From the Producer/Casting Director, Elaine Del Valle
Teaming up with Sabrina McCormick for both her first and this, her second narrative film has been an absolute pleasure. McCormick knows what she wants and moves faster than any other director I have worked with. She is a force. Never compromising the artistic integrity of the film, McCormick is able to easily adapt to any production issues that may arise...Making production smooth. After reading the script I was happy to jump on board for what I was sure would be a kick-ass film...and it is! Casting for the project brought so much great talent to the table. From the minute that we auditioned Katrina Lenk, Fina Strazza and Alison Ewing we knew they were going to be the fierce force of females to lead this bold independent, science-fiction, action drama. The cast and Crew were all an absolute joy...No Divas on this set, just dedicated, talented and enjoyable people that I can't wait to work with again.
FracKtured was shot in three days. In Brooklyn, Roslyn Harbor and Glenwood Landing New York. We were blessed to have so many great people supporting us in the making of this film...from our day player principal talent (who all were passionate to be in a film that was anti-fracking) to our locations facilitators, it all came together more smoothly than any other film I have worked on.
THE MAKING OF
From the Writer/Director, Sabrina McCormick
If you knew you knew you had to sacrifice either your mother or yourself to save the world, who would you choose?
I asked myself this question, and so I made this film. The question was inspired by looking back fifteen years. One brilliant, Brazilian morning that year, I found myself staring down the barrel of a Brazilian police officer’s gun. The sun glinted on the muzzle. A child cried nearby. I was not alone, but shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of other people, trespassers, really. We had arrived early in the morning and broken into the construction site of a large hydroelectric dam. The officer stared at the camera I held. I lowered it. I spoke to him in broken Portuguese. Realizing I was American, he turned and walked away.
Examining his gunpoint, I understood that the dam the protestors were against and the generation of energy puts lives at risk, makes people crazed, is almost always controversial. This is becoming more and more true of burning the fossil fuels that are contributing to climate change. Looking back on that moment and watching my own mother protest fossil fuels, I now wonder what sacrifices we must truly make to change this path that we are on.
And so, I made this film so I could face an older version of myself, a version who has seen the future of this planet fated for all the fossil fuels burning today, and given up. I made this film to test myself, to answer the question - if you knew you knew you had to lose either your mother or yourself to save the world, who would you choose? Once I finished the film, I realized that I will lose my mother. We all do. But, if we do not make a quick turn onto a different path, I am also putting my future children at gunpoint.