Although known best for our production work, especially in the horror genre, Bonfire Films offers a variety of client based services. Several months ago, we offered one of these services to directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (Writers, A Quiet Place) and producer Eli Roth … Continue readingHaunt is Now in Theaters
If you’ve ever experienced the fourth of July in Portland, then you know the Portland Symphony Orchestra is a large part of what makes the experience so special. But for the past few years, they were sadly missed. This year things are changing…the POPS are … Continue readingThe Portland Symphony Orchestra is Back…and We were there
The time has finally come…”Early Grave,” the newest music video from our friends in The Contortionist, has just been released. Back in September of 2018, we spent three days immersed in the Maine landscape, filming in an experimental forest (the same one from the Language … Continue readingThe Contortionist’s “Early Grave” Music Video was just released
This is it, the culmination of many months worth of hard work. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the final episode of Puckland Season One. From coaches and equipment managers to the operations and marketing staffs, it takes a village to perfectly execute a Mariners … Continue readingThe Final Episode of Puckland is here!
The penultimate episode of Puckland is here! In The Mariners make final roster changes and introduce the official team at a fan event. The crazy thing about editing reality is when you begin, you really have no idea where the story will lead you. We … Continue readingEpisode 5 of Puckland is on NBCSports Now!
The competition heats up in Puckland Episode 4: Cut and Mouse. The Mariners’ scrimmage against Worcester has some big consequence for cut day. Much like episode 3, this was my other favorite episode in the series to edit. At this point, producer Devon Platte (Northwoods Law, … Continue readingThe Competition Heats Up in Puckland Episode 4
Are you ready for Puckland Episode Three: Training Camp? With the regular season approaching, the Maine Mariners hold an intense training camp and evaluate local players for their final roster. As an editor, this was one of my favorite episodes to cut in this series. … Continue readingAre You Ready for Puckland Episode 3?
After a well received first episode, Puckland is back with their newest installment. In the second episode of Puckland, new head coach Riley Armstrong prepares for the Maine Mariners’ upcoming training camp, both on and off the ice. Your browser does not support iframes.
Over the past year, it may have seemed as though Bonfire Films has been relatively inactive…surprise! We’ve been working tirelessly with Shamrock Sports and Entertainment and Dirigo Media on Puckland, a Hockey Docuseries from creator Devon Platte (Northwoods Law, Amazing Race) for NBCSports Network. Puckland … Continue readingPuckland Episode 1 is now on NBC Sports
It’s amazing how quickly three days actually pass while making art. Today marked our third and final day of production on The Contortionist’s “Early Grave” music video, and found us in some of the most beautiful locations yet. We began the day with a sunrise … Continue readingThe Contortionist ‘Early Grave’ Day 3
After nearly four years since our last collaborative effort, we have begun making a new music video for the Indiana based progressive metal band The Contortionist. I’ve know Mike Lessard, the band’s vocalist, for nearly twenty years now, so it’s always a special time when … Continue readingThe Contortionist “Early Grave” Day 1
As someone who’s been an advocate of Maine filmmaking for the past decade, It was a great surprise and honor to be appointed to the Maine Film Commission. During my time in Augusta, I’ll work diligently to assist the film commissioner as she works to … Continue readingCorey Norman Appointed to Maine Film Commission
Earier this spring, I had the honor of directing a profile piece on Lonnie Moulder, founder of the biopharmaceutical company TESRO, for the Booth Chicago website. Along with our director of photography Kenn Gonneville, we spent the morning with Lonnie discussing everything from his college … Continue readingThe Man Who Beat Cancer
In a recent acquisition, VIDI Space (Founded by Ghost Hunters’ star Nick Groff) signed an exclusive one year deal for our web series, Rogue Mysteries. If you’re a fan of the unexplained, then be sure to subscribe to this all new streaming platform at www.vidi.space. … Continue readingRogue Mysteries Signs with VIDI Space
We’re excited to announce that Bloody Disgusting Presents: World of Death Volume 2 is now officially for sale in our online store. World of Death brings together the talents of hundreds of filmmakers from all over the world in a series that will terrorize, astonish, … Continue readingWorld of Death Vol. 2 is Now Available in Our Online Store
In 2014, we created a short horror film titled “M is for Mother” for the ABC’s of Death 2 competition. Although our short wasn’t selected, we found ourselves with a new opportunity. With over 400 unique films created for the contest, the filmmakers decided to … Continue readingWorld of Death Coming to Blu-Ray
This past weekend, Bonfire Films returned to the Sanford International Film Festival with our newest short White Drift. We love everything about this Maine based festival, especially their Horror Friday line up of films, and to be part of it was excellent. We were even … Continue readingWhite Drift Wins Big at SIFF
In 2014 we set out on a cross-country road trip that would bring us from Maine to Indiana. The purpose, to shoot 2 music videos for the Indianapolis based progressive metal band The Contortionist. Today, it’s a great honor to announce that the first of … Continue readingLanguage I Breaks One Million Views
We’re honored to not only be returning to the Sanford International Film Festival for the fourth consecutive year, but to have been nominated for four awards: Best Horror, Best Maine Film, Best Actor (Sean Carmichael) and Best Director. White Drift will be screening on … Continue readingSIFF Award Nominations
Charlotte, the newest anthology from Ruthless Pictures / MVD is now available to stream on Hulu, Amazon prime, iTunes and most other major VOD platforms. We’re extremely happy to have our award winning short Tickle included in this release. Synopsis: A teenage girl is babysitting … Continue readingCharlotte is Now Available on Most VOD Platforms
