Feature Films

“You can’t kill me, but you’ll save me . . .”

KVT Productions owner, Brandon Keenan, wrote and co-directed the feature film Body Farm, a joint feature-length movie production between KVT Productions and Nickel 17 Films. The movie follows an independent film company that sends a videographer ahead of a story to investigate a body farm where human decomposition is researched. The footage she sends back leads the rest of her team to follow her footsteps to uncover a grisly medical abyss.

Principal photography for the movie began in Spring 2015 when a group of Pittsburgh-area filmmakers came together under the joint direction of Nicholas LaMantia and Brandon Keenan. Working from a script by Mr. Keenan, the production team, which ranged in size from five crew members to forty-five members, shot one or two days per month over the next two years to make Body Farm a reality.

With a budget of around $35,000 and completely self-funded, the cast and crew shot all around the Pittsburgh-area, at the West Virginia State Penitentiary,  through the mountains of North Carolina, and in New York City. Body Farm’s cast was filled out mostly by Pittsburgh-area actors aside from a cameo from Richard Christy (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, The Howard Stern Show).

***WINNER: Best Feature Film

2019 Official Selection

***WINNER: David Machjer Best Sound

***WINNER: Best Feature Film (Whole Festival)

***WINNER: Brandon Keenan Best Editing

***WINNER: Michael Williams Best Visual Effect

***WINNER: Best Cinematography (Low Budget)

***WINNER: Best Editing (Low Budget)

***WINNER: Best Ensemble Cast (Whole Fest)

***WINNER: Best Production Design (Whole Fest)

***RUNNER-UP: Best Action Scene

***HONORABLE MENTION: Brett Hollabaugh (Best Supporting Actor)

***HONORABLE MENTION: Brandon Keenan (Best Screenplay)

***RUNNER-UP: Best Overall Low Budget Film

2019 Official Selection

2019 Official Selection

2019 Official Selection

2019 Official Selection

2019 Official Selection

2019 Official Selection ***WINNER: Best Horror Film (Jan.-Feb.)

2018 Official Selection ***WINNER: 13horror.com Film and Screenplay Contest

2018 Official Selection ***WINNER: Best Gore

2018 Official Selection, ***WINNER: Best Made in Pennsylvania

2018 Winner: Nicholas LaMantia

2018 Official Selection

2018 Official Selection ***WINNER: Best Screenplay, Brandon Keenan

2018 Official Selection

2018 Official Selection ***NOMINEE: Best Kill