WAVERLY — After a successful premiere, a local production company is releasing its new feature-length film on DVD.
“Crave,” a film shot in the Cedar Valley by Brothers in Christ Productions, became available Friday at Wylie’s Christian Book Store in Cedar Falls and online at brothersinchristproductions.com.
Micah Versemann of Waverly, who directs and writes movies for Brothers in Christ, said last month’s “Crave” premiere in Cedar Falls, with around 120 in attendance, “went really well.”
“No technical difficulties, which is always a plus,” Versemann said.
“Crave” is his second feature-length film, shot entirely in the Cedar Valley, mostly in Cedar Falls and Shell Rock locations that people might recognize. Versemann said that makes his job easier.
“When it comes to finding locations, I can go there in person and meet with the owners as opposed to on the phone,” he said.
The budget for “Crave” was $16,000 — $6,000 more than his first feature-length film, “Agape.” Versemann said that helped him land better quality actors and a crew.
“So far, everything I’ve heard has been positive, especially from the technical side of the film. For being a lower-budget film, the technical side was well done,” he said.
“Crave” follows a character named Olivia, a freshman in college who is searching for her foundation in life.
“As more and more challenges and difficulties come up, she’s forced to discover what is her foundation in life,” Versemann said. “For the film, it’s her relationship with Jesus Christ.”
The DVDs are on sale for $10, plus shipping if ordered online. Versemann said more movies are in the future for his company.
“We’re not saying exactly what’s next quite yet,” he said. “We are working on our next couple of short films, and we plan to announce (them) at the end of the summer.”
And another feature film might be in the works, too.
“With the stories I have in mind, I’m not quite able to be able to secure that big of a budget,” he said. “Definitely down the road we hope to.”