As the demand for marketable independent cinema continues to rise, so do the costs. Our production and post-production facilities are designed to create high-quality, original, entertaining, and uplifting films on reasonable budgets.
BCDF’s facilities span over 50,000 sq. ft. They were created through the meticulous renovation of a 35-acre horse farm—including an equestrian barn and arena—into a Hudson Valley epicenter for state-of-the-art filmmaking.
BCDF facilities include a state-of-the-art music studio.
BCDF’s facilities consist of three editing suites running the latest software from Apple, Avid, and Adobe, as well as one full finishing suite with calibrated monitoring and lighting for color grading, off-line and on-line editing, titling, digital effects, and compositing.
The facility runs over 45 terabytes of networked storage, making collaboration between the editing suites and the sharing of projects and media as streamlined as possible.
The facilities also house a large, sound-treated projection room with a 12-foot screen, making it an ideal environment for high-quality HD review of dailies, works in progress, and finished projects.
Red cameras are preferred by many of the industry’s most acclaimed producers and directors, including Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, The Informant) and Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings). Recently, these cameras have been used to film The Hobbit (Peter Jackson), The Book of Eli (The Hughes Brothers), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Rob Marshall), and The Social Network (David Fincher), among many others.
“What I didn’t expect was that upstate New York would be so beautiful to work in. Who knew?”
When you visit the town of Kerhonkson, it’s hard to believe you’re only two hours from Times Square. Home to historic farms, landmark mansions, Rip Van Winkle, and the world’s largest garden gnome, New York’s Hudson Valley is a virtual paradise that’s just far enough from civilization to be truly civilized. We chose Kerhonkson as the home of BCDF Pictures for many reasons—fresh local produce, family-owned businesses, and a community of creative professionals whom we’re proud to call neighbors. Most of all, the Hudson Valley gives us something you just can’t duplicate on a soundstage: room to breathe, space to think, and a place to let ideas grow at a natural pace.