Scharfman Productions and Relapse Records teamed up for this music video for the Providence, RI based metal band HOWL and their single "Heavenless". The video was written, directed, produced, edited and jib arm operated in house by Charlie and Alex.
Directed & co-edited by Charlie Scharfman
Produced & co-edited by Alex Scharfman
Director of Photography: Bernard J. Hunt
Special FX and Makeup: Damien Leone
Production Designer: Jin Gilbert
Action Director: Drew Leary
Costume Designer: Sydelle Gonias
1st AD: Shauna Jaeger Kartt
Production Manager: Steve Kartt
B Camera Operator: Chris Cafaro
1st AC: Julia Pasternak
Jib Arm Operators: Charlie & Alex Scharfman
2nd AC: Steve Julien
Colorist: Vlad Kucherov
Stunts: Neimah Djourabchi, Brian Morvant
Gaffer: Jesse Skogh
Grips: Brian Yankou, Derek Aspenberger
Nitrogen FX provided by Froze Innovations
FX Asst: Gary Lo Savio
Art Asst: Dan Kenkel
PAs: Clayton Spencer, Jedglen Sandoval, Harry Joseph, Andrew Adams
While digging into their town's infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.
Starring Christian Slater, Ambyr Childers, Toby Hemingway, Jonathan Keltz, Jennifer Missoni, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, Johnny Pacar, and Alessandra Torresani.
Directed by Michael A. Nickles
Produced by Bennett Robbins Productions.
Charlie & Alex joined the film in preproduction in spring 2010 as Associate Producers and stayed on through production in Grand Rapids, MI, where they shot additional footage and produced the film's EPK.
Playback will be distributed theatrically by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, on March 9, 2012, following its VOD distribution, starting on February 3.Back to Projects
A man and woman have a dispute in his apartment.
WARNING: Graphic ViolenceBack to Projects
Move for ALS - Trailer
A documentary about Project ALS, a stem cell lab researching a cure for ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease), and Move for ALS, a campaign focused on two young men bicycling across America to raise funds for the lab. This trailer was used for promotions and aired on SportsNet New York and in Citi Field during a Mets' game.Back to Projects
3 paths collide when a boy and his father stumble into a complex gas station hold up.
Official Selection to the 2010 Action on Film International Film Festival, 2010 Poppy Jasper Film Festival and 2011 Big Island Film Festival.Back to Projects
Still Life: a film about Tony Judt
A short documentary about acclaimed historian, Orwell Award recipient, and Professor Tony Judt, who was diagnosed with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The film is currently helping to raise funds for Project ALS, a stem cell research lab.Back to Projects
A deceased superhero's family learns that the vigilante patriarch's life insurance policy doesn't cover his crime fighting adventures.Back to Projects
Hydrive Energy Extended
Here is the extended web commercial we made for Hydrive Energy Drinks. Be sure to take a look at the one minute cut and to check out their products at HydriveEnergy.com.Back to Projects
Hydrive Energy 1 Minute Clip
Here is the 1 minute web commercial we made for Hydrive Energy Drinks. Be sure to take a look at the extended cut and to check out their products at HydriveEnergy.com.Back to Projects
Freedom Riders Educational Film Series
Alex and Charlie shot an educational documentary film series about the 50th anniversary and reunion of the Mississippi Freedom Riders, a grassroots campaign that sparked a great deal of Civil Rights activism in the south. Their reunion conference lasted 5 days in Jackson, Mississippi and included panels and discussions with local activists and politicians. Students from across the country, such as the charter school students in East Harlem that Alex and Charlie followed, traveled to Jackson to take part in the discussions and learn from these Civil Rights leaders as part of a concurrent youth summit aimed at social change.
The project has received a generous grant from the Ford Foundation for its completion and distribution and is currently in post-production.Back to Projects
Keep The Lights On
Synposis: It's 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) first meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a relationship quickly develops. As the two men start building a home and life together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, Keep the Lights On takes an honest look at the nature of relationships in our times.
Directed by Ira Sachs (2005 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life, The Delta).
Produced by Lucas Joaquin & Marie Therese Guirgis
Alex served as associate producer and location manager for Keep the Lights On, which will make its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and its European premiere in the Panorama Programme at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.Back to Projects
Charlie and Alex Scharfman met one day when Alex was born and moved into Charlie's house with their parents.
Charlie graduated from NYU's Tisch School with a degree in filmmaking. Alex went to Cornell University and studied film and creative writing. Now they make movies together.
Scharfman Productions, LLC has everything your production needs, including production insurance, tungsten and LED light kits, lenses, microphones, tripods, a shoulder mount, cameras and a 15-foot indoor/outdoor jib-arm. They are available as a full service production team, guiding a project from pre-production through post, or they can assist your project simply as producers, writers, editors, directors, or jib-arm operators. Whatever you need, we make movies.