-Clarke has relocated to northwestern Connecticut to serve as Director of Photography on “A Lotus ‘Til Reckoning,” written and directed by David McElfresh. Already he’s cooked up some innovative lighting schemes for this absurd character piece about three couples at different stages of their relationships.
Role of Mary LLC Hires Josh Folan as Producer of Marketing and Distribution
October 25, 2012
We are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Folan, an actor, producer and filmmaker, to the squad. He will be handling the promotional attack for our upcoming psychological thriller The Role of Mary. Josh has previously gotten distribution for the film All God’s Creatures, through Osiris Entertainment. Welcome Josh!
Witness Moving Forward on Role of Mary, Needs PMD
August 7, 2012
Last month Witness Films formed an LLC which will handle the production of our newest feature project, The Role of Mary. Members Andrew, Jason and Seth are now seeking a PMD (Producer of Marketing and Distribution) who is up to the task of helming the publicity and distribution of this unique and important project. If you or anyone you know is interested, contact us here.
Witness Works On Havahart Commercial
April 25, 2012
Witness Films shooter Andrew traveled last week to Philadelphia to camera operate on a spot for Havahart, the famous humane animal trap company that is based in Pennsylvania. It was great to be on set for the shoot with favorite colleagues Zachary Ludescher, Joe Hicks, Enzo Sica, Luke Buck and more! Directing was Witness collaborator Jason Brewer of the hot Philly agency Brolik. All around a great shoot for a product I really believe in, surrounded by great people. Witnesseth.
Witness Director Seth Panman Goes on Snowboard Heli-Scout in the Rockies
March 21, 2012
In February 2012, Witness Director Seth Panman took a trip to the mountains of Colorado to field-test crews, cameras and a shooting style at high altitude. Jumping out of a helicopter at 13,500 feet and riding down a mountain with no adjustment period can be a challenge even for a seasoned boarder, but Panman added the element of filming on the way down. Shooting largely with the GoPro cameras, his visual explorations will pave the way for the snowboarding sequences in the upcoming Witness feature Hard Rox.
“Follow the Leader” Accepted Into the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
March 8, 2012
It’s another notch in the deerskin, shiv-carved belt of “Follow the Leader.” Plans are already underway for a beach vacation/film premiere at this Wilmington, North Carolina film festival. It’s April 27-29 if you’d like to come out!
Witness Films Premieres “Follow The Leader” at Big Apple Film Festival
January 3, 2012
On Nov. 4th, 2011, the suspense-filled psychological thriller “Follow the Leader” played at the historic Tribeca Cinemas as part of the 2011 Big Apple Film Festival’s MIDNIGHT HORROR series…
We are thrilled (pun intended!) to be included in the prestigious festival, and even more stogused to be considered the best short in the block (according to everyone we invited anyway!) Props again to Michael Wolfe for his outstanding performance as the intense and eccentric guide ["Don"] and Sara Lukasiewicz as her turn as a timid young woman ["Haley"] who discovers her inner survivor.
Stay tuned for news about more fests and the development of the feature-length version of the short “Rite of Passage.”