Pre-production has begun on Litewave Media’s next independent film project,

The Skyship Chronicles

, scheduled to begin shooting this fall in the Tampa Bay area.


Concept art for one of the villains in the movie.

After completing the feature film Jules Dongu Saves the World in early 2012, the premier Tampa video production company is already hard at work scouting locations and building partnerships with local crew, actors, and artisans for the new production.

“We love filming here in Tampa Bay,” says director and Litewave Media founder Christian Schwier. “We have the most amazing talent here, and the potential shooting locations are top notch.”

Screen tests for make-up and costume with Rachel Lappe, one of the film’s actors.

Local crafts people like ADEQ Firearms of Tampa and the St. Petersburg Wood Guild have already signed on to assist in building sets and props that will give the film a retro-science-fiction or Steampunk look, reminiscent of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine.

Steve, the film’s DP, with the Red Scarlet video camera.

Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Skyship Chronicles is an action/adventure film with plenty of humor.  “The plot revolves around two misfit time travelers and a hapless postal worker,” explains the film’s writer, Jeff Zampino. “Together, they battle a mad scientist bent on destroying the world.”

As a leader in video production, Litewave Media will shoot with the new Red Scarlet® cinema camera, one of the most innovative digital film cameras available. Its 4k resolution is double that of HD. With a wide range of video equipment in their arsenal, Litewave Media is a true one-stop resource for professional video and film production in the Tampa Bay area.

Behind the scenes pic with some of the film’s actors testing out costumes.

The video production company is using the Web site, a funding platform for creative projects, to generate additional funding for the film. For more information on the progress of the film visit

Jeff Zampino adjusts a gun prop during a video screen test with Rachel.

If you are looking for a professional video crew, contact Litewave Media for a free consultation.