Body Farm, a joint feature-length movie production between KVT Productions and Nickel 17 Films, follows an independent film company that sends a videographer ahead of a story to investigate a body farm where human decomposition is researched. The footage she sends back leads the rest of her team to follow her footsteps to uncover a grisly medical abyss.
Principal photography for the movie began in Spring 2015 when a group of Pittsburgh-area filmmakers came together under the joint direction of Nicholas LaMantia and Brandon Keenan. Working from a script by Mr. Keenan, the production team, which ranged in size from five crew members to forty-five members, shot one or two days per month over the next two years to make Body Farm a reality.
With a budget of around $35,000 and completely self-funded, the cast and crew shot all around the Pittsburgh-area, at the West Virginia State Penitentiary, through the mountains of North Carolina, and in New York City. Body Farm's cast was filled out mostly by Pittsburgh-area actors aside from a cameo from Richard Christy (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Howard Stern Show).
The film will screen next on June 22, 2018 at 8pm at The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival at the Fr. Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks, PA. For tickets click here. Arrive early to claim your seats!