DEADLY RETREAT Behind the Scenes:
Horror comedy Deadly Retreat, the first full-length feature to be released by Artigo Indie, began filming yesterday, February 2nd, in Idyllwild, CA; and we have the early details along with a look at the film’s teaser artwork.
Jon Artigo wrote and directs Deadly Retreat through his production company, Artigo Indie, along with his wife, Danielle Artigo (pictured), who will be producing as well as starring in the picture. Danielle’s co-stars include genre vet Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), who also recently worked together in Lifetime’s “The Wrong Woman.”
Matt Kohler and Barry Alexander have joined the producing team as producer and co-producer, respectively.
Deadly Retreat marks Ms. Artigo’s third feature producing credit in the last six months, having recently come on to produce for Blanc/Biehn Productions She Rises, starring Michael Biehn, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Daisy McCrackin, and Angus McFadyen of AMC’s new series “Turn.” That project is currently in post-production.
“I have a great working relationship with Jon and Danielle,” said Blanc-Biehn. “I had the opportunity to work with them for films produced by Blanc/Biehn Productions so I am delighted to be a part of Deadly Retreat, and I look forward to future collaborations with the husband and wife team.”
Synopsis: Employees of a dot-com company travel to the mountains for their annual winter retreat. Unfortunately for them, the trip takes a deadly turn when a self-proclaimed serial killer and avid practical joker tries to make a name for himself and targets this group of young professionals for execution.