"You can't kill me, but you'll save me..."
Pittsburgh legend John W. Iwanonkiw, was the last addition to the "Body Farm" family as he beat out nearly 15 actors for the part of Sheriff Davis.
Erik (Brandon Keenan) looks on in the cell block at the prison.
Ashton (Nicholas LaMantia) tinkers with a camera in the office.
Zach (Brett Hollabaugh) and Ashton (Nicholas LaMantia) tour the body farm.
Erin Saver (Kristin CIrillo) takes notes in the field.
John (David Ogrodowski) readies himself with the reciprocating saw.
Director of Photography Steven Croner frames the shot at the Moundsville State Penn while actor David Ogrodowski looks on.
Actress Jennie Bushnell pulled double duty for "Body Farm" as she plays Deputy Ann Stake in "Body Farm," and she also provided the voice for the security system at the research facility in the film.
Ashton, played by co-director Nick LaMantia, stands outside of the of video production office in "Body Farm." Rivertowne Brewing in Export, PA stood in for the outside of the warehouse where the company was located in the film. Much thanks to Christian Fyke, Joe Murphy, and the Rivertowne family for allowing us to shoot at their multiple locations.
Special Effects Coordinator and Production Designer Michael Williams of Michael J. Williams Art stands in as a dead body in the freezer scene of "Body Farm." Visit Mike's etsy shop at the link below: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MichaelJWilliamsArt?ref=l2-shopheader-name
The Disgruntled Security Guard (Jim Johnston) and Officer Lynch (Tom Mirth) take orders from Dr. Dorus (Dave Petti) in his office. Jim, an actual police officer who has played minor roles in films before, not only played Officer Lynch's partner with a silent brodingness and utter toughness, but he served as technical expert on the film and provided many elements of the costuming and props for the security officers. A special thanks goes out to Jim for his talents and contributions to making "Body Farm." Tom, a Pittsburgh film veteran of countless projects, gave Officer Lynch elements of subtlety and softness under the brute physicality. Thank you, Tom; you helped make "Body Farm" a scary place!
Actor Jason Comito drops down in cell to get a better look at the videography crew at the body farm. This scene was filmed at The Moundsville State Penn in Moundsville, WV.
In "Body Farm," a victim left an untimely, incomplete warning for all who stumbled upon it... Set Dresser Brett Holiday, Production Designer Michael Williams and co-director Nick LaMantia created and built multiple sets in multiple locations to give the film a closed-in, ominous feel.