Film Festival Update… and more
I have been blogging daily with pictures from behind the scenes of the filming of the movie. I wanted to let you know I’ll be taking a week off and heading back to Indiana for a little vacation with my family. I also wanted to take this time tonight to update you on the status of the film. While the film is finished it is not for sale. The reason is I have selected 13 film festivals to enter in 2011. Of the first 7 I have received news that the film was not selected for the Venice International Film Festival, nor selected for the Telluride Film Festival. While it would be nice to be selected for all 13, one can only hope to even get in one of these bigger festivals. And so I will anxiously await news and keep you posted.
Now back to the behind the scenes of the film through pictures. This little beauty was pulled from a skit Brad and I did. We’ve all seen the movies that start out “inspired by true events.” I always thought that a little broad of a description for my liking. That was until I made a film and realized that so many event tend to be boring at face value. But if you model the event or story after “inspiration” you have much more creative latitude. This skit I had Brad make postcards. Which I really did when I first started. I show Brad making over 900 postcards. Truth is I made about 5 a day.
I never meant for any of the film to look like a product placement, and I don’t feel like it does. But I did want to get a lot of close ups to really show what equipment messengers use daily. These are some cute little shoes my wife wore as a messenger. Woman and their shoes!
The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for raining all the time. People up their seem to think this is a normal habitat to live in. I would like to say “one day it wasn’t raining” but that would be a lie. It rained everyday. Even the days that it didn’t rail all day it rained most of the days. I had to wrap my camera in a trash bag the entire first trip. But the second trip was a little nicer. But even when it rains these people in Portland seem to not notice. You would think it was sunny and 80 degree’s out. It’s pouring down rain and people are out in the park playing fetch with their dogs. Taking walks with the family, riding bikes. But for about 5 minutes the sun came out. I pulled out my camera and filmed the glorious sunshine.
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