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« on: May 01, 2008, 01:54:19 PM »

Tom,

I understand that the film crew is in the process of filming right now in the Drum?  April 29th - May 4th?  How goes that?
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 09:02:20 AM »

It's May 8th now, how did the filming go?
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 05:31:00 PM »

Sorry I hadn't posted sooner but I am still trying to get back on normal schedule. If anyone thinks they want to get involved in the movie industry, you are definately crazy enough to serve on submarines.

All in all it went well, long hour 14-16 hours each night for nine nights. A lot of that time is set up and breakdown because the boat had to be open for visitors during the day. The actors are really good and very interested in making it a accurate as possible. They spent four nights filming in the conning tower and with 4 actors, the director, the camera man and all the extra lights it was real. About 105 and humid, they didn't need to use spray to fake sweat. They are coming back in July for another round and probably again later in the year to finish. The movie is going to be pretty good and as real as we can make it on a land locked submarine, angles and dangles are really hard to do when you can't tip the boat, (any one have a 2000 ton crane we can use for free). The last movie filmed inside a submarine was operation petticoat so this is going to be great to see.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 07:54:34 PM »

THIS IS THE FIRST I HAVE HEARD OF THIS MOVIE FILMED ON THE DRUM.WHAT IS THE PLOT AND WHO IS IN IT.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 05:25:18 PM »

Go to villani-rockhill.com this is the web site for the movie USS Seaviper. it is a low buget movie so there aren't any known actors but they are pretty good and because it is being filmed inside the Drum it will be somewhat realistic. We can't fire a torpedo (darn) or start up an engine but it is going to be a good movie.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 02:14:21 PM »

An update on the movie from Carl Lyons

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showpost.php?p=888920&postcount=111



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Villani-Rockhill Productions, Inc. of Stuart, Florida, Prepare to Shoot Their
Feature-Length Film, U.S.S. SEAVIPER, in South Florida

Crashing DC3’s, gun battles, and top secret meetings, are just a few of the scenes that a regional production
co-op headed by Villani-Rockhill Productions will be filming in Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties
over the next 3 months.

Villani-Rockhill Productions in co-operation with Statusfilms, Shoreline Production Services, Saturn Sound
Studios and TC Video will film eight scenes from the upcoming feature film, USS SEAVIPER, a World War
II submarine combat film. The story is about a submarine that discovers uranium on an island occupied by
Japanese and German soldiers in the south Pacific, while the Navigational Officer and Chief of the Boat
struggle for power, and USS SEAVIPER is hunted and depth charged by a Japanese destroyer.

Scene four, a “top secret” meeting that takes place in Hawaii during August of 1944 between Vice-Admiral
(Ralph VILLANI) and the Commanding Officer of SEAVIPER, Captain Culpepper (Steve ROTH), will be
shot at the historic home of Bill and Anne Krueger-Stimmell (Anne’s father, Karl Krueger, the former Mayor
of Stuart, Florida) on Saturday, June 28 from 7:00 am till 5:00 PM.

Director of Photography, Jon Schellenger, has chosen the RED camera for this project. USS SEAVIPER will
be shot on locations in south Florida as well as aboard an historic WW II submarine the USS DRUM, located
at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. Additional locations will be shot in Wisconsin and New
Mexico.

The movie’s core, crew members are residents of south Florida: Ralph VILLANI/Director-Producer; Mike
TEUTSCH/Special FX Coordinator; Jon SCHELLENGER/Director of Photography; Rob NORRIS/Producer-
Chief Sound Mixer; Jane VEREEN/Line Producer; Greg JOCOY/Data Specialist; Bob Lutjen/Lighting
Design; Jose HERRERA/Assistant Director of Photography; and Alejandro MEJIA/Assistant Sound Mixer.
The script was written by Lynanne ROCKHILL, who also is a south Florida resident.

