Brazilian Wood

Phoenix, Arizona | Film Feature

Drama, Thriller

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Two men confront a common enemy. One is seeking elusive justice while the other is on a bizarre course for revenge. As their paths collide, they face their inner demons and must make choices...will it ultimately lead to their redemption or their downfall?

About The Project

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The Story

Brazilian Wood began as a departure from the lighter comedy pieces that Kristin LaVanway had written in the beginning of her film career.  The original story was a dark comedy that made playful jabs at the dysfunctional real estate industry. That story evolved from a short film that was too big for it's britches into a layered, psychological thriller told in Kristin's quirky style.  The decision to grow the short story into a feature-length film allowed for richer characters and a story with more depth and some intriguing twists.

Kristin and Bill teamed up last year to create a short teaser that features Bill's character, Owen Bryant. (NOTE: Some strong language)



The teaser provided a focal point for the development of the feature-lengthed script. It also launched several short film collaborations between Bill and Kristin that eventually become Resonant Films. Bill's involvement in the production of Brazilian Wood has enhanced the story with somber undertones and strong visual elements that Bill is known for.

The project also served as a gathering point for some great Phoenix film talent. Christian Ruckdashel has been Kristin's go-to sound guy since her very first film. Brian Osback has quite a catalogue of cinemagraphic footage under his belt and will be lending his creativity and contemporary eye to the visual story-telling. Our cast features some very talented actors and actresses who are chomping at the bit to dig into some unique roles.

Brazilian Wood is the first feature film produced by Resonant Films.


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Cash Pledge

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Craft Services Food

Costs $1,200

Good food (and bacon) is the fuel that keeps this machine running...

Hard Drive

Costs $100

All that fabulous footage needs a home

Card Readers

Costs $15

To get the fabulous footage from Point A to Point B

General Liability Insurance

Costs $560

Because it's better to be safe than sorry

Location fees

Costs $500

Sometimes you have to grease some palms, ok?

Make Up Artist

Costs $400

Sometimes to look pretty, sometimes to look handsome and sometimes to look like, well...

Prop Package

Costs $300

Various doo-dads and what-cha-ma-call-its

Lighting Package

Costs $800

Basically so we can see what's going on

Monitors - External Monitors

Costs $200

To keep an eye on the action

Wardrobe package

Costs $400

Sporty outfits and trend-setting accessories for the cast

Accessories - Batteries

Costs $45

Some say it's a conspiracy but they just don't last forever

Expendables KIT (Small): Gaffer Tape

Costs $60

This stuff is incredibly useful, really

Accessories - Light Meter

Costs $200

So we get a perfect shot every time

GRIP CART (TACO CART) KIT (Medium): Tool Kit - everything

Costs $800

All the doodads we do not currently have in our inventory - C-stands, sandbags,apple boxes,etc

Set Decoration

Costs $500

So we can spruce up the joint(s)


Costs $160

This film is based in the Phoenix desert...we are going to get thirsty

Blow Dart Gun with Quiver

Costs $150's a secret!

About This Team

Resonant Films is the creative partnership of Bill Wetherill and Kristin LaVanway. Both Kristin and Bill have received kudos for numerous short films they have produced individually. As a team, their individual strengths compliment each other and result in rich, character-driven stories that resonate.

Current Team