Filmed along the Southern Oregon Coast, the fourth feature film from Barbed Wire Media, “Bad Fish,” is set to release in 2024. Ahead of an official release, producers Brad Douglas and Ray Robison are letting local audiences enjoy a sneak preview of their latest horror-thriller film.
Principal photography took place in and around Brookings, Oregon, and the oceanside community who supported filmmaking efforts will get to enjoy a big-screen viewing at the Redwood Theater on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. Locations throughout Brookings and Harbor, Oregon as well as Smith River and Crescent City, California provide the perfect atmosphere for this fun flick “about mermaids but it’s definitely not a story about Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’” according to Robison.
The following evening, on Wednesday, January 17th, Ashland, Oregon gets their own limited one-night-only viewing at the Varsity Theatre. Much of the production crew is based out of Southern Oregon, from Ashland, Medford, Talent, and Grants Pass. This viewing is a treat to those involved with the film, with limited ticket sales of a few open seats to the film aficionados from the town that has grown the Ashland Independent Film Festival into a nationally celebrated auteur festival.
And just before the turn of the new year, the production team hosted a semi-raucous focus group screening at the Volcanic Theater Pub in Bend, Oregon, home of both the movie’s cinematographer and its assistant director. According to Douglas (also writer/director of the film), “It was a great opportunity to witness an honest audience’s reaction to the movie before locking final print.”
About the nature of independent filmmaking, “The independent stuff has its own creative value that only independent filmmakers can really offer,” says Robison. “Independent films made in small towns, allow for more diversity in perspectives and creative freedoms, than if big studios were involved. I do like the idea that by allowing middle America, small-town America, to be creating films, we can separate ourselves or offer options that those working for the studios aren’t going to ever give you.”
Behind the Lens
Actor Interviews from the Set
Tickets for these limited screenings will not be available at the door. If you would like to follow news on the upcoming release of “Bad Fish,” you can visit BarbedWireMedia.net and subscribe to their newsletter. This is their fourth feature film produced in the Pacific Northwest, with a fifth also slated for an end-of-the-year release announcement.