Last year’s winner of the 2014 US in Progress Wrocław, Fidel R. Ruiz-Healy – the co-director/producer of “The Homefront” – worked in Warsaw on
In October 2014, during the American Film Festival’s US in Progress program, “The Homefront” was awarded free color-correction services from one of
the leading post-production houses – international group Chimney.
“The Homefront” (co-directed/produced by Tyler Walker) is a stylish dark-comedy, a parody of an American nuclear family forced under occupation in
a dystopian world.
With support from Film Commission Poland, Fidel worked in Chimney’s
Warsaw studio with world-recognized colorist Wiktor Sasim.
This is how Fidel described his experience:
“After working with Chimney-Poland, it’s going to be hard to work with anyone else. Wiktor and the Chimney staff took ‘The Homefront’ and made it
part of their family. From day one, they were committed to creating a unique and appropriate look that captured the tone of our film. Using Nucoda,
Wiktor would meticulously make sure that not a single color value was out of place, re-watching the film to ensure that our look worked, not only
consistently through each scene, but thematically through the narrative arch of the film. I arrived with a film shot in difficult circumstances
that was rough around the edges. I came home with a film as bleak and sardonic as the script. I expected professional technicians, but also found
friends and collaborators that I expect to work with again in the near future. Ula Sniegowska of the American FF and Wojtek Kabarowski of The
Chimney, believed in our offbeat film and, through U.S in Progress, created an opportunity for us as independent American Filmmakers that would
seem like a pipe dream in the U.S. I would encourage anyone with a film ready for post to submit for consideration.”
U.S. in Progress is organized in the frame of the American Film Festival and offers:
*exposure to top European buyers
*awards of post-production services from top Polish post companies
*networking in a safe and professional environment.