|Mark Lillig director Bloodless Scream, Produced by
Loydene Williamson, James Duval Continuum Pictures
|Wrestling Days director Dan Albract
Producers Danny Torres, Scott Hayman
In 2004 Scott Hayman and Danny Torres, both of whom attended and later graduated from UC Berkeley, joined the team as producers on Wrestling Days a film about the challenges of high school wrestling, life, values and what happens when a girl joins the team. First time director and graduate from UC Berkeley Daniel Albract directed Wrestling Days. Scott Hayman starred and produced the project. Danny Torres after a short time on the project became lead producer.
|Danny Torres, P. David Miller: Continuum Pictures|
Upon completion of Wrestling Days, Danny Torres lead the journey into the next IIE project Troubadours, once again directed by Dan Albracht. During the shooting of Troubadours, both Scott Hayman and Danny Torres became partners in IIE. Additionally Danny was chosen head of the company by the pre-existing partners all older than himself.
The reasons for these were simple. Danny possessed the skills to take IIE and turn it into a studio level production company. Under his leadership, No Strings Attached directed by Mark Lillig, Wrestling Days, directed by Daniel Albract, Troubadours directed by Dan Albracht, and Ten Cents Short directed by newcomer Austin Anderson, were completed and ultimately distributed.
Danny Torres, James Duval, Mark Lillig
Tyler Ross, Scott Hayman, Richard Scott
2005 © Continuum Pictures
It was in late 2005 after long conversations in the IIE office in Oakland California, it was decided to hold a meeting in Los Angeles where movies were made, and make a decision.
|Danny Torres on Three Bad Men, Blake Beaudette
Initial production began on the shooting of Three Bad Men, directed by Danny Torres. After a short time, the production was halted due to an opportunity to actually begin moving on a studio project, brought to them by Stephen Langford. Continuum Pictures began its first foray with the studios shortly thereafter.
|Directed by Jason Durdon Produced by
James Duval Danny Torres Continuum Pictures
Production on Continuum Pictures own projects restarted mid 2007, with productions on Convict, Sabor Tropical which was shot in Panama and directed by Jorge Ameer, The Absent, Ocean Front Property and Mano a Mano. Additionally postproduction was completed on Troubadours during this time, and House of Adam directed by Jorge Ameer was reposted.
|Danny Torrs Don Scribner Two Rooms in the Valley
Also during this time Filmplane Entertainment was born to replace Independent Image Entertainment, and to continue to be an outlet for indie and beginning filmmakers. Two Rooms in The Valley was shot with the assistance of the Continuum Pictures/Filmplane team and later released by Filmplane through Amazon.com.
|Produced by Danny Torres, James Duval
Now here it is late 2010 and The Continuum Pictures team has survived, maintain their friendship, added new friends and partners such as Jason Durdon who now heads Fiilmplane, completed over seven features, 10 major shorts, some of which like Midnight Snack, Thirteen or so Minutes, No Words and Chase have gone on to win awards, acceptance and even distribution.
|Danny Torres & Dan Albracht early 2005 Troubadours
picture taken by Bonnie Steiger: Continuum Pictures
The one thing that separates the Continuum Pictures team from others, who try to make the move into the film business, is their understanding that no one makes a movie by themselves. They have stuck with the decision to work together and make it together. Under Danny Torres direction Continuum Pictures has grown to be able to not only produce the studio level project but also handle every aspect of distribution.