Award winning local film company launches online premiere

Talent, OR., On May 6, 2013, local film company XRATS Productions will launch its most ambitious film to date, Self Inflicted. This dark comedy features Jim, a regular guy except for his masochistic tendencies. He’s looking for Ms. Right, but the question is can he control his destructive tendencies long enough to find her? The film will be available for free at midnight on May 6th, at

The film stars local actors Levi Anderson, Danielle Kelly, Brian LeBlanc, Mig Windows & Jazmine Dake, it was written by Kristopher Horton and shot by Ashland photographer Jared Cruce. It features a variety of Rogue Valley locations in Ashland and Talent.

In the past decade, Ross Williams and his company, XRATS Productions has worked on a large variety of film and video productions, including local and national TV commercials, recently winning 1st place and $10,000 at a national competition for Tostinos Pizza and is currently in the finals of the Big Rock Brewery international commercial awards. After devoting two years of his life, along with a talented local cast and crew he is launching this short film. His goal is simple – to see how the characters resonate with a greater audience.

Self Inflicted is a “love story with a punch” and it will have you both cringing and laughing out loud said, Ross Williams, Producer/Director for the short film. “I’ve been living with these characters for 2 years now and I’ve fallen in love with them. I really want to see if others react the same way. If it finds a large enough audience, we have more plans in the works. We’ve written a TV pilot and are currently searching for funding. Right now the goal is to get as many people as possible to see the film and to share their reactions. “

Ross hopes that the local community will participate in the online film launch at, there you can find links to a pre-order the film, a trailer and a Facebook event, where Ross and cast will be hosting live streaming chats on May 6th to talk with the films new fans.

For further information or to interview Ross or his talented cast email him at:

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