Welcome to
Awakened Heart Productions

We can help you
Make Your Film


Mike and Melody

We choose to support independent film producers, writers and directors with great stories to tell that make a difference.

Do you have a story? Do you have big dreams that seem nearly impossible? We can help.

Having produced multiple short films for next to nothing, and a feature film on a shoestring we understand what it takes to create films on a small budget. Our goal in the past several years was to both hone our skills and acquire equipment to provide us with the tools we need to make great films that do not appear to have been shot on a low budget. Luckily, with todays technologies this is more than possible.

We have a full set of equipment to make this possible for you. Raising funds becomes easier if you are not trying to get up in to the millions and worrying about acquiring high dollar west coast talent.

We believe in the independent artist, whether you are a screenwriter, actor, director, or producer we are set to help you create the film of your dreams.

We have the equipment and crew to tell the story you want to tell. Whether its as short film or a feature film, we can make it happen.

Directors

You may choose to have us direct, or you can direct your film. We can provide some assistance with deciding which way you might want to go. We can help you make your short film or your feature film a reality.

Writers

If you have a great story, we will look the story over and see if it fits the criteria for the type film we want to support (generally thats going to be a story that changes people in some way). We can help you make your short film or your feature film a reality.

Producers

If you are a producer who is looking for a streamlined crew equipped to shoot on a shoestring we can talk. Let us know your complete needs for production, or let us help you work out those details.

Actors

If you have a scene or a short idea you’d like help developing into a piece you can use for your reel, or to submit to festivals, we can help you put together the other cast members and crew to make it happen.

Casting

We are experienced with casting and are set up to post castings on all the major casting outlets (Breakdown Services, Casting Network, Cast it, Casting Frontier). We can send out your breakdowns, sort through initial video submissions and set up call-backs as needed, and coordinate with talent and the talent agencies prior and during shoot.

Post Production

Our complete editing suite can take your raw footage and turn it in to magic. We provide editing, minor color and sound correction and some sound design.

Script Development

Whether you have a completed script or just story idea we can develop the script to be ready for production.

EZIndie

When we shot our first short film we set up our own online project management program to manage scheduling, props, shot lists, team, casting, day out of days, call sheets and team communications.

Short or Demo Reel Scene Basic Package:
You bring a crew of three people, you will direct and we will show up with equipment and ready to shoot at your location. Makeup is either provided by actors or you can provide a make up person. Melody will act as First AD and Mike as Cinematographer.

  • $500 per day (generally 5-6 pages per day)

Short Expanded Package:
You bring a crew of three people, you will direct and we will show up with equipment and ready to shoot at your location. Makeup is either provided by actors or you can provide a make up person. Melody will act as First AD and Mike as Cinematographer.

  • $500 per day (generally 5-6 pages per day)
  • $40 per completed minute to edit
  • $40 per completed minute color correction
  • $40 per completed minute minor sound correction and sound design
  • $40 per completed minute to add canned music (licensed music)
    (we can find a composer if you would prefer but their rate is up to them)

Short Full Production Package:
From casting to post-production we will handle the entire process.

  • $500 for Casting: We will put out the call for video reads, then hold in person call backs (which you may attend and provide input)
  • $150 per Actor per day (If you want a SAG cast, then additional costs will be required along with a deposit)
  • $150 per day for Production Professional for crew (Sound, Scripty, and Grip)
  • $0-$100 per day for Location
  • $350 per day for Make Up Artist
  • $500 for Pre-Production (setting up shots, call sheets, scheduling, props, etc)
  • $500 per day for Shoot cost(generally 5-6 pages per day)
  • $100 per day for Craft Services
  • $40 per completed minute to edit
  • $40 per completed minute color correction
  • $40 per completed minute minor sound correction and sound design
  • $40 per completed minute to add canned music (licensed music)
    (we can find a composer if you would prefer but their rate is up to them)

Streamlined Feature Film Production Package:
From casting to post-production we will handle the entire process.

  • $500 for Casting: We will put out the call for video reads, then hold in person call backs (which you may attend and provide input)
  • $150 per Actor per day (If you want a SAG cast, then additional costs will be required along with a deposit)
  • $150 per day for Production Coordinator
  • $300 per day for Production Professional for crew (Sound, Scripty, and Grip)
  • $150 per day for Three Production Assistants
  • $150 per day for Wardrobe
  • $150 per day for Art Design/Prop Master
  • $0-$500 per day for Location
  • #350 per day for Make Up Artist
  • $5,000 for Pre-Production
    (setting up shots, call sheets, scheduling, props, etc)
  • $1,000 per day for Cinematography (generally 5-6 pages per day)
  • $500 per day for Director
  • $200 per day for Craft Services
  • $40 per completed minute to edit
  • $40 per completed minute color correction
  • $40 per completed minute minor sound correction and sound design
  • $40 per completed minute to add canned music (licensed music)
    (we can find a composer if you would prefer but their rate is up to them)
  • Any special needs (animals, stunts, specialty props or wardrobe) are dependent on providers)
  • Production Insurance (as per their costs)
  • Entertainment Attorney (as per their fees)

Capture your story in 4.6K High Dynamic Range RAW to give your editor and colorist everything they need to turn difficult shots into compelling images. We shoot with our six Zeiss primes (15 - 200 mm).

Arri Tungsten, Kino Flo banks, HMI? Silks, flags, scrims? We bring them all to create the rich environment your performance deserves.

Characters move, stories move, so does our camera. Slider, dolly, Steadicam.

Its no good if the sounds not good. A Lectrosonic lav and top of the line Rode microphones with excellent preamps capture strong dialogue. We’ve invested heavily in audio post tools to take to the rest of the way.

Your story gets made three times, the script, on the set, and in post production. We have the coloring and audio tools to finesse and polish your story.