And that’s a wrap on principle photography for Rogue Mysteries Episode 2: The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction. It was a blast filming the reality portion of the show last month, but tonight’s shoot was even more fun. As a company that specialized in narrative … Continue readingBetty & Barney Hill Recreations are a Wrap
Although Bonfire Films does a lot of start to finish video productions for commercial clients, we also do a lot of freelance work that finds us crewing for other production companies. That was the case for Carnivore Wine’s Devour Life Series featuring Top Chef winner … Continue readingA Day with Top Chef Winner Kristen Kish
For episode 2 of our Rogue Mysteries, we head deep into Franconia Notch in New Hampshire, to retrace the path of one of America’s most documented alien abduction stories. On the evening of September 19-20th, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill experienced a close encounter with … Continue readingRogue Mysteries Episode 2 Now in Production
Over the Summer of 2016 we returned to Birch Rock Summer Camp to capture the essence of their camp culture on video. Although we’ve never attended Birch Rock ourselves, they always make us feel like a part of their community every time we visit. Below … Continue reading2017 Birch Rock Promo Video Goes Live
Alright horror fans, there’s a tasty treat waiting for you in the page of Gruesome Magazine’s Spring 2017 issue. Actress Kristi Ray, best known to Bonfire Films fans for her role as Abby in White Drift, sat down with the true crew to talk werewolves, … Continue readingWhite Drift’s Kristi Ray Featured in Gruesome Magazine
On May 24th, Dunkin’ Donuts will host their yearly Iced Coffee Day promotion. For every iced coffee sold on this day, Dunkin’ will donate $1 to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. This donation is used to place an educator in the facility to help children … Continue readingDunkin’ Donuts at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Have you ever looked at a bridge and wondered, how long will that bridge last? Will it be here once I’m gone? Today, community members from Kittery and Portsmouth came together to leave their mark on a piece of history. The New Hampshire Department of Transportation … Continue readingBecoming One with the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge
The Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival has long been one of our favorite festivals. It’s very much a by filmmakers, for filmmakers kind of event, which is why we were so honored to receive four award nominations this year.
So often in our professional lives, we find ourselves with so little free time. We cherish that free time, but every so often an event comes around that makes us willing to donate that time for a good cause. This year, that was the WMPG … Continue readingWMPG Fashion Show 2017
Every decade sees the rise of new industry. For years, cannabis culture has lurked in the shadows, a taboo for most of the general public. But with the recent laws passing in states across the US, what was once spoken in hushed tones, is now a … Continue readingNECANN Event Coverage
Today marked our second shoot in the Community Cash series for CLYNK, and found us headed north to the SPCA of Hancock County. For those of you who know us, know that we have a real soft spot for our furry, four legged friends, which … Continue readingClynk Community Partners – SPCA of Hancock County
Another spring break, another HorrorHound Film Weekend. Twice a year, we pack up our merch, gather our cast and crew, and drive over 1,000 miles to attend one of our favorite horror conventions. As always, we spent the weekend manning the HorrorHound films table, … Continue readingHorrorHound Weekend – Spring 2017
As filmmakers, we are involved in a variety of types of productions, but the ones that leave a lasting impression on us are the ones where we make a difference in the community with our work. Our current campaign for CLYNK is one of these … Continue readingClynk Community Partners – Casco Bay High School
We’re very honored that our own Corey Norman was nominated in the Best Portland Filmmaker in this year’s Portland Phoenix Best Award. We’d like to take a moment to congratulate the other nominees: Derek Kimball (Neptune), Reggie Groff (Peace, Love and Zoo, Action League Now), … Continue readingCorey Norman Nominated Best Portland Filmmaker 2017
We’re extremely honored to learn that Dread Central Presents Monsterland, an anthology film we participated in with our short film Don’t Go in the Lake, has been nominated in the Best Independent Film category in the 15th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Here’s a … Continue readingMonsterland Nominated for a 2017 Rondo Award
For fans of The Hanover House who missed actress Casey Turner at the film’s Blu-Ray release during HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati back in March of 2016, fear not. Casey will be making her first convention appearance at HHW Cincinnati this March 17-19th. She will be doing … Continue readingHanover House’s Casey Turner Coming to HorrorHound Weekend
Ever wonder what it’s like to shoot a music video on a small island in Casco Bay? Go behind the scenes on location with the Bonfire Films crew as we shoot “Hyperventilate,” the newest music video from the Portland, ME based alternative rock band The … Continue readingThe Making of Hyperventilate
Although today was one of the coldest days of the winter, that didn’t stop the farmers of Brigeen Farms from doing their daily chores. Brigeen is one of the many farms in Southern Maine that provide milk for Oakhurst Dairy. Today, Kenn and Corey headed to … Continue readingFarmer Profiles with Oakhurst Dairy
Back in September, we spent an adventure filled day with the boys in The Restless Atlantic. Some where in Casco Bay, accessible only by car ferry or boat, we filmed this rad video in an abandoned fort from World War 2. We hop you enjoy … Continue readingThe Premiere of Restless Atlantic’s “Hyperventilate”
What an unbelievable day! Today, our newest anthology film, that we produced with the fine folks at Ruthless Studios and Dread Central, was released on VOD platforms. Subscribers to Amazon Prime can now view the film free of charge with their regular subscription. The film … Continue readingThe Witching Now Available on VOD!