Former Marine, Police officer and Dad trying to live a dream as a fantasy filmmaker

Ron Newcomb has his 9-5 job that sustains his family, but he dreams of one day making the leap into full-time fantasy filmmaking.
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DMV AREA, D.C. - March 31, 2014 - PRLog -- Ron Newcomb is a former Marine and went on to be a Police Officer for the City of Alexandria and was there during 9-11. Newcomb says that became a very defining moment, so much so that he felt a calling to make his life count. For him it led him down the path of a desire to become a storyteller through film, and though time has past he is working hard to become a full-time filmmaker. Newcomb is also a father of three little girls and his wife is a stay at home mom. This is something Newcomb will not sacrifice and is strong to protect.

He is coming off the heels of a feature film he did, “Rise of the Fellowship” ( which made its way on the shelves of Walmart, on Netflix, and beyond. Recently, he pulled the trigger on an epic action/adventure fantasy, called “The Rangers” ( It ties a lot of his background into one cohesive story. The classic tale of good vs. evil told in a fresh way, with a strong hero and a sympathetic villain. Newcomb says The Rangers, led by Lt. Wolf are the “Navy Seals” of their realm, but they are much more than that. They are the voice of the king, the police force, the first line of defense. They find themselves on the borderlands of the kingdom of Olaran and soon begin to uncover a long forgotten reawakened darkness. Does it overcome them, or are they able to thwart off this new evil? Join him to find out.

Newcomb is part of what he calls the DMV independent film community. That is Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. He prides himself on doing much with little and reminds us that filmmaking is not a solo sport. If he gets the opportunity to bring a film to life, so many other jobs and opportunities are created as a result of this. Newcomb mentioned a concept he is developing called “sustainable filmmaking” for all. This is the idea of not just one local filmmaker making it, like hitting the lottery; but instead creating a local vibrant community so that all can prosper and provide for their families. “Filmmakers should be able to have a sustainable life-style just like any other industry.” Newcomb says.

Newcomb feels that the studios, due to a lower risk threshold and high filmmaking cost, will be making less film, especially in the fantasy genre. Who is going to create the high demand out there for this content? Newcomb believes this is where an opportunity for indie filmmakers has arisen.

One of the new challenges Newcomb, and other indie filmmakers now face is all of the “white noise” of the many, many films being created. Technology costs are low enough that anyone can make a film. From your iPhone to an affordable DSLR, Newcomb believes now it’s all about “finding your audience”, which is one of the reasons he wants to be known as the “indie fantasy filmmaking guy”. He wants to excel in a definable audience.

Newcomb’s past is impressive with what he has accomplished on a limited budget. We look forward to seeing what he comes up with for “The Rangers”.

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