Middlegame: Behind The Scenes The Final Episode

In this behind the scenes look of the movie Endgame, we talk with our director Nick Millard and producer Mike Donitzen about the time crunch of getting this film completed.

Millard talks about the tension between the actors, directing crew and everyone because there is only two weeks until the film premieres and there is still a lot to be done. Donitzen states, “We are not in panic mode yet, but we definitely get the sense that we got to get moving because if not this project can consume us quickly.”

On the bright side, Donitzen comments on how the marketing team has been on their game getting the word out there about the movie through advertisements around school and online through Facebook and Twitter.

As always, remember: Endgame premiere date: April 30th at 5:30pm, in Basil 135 at St. John Fisher College!

Middlegame: Behind The Scenes Episode 4

In this episode of Middlegame, we sat down with the Production Coordinator, Aimee Schenck, and Actor/Writer Nick Donovan of the film Endgame. Both Nick and Aimee comment on how Endgame has expanded to outlets further than they imagined. In this clip you can see Nick tweeting from the set, which you can follow and is posted on the side of this blog. In addition, Endgame now has a Flickr account documenting behind the scenes photos from the set.

The most exciting development in our story is that local news station channel 8 interviewed lead actor Amanda Whalen and Executive Producer Todd Sodano about the project. This project is definitely surpassing all of those involved wildest dreams.

Stay tuned to the Middlegame blog for more behind the scenes footage coming every week!

And, as always, remember: Endgame premiere date: April 30th at 5:30pm, in Basil 135 at St. John Fisher College!

Middlegame: Behind the Scenes Episode 3

In this episode of Middlegame, we sat down with Executive Producers of the film Endgame, Todd Sodano and Mike Donitzen. Donitzen explains how important being in a leadership role is to him and the project. Todd, in addition to being the Executive Producer is also the professor of the Comm 431 class that is producing this film. Sodano states, “What I’m most interested in is seeing smiling faces, proud faces of people who worked towards this one goal of producing Endgame.

After only a few weeks into filming, Endgame is definitely turning into something much bigger than expected. With all of these great minds working together, Sodano’s hope of this group being proud with their production is bound to come true.

Stay tuned to the Middlegame blog for more behind the scenes footage coming every week!

And, as always, remember: Endgame premiere date: April 30th at 5:30pm, in Basil 135 at St. John Fisher College!

Middlegame: Behind the Scenes Episode 2

In this episode of Middlegame, we sit down with the writers of the new spring film: Endgame. The story of Endgame was a collaboration of six brilliantly creative minds and a combination of two original stories merged into one. Head writer Kyle Shea says: “It was a very long process, and we all had different but we were all able to compromise and come together and create something that we all liked and enjoyed and thought would be an interesting story to tell.”

With the table read all complete and location scouts having found where they want to shoot, the filming of Endgame is underway. Actors are beginning to grasp the character that they will be portraying on the screen and things are starting to come together. Stay tuned to the Middlegame blog for more behind the scenes footage coming soon!

And remember: Endgame premiere date: April 30th at 5:30pm, in Basil 135 at St. John Fisher College!

Middlegame: Behind the Scenes Episode 1

Below you will see the first of many installments, created by Michael Droel and Bill Walter, of a behind the scenes look at our film entitled Endgame. The process started with three groups pitching ideas for a drama series they believe would be worthy enough for the class to spend their semester working on. When two of the three pitches ended up being pharmaceutical thrillers, the class decided to combine the ideas and improve on them as the project. In the video below we see the beginnings of Endgame, which started under the working title Gray. Stay tuned, as each week another behind the scenes look into the making of Endgame will be posted!