It’s pretty helpful to have such a focused goal…going to the American Film Market in November. It’s making Lower Boom set priorities on projects, and put a few things on the back burner so that other projects can get our full attention.
We’re currently editing the first episode of Jump the Fence: Around the World in 7 Days. We shot for almost a month in Brazil, and are excited to craft that edit into Episode to show off at AFM. We’ve been fortunate to already have gotten some nice press…this article appeared on the Resource magazine website…it’s a great interview with the stars of Jump the Fence, and a great overview of the project:
I’ve decided to write a book. It’s called IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.
Playing at Al’s Den November 2015
Shooting a short film in October…my good friend, the insanely talented Kimberly Warner has written a very interesting treatment…no dialog…and has asked me to direct/produce. We are waiting to hear if we can use Kickstarter to raise some funds…we have a small budget to start with, hoping to augment…
Here is our tumblr…CPR...with some stills from a test shoot, and some footage I shot as we shot…I edited into a short little tease. It will be a beautiful thing!
Here’s some stills I shot during test shoot….
Mia Allen in test shoot for CPR – photo by Matt Schulte
Eric Rohmer, one of the original French New Wave, died Monday at age…89. He is one of the giant figures in cinema, but one who I am almost totally unfamiliar with. I’ve seen many Godard, Resnais, Truffuat films…but somehow missed Rohmer. I’ve added many of his films now to my Netflix queue. There is an excellent article in today’s NY Times entitled:
Rohmer the Classicist, Calmly Dissecting Desire
that is an excellent (I think) summation of his work, and approach.
Had a meeting last night with the producer that’s hired me to write a script based on his short story. In this meeting I, for the first time, gave him some pages…25 to be exact…to see if I am hitting the correct tone, etc. Haven’t heard back yet! Nerve-wracking. Does he like it? Hate it? Whaaaaat?
Ross Pruden, in an article from his blog, part 2 of a 6 part series, called The Filmmaker’s Guide to Value, mentions a new virtual panel on Twitter called Infinite Distribution. The panel focuses on film distribution in the digital age which you can find and contribute to at #infdist. Lots of chat going on there that will be of interest to all indy filmmakers. Scratch that….all filmmakers.