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.
Since 2010, Woodhaven has produced four feature horror films all receiving worldwide release through Screen Media Films and Vantage Media International, with an additional two films produced through it's parent company Verdi Productions. 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. Woodhaven's second film, a horror saga entitled “Infected,” starring Christy Romano (The Princess Diaries 2), Michael Madsen (Kill Bill) and William Forsythe (Raising Arizona), premiered at Rock and Shock 2012, New England's biggest horror convention. Woodhaven then produced Self Storage, director Tom DeNucci's debut feature starring Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's), which was released worldwide in September 2013. Self Storage was followed by Army of the Damned, DeNucci's second feature, starring Tony Todd (The Candyman), Michael Berryman, Sully Erna (Godsmack frontman) and Joey Fatone (N'SYNC) alongside pro wrestlers Tommy Dreamer, Thea Trinidad and Maria Kanellis. Army of the Damned premiered at Rock and Shock 2013 and is due for release in January 2014.
By the end of 2016, Woodhaven will produce an additional three feature films as part of a five-picture deal with Screen Media/Universal, 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.
From the left: Bleed For This producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producer/Woodhaven president Chad A. Verdi, executive producer Martin Scorsese, executive producer Joshua Sason, producer Bruce Cohen