KAYfilms Productions

An independent production company.

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Tanya Miller lives in downtown Austin, Texas, where she ekes out a living as an artist, carving pieces out of wood and selling them in an artist's market. She hears about a serial killer who leaves post-it notes in his victims apartments before he stabs them. She thinks nothing of it - until she finds a note of her own. Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent Daniel King is hot on the killer's trail. The question is: will he catch him in time?

The script for this independent short thriller was written by Katie Young, who at the time was in her senior year of high school. She'd recently been in an independent film, and, after being behind the scenes and getting a taste for the industry, she decided to produce and direct the film herself. Auditions were held in late May, and a cast and crew were assembled soon after. The film stars Channon Ford (Sodom: The Prophecy Armageddon, Fury, The Art Gallery), Lance Broadway (Shattered Reflections, Last Days of Oswald, One Vision), and Mark Barreraz (Chase, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Country Song). You can learn more about them on the Cast and Crew page. Our crew includes Director of Photography Colemar Nichols, editor Marc Hall, and composer Carl Clark.

We started filming in Austin, Texas on June 3rd, and, after many unexpected obstacles (such as rain in Texas), we wrapped on July 11th!

We are also VERY excited to announce that Deadly Notes was screened at Pennsylvania's West Chester Film Festival in April! Read all about that on the "news" page above.

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Cast and Crew

Cast and Crew

 

Tanya Miller....................Channon Ford

Arthur.............................Lance Broadway

Agent Daniel King...........Mark Barreraz

FBI Agents......................Heather Fiero

                                        Briana Loëb

News Anchor...................Angela Harger

Janet Parker....................Katie Young

 

Produced, written, and directed by....Katie Young

Director of Photography....................Colemar Nichols

Gaffer................................................Snuffs Gustavson

Production Assistants......................Heather Fiero

                                                        Briana Loëb

 

 The Leads

Deadly Notes has three major characters: Tanya, Arthur, and Agent King. Here are their actors.

 Channon Ford plays the role of Tanya Miller, a local Austin artist who carves wooden figures and sells them from her table at an open-air market. When unexpected problems came up and the actress who was originally going to play Tanya couldn't finish the film, Channon stepped in, and she shone. She's talented and great to work with, and she helped us finally get this film wrapped! Channon has also performed in Sodom: The Prophecy Armageddon from Trinity Films, Fury from director Evan Hearn, The Art Gallery from Gibson Olson Productions, as well as two UT student films.

 

Lance Broadway plays the role of Arthur, the serial killer whose perfect poker face lets him waltz into a crime scene and chat with the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, then turn around and start stalking Tanya. Lance was impressive from the day he auditioned, showing up well before his audition appointment to make sure he could find the place with time to spare. He read for both Arthur and Agent King, but he did so well with the charming-yet-creepy act that there was only one role for him. Lance has also been in Shattered Reflections, directed by Austin Morales, Last Days of Oswald, directed by Brad Osborne, and One Vision, directed by Austin Podowski.

 

 Mark Barreraz plays the role of Daniel King, the FBI Special Agent in charge of tracking down the "Post-it Note Killer". Mark is a talented actor and has been great to work with, especially with his willingness to drive to Austin from Odessa (a six-hour drive) to film! Mark has also performed in Chase from Bonanza Productions Inc., The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by Tommy Lee Jones, and even the music video for "Country Song" by Seether.