Filmmaking Brothers to Make Feature Of ‘The FP’

  • FMHS grads Jason Trost (shown here) and brother Brandon plan to film ?The FP? as a full-length motion picture in September. They seek community involvement.

    FMHS grads Jason Trost (shown here) and brother Brandon plan to film ?The FP? as a full-length motion picture in September. They seek community involvement.

A satiric vision of life in Frazier Park is a star of the feature film to be made here by the award-winning Trost brothers of Lebec.

By Brandon Barrera

Brothers Brandon and Jason Trost, who swept the awards at the Kern Projections Film Festival last year, are at it again. The brothers are taking their award-winning 2007 short film “The FP” to new lengths.

They are now in preproduction to shoot a full 90-minute feature version of their short, which highlights their hometown of Frazier Park.

The Trost brothers are directing the film as a team, with Brandon attached as cinematographer and Jason set to star in the production.

The whole family is involved, including sister Sarah, father Ron and stepmother Tamara (a teacher at Frazier Mountain High School). The three Trost kids are all proud graduates of FMHS. Brandon has a growing resumé of cinematography credits, including “Crank 2: High Voltage,” starring Jason Statham, which recently wrapped.

“The FP” has a micro-budget, but is being produced by the award-winning producers of “Manic” and the highly-anticipated “Weather Girl,” for which brother Brandon served as the cinematographer.

“The FP” is slated to shoot locally throughout September, and the family is looking for support from their community.

If you would like to help with locations, catering, donations, or by working as extras or crew, please call Christian Agypt at (847) 830-2921.

This is part of the August 15, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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