About Reel Z

REEL Z IS ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY, VISION, AND THE OBSESSION TO ALWAYS KEEP ROLLING

Reel Z Productions is a privately owned production house that operates between Los Angeles & Phoenix. It is headed up by Director Jason Harris. The goal of our company is to make movies not based on budgets, but based on visions. We believe that great movies do not have to cost millions of dollars. We also take pride in making our audiences think, rather then giving it away to them without a fight.
We create stimulating and engaging cinema using practical effects and real world sound effects. We focus on drama, horror, and inspiration, but can shoot any genre.
At Reel Z, We believe that creating the vision must take the forefront over everything else. We work with people who can see the “forest through the trees”, people who are like minded in creating magical outcomes. We also know that it is never easy to get to this place. Often compromises must be made between cost and function, but never in quality. 
Our teams shoot in some of the craziest environments and whenever possible always on location. This means our teams need to handle long days on set, live logistical changes day by day, and sometimes aggressively complicated environments.
The people we choose to work with take us above and beyond that of independent filmmaking and we like to believe it will almost always show in the final product. If that fails it will definitely show in the massive archive of “behind the scenes” footage we run on every shoot.
Our director believes that we are always learning, always exploring, and always thirsting for more. We always hope our next movie will be better then the last, and that we never quench our thirst for the absolute thrill of making amazing ideas come to the screen!
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Projects

WHAT WERE UP TO AT REEL Z

At Reel Z,  We are always doing something. Our director is also a self-professed screenwriter and an idea can strike in an instant. Whether we are planning our next project, gathering cast & Crew, or shooting at some crazy location, something is always going on at Reel Z. This section will allow you to see what is going on under the hood, and the status of our projects.
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes the updates to these sections may be out of date. We cannot always guarantee the accuracy of this page. if you want a real time update on the status of a project, please feel free to use the contact form below!

At The Helm….

At Reel Z, We know that every team must have a leader. Someone who is confident, take-charge, dominant and above all knows the final vision and can do what it takes to get us there.
Here at Reel Z, that person is Jason Harris, the founder and director of our films. Harris formerly hails from a long background of many different industries. His foray into filmmaking began in the private industry and he now concentrates exclusively on the mainstream independent market. He carries a background in professional photography, photo journalism, broadcast radio and engineering, and is an all around jack of all trades.

Harris believes that to make a vision come true you must have a few things…

01. A DEDICATED TEAM
The core of any successful production has to start with its team. Harris believes that with the right team backing a vision, other things will fall away. The obstacles presented to an independent filmmaking team often can become solutions in adversity. With a solid team and a dedicated vision, anything can be brought to the screen!
02. GOOD EQUIPMENT
For a solid production to succeed, there must be a solid set of equipment. Often the compromise between good and affordable equipment is a tough one. A production needs things to bring the movie to a finish, but with independent no budget films often the budget is not there. The key with any good production company is finding the balance between price and function, but at the same time never sacrificing quality.
03.  DRIVE & FORETHOUGHT
At the beginning and long before a movie becomes a reality, comes the vision and forethought. Harris believes that if you cannot have the drive and vision and forethought, you will not be able to bring your project to life. In every project Harris assaults the production with everything he has as a director and as a human being. His crew has seen him become so heavily invested, that he is often pulled back to continue directing. Harris started as a crew member himself and he will do whatever it takes to keep a set functioning. His dedication can clearly be seen in the final productions!
04.  TOOLS & BACKGROUND
Every production must have the tools and background to complete the vision. When we say tools, we do not mean always the physical tools like in a toolbox. The tools that a team need often come from the experiences (or background) from working with others in the industry. The more we work on projects together, the stronger our tools become. We then can use these tools and our knowledge to complete any vision laid before us.
05.  ALWAYS KEEP LEARNING
Harris has long since believed that we always need to be learning. If we stop learning then we stop contributing to the greater good. Every production is a learning experience and also a chance to grow. If we walk on a set thinking we know everything from the start, then we close our mind to new horizons. That is the other part of this principle that Harris holds strong to, the ability to always explore new horizons. New horizons are defined by Harris as anything that is not the normal path. This is often seen in Reel Z projects in the form of using practical effects instead of green screens. It can also be seen by the massive efforts put into almost always shooting on location rather then on a sound-stage.

Our Skills

Reel Quality, Reel Results

At Reel Z, we always know that the skills that allow us to complete our visions must be at the forefront of what we do. Our teams are always carefully chosen and when at all possible our cast and crew will often work together as a family. Some of the skills that make our company different are listed below.
CINEMATIC QUALITY 100%
AUTHENTIC LOCATIONS 100%
SOLID CAST & CREW 100%
QUALITY EQUIPMENT 100%
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT DELIVERY 100%

THE VISION MATTERS MOST

At Reel Z, We do everything it takes to work as a team in a cohesive manner for the end vision. It is often seen on a set where “power trips” will happen. We at Reel Z know that an effective team must communicate, and be ready to work together at any time for any circumstances. We never let anything get in the way of the final product!

Our Team

MAKES THE  DIFFERENCE.

At Reel Z the one thing we keep stressing is the team. The crew, the cast, the extras, and our local connections. Our people attend networking events around the area in a non stop attempt to meet others and welcome them to our team. The people listed in this section all have one thing in common, they all have been a part of our team. Often in the independent industry our team members are not actual employees. they can fade in and fade out on different projects we have going on. One thing remains constant throughout all this however,
If they are in this section they have shown themselves to be reliable, hardworking, and professional above all. We highly endorse any one of the amazing individuals listed below, and would not think twice about working with them on a future project. if you are looking for reliable talent, crew, or upper level people for your next project, you need to get in touch with them today.
DANE STEWART
SEVEN SHAKER
   
MICHAEL PLEDGER
LINDSEY WELLS
   
KEENA HUESBY
DAMIAN PEARSALL
   
JAI RAJA
BRETT BAYS
   
JOE BECKER
 
STEVEN PLEDGER
LINDSAY RADFORD
GRACE RUCKER
VINCENT SPRAGUE
PAUL DLOUHY
 
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