After a great production Trigger, a short action film, has entered the post-production phase. The story revolves around a highly classified and lethal weapon that lands in the hands of a notorious criminal and the FBI agents assigned with recovering the weapon. If the production is any indication of the skill and acumen of the cast and crew, the post-production is not going to disappoint.
The Pudgilist, a series that follows the events at a Mixed Martial Arts training gym, the owners and the fighters, that work hard towards personal and professional success, has gone into post-production.
It is a privilege to work with Victor Phan and everyone else involved in this project. One can sense right away that they are professionals of the highes caliber, with the ability to call on many people and necessary resources to make things happen, and happen the right way.
Robert Rollins Pictures (link) is announcing the production of Robert Rollins’ anthology feature film Dream Country.
Currently in active pre-production with a locked script, location scouting and actor auditions being held in L.A., shooting the Dream Country interstitials brings to a close a long term goal. Rollins said "I've been working on this for the past several years. Finally going into production last week made me realize just how long I've been waiting to make this a reality. We've opened the production offices and we're knee deep in the craziness of getting everything ready to roll cameras." Rollins declined to elaborate on a specific date for principal photography but said it was going to be "Fallish 2012." The company is awaiting approval of permits before it commits to a hard date.
UPDATE: Permits have been approved. The date is set in October 2012 according to Rollins.
Dream Country was born out of Robert’s love for Rod Serling’s classic television show The Twilight Zone. Dream Country follows The Twilight Zone pattern by creating a framing device of using foot bridges that transport the viewer or journeyman from awake to asleep, from conscious to unconsciousness, from reality to fantasy, from past to present.
Cross a bridge to enter a dream....
The mysterious and enigmatic Elias introduces the featurettes while standing on a bridge much the same way Rod Serling had done in The Twilight Zone.
There are a few places that always invoke a magical feeling for me: A college campus - filled with such endless possibilities and energy, a music studio where you gather to make individual pieces sound like God's voice (no matter the genre,) and a movie set where all that is combined into one experience.
This is something I wrote for my blog journalistbynite, but as I progress in this crazy dream of mine...I figure I should start posting some stuff here. All comments are welcome.
At the opening of Held, we find a man held prisoner in a small room. He wakes up from being knocked out and discovers several sharp nails protruding through the wall. Each day, A cloaked captor slips photographs under the door showing a mysterious woman. This was a great film. It got me watching until the end and gripping the chair arms. A bit fearing at times but I kept seeking the end. All in all bravo editing,filming and Believable acting. ***** five stars! Bravo! Wanting to see more of the actor's work!
Static scenes. Ugh - the big “tell” that indicates to any producer that you are a rank amateur. What causes them? How do you fix them? A few simple techniques can make all the difference.
The preponderance of scenes that take place at a sit-down restaurant that I see in student scripts is amazing. The inexperienced writer rarely grasps that putting two people at a table and having them talk is probably the most static, unimaginative setting you can put on paper (unless you write it like the orgasm scene in “When Harry Met Sally”.)
How to make those scenes less static using several techniques is simple.
I really want to cuss up a storm, but I think swearing is largely unattractive, so F*@&! it is.
I would like Hollywood, 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment, Paramount, Sony, Columbia, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Brothers, Silverpictures,
Touchstone Pictures or Castle Rock to produce any of my Screenplays.
I do know you have policies where you just can't take anyone on that's unsolected material cause then you'll have no policy.
Any Agent who represents Screenplays to them top big name Film Companies above in this message here you can contact me here to talk about this at anytime.
On December 5, 2009 The Orange County Screenwriters Association was proud to host a Q&A with Mr. Kevin Sorbo at the beautiful Regency South Coast Theater. As always, a special thanks to Larry Porricelli and Lyndon Golin at the Regency for making us feel at home.
I’ll admit I’m prejudiced. I really like Kevin Sorbo. I met him for the first time at a press conference for a film of mine he is slated to star in (link.) He was amazingly open and friendly to everyone there, including the press. You just like this man - he’s truly genuine. (READ MORE)
December 7, 2009
“Harvey the Monster Racist” premiered on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Regency South Coast Village Theater as part of the Orange County Screenwriters Association event featuring actor Kevin Sorbo.
The cooperative production between OCSWA and Lennex Productions had many instant fans as the appreciative audience gave it thumbs way up for its fun tone and clever writing. The eight minute short had people laughing from the opening images to the closing credits and afterward the gathered filmmakers took a much deserved bow talking a bit about the making of the short.
Additional material: Eric Hensman, Mark Sevi
Victor Phan and Torture Chamber Productions have put together some interesting short films. This joins that pantheon. Although barely 60 seconds in length (not counting the intro and ending credits) the short-short film gets to the point and delivers the message (Don't Do Drugs) in brutal brevity. Having met Victor on a few occasions in the hallways of horror, I can confidently say that he makes films the same way he walks and talks - quickly and with good humor.
"HARVEY the Monster Racist"
Make it Reel Script Contest Winner
LINK to TRAILER - Full movie to be premiered on December 5th Event.
Produced by Lennexe Productions
Written by Brandon Tyra
Directed by Eric Hensman
Produced by Eric Hensman
Mark Sevi, and Itai Levin
DP - Greg Nolan
Edited by Eric Hensman
1st AD - Rylie Potter
2nd AD - Charlie Barragan
Sound Rec - Alex Monroe
Sound Mixer - Noah Mendel-Kern
Grip/Gaffer - Eric Dove
October 30, 2009
Ten nights ago, I celebrated the release of my first film, TEENAGE DIRTBAG. I drank champagne.
Two nights ago, I dreamed I was driving in the daylight on a steep, winding road that had been entirely covered in snow. There was no longer any sign of the pavement, just pure white snow. I was filled with fear at every corner, but somehow, I navigated my way up this hill. I didn’t consider stopping, but even in my deepest conscience, I knew not to go too fast, or I would lose control of the car.
On Tuesday night (10.20.09) O.C. filmmaker Regina Crosby’s film “Teenage Dirtbag” screened at the Regency South Coast Village Theater. Since Ms Crosby has sold the distribution rights to the film to Universal (congrats due for that), and Universal has decided to take it direct to video, this was one of the rare times it could be seen big.
There was a Q&A with Director Crosby and Actor Michael Bradley after the screening led by Mark Sevi of the Orange County Screenwriters Association.
Thumbnail critique - a movie and evening worth the price of admission.
On September 19,2009 Producer Steve Eccelsine provided our membership with insight both sobering and joyous about the business of Hollywood. Steve read one of my favorite essays from his excellent book "So You Want To Be A Producer" called "All That Glitters." It shows a producer passionate and heartfelt but with an eye cocked askance on this silly business of making movies.
He has generously allowed us to post it here.
Welcome to the Mashup Page - why Mashup? A Mashup is various sources mashed up together to provide a new experience. With Art, any art absorbed is art returned.