Instigator Studios would like to thank the Men and Women who are serving this great Nation of ours.
We would like to dedicate this site to SPC Nicholas Zangara, who was killed in the line of duty when a roadside bomb detonated near his convoy, July 24, 2004.
Our prayers are with you and your family, and all of the families who have lost loved ones while serving. A heart felt thank you to Nick's wife, Melanie Zangara for letting us use Nick's photo.
Spc Nicholas Zangara and
Spc Ray Martinez
Poster by Denise Martinez for the 2011 Action Film Challenge.
"Internet Audience Choice Award"
"Like Old Times"
Welcome to Instigator Studios!
Thanks for visiting. Since forming in the deserts of Iraq during "Operation Iraqi Freedom III", in 2005, we have produced a couple of award winning short films, as well as teaming up with other great filmmakers in the Central Florida Region. Check out the LINKS tab to see our "Extended" film family.
Our vision is simple, make movies, on the lowest budget possible.
If you have any questions about upcoming projects, casting, investing; please feel free to contact us!
April 4, 2013
Where we stand...
It's been quite a few months since our last update and a lot has happened in that time. We have been working very hard to find the financing for Crossfire. The script has been polished and is ready to go! We have secured several locations and most of the talent!
In the mean time...
November 16, 2012
So, after 26 days of intense social media, tweeting, sending out press releases, and no sleep; we have come to a close. Although we didn't reach our goal, we learned a lot, made some new friends, and are forever indebted to those of you who supported us through the last month. If you did contribute, YOU WILL receive your PERKS. If you forgot, or couldn't afford to Contribute, we are still honoring our PERKS. You can still donate to Crossfire here.
November 12, 2012
We are closing in on the final days of our indiegogo campaign. We have just 5 days left, and we are far from our goal, but.... I still believe we can make it!!! Call me crazy, or whatever, but I really believe that we ran a great campaign. I also believe that if the amount of views and "likes" we had, it's possible. It's not over until it's over! See you on the other side!
October 22, 2012
We just launched our indiegogo campaign! We are excited about releasing this movie for FREE! Yes, we said FREE!!! For details check out our campaign pitch HERE.
August 18, 2012
Where we stand on Cross Fire.
Our initial investor has failed to provide the funding needed to make this movie. We have had to push back our shooting schedule several times to give the investor "more time". At his pace, we would never make this movie!
Fear not, for we have a couple tricks up our sleeve. We are planning on using a crowdfunding site to help raise half of the amount needed. Once our crowdfunding campaign is set up, we will provide the link here.
In the mean time, we are currently seeking investors for this film. We have a solid plan in place and a unique marketing strategy that has never been done. This will gain national media coverage for the film, as well as help in securing distribution.
If you have ever wanted to be a part of filmmaking history, now is the time to invest in this project. For more information, you can email Ray Martinez at:
May 22, 2012
June 27, 2012
Okay, so we weren't able to start production on Cross Fire just yet. We have been building sets, securing locations, and moving forward. We should have our Principle Photography date lined up within the next week. Don't worry.... IT'S HAPPENING, just have to make sure that everything is set before we start filming!!!
We are still on schedule! Principle Photography will begin on June 18, 2012. We will be announcing our cast very soon, as well as our crew! In the mean time, check out our Producer, Joe Davison's website!
May 9, 2012
It's been almost a month since my last update. Things are moving so fast right now with Cross Fire. We held auditions this past weekend, and the talent that came through was amazing. Here is our first article about Cross Fire. Open auditions will be held this Friday and Saturday. Here is the link to the auditions, as well as our character breakdown.
April 13, 2012
Met with a Producer today, and the meeting went very well. We are now officially in Pre-Production! Our initial auditions will be held Sat. April 28th, and Sun. April 29th. Location of auditions will be announced next week!
March 27, 2012
After 6 months of research, outlining, planning, and countless sleepless nights, I completed the first draft of our feature. It was 5:30am, and I went to the fridge, grabbed a bottle of wine, poured two glasses, then woke my wife up to celebrate this monumental occasion!
Now that the hard part is done, to the rewriting I go! Our auditions will be held soon. Thank you to everyone who has showed interest in our project! This is going to be one hell of a ride!
March 19, 2012
Just a quick update on where we stand. We are about a week out from completing our first draft of our feature length script. We will be holding auditions in next few weeks. Please check back often! We will be announcing our auditions through our TWITTER page, and our FACEBOOK page!
March 1, 2012
We appreciate all of the inquiries about our up coming feature. We are currently still in the development phase, and are just about done with the first draft of the script. Auditions are still to be determined. Please check back often or through our official facebook page, as we will post all updates and information there as well.
February 17, 2012
Still from -The Repo Man 2010 Action Film Challenge
Currently in the Development phase of production, Instigator Studios plans to shoot their first feature length film, during the Summer of 2012. CEO and Founder Ray Martinez is writing the film based off of their award winning short film, The Repo Man.
We are currently seeking investors to help in the funding of this production. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to help out in any way, please contact Ray Martinez
Ray Martinez - firstname.lastname@example.org