Military Vehicles for this location provided by the Road To Victory Military Museum in Stuart, Florida.
Civilian Vehicles provided by The Elliot Museum of Stuart, Florida and Gweed’s Gangstprovided by Shiloh Theater Company. Special thanks to Martin County and David Graham.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2008, 06:06:55 PM »

Hey Lance, thanks for the update. They will be coming back to the Drum some time in the fall
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 07:12:25 PM »

Hey Guys,

Here is a link to a news report on the filming of the movie, they are currently filming in florida.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/content/tcoast/epaper/2008/06/28/m1c_mcmovie_0629.html
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008, 09:51:58 AM »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 18, 2008

VILLANI-ROCKHILL PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Seaviper440@comcast.net
www.seaviper.net

Seaviper the Movie and USS Drum Documentary on
CBS Sunday, July 20, 2008!

Tim Large (Chief of the Boat: Frank Keenan), Michael Jacques (British POW
Frederick Grey) and Director, Ralph Villani will appear on West Palm Beach, CBS
Affilliate WPEC Channel 12’s “Morning News” Sunday, July 20, 2008 to discuss
Villani-Rockhill’s upcoming feature film USS Seaviper and USS Drum Documentary.
South Florida based, Villani-Rockhill Productions in co-operation with Statusfilms,
Shoreline Production Services, Saturn Sound Studios and TC Video will film eight
scenes from the upcoming feature film, USS SEAVIPER, a World War II
submarine combat film in south Florida. The story is about a U.S. submarine that
discovers uranium on an island occupied by Japanese and German soldiers in the
south Pacific, while the Navigational Officer and Chief of the Boat struggle for
power, and USS SEAVIPER is hunted and depth charged by a Japanese destroyer.
A documentary about the USS Drum Submarine including interviews from World
War 2 Submarine Veterans is also being produced in co-operation with Battleship
Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. Three of the USS Drum World War 2
Submarine Veterans featured in the Drum Documentary currently reside in south
Florida.

The movie’s core, crew members are residents of south
Florida: Ralph VILLANI/Director Producer; MikeTEUTSCH/SpecialFXCoordinator;
Jon SCHELLENGER/Director of Photography; Rob NORRIS/Producer- Chief
Sound Mixer; Jane VEREEN/Line Producer; Greg JOCOY/Data Specialist; Bob
Lutjen/Lighting Design; Jose HERRERA/Assistant Director of Photography; and
Alejandro MEJIA/Assistant Sound Mixer. The script was written by Lynanne
ROCKHILL, who also is a south Florida resident. Submarine Veteran Tom
BOWSER and Museum Curator Lesley WATERS are the consultants on the
ground in Mobile.

For more information on SEAVIPER the movie or the upcoming USS DRUM
documentary, please contact Rob Norris at (561) 352-5052 or Ralph Villani at (772)
215-5695. Or visit us online at www.seaviper.net. Press release courtesy of
SEAVIPER, LLC.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 06:53:20 PM »

Hey Lance,
Thanks for posting that. I hadn't sen it any where else yet, how in the heck did you get it? I first heard of it when I checked my phone mesage at 0400 this morning. They called last night at 2200 but I don't answer the phone that late. They have a link to the film clip that is being used but I haven't been able to get ahold of them to get permission to post it yet, will do so as soon as I can.
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2008, 06:59:09 PM »

hehe!  Someone just sent it to my email address late last night.  I'm not sure who it was.

However, Carl Lyons keeps updating a thread on the movie over at SUBSIM.com:

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=130861

He updated the thread today/yesterday with the same info I posted here.
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2008, 07:21:19 PM »


Here is the link to the film clip that will be on CBS, Let me know what you think
Tom

http://www2.ibackup.com/qmanager/servlet/share?key=szhvw99430
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2008, 08:37:44 PM »

Nice trailer thing, but I noticed the downloads were limited.  They may not want that link out in the public.  Smiley 
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2008, 08:48:43 PM »

Ralph, the producer told me to post it. I hadn't noticed limited downloads. He is going to put it on the seaviper web site also.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2008, 01:06:11 AM »

Here's the featurette from the seaviper.net website:

http://www.villani-rockhill.com/Seaviper%20Featurette%20H264.mov
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