MUMBAI: With its bid to get into films, special effects and makeup house Drac Studios has entered motion picture production and has opened Drac Studios Louisiana and has also gone into pre-production on its first live-action feature, Dead in the Water.
The film written by Si Dunn will be produced by Drac president Harvey Lowry and directed by Rob Walker.
Said Lowry, "With all of the indie and studio films being shot in Louisiana, it was an easy decision to open a facility in the state.Now we can offer other producers the Louisiana tax incentives for our special effects and makeup effects as well as take advantage of them ourselves for our own productions."
The company has leased a space in Baton Rouge‘s Raleigh Studios Celtic Media Center.
The creative team behind Drac -- Lowry, Todd Tucker and Ron Halvas, with creative direction by Greg Cannom -- has won Oscars for Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and been nominated for Titanic and The Passion of the Christ among other films.
Drac had been doing effects for Louisiana productions The Mortician directed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts and Area 51 being produced by Courtney Solomon and Moshe Diamant that are in pre-production stage.