Nicole Chaffin in the feature film, Future Certain
Nicole Chaffin in Future Certain

Brynne Vaness can see the future, or so she says. And those that believe and those that do not believe will go to any lengths to prove it. What begins as a spiritual quest to understand her ability, quickly turns into a struggle for her life, pitting Brynne against organized criminals, terrorists and even Homeland Security.

As she learns more about her visions, both their power and limits become increasingly apparent, and Brynne finds that her own future – her own survival – is anything but certain.

Written and Directed by Greg Kerr. Music composed by Nan Avant. Produced by Nan Avant and Greg Kerr.

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Still from the feature film, Portland Dom, with John San Nicolas and Karla Mason.
Combs (John San Nicolas) and Barrett (Karla Mason) play the mysterious agents in the feature film, Portland Dom.

An exhilirating action-adventure set in Portland.

As Danny heads to Portland on a road-trip to find his long-lost father, he encounters a long-lost girflriend, a drag queen girl group, the denizens of a wild sex club, and a viscious serial killer. And then there’s those two agents in black that won’t stop following him. And he may just survive if he can keep the swelling down on his serious head injury.

It’s a busy weekend for Danny in the City of Roses.

Karla Mason (Barrett) and John San Nicolas (Combs) reprise their roles as the killers with hearts of gold — gold, because all they care about is the money!

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Still from the short film, Wrong Room
Still from Wrong Room, with Garland Lyons and Karla Mason.

A ten minute long, chance encounter between a woman and a man profoundly alters their lives as they share their darkest secrets. This is a new, short film by Full Brain Films. It stars Karla Mason, and was written and directed by Greg Kerr with production design and assistant direction by Wendy Peyton. Nan Avant provided the score for this film. More information will be posted soon about venues the film will show in.

Behind the Scenes

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Nan Avant

Music Director and Composer.

Award winning composer Nan Avant hails from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in festivals throughout the United States and internationally. She has received several awards for her original scores in short films and recently at the Park City Film Music Festival 2010, Nan received a Director’s Choice Silver Medal For Excellence Award for her score in the sci-fi feature film Unremembered.

“I have always had a passion for film music and I have had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented filmmakers. Watching a film, discussing characters, motives and ideas behind the script with the director and then incorporating these elements into my music is a creative and rewarding experience. It is inspiring when all of these pieces come together and a score is formed.” 

Nan Avant holds a BFA degree from California Institute of the Arts in Piano Performance and is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under the direction of Emmy award winning composer, Hummie Mann. She is a contributing editor for ScoreCast Online, an online film music composer’s forum. Nan is a member of ASCAP and a member of the board of the Seattle Composers Alliance.

Website

www.nanavant.com

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Unremembered, an independent sci fi film
Unremembered, an independent sci fi film

Winner of three best film awards

Unremembered (Indie Fest and Accolade award winner, feature film) is a complex thriller told in non-linear time about a man who has no past. This independent sci fi film follows the alternate reality journey of John Outis (Tim Delaney, Indie Fest award winner, lead actor) over sixteen days as he tries to restore his fractured life history. But the more his dark past comes into focus, the more the lives of his friends, his wife, and his lover are altered.

As his past threatens to end his future, he turns to Tina Plantes (Karla Mason), a brilliant and unconventional physics professor. Drawn deeper into the bizarre events of John’s life, she discovers a disturbing and far-reaching set of truths about dreams, time, and the power of the human will.

Unremembered is a “sinuous and riveting independent film in the tradition of David Lynch” declares A.G. Nigrin, Executive Director, The Rutgers Film Co-op/ New Jersey Media Arts Center.

Unremembered was made in Portland, Oregon by Greg Kerr for less than $32,000. It features Portland talent with original music by Nan Avant.

Greg Kerr also wrote the screenplay which earned an Indie Fest award for original screenplay.

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