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A bunch of people WE DON'T KNOW filing in to see our film in Sedona. We just premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival. We didn't win the 'Audience Choice Award'..but we were RUNNER-UP! "A fraction of a percent" (festival director quote) behind the Dutch film, Adios Amigos but ahead of The Insult, an Oscar [...]

(almost) WINNING THE POPULAR VOTE2018-05-23T03:28:53-05:00

Now Hear This!

Another film-associated trip to Minnesota.  Minneapolis this time. Bad sound can bump a viewer out of a film much more easily than bad picture and why we just spent 3 days in Minneapolis working with an audio engineer. Another thing we've never before done! In the last post I told you about sending off the [...]

Now Hear This!2018-05-23T03:28:53-05:00


An ocean break during a mountain bike ride.   A collarbone break after a mountain bike ride. (not pictured: 3 broken ribs and a broken finger).   Isn't there some saying about how most accidents happen within 50 feet of the house?  Riding up to the house at the end of a mountain bike ride, [...]


Lock Down

The film is down to 1 hour 48 minutes. That's 12 minutes (a lot of frames (17,280) shorter than last time we talked) and we still have all the scenes except the one casualty from last month. In 3 to 4 weeks we should be able to lock the picture ('picture lock' in film speak).* [...]

Lock Down2018-05-23T03:28:53-05:00

Just A Second

Our rough cut is now a smoother rough cut but it's still about 2 hours long so we're trying to figure out how to shave off 20 or 30 minutes which is not a lot if you are talking about driving from NY to LA but is a lot if you're talking about a film.  [...]

Just A Second2018-05-23T03:28:53-05:00

Breaking the Bank

Ines Peter as Iney, the bank teller, makes change for Hap while Brent Teclaw furiously adds numbers...with a pen! Let's say you're shooting a film and one of the scenes takes place in a bank. You're a stranger in town and trying to convince the banker it would be a good idea for him to [...]

Breaking the Bank2018-05-23T03:28:54-05:00

Emergency Stunt Double

We were using the frankentrike Kathy's 84 year old dad Howard had built a few years ago from a 1976 Yamaha 500 and a Chevy rear end as a key prop for the scene. It was one mean machine.  We'd used it in a couple other scenes (where it didn't have to be driven come [...]

Emergency Stunt Double2018-05-23T03:28:54-05:00