Introducing Producer Barry Caplan and Location Porterville/Tulare County, California

Tender as Hellfire Poster“Tender as Hellfire” a short thesis film by USC grad student Jason Stone, makes its silver screen debut in Porterville, CA on March 5 at 7PM at the Galaxy 9 Theater.

Filmed last summer in Porterville ((trailer is ), and based on the novel by Joe Meno, TaH tells the story of a 2 brothers finding their way in a world of complex relationships that starts right at home.


French: John Hawkes
Cheryl: Bellamy Young
Chris: Chris Aguilar of Exeter in his movie premiere
Sean: Sean Christian Day of Porterville in his movie premiere

And a cast of stunt dogs, with many local extras, locations, and above the line and below the line local credits.

All are welcome to the show!

More importantly for this list, as one of the local Producers on the film, I would like to say that the town is interested in drawing more productions as part of an economic development plan.

Porterville is located 200 miles north of LA in Tulare County and offers locations ranging from rural to agricultural to some of America’s most spectacular mountains.

Because we are within an easy day’s drive from LA and the Bay Area, Porterville can be a cost-effective stand-in location for more distant places. In the case of Tender as Hellfire, the script is set in Oklahoma, but the filming was all done in California.

I am interested to network with Directors, Producers, Executive Producers, etc. to introduce you to Porterville and to learn about your interest in such scenery and general pre-production needs. I am very interested in acting as a clearinghouse for projects on one hand and film investors on the other hand.

Just as an idea of services, I can scout out locations, conduct casting, and so forth. There is more about me on my linked in page, and also here at and . All contacts treated with strict confidence.

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