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Quiet on set… Rolling… And Action! 

The expressive arts don’t just end at painting and music, and here at Creative Drill Sergeants, we understand that certain people get more enjoyment out of multimedia production. That’s why we have revamped our Graphics and Media Arts Program to focus on visual content creation (VCC) and film. Introducing; BloodQuartz Studio. 

BloodQaurtz studio is a film production studio aimed at teaching veterans and students alike everything there is to know about VCC and film in a hands on environment while making professional grade films. 

With this program, we will set veterans and students up for success in the film industry, both as a way to express themselves, and even to build a name for themselves as a semi professional filmmaker. Our hope is that by providing these services to veterans, we will be able to prevent negative patterns and behaviors that can lead to homelessness and suicide. 

We also provide our Graphics and Media Arts Program to students of film as a way to set them up with a career path while also helping veterans achieve their goals of being filmmakers. 

“BloodQuartz Studio has given me real life job experience and has introduced me to many job opportunities.” 

-Zion Jones

BloodQuartz studio has just recently wrapped their first feature length film, ‘Phornix, AZ.’ This film is a comedy about the adult film industry that will leave you shrieking with laughter. As a collaboration with writer/director John Carr, four best friends interact with some of their neighborhood’s most interesting characters.

With BloodQuartz encompassing the entire cinematography and post production departments, we are proud to say we have worked hard to make a full film that makes all of us proud. Aside from full length films, we have two films that were selected for the 2020 Sunburn Film Festival. ‘Flapdoodle’ and ‘Out of Formation.’

Flapdoodle is a short film also made in collaboration with John Carr in which a cowboy in a brothel is faced with a showdown that he isn’t prepared for. Out of Formation is an eye-opening short documentary that spotlights the mission of Creative Drill Sergeants. A collaboration with Stjepan Alaupovic and Clear Online Video, BloodQuartz studio was happy to help with such an important film. It was made with the intention to highlight how without more effective coping mechanisms, suicides among our nation’s heroes will continue to rise.

Currently BloodQuartz studio is working on their first original film written exclusively by students and produced by veterans. With this film we were able to offer a safe and comfortable environment for everyone involved to express their artistic visions. We are all having a great time and are working very hard to produce professional quality work.

With more films and VCC planned for the future, we are excited to bring on new projects and new members to our studio. Make sure to check out our website and consider donating to help make these films a reality. https://creativedrillsergeants.org/bloodquartz-studios/

You can also keep in touch with us directly at https://bloodquartz.com/ 

If you are a veteran or a student and are interested in joining BloodQaurtz Studio, you can contact us at (602) 842- 4400 or by visiting https://creativedrillsergeants.org/contact/

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