The Devil's Tramping Ground (2007)
For over 300 years The Devil's Tramping Ground has haunted inhabitants of North Carolina, a strange patch of naked ground in the middle of the woods, a forty-foot circle where nothing will ever grow; and anything or anyone that sets foot inside of it will never be the same. So when a struggling rock & roll band would do anything to become famously infamous, just how far would they be willing to go to get it?
Cassady languishes in the dull reality of the workaday world, as he longs for the bright lights of the big time. As a founding member of the hardest working band in town, The Pre-Madonnas, Cassady believes that he and his friends are on the verge of something great. But while their songs and performances have gained new life as of late, the audience at their shows has been lackluster and the pay, non-existent. The Pre-Madonnas trudge on, pursuing one last rock and roll dream in a town that doesn’t notice or seem to care.
But all that changes one night on an old haunted patch of land in the pine barrens of North Carolina when the band finds their place in the annals of rock and roll history to be altogether different than what they bargained for...
The Devil's Tramping Ground (or DTG as it's affectionately known) will always remain a labour of love for the Mad Ones. Still getting our cinematic feet wet, but realising we had to do something to top Z-Day, we were lucky enough to land the immensely creative talents of Will Huneycutt and Ken Randall who helped bring this Faustian/Hitchcockian rock & roll thriller to life!
From the world premiere screening at The Garage to the various screenings in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and other sites across North Carolina, The Devil's Tramping Ground was the manic match that lit the Dantean fire under creative director Jaysen Buterin to take Mad Ones Films to the next level... one full of the living dead, the dancing girls & even a certain hot pink messiah... oh my!
The Extended Trailer
| CAST:|| CHARACTER:|
| Kindal Blattner-Buterin|| Cassady's Wife|
| Jaysen Buterin|| Cassady|
| Jessie Derusha|| Isabelle|
| Debbie Everheart|| Club Owner|
| Martin Henderson|| Dante|
| Andy Kahn|| Damon|
| Chris Micca|| Mick|
| Frank J. Pendleton|| Raul Fernandez|
| Jennie Prince|| Newscaster #1|
| Ken Randall|| Newscaster #2|
| Sarah Rose|| Lily|
| Will Shuford|| Crazy Ralph|
| AND J. Evan Wade as|| "The Prince of Pandemonium"|
| CREW:|| |
| Written by|| Jaysen Buterin|
| Directed by|| Will Huneycutt|
| Assistant Director|| Jennie Prince|
| Produced by|| Jaysen Buterin & J. Evan Wade|
| Director of Photography|| Ken Randall|
| Editors|| Will Huneycutt & Ken Randall|
| Boom Operaters|| Scott Estowski & Will Huneycutt|
| Asst. Boom Operaters|| Peter Coker, Neal Goode, Tyler Hand & Jaysen Buterin|
| Original Score by|| Scott Estowski & Will Huneycutt|
| Make-up/Visual FX|| I.F. Studios|