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.
film written by Si Dunn will be produced by Drac president Harvey Lowry and directed
by Rob Walker.
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."
company has leased a space in Baton Rouge's Raleigh Studios Celtic Media Center.
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.
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.