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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Small One-Sheet Card for "Wife of the Bad Guy"

Here's the one-sheet I'm taking to the Palm Springs Short Filmfest Market for Wife of the Bad Guy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What's Been Happening

I've been pretty busy lately and haven't updated this blog in too long. Here's what's happening.

On Thursday and Friday I'm headed out to the Palm Springs Short Filmfest film market. I'll take copies of both The Wedding Enforcer and Wife of the Bad Guy to see if I can djinn up some interest. In addition, I'll be taking out copies of the script for Storage Space and an urban fantasy series that I'm working on with a friend called Dead and Alive. (I just finished the script for the pilot this afternoon.)

Speaking of Storage Space, I've been talking to a number of potential actors for that film and have some interest from people in working on it. I've also done the storyboards for the first segment ("No Place Like Home") and have been working on the shot list for the third segment ("Hero")

I've done a little location scouting for the movie as well and have found some promising sites. (The local junior high school is closing and I'm thinking that I might be able to shoot some scenes for "Hero" there.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The latest and greatest

I just finished the storyboards for the first segment of the "Storage Space" film: No Place Like Home. I did 255 storyboards, with 56 of them done today. While no one would ever say they're great art, they do at least tell the basic story through pictures. Next is the second segment "Fair Trade." That one is going to take awhile because it is pretty substantial in length.

In other news, I got more rejections on both "Wedding Enforcer" and "Wife of the Bad Guy." But at least one of the rejection letters for each was encouraging: "Wedding Enforcer" comments said "A committed ensemble. And full of funny bits." The "Wife of the Bad Guy" comments said, "A clever premise. Now we know where the real power lies." So they got both of them! That's really all that I wanted and it looks like I accomplished it. So things are looking up, even if neither one has been accepted by a festival.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More "Storage Space" Progress

I just bought a videocamera off eBay that I'll use for the "Storage Space" shoot. It's a Sony VX2000 that the seller reportedly just got checked out by Sony.

I've also been continuing with the storyboards. I'm up to over 100 thus far. (I was home sick from work today and used the time on storyboards. I got over fifty done today.)

Still got to work on overall planning of locations, crew, etc. This is going to be a lot more complex than anything I've done to date.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Storage Space" Status

I've been working on the storyboards and the breakdowns for the Storage Space project. While I'm not the world's greatest artist, these storyboards really help me to visualize what we'll need to shoot in order to tell the strange stories that take place at the "We Stor 4 U" facility. I'm up to the 20th board. Lots more sketches to go.

As I do the breakdowns, I'm getting a handle on how many characters and locations are really going to be involved with this (and I'm only 13 scenes in!) This will not be a small undertaking, lemme tell ya!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"Storage Space" Script Update

I finished the second draft of the "Fair Trade" segment on Saturday. Did some clarification and a little better exposition so that it makes sense. I pared down some of the talky dialogue and made the whole thing flow better. It's got action, sex, crashed UFO's, Men in Black, cool scientists, torture, and a trio of great heroes. That segment is now running 52 pages.

I just finished the second draft of the "Hero" segment a few minutes ago. The segment now features a couple of murders, various elements of mayhem, toxic waste, heroic luchadores, attacking rebels, alien technologies, and a kid in peril. All in 25 pages!

So now the complete 2nd draft is done! The whole script is coming in at 93 pages.

Now comes the fun part: Figuring out how to get it produced!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Storage Space Update

I just finished writing the second draft of "No Place Like Home" - the first segment of the feature film Storage Space. I think it works both on its own and as part of the feature.

"No Place Like Home" is about a sad sack of a guy who loses his job, his marriage, and his home and ends up living in his storage unit - and the strange things that happen there.

"No Place Like Home" is a monster story. Segment 2, entitled "Free Trade," is a science fiction story about alien devices and the people who get hold of them. "Hero," the third segment, is about a young boy who runs afoul of a vicious street gang and what happens when they pursue him into the storage facility.

I'm just starting on the re-write of "Free Trade." It's the longest of the three segments at 43 pages. It'll also be the toughest to film because it has more actors, locations, costumes, special effects, props, etc. So I may end up shooting the first and third segments first and then diving into Segment 2.

Wish me luck!