Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
More info can be found here…
Hope to see some new and some friendly faces there as I will be in attendance.
We are also playing with the rest of the fantastic Texas Show selections. It really is a superb shorts block.
Little update on a few projects.
Hot/Cold (which has nothing to do with Sleet/Snow) will be moving into post later this month. We have recently found some space to cut the film in which is very, very exciting to have a real professional edit space. So work will commence on that front very soon. I know Frank is gnawing at the bit to get started, as am I. We have also begun early preproduction on the somewhat large scale pickups that we will need to complete the film.
Start a Band is officially now being submitted to festivals. After a very successful screening at the Videofest I am coupling it with the last remaining Sleet/Snow submissions.
North Street Bummer was featured on Shortfilmtexas.com as well as a rather lengthy interview. One that I'm sure will keep me cringing for many years to come. So if you haven't checked that out please do so here.
Oh boy, what else…
Haggle recently went into production. I won't say much about it, but I am very excited.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The shorts are going into production in January and early February and the feature will have rolling auditions throughout the year until the director and producers are ready to set a date for production. Our hope is to find one or two actors to perform in all three projects.
"Haggle," 5mins, HD (Improvised) (Production: Early/Mid January)
Two white philosophy students, Fred and Nick, are approached by a black teenager, Aaron; who is trying to get his start in underground hip-hop by selling demo CDs on the street. The students lead him on to the point where Aaron is compelled to confront them and their actions.
Fred, (19 – 22), Caucasian or Hispanic, an opinionated and pessimistic, young intellectual, lives off of meager budget but manages to stay stylish. He only watches foreign and art house films and is in the process of growing his first beard. Given the opportunity, Fred will and can rant. He is a stern believer that talking about problems helps to make things better.
Nick, (19 – 22), Caucasian, spirited, optimistic, studious and often inspired by Fred’s rants. By nature Nick is a follower and is prone to following trends. He is less opinionated than he is logical, but will always seek the reasoning behind an idea. He thinks before he speaks, and in situations he doesn’t agree with he will always take a passive role.
"Dirty Faces," 10mins, HD (Production: Late January/Early February)
A couple of drifting petty thieves, Curtis and Jenna, find an opportunity to take their work to the next level by lifting a small time drug dealer who is old friends with Jenna.
Curtis, (19 – 22), a drifter, a thief, quiet and confident, takes care of himself and attempts to live outside the system. Very introverted.
"Brentwood Stair," 90mins, HD (Summer 2010)
Will, a, embittered 19 year old misfit, has been kicked out of his mother’s home and is thrust into the world of becoming an adult. When a friend, Herold, mysteriously disappears he finds himself replacing and fulfilling Herold’s responsibilities with his sick mother.
Will, (19 – 22), Caucasian, an embittered misfit, who withholds his emotions, and desires. Rarely comfortable socially he doesn’t like people in general.
- Please send any and all inquiries with a headshot to our Casting Director, Amy Childress, firstname.lastname@example.org
- She will book you a time to come in and read, after we have received enough responses and the holidays are over. Auditions will be held by appointment only.
- Compensation: Actors who are cast will receive union level accommodations during production, transportation, food and payment (only for the feature). In addition to that scenes and other promotional materials will be provided for reels, and a DVD of the finished product.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
A big hole from South by was 45365. Which I got a chance to see via SnagFilms over the summer, but I knew then when I watched it, that it was an experience best reserved for a theatrical viewing. Thankfully I will get another chance to catch this one. I also really watch to see, while I'm on the subject of Documentaries, The Road to Fallujah, which played Slamdance earlier this year and I just can't pretend I am not curious about it. Vincent also looks like a random bit of fun, which is a film seemingly about a guy who wears colorful suits.
The opening night film, "A Film With Me In It" was particularly amazing at South by, but we did see it at a midnight screening, so I am ready to give it another chance seeing as there isn't really anything else going on other then that! We are screening before the films Fuel and Blue Bus, the latter of which looks very promising. Bomber was also one Adrian and I almost saw at in Austin but missed due mainly to scheduling. I am going to make a concerted attempt to see as many shorts as possible, and also re-watch Jon Bryant's hilarious Overbrook Brothers.
Mostly what excites me about BendFilm is not the cool festival programs (which I have no doubt will be great!) it is a part of the country I have never seen. I only wish I was driving there instead of flying! I hope we can convince our hosts to take us to see some of the beauty that is the northwest part of this country.