Facility
prepares Karyn Kusama’s thriller for its world premiere.
 

BURBANK,
Calif.—Continuing its support for quality independent
films, Modern VideoFilm  provided post-production services for The Invitation in advance of its world
premiere at this month’s SXSW Film Festival. The facility’s role comprised a
709 to P3 colorspace conversion, creating the DCP master for the festival
screening, and additional deliverables.

Directed by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight), The Invitation generated
considerable buzz in Austin and a flurry of glowing reviews.  An
eerie drama with an escalating plot, the film centers on a dinner party of old
friends that takes a turn for the macabre. Variety called it “a teasingly
effective thriller” and lauded Kusama for “an assurance of tone, craft and
purpose.”

Working under the direction of Kusama, cinematographer Bobby
Shore (Man Seeking Woman, A Dark Truth), and alongside Kusama’s digital
colorist Harris Charalambous (Return to
Zero,
The ABCs of Death) who also
conformed the film with help from assistant editor William Rubinstein, Modern
VideoFilm’s colorist Gregg Garvin (There
Will Be Blood
, Don Jon), applied
a global adjustment to faithfully keep Charalambous’ look to the film but move
the filmmakers’ graded Rec 709 master to P3 color space before finally
converting it to XYZ for the festival DCP. 
“The
last stages of post are the final stops you make on the way to finally showing
your film to the world,” said Kusama.  “No matter how big or small your
film, or your audience, it’s a genuine comfort to have a post staff that’s
knowledgeable and conscientious, and who care about the films they work on. It
was a pleasure to be at Modern and I look forward to the next time.”

Despite
a tight deadline, the post team at Modern treated the independently-produced
film with the same care and attention they would apply to a studio blockbuster.
“Modern has always been very supportive of independent film,” said DI Producer
Jeannette Zepeda. “We enjoy working with inspired filmmakers like Karyn Kusama
and want to help their films reach their audience.”
About Modern VideoFilm
Modern VideoFilm has been providing post-production and
distribution services to the film, television and media content industries for more
than 33 years.  Its clients include all of the major movie and television
studios, as well as leading on-demand streaming services, online digital media
retailers, ecommerce sites, interactive entertainment companies, and other
commercial entities across the United States and around the world. The
company’s staff comprises more than 500 dedicated and talented artists, technicians,
engineers, producers, client representatives and support personnel.
Modern VideoFilm’s Creative Services division offers
complete, end-to-end resources for the production of original motion picture,
television and media content. Its Content Management division provides comprehensive
solutions for the management, repurposing, distribution and archiving of
entertainment content.
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