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Isn’t it nice how sometimes everything seems to go right?
Years back, we were given a script by a director whose work we admired. He was committed to getting it right and luckily we all worked well together. He kept making the script better and better. Yet, times are always tough and a period youth movie is never high on buyers must -have list. Still, we were prepared to make the film at any budget even if you needed more than a little just to license the period songs that punctuated every page of the script. One of his TV buddies then offered him a gig on a flick without any stars, making it seem like a Direct-To-DVD assignment. But it wasn’t — not even close.
We assembled a great team to make the movie, some old friends, others that became new friends. Everyone was talented. Everyone had a good attitude. Everyone worked really hard and had a good time in the process. The prep was short, the hours longs, but it still was a great time. Kinda like the film we made, but with less drama and less ball taps.
So this Friday night, our good fortune and everyone’s hard work is offered up to you, albeit for the price of a movie ticket.
Michael Phillip’s Chicago Trib 4 Star Review
Hollywood Reporter review.
Will Oldham is one of those who gives both prolific and multi-disciplinarian a good name. This video, in anticipation of a new CD this month, almost makes me want to be in Los Angeles (no small feat!):
And here’s another one who gives prolific & multidisciplinarian good names, Jeff Lewis’, take on Will:
David Lowery’s HammerToNail review of Carson’s Field Notes From Dimension X created that hunger that couldn’t be filled. Dimension X was no longer on the Sundance iTunes sight.
Thanks to IFC’s Independent Eye I have now seen my favorite film of 2009. David O’Reilly’s PLEASE SAY SOMETHING won the Golden Bear for short films at Berlin this year. It’s about ten minutes long but packs a wallup of emotion, innovation, and experimentation into those ten minutes. My day has been made.
I would place “This Is Just To Say” on the top of my list for favorite poems and those things that have influenced me. That poem taught me how to look at the world differently, to see beauty in the mundane, and love even in the folly.
so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white