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ABOUT

Blue Door Films LLC, is an award-winning production company with operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.

The company has seen significant festival recognition for narrative short films and screenplays. And their most recent short film, The Situation, was sold and is now distributed by Shorts International and currently airing on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. Blue Door Films also produces high-end video and national commercials for clients such as Sony PlayStation, Google, Microsoft, Comcast Cable Communications, Comcast Spotlight, Spectrum Reach, and more.

Blue Door Films LLC is currently seeking funding for the feature film, PINCH.

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Werner Herzog

“I would travel down to Hell and wrestle a film away from the devil if it was necessary.”

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GOOD THINGS

Dieter Dengler was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War. He was one of two survivors out of seven prisoners of war who escaped from a prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.

Blue Door Films was forged when a studio was created in the back building of a rented house in Mill Valley, California. This house was owned by a relative of Dieter Dengler. Werner Herzog, a famous film Director, made a documentary about Dieter’s story, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, and used the house as a backdrop. Later he made a movie of Dieter’s story called “Rescue Dawn” starring Christian Bale. 

The front door to the house instantly stood out. On each side of the door are half circle windows. Engraved in ornate frosted lettering are the words “Good” on one side and “Things” on the other. We soon learned that Dieter himself built the house and specifically designed this door so that every time he walked through it he would be walking through “Good Things.” 

After this man was tortured and suffered beyond comprehension, he vowed to have only good things come and go from his life. A truly inspiring story that made all of us at Blue Door Films adopt “Good Things” as our mantra in life and work forever.

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David Lynch

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure.They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”

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CORE TEAM

Chris Del Sordo, Director/Writer/Partner
Peter Hathaway, Executive Producer/Partner
Gary M. Palmer, Producer/Writer
Cliff Traiman, Director of Photography
Gavin Wilding, Chief Consultant
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Robert Rodriguez

“When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.”

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PRODUCTION REEL

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Alfred Hitchcock

Self-plagiarism is style.”

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PINCH

Pinch is a gritty and stylistic crime thriller. Family secrets, a new drug on the scene, a disturbed fantasy, an extraordinary discovery, and a misguided crime gone wrong will end in a thrilling life or death showdown.

FEATURE FILM TEASER


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Stanley Kubrick

“A film is, or should be, more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”

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THE SITUATION

A scheme gone horribly wrong leads three criminals to find themselves in a desperate predicament.

Sold and distributed by Shorts International and currently airing on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.

Camera: Modified Canon 7D. Altered to respond only to infrared light. The infrared effect in conjunction with a Lensbaby Composer at a fairly open aperture makes for ground-breaking creative imagery.


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John Milius

“Pain is temporary, film is forever!”

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IN DEVELOPMENT

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CONTACT

Blue Door Films LLC is currently seeking funding for the feature film, PINCH.
Please call Chris Del Sordo to learn about investment opportunities.

Chris Del Sordo, Director/Writer/Partner
(310) 948-9296
chris@bluedoorfilms.com