A feature film made deep in the New Mexico desert with $1,000 and a 4 person filmmaking team.
"Two young women embark on an adventure to save their careers, only to discover that they must save themselves."
In the summer of 2015 producer/actress Helenna Santos pitched an idea to her friends Alexandra Boylan and John KD Graham: an adventure film based loosely on geocaching and a creepy interview she had heard on NPR. And thus, the beginning of "At Your Own Risk" was born.
The team then reached out to Alexandra's brother Andrew Boylan who wrote Alexandra and John's first feature "Home Sweet Home," and he jumped on board to write the screenplay featuring 2 women deep in the New Mexico desert.
This movie would be shot for as little as possible. Under $1,000 to be exact.
John and Alexandra had just completed their 3rd feature film and they all thought, what if we do this for as little as possible, with a tight talented team, release the film ourselves, and have a ton of fun while doing it?
They all knew that in order to pull off this crazy project, they would need to enlist their friend, cinematographer Richard Galli, who had shot John and Alexandra's 3 other feature films. And of course, because he's just as adventurous as the rest of them, he jumped on board.
The team went deep into the New Mexico desert to shoot for 10 days, hauling gear up mountains, and hiking for miles upon miles.
Upon returning to LA, they brought on more passionate collaborators: editor Lex Benedict, composer Sean Barrett, and a whole group of friends who would help fill out the world of this micro-budget movie.
Stay tuned for "At Your Own Risk" coming in 2017!
John KD Graham
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Behind the Scenes...
While filming, the team took photos of the whole process, and have continued documenting everything on their instagram page.