Blood of a King – Film Shoot at Walnut Creek Park 8/29/10

This was a shoot for pick-up shots at Walnut Creek Park in Austin with a few main actors and extras.  It was followed by the BOAK wrap party at Alborz Persian Cuisine.

Matt Costumes The Odyssey: A Rock Musical, Opening Night 8/13/10

Matt created costumes for many of the actors in The Odyssey: A Rock Musical, performed at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.  Opening night was August 13th, 2010.  Richard Dodwell who played Odysseus and also played The Scythian in Blood of a King suggested Matt as a potential costumer to the producer, Freddy Carnes.  The costumes received great reviews, and the experience sparked Matt’s interest in ancient Greek Mycenaean/Achaean history and armor.

Matt Visits Camp Half-Blood 8/13/10

Matt was asked by Topher Bradfield, a customer who also played Demophilus in Blood of a King, to come out to Camp Half-Blood dressed as a Spartan and role play with the kids at camp.  Camp Half-Blood is a literary camp at McKinney Falls Park that is based on the Percy Jackson series written by Rick Riordan.

Blood of a King -Film Shoot at 360 Bridge over Lake Austin 8/4/10

Matt set up his camera on the southeast cliff overlooking the 360 bridge, and Xerxes and his guards looked over the water from the northwest cliff.  The shoot was at sunset so we had to contend with visitors to the cliffs, but we got some great shots.  

Blood of a King – Film Shoot at Sherwood Forest 7/31/10

We held a film shoot at Sherwood Forest in Paige, Texas where we filmed Persians and Scythians marching with horses and King Xerxes’ tent throne scenes.  This shoot was also very hot, but great fun.  Alborz Persian Cuisine donated an awesome spread of food for the actors and crew.

Blood of a King – Shoot at Lake Georgetown 7/17/10

We had a small film shoot at Lake Georgetown with a few fearless actors – a very hot day once again, but we shot in the morning and were done by around noon.  The shoot ended with a dip in the lake for some lucky Persians!

Blood of a King – Shoot in Copperas Cove 6/5/10-6/6/10

We had our first film shoot for Blood of a King on a hot, hot, HOT summer weekend on June 5th and 6th.  The shot was held at Darren’s family’s land in Copperas Cove, TX.  We had about 15 actors and 5 crew members show up, and we shot all day Saturday and half of Sunday.  Check out pictures from the shoot here: www.flickr.com/photos/mpfilmcraft.  It was extremely hot but the shoot went well with no [real] casualties.