Posts Tagged ‘our projects’

The Torment – Full Length

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Read the commentary about the making of the movie here (opens in new screen).

Untitled Short Film In The Making

Friday, December 14th, 2012

It’s been six weeks since we kicked off and we’ve since finished up our second short film, however this one hasn’t got a title yet. We’ll get back to you on that one. It’s a horror / thriller short about 10 minutes long. Much thanks to everyone who helped put this together.

More details and clips to come soon, but like the screenplays though, we’re going to take you through how we went about it and what we do with it in the coming weeks.

MINE!!!!!!

Small Town Stars

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

I guess the secret is out, The Havenots is not the first screenplay any of us here have written. However, getting back into the swing of things helped me dig in the crates and skim through many screenplay’s past sitting in the hard drive (yes, as much as the image one would like to conjure as a writer is that of one surrounded by reams of paper, its also not the 1900’s anymore either). Many of these attempts to write what one random night was a great idea (while intoxicated probably), perhaps never quite made it, got abandoned 50 pages in, or never got that rewrite.

Some of them might be worth a revision now.  I dug up a screenplay I wrote not too long ago called Small Town Stars and found a past logline/synopsis and even notes from a couple of contests that were entered with it. The screenplay managed to make the quarterfinals where it was entered which was not bad for something I felt needed a bit more polishing, but wanted to get feedback on. It certainly isn’t as polished as the Havenots, but definately worth opening the file and making some edits.  And seeing it in the files sort of reminded me of The Havenots, as its a very middle of anywhere city plot where futures look far from bright.

The plot focuses on a couple of students who dream of making movies one day, but all they see are the grim stories within their own town. But they start to lose track of what’s fictional and whats real?  Surrounded by dead end life in a dead beat middle American town, two teenagers (Ferdinand and Charlie) use their love for film as a ticket for their escape.  But with scars from the past and the town they are in, sometimes it is hard to escape.  Golden opportunities in life become downward spirals, as Ferdinand’s life becomes connected to incidents that happened a generation prior.

With knowledge starting to build of what is going on in the movie scenes, Ferdinand becomes a grown man behind the lens, but also realizes he has no way out.  As a result, there’s only one way to go from here. If he can’t beat them, join them. Sort of a dark thriller/drama perhaps.

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Top tens and random ideas aside, one of the things we want to do with this website is take you through what we do, our journey so to speak as this evolves. So not just about short films and screenplays, but what we did with them, and how we went about them. Hopefully it at the least can give you a bit of advice too.

We’ve been working on promoting and/or finalizing our new pieces and here is where you have to make the most of your contacts, your network, various events, contests and more.  So we’re going to try to devote some of that time to start putting some commentary here in the coming weeks.

You’ll find more about who’s involved on this project now that this site is starting to evolve itself…. (no one cares for a site with nothing on it, so currently we’re working on keeping this at a good pace for starters), but the next gear, next step, etc is taking you through not only what we’re doing, but what we do with it.  So stay tuned.

Alphabet Soup – Short Film in Progress

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Now that the election drama has subsided and become less dramatic, we’re currently working on a short film this very weekend. It is a dark comedy titled Alphabet Soup and is centered around a day in the cafe where a wide variety of customer and staff characters make the day just “that” much longer. Within a matter of a couple of weeks, the script was written from scratch, we worked on storyboards and used local contacts to audition and get a cast together.

Ideally by this time next week, we’ll be finalizing it and making it the first of many short films to appear on this very site.