my son made a movie

My son Max (8) made his first movie. Of course it’s Lego. I promised him I’d post it here. Can’t figure out how to embed PhotoBucket, so here’s a link: MAX’s LEGO MOVIE. Enjoy!

enigma – low budget indie sci fi

FOLLOW UP: I’ve seen the movie. Here’s my review. Stumbled across this series of clips today from the low budget sci fi actioner “Enigma” from The Shumway Brothers* and Frontier Studios. Love to see this kind of ambitious filmmaking in the indie sci fi genre… the technology is so accessible and affordable now that films[…]

ucla film video interview series on youtube

Very cool series of vids on YouTube from UCLA’s film school. Interviews with producers, directors, agents on how to pitch, what you get out of film school, and more… all good stuff, and always great to get it form the horse’s mouth. Here’s their YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

yard sale – short film, one shot

I was directed to this film by somebody on IndieClub. I believe it’s the result of one of those 24 or 48 hour film challenges. Now it’s not long on story (it’s essentially dependent on a twisty), but it is long on good performance, production value and creativity. NOTE that the whole film is one[…]

robo geisha

Just thought this was awesome(ly hilarious). Tarantino, eat yer heart out. This is what you wanted Kill Bill to be! Not quite certain why the buildings bleed. Does the machine girl have a dildo on her nose? Interesting to see that the word “transform” hasn’t been trademarked by Michael Bay. Also interesting that boob guns[…]

Faeries: prodco request

A minor new development in the ongoing story of our feature horror script “Faeries“. Thanks to a lead from InkTip, the logline and synopsis were submitted to a Canadian production company with some solid success in the creature feature genre. They’ve asked to read the script, which in our book is a success. Obviously no[…]

john august on 'making of'

John August was interviewed on Making Of, where he talks about adaptations and choosing projects. “My favorite genre of movies are movies that get made.” Something you and I have in common, JA. Full interview here.

New horror project: "faeries"

Well, that’s it! We spent a couple more hours beefing up some scenes, fixing some final typos, and tweaking the formatting in Final Draft to bring us in at a perfect 100 pages. As always, we’ll continually refine the text… we’d like to keep looking closely at the dialogue and left margin, to assure we’ve[…]

New horror project: the polish

We’ve spent the past few days polishing the script… folded in much (but not all) of the feedback we got, fixed the typos, found some new words that sounded more better.

Still very pleased with the first draft, the structure overall. The polishing is putting that final sheen on it, but it really isn’t getting what I’d call a “second draft”. Don’t think it needed it. Is that hubris? Could be… time will tell. It is after all a genre movie, and it was pretty carefully outlined as such before we set to writing, so we had a clear structural target from the get-go.

Important changes: […]

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