Jan 10, 2013

MPS provided camera and lenses for the Austin-shot romantic comedy

MPS Camera Austin recently teamed with director and two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee Bryan Poyser (pictured above) to support Poyser’s upcoming feature, THE BOUNCEBACK, starring Ashley Bell, Zach Cregger, and Sara Paxton.

In a 2012 interview with Austin 360, Poyser, whose 2010 LOVERS OF HATE garnered a Sundance screening, described the film as a romantic comedy with an Austin setting that features some of the “more unique facets of (Austin) nightlife.”

“It’s a more ambitious project than anything I’ve helmed before,” said Poyser. “I collaborated on the script with a couple of other up-and-coming writers and I’m really excited to work with some very cool, talented people both in front of and behind the camera.”

Shot in and around Austin, the production employed Texas-based crew and vendors, including producer Megan Gilbride, a long-time Poyser collaborator; as well as unit production manager Shannon Blackburn, cinematographer PJ Raval and gaffer Mark Manthey.

“We’ve always appreciated Bryan’s dedication to the Texas production community,” said Mark Beasley, president of MPS Studios. “He was a standout talent as director of artist services at the Austin Film Society, and brought together an incredible team—of mostly Texans!—for THE BOUNCEBACK. That he opted to shoot his sophomore movie in Texas was important to us.”

To create just the right look, cinematographer Raval elected to shoot with an ARRI ALEXA and Master Prime lenses supplied by MPS Studios.

“We worked with PJ to do camera tests during the prep week, ensuring he had the tools he needed to execute the job,” said Marc Stephens, MPS’s vice president of operations.

“There’s definitely a reason these guys are such rock stars in the Austin film scene,” he continued. “We really enjoyed working with them and look forward to another collaboration.”
About MPS Studios

For nearly 40 years, MPS Studios has provided the equipment and support services to production companies making movies, commercials, and television. A staff of highly specialized, factory trained, and industry-savvy technicians provide world-class service to clients around the corner and around the globe. The company offers cameras, lighting/grip/electric, sound stages, and complete post services through deliverables. Contact MPS Camera & Lighting Austin or MPS Studios Dallas location to have a rental package or post service customized for your next project.

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