Masterpiece

2007 • Fantasy/Drama • 11 minutes

2007 • Fantasy/Drama • 11 Minutes

A meek potter is summoned by a Master Artisan to bring before him his finest work for a chance to receive a great commission.  But when his best work is flawed and broken, the potter discoveres what the Master truly seeks…

PreviewWatch Clip

WATCH THE FULL FILM FOR FREE AT SKYGATE PLUS, WHERE YOU CAN WATCH, SHOP AND SUPPORT OUR GROWING LIBRARY OF STORIES!

WATCH THE FULL FILM FOR FREE AT SKYGATE PLUS, WHERE YOU CAN WATCH, SHOP AND SUPPORT OUR GROWING LIBRARY OF STORIES!

Director:
Scott Edge

Executive Producer:
Scott Edge

Writer:
Scott Edge

Cast:
Ed Lowry, Mark Trover, Brian Sternberg, Augusta “Gus” Adair, John Page, Jacob Slaton, Maryann Page, Josh Newton

ABOUT THE FILM

3

A universal story...

There’s a depth about “Masterpiece” that’s almost impossible to articulate.  By design, the interpretation of “Masterpiece” is subjective to your context or point of view.  It can mean one thing, or the totality of something else.  But in a word, “Masterpiece” is about brokeness.  A broken mind, a broken heart, a broken body, a broken spirit, a broken dream… anyone can relate to “brokeness.”

Nobody’s perfect.  We all make mistakes and crack under the pressures of life.  And no matter how hard we try to conceal or ignore our flaws, they’re still there.

But “Masterpiece” is also a story about redemption!  And how, in the right hands, our shattered pieces can become something beautiful.

THE PRODUCTION

3

An ambitious first film for SkyGate...

“Masterpiece” was the innagural proejct for SkyGate Studios.  Filmed in 2007, it grew SkyGate in every way; from story to execution, pushing every capacity to the limit:  a fantasy-epic period piece, unique production coordination challenges, unique continuity challenges, two multifunctional set designs, two massive set builds, two locations, nine custom costumes, special effects, visual effects, original score, sound design… 

Set Builds

To depict the old-world era, “Masterpiece” required one remote location and two massive set builds. Each set was built with enginuity to maximize the space.

Props & Costumes

The costumes custom made and were inspired by the biblical era but given an artisan flare.  Equal research went into the set pieces and props.

Ancient Techniques

Tremendous research went into understanding ancient pottery techniques.  From storing clay in burlap to cutting it with wire; from firing the kiln to the pedal wheel… it was all authenitc.

BEHIND THE SCENES

3

Featurettes

Though very old, these videos grant a unique look into the making of “Masterpiece”

Between the Cracks

The story behind “Masterpiece”

Building the World

Set design and construction

Through River & Woods

On location at Two Rivers Park

Wielding The Workshop

Filming on the Potter’s set

Shaping the Music: Pt. 1

Creating the theme song for “Masterpiece”

Shaping the Music: Pt. 2

Scoring the film

Effects of the Vision

The visual effects of “Masterpiece”

"Masterpiece"

Theme song and music video

Image Gallery

Production photos from the making of “Masterpiece”

Credits

3

Cast:

The Potter:
Ed Lowry

The Master:
Mark Trover

The Guardian:
Brian Sternberg

The Brown Potter:
Augusta “Gus” Adair

The Yellow Potter:
John Page

The Red Potter:
Jacob Slaton

The Female Potter:
Maryann Page

The Blue Potter:
Josh Newton

Crew:

Written and Directed by:
Scott Edge

Based on a Vision Told by:
John Page

Produced by:
Scott Edge and Jim Whitmore

Director of Photography:
Claes Jonasson

Visual Effects:
H. Keith Hamilton

Executive Scenic Artist and Set Design:
Sarah Elisabeth Little

Editor:
Scott Edge

Original Score:
David Greaves

Costumes:
Sarah Elisabeth Little

“Masterpiece” Written and Performed by:
Daniel Robertson

Production:

Executive Producer:
Scott Edge

Production Manager:
Claes Jonasson

First Assistant Director:
Jim Whitmore

Production Coordinator:
Scott Edge

Special Effects:
H. Keith Hamilton

First Assistant Camera:
Lucas Golden

Lighting Director:
Jim Whitmore

Gaffer:
Ritchie Baker

Best Boy:
H. Keith Hamilton

Production Assistants:
Rick Morgan
Curt Holland
Max Erwin

Still Photographer:
H. Keith Hamilton

Videographer:
Rick Morgan

Additional Videography:
H. Keith Hamilton

Casting:
Scott Edge and Jim Whitmore

Art Department:

Production Designer:
Scott Edge

Set Decorator:
Sarah Elisabeth Little

Assistant Set Decorators:
Jenna Hirdle
Jim Whitmore
Claes Jonasson

Props:
Sarah Elisabeth Little

Concept Art / Story Board:
Scott Edge

Graphic Artist:
Zachery Fonville

Costume Seamstress:
Sarah Elisabeth Little

Assistant Seamstress:
Jenna Hirdle

Hair and Make-Up:
Teresa Kroger

Catering and Craft Services Director:
Curt Holland

Intern:
Jenna Hirdle

Construction Foreman:
John Page

Carpenters and Painters:
Augusta “Gus” Adair
Sarah Elisabeth Little
H. Keith Hamilton
Scott Edge
Lucas Golden
Rick Morgan
Jenna Hirdle
Ritchie Baker
Josh Hetzel
Courtney White

Post Production:

Post Production Supervisor:
Scott Edge

Additional Visual Effects:
Scott Edge

Editing Facility:
SkyGate Studios, Little Rock, AR

MUSIC AND SOUND

Sound Design:
David Greaves

Vocalist:
Kim Scott

Recording Facility:
Soundscapes, Little Rock, AR

“MASTERPIECE”

Produced and Mastered by:
Rob Jorgensen

Recording Facility:
FamilyLife, Little Rock, AR

Special Thanks:

The Journey Church
Page Remodeling
Firefly Studios
David and Becki Dahlstedt, Mountain View Pottery
Jim Sick
Little Rock Parks and Recreation

More Short Films

(501) 772-2068

SkyGate Studios, Inc.
16607 Cantrell Road, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72223

Connect.

Your story starts here...

5 + 5 =

Contact Us

Contact Info

16607 Cantrell Rd, Ste. 9
Little Rock, AR, 72223

+501.772.2068

info@skygatestudios.com

Follow On

KEEP ME UPDATED!

KEEP ME UPDATED!

Big things are coming! Subscribe and be the first to know when SkyGate Studios announements and projects. We will only contact you occasionally.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This