Impact Event (Coming in 2018)

We are now in post-production with IMPACT EVENT and nearing completion in the editing bay! This is an action thriller with a touch of sci-fi and a dab of horror (okay, maybe more than a dab).

Impact Event revolves around a group of survivors who find themselves spending a post-meteoric apocalypse in a fun house converted into a bomb shelter.

The story opens on the day of impact. The unsuspecting populace of Earth watches as the gargantuan Roberts Meteor cruises near the planet. Unbeknownst to most, however, NASA has lied. The meteor is on a trajectory to not only hit the Earth, but to destroy every living organism. Not even bacteria is expected to survive. 

Through a bit of luck (good and bad), the catastrophe, while still apocalyptic, isn't the be-all-end-all for life on Earth. In fact, there are survivors!

A small band of survivors find themselves in the most unlikely of bomb shelters, a haunted house themed fun house outfitted to survive Armageddon! This group of misfits soon finds out exactly where and who they are when the world ends.

The cast features Academy Award winning actress Margaret O'Brien (who won an Oscar for Meet Me in St. Louis), action icon Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior), veteran actor Michael Berryman (The Hills have Eyes) and Hollywood mainstay Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street) along with multi-award winning indie movie icon Jed Rowen as well as Tasha Tacosa and Chris Giese!

View IMDB info here.

Posters

 

Screenshots

Here are a few screenshots from the production.

Gordon (Rowen) and Billy (Giese) stand at the ready.
Ned (Damien Pace) in the aftermath of Armaggedon.

Gordon (Jed Rowen) and Cassie (Tasha Tacosa) find time for selfies with a friend in the apocalypse.

Trailers

Cast and Crew

Cast

Jed Rowen -- Gordon
Tasha Tacosa -- Cassie
Chris Giese -- Billy
Richard Grieco -- Justice Outlaw
Michael Berryman -- Raymond
Vernon Wells -- Ed
Margaret O'Brien -- Amanda
Randal Malone -- RJ Malone
Barry Jay Minoff -- Dave
Windy Hamilton -- Wendi
Chalet Lizette Brannan -- Julie
Remmy Jones -- Ida
Tanamin Clark -- Omega Man
Hans Hernke -- Alpha
Luis Zuniga III -- Bravo
Richard Markham -- Charlie
Theo Hill -- Delta
Damion Pace -- Ned
Christopher Alvarado -- Zed
Alex Green -- Echo
Carmine Giordano -- Pat
Joseph Pozo -- Henry
Justin P. Warren -- Grady
Phillip Baloga -- Doug
Barbara Rosenfeld -- Jane
Stephen Wollett -- Obed
Daemon Pedroza -- Enrique
Ken Balina -- Tobe
Camilla Gortiz -- Carla
Charles Townsend -- Kane

Executive Producers

B. Luciano Barsuglia
Chris Giese
Stephen Warren
Ken Balina
Richard Grieco

Producers

Devon McCann
Joseph Pozo
Barry Barsuglia
Betty Barsuglia
Hans Hernke
Ann Palmer
Fred Robinson
Stephen Wollett
Michael Warren
Peter Angelopoulos

Co-Producer

Phillip Baloga
Gregory Schmauss

Associate Producers

Shawn Ness
Dameon Pedroza
Trevor Bartlet
Deborah Conno;ly

Production Assistants

Josh Rifkin
Justin P. Warren
Justin Mabie

Special Thanks

Steven Clayton
Amy Schneider
Barb Rosenfield

Conceptual Art

Kyle Roberts

Script Supervisors

Rasna Suri
Brenda DeRe
Brittany Hoffman

Production Manager

Aaron Spurlock

Line Producer

Michael Warren

Sound Engineers

Rod Kindlund
Ryan Medina
Aaron Spurlock

Casting

Chris Giese
Clapit

Makeup

Liz Brase
Nick Reisinger

Editors

Jennifer Noonan

Music Coordinator

Robert Aquato

Assistant Directors

Stephen Warren

Writter and Director

B. Luciano Barsuglia

 

 

Facts and Trivia

  • The majority of the movie was shot at the real life Hobb's Grove in Sanger, California, near Fresno.
  • In the movie, the haunt is called Grandpa Hobb's Haunted Attraction.
  • Actor Chris Giese, who plays Billy, also has a character he portrays ever year at Hobb's Grove named Billy Bob Hobb.
  • Many of the movie actors are regular haunt actors at Hobb's Grove every October, including Tanamin Clark (Omega Man), Windy Hamilton (Wendi) and many of the others.
  • Barsuglia's last movie was more than 60% green screen and digital effects. He wanted Impact Event to contain very few digital effects. The gore effects are all practical with some digital enhancement and there are some digital effects to create the look of the world post-impact; otherwise, considerably fewer overall.
  • The characters Wendi (Windy Hamilton) and Ida (Remmy Jones) were originally written as 20-something males Walt and Ian. During open casting calls, actors were told, regardless of how it was written the roles were non-gender, or age specific. The script was re-written to accomodate both Windy and Remmy after casting.

Crowd-Funding & Contributing Producer Options

Our crowdfunding efforts now go directly toward post-production and marketing - two key elements remaining while we finish the project. This is our fifth movie that has been aided in financing through crowd-funding.  Rest assured, it is almost done and it will be finished and made available for distribution..

We finish our movies. It's what we do!

 

PRODUCER / CONTRIBUTOR PERKS PACKAGES

Production Assistant (BUY NOW: $50+)

As a "Production Assistant" you will receive, your name listed in the end credits, an IMDB credit and a digital copy of the movie.

Contributing Producer (BUY NOW: $75+)

As a "Contributing Producer" you will receive, your name listed in the end credits, an IMDB credit and a digital copy of the movie.

Associate Producer (BUY NOW: $125+)

As an "Associate Producer" you will receive, your name listed in the end credits, an IMDB credit and a digital copy of the movie.

Co-Producer (BUY NOW: $200+)

As a "Co-Producer" you will receive, your name listed in the end credits, an IMDB credit, a DVD copy of the movie and movie memorabilia.

Producer (BUY NOW: $350+)

As a "Producer" you will receive your name listed in the opening credits and end credits, an IMDB credit, a DVD copy of the movie, and signed memorabilia.

Executive Producer (BUY NOW: $650+)

As an "Executive Producer" you will receive your name listed in the opening credits and end credits, an IMDB credit, a Blu-Ray/DVD Collector's copy of the movie, and signed memorabilia.

In Association With ... (BUY NOW: $1,500+)

With the "In Association With" credit you will receive the Executive Producer package along with your name or company listed individually at the opening of the movie as "In Association with ..."

A Film By ... (BUY NOW: $2,500+)

With the "A Film By" credit you will receive the Executive Producer package along with your name or company listed individually at the opening of the movie as "A Film By ..." and we will list your company under the IMDB production credits for IMPACT EVENT.

The One of A Kind ... (BUY NOW: $5,000+)

With the "One of a Kind" credit you will receive the "A Film By" and the "Executive Producer" package along with a one of a kind movie poster signed by many of the cast and crew!  We are only selling one of these (just by the "A Film by" twice and this is officially yours).

 

** Credits are for listed "producer and memorabilia elements" only. They do not imply, indicate or include any creative control, monetary investment or anything beyond what is listed above.