RELOAD was our first COLT Feature presentation after we purchased COLT Studio Group from Jim French and we wanted to make a movie that highlighted what COLT Studio stood for from its conception, iconic masculine images and illustrations by artist Rip Colt.
Early in the beginning and before producing features, Rip Colt used to draw his subjects. So, we wanted to pay homage to his art form and use selective illustrations from the archives to make them come to life and symbolize the arrival into present time. Each scene starts off with an illustration morphing into real-life.
Chase and Lane were good friends of mine and most of the cast members for RELOAD were performers I had worked with before and had great respect for. These two men were no exception.