The release of Controlled Bleeding - A Nation's Nightmare at the Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exposition on March 24, marks the first major digital film release by Psychotropic Films since The Outskirts of Infinity in 2006. However, after the Arivaca event, Controlled Bleeding went through several re-edits including the inclusion of additional sound-design by New Mexico musician Ruben Garcia in addition to tracks furnished by L.A. Musician A Produce Final artwork and liner notes are in the works for the private DVD release scheduled for May 2007.
The digital transfer of mini-DV footage from tape for post-production of the forthcoming film "Mzungu" (filmed in South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda) is underway. Additional footage from another individual involved in the excursion into East Africa has arrived at Desert Homestead Multi-Media Studio and should add significant production value to the project. Mzungu means "stranger" in Swahili and will reflect the filmmaker's impressions of travel in Africa as a foreigner. Stay tuned to this blog for further details.
Slight editing modifications are being made to the aforementioned "The Outskirts of Infinity" film as additional historical footage has been located. Also, newly available digital technology is facilitating the repair of a few technical anomalies with the film texture of the current release.
Production on the previously announced film "Dark Ages" has been suspended until further notice.
Pre-production on a high definition film titled "In Another Place" is underway. Filming could begin as early as this summer (2007). However, details regarding this project, closely held by Psychotropic Films, have not yet been released.