Showing posts from May, 2009

Southside of Elsewhere

Logline: Where would you go if all that you were... was erased?

A researcher and his family become fugitives when his former employer becomes interested in his young daughter's intellectual abilities.

Southside of Elsewhere is the second of a trilogy of short films that are precursors to a future-noir feature that is in pre-production.

Pre-production began back in November '08. I met with Bob Lanoue and Katherine Taylor of Friendly Universe Productions, and Antonio Lexerot of Lexerot Entertainment. I had asked Katherine and Antonio of they would play the leads, Callie and Sam Merrill, a divorced couple with joint custody of their daughter, Vivian.

From there, Bob and Katherine helped by introducing me to many talented actors and crew. Unfortunately, Bob needed to back out due to family matters though has followed us as closely as he could. Katherine introduced me to Carrie and Paul Dawson, a fantastic MUA and Photographer couple. Carrie helped me round out the rest of th…

Life happens while you're making other plans...

Salt of the Earth
Reshoots? Nah… we had several discussions and even planned on reshooting our first scene- but ultimately schedules and money has prevented us from doing so. The original scene stands very well and we are planning on using ADR which we had recorded on location instead of entire reshoot.

Composer? We have signed on Gunnar Spardel as the composer to Salt of the Earth. Gunnar’s work is awe-inspiring, you can hear his work here:

VFX? After speaking to a few VFX artists, we are still looking for someone to help with some effects. The first shot is a full shot of a satellite in orbit, the rest involves composite work (including heat distortion effects). There are opportunities for matte and title work.

Russ Adams of Ritual Pictures had reshot the first scene in Oisin to establish the lead character a bit better. I think this will help and returned as the Director of Photography to shoot it. Oisin is already playing at a number of festivals, but t…