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

Freeze Frame On Friday

We thought it would be fun to reward our loyal followers with a freeze frame* once a week. We're going to call it 'Freeze Frame On Friday' and it will be a still image from our actual footage.  The images will be in no particular order, have a caption (or not) and be posted on [...]

Freeze Frame On Friday2018-05-23T03:28:54-05:00

A Day In The Life Of An Indie Film Actor: An Actor’s Perspective

Mark Wilmes, the editor of the The Tyler Tribute (the local newspaper), in his typical style, wrote an entertaining piece for the paper a few weeks ago that we thought would be fun to share. This is Mark. Oh and did we tell you there is pie? I’d like to think I’m the same down-to-earth [...]

A Day In The Life Of An Indie Film Actor: An Actor’s Perspective2018-05-23T03:28:55-05:00

Why is everyone smiling?

With sixty-two actors and thirty-nine locations behind us, we finished shooting about three weeks ago. We showed a 30 minute first assembly of a few scenes at the wrap* party. Judging from the reaction of the hugely biased group, the film will be a crowd pleaser for some crowds. *in film making 'wrap' means the [...]

Why is everyone smiling?2018-05-23T03:28:55-05:00