Hay Photo Film Productions

Ragnarock’s Cabin is now Online!

Kevin Straw films is pleased to announce that our first feature length film “Ragnarock’s Cabin” is now available on Viemo On-Demand Service! A Comedy Thriller about a newly-wed couple’s ruined honeymoon when their remote romantic cabin retreat is crashed by a gang of rowdy friends. To make matters worse someone out there is killing off the cottage goers, one by one; and the most likely mastermind for these misdeeds – A Blue Puppet? Ragnarock’s Cabin includes all the classic thriller elements and even some new twists, but hilariously put together with a cast of characters that are more interested inContinue Reading

Masnesia Teaser and Casting Call!

KSF next Feature Length Production is taking us the that nearby solar neighbor, Mars! Marnesia is a sci-fi drama about a lone astronaut’s struggles on the surface of Mars.   Watch the Teaser Now   Filming is expected to start in March and take place evenings and weekends are we are starting our Casting call as we have to get costumes fitted for the actors.   CASTING CALL: Non-Union Volunteer – Please Indicate Interest with email to film@hayphoto.ca with the Subject “Mars – ROLE – Your Name” and include a recent photo [Please keep the size reasonable] and a linkContinue Reading

Webseries Research: Part II

In Webseries Research: Part I, the discussion was about the length of each episode, in Part II its about the various elements between episodes, specifically Intos/Credits/Cliffhangers and overall proper Season Arcs.   Intros/Credits   The Guild is the most popular and well known web-series in existence at this time. And is a good example of what to do for a web-series. The episodes are in that sweet spot of around 5 minutes of story content per episode. However if you look at the overall length of each video its around 6-6.5 minutes as there is the intro (20 seconds) andContinue Reading

Webseries Research: Part I

In 2014 its our hope that we start a web-series or two; and reduce our short-film productions. The reason behind this is simply, we love making films, and short films are nice when you want to try something out, but they are unfortunately short lived (no pun intended). So to that end I watched several web-series to learn and decompose what makes them good, what makes them bad. Although each had its various charms and quirks one area I noted really defined a web-series was time; the length of each episode.   Original thinking of Web Series timing was basedContinue Reading

Snow Wars – Short Film

Here is my holiday special. This short is about a very troubled woman and her appeasement for Snow Men; which is fine until people start talking about sending her away and then the snow men strike back!   All in all its pretty silly murder-humor, with only a quirky title that allows for endless puns on set…   I hope you watch and enjoy.


So…   HayPhoto.ca Film Productions in Association with Kevin Straw films has started pre-production work on the feature film… Marsnasia (or Marsasia – still working on how to spell that exactly). Now you may be wondering what the film is about, well I’ll give you a hint for now… it happens on Mars 🙂   Stay Tuned as Casting Calls and Crew Calls etc will hopefully be out by year’s end.   Best!   KS

THE KEY – Digi60 2013 Film Festival

A Short Film we made for Ottawa’s Annual Digi60 Film Festival [vimeo 79573174]   Its a very abstract film about a young homeless girl named Samantha and her search for the Key to a Door Way of Discovery.

Nook – Season 1

Made originally for the SPARTA film challenge this is the first season of NOOK (episodes 1-3) which follows the story of a Young Half-Elf who although banished decides to fight for the Kingdom of Nook against the Three evil Witches.  

Ragnarock’s Cabin – Indiegogo Campaign

Head over to Indiegogo and help fund our First Feature, Ragnarock’s Cabin! SYNOPSIS What was to suppose to be a quiet honeymoon retreat suddenly goes south for Mel and Dan as they find their picture perfect cottage, well not so picture perfect after all. To make matters worse once they get the place cleaned up a group of friends return (return!?!) to find the newlywed couple in THEIR cottage. Apparently the cottage has been a double booked and with neither side willing to leave they tough it out for the night, but in the morning things go from bad toContinue Reading

BTS – Nook @ Sparks Street

What’s an Elf, a Witch and HPFP’s camera crew doing on Spark’s Street you ask? Why they are filming Nook a Sparta Short Film/Web-series about an elf who just takes on all the world’s problems… And makes them worse. We were lucky to get Jennifer Stanhope to take some BTS shots of us on our final day of shooting for the Sparta film challenge! Poor Patrick, we worked him so hard he had to take a nap… J/K, but will his Elfish character make it? Join us at the Mayfair August 25th 2013 at 11:30am to find out!




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