2010-2015: The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller and Recent Years
RiverBend Films produced a promotional video and a commercial in a relatively quiet years 2010 and 2011. In September 2010, RiverBend Films released online a seven minute promotional video celebrating its fifth anniversary, which occured in October of that year. Changes in technology and the proliferation of high definition home video options also resulted in the remastering and re-relese of special director's cut editions of The Receipt, The Artist, and Them Funking Earthlings in high definition on Blu-Ray disc. August of 2011 marked the beginning of early discussions between Kevin G. Bender, Receipt and Artist alumnus Matthew Marcus, and Darrell Poe to begin production of RiverBend Films's fith feature film The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller. After a six month pre-production period, the film went into principal photography in February 2012 and wrapped principal photography in June of the same year. The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller brought back much of the creative team behind The Receipt and The Artist, including Ashely Kinney, Kyle Ringgenberg, Zachary Pruckowski, Gabrielle Moskey, Diane Worden, Marcus and Bender, along with newcombers Rebecca Samuels, Shannon Skodacek, Darren Marquardt, Chris Fenner, Dani Fant, James Thompson, and many others. Based on the award-winning one act stage play of the same name by Matthew Marcus, The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller, a science fiction and psychological drama is RiverBend Films's most ambitious project to-date, featuring a cast and crew of over 100 people, more than 60 locations, incorporating an extraordinary amount of computer graphics, and featuring over an hour of original music. The film, starring Alexia Poe in its title role and co-starring Aimee Snow, Carl Nubile, Anthony Carchietta, and Larry Keeling, was completed in mid-2013 after an extended editing period and following considerable pick-up photography and re-shoots. The film screened to the cast in July 2013, and supporters of a crowdfunding campaign used to help finance the film received DVDs in December 2013. The film is presently pending arrangements for wider distribution and is not yet available to the general public. Current plans for the year 2015 include an October 2015 theatrical screening of RiverBend Films's flagship film The Receipt, for the first time ever in high definition, and the world premiere of The Quantum Suicide of Sophie Miller.