The Woodhaven Production Company is a fully funded film production company located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with additional offices in New York City, New York. The company pursues all aspects of filmmaking, carrying projects from conception of script through postproduction.
Woodhaven is redefining how films are made on the East Coast. Unlike other film projects that come to the Northeast, Woodhaven is establishing itself as a fixture in the Rhode Island community. Woodhaven does not operate on a project-to-project basis, but instead functions like a west coast studio, with established offices, full time employees, and a continuous stream of product.
Over the past six months, Chad A. Verdi, Managing Partner of Woodhaven, has invested over $5 million dollars into three feature films. Woodhaven’s first feature, entitled “Inkubus,” was filmed in May 2010 in Cranston, Rhode Island and starred horror icon Robert Englund (A Nightmare of Elm Street), the original Freddy Krueger. The second feature, entitled “Loosies,” is in the final stages of post, and will be going to the Cannes film festival in May. It stars Peter Facinelli (Twilight), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66), Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix), and Jaimie Alexander (Thor). Lastly, Woodhaven's third film, a horror saga entitled “Infected,” starring Christy Romano (The Princess Diaries 2), Michael Madsen (Kill Bill) and William Forsythe (Raising Arizona), wrapped at the end of 2011 and will be ready for release in time for the 2012 Halloween season.
By the end of 2011, Woodhaven will produce an additional three feature films (for a total of six films in eighteen months), employ close to 200 people at an average salary exceeding $30,000 dollars, and have over $10 million dollars of private equity invested into the state of Rhode Island. In addition, the company has enough intellectual property (scripts) to extend its production schedule through 2012.