Tonight is Tape Recorder’s premiere. Thanks to everyone who helped make the film and get us here. I am so grateful. (Plus we had a lot of fun along the way!)
I’m told a few tickets are still available but they’re expecting a sell-out, so act fast. Tickets are available at the SIFF Box Office: (Direct link for ShortsFest Closing Night screening, including Tape Recorder.)
I will be doing a Q&A along with most of the team. See you there!
I’m thrilled to announce that my new short film, Tape Recorder starring Basil Harris and Alycia Delmore will premiere as an Official Selection at the Seattle International Film Festival in May 2014. Specifically, it will be screening Memorial Day, May 26th at 6:30PM as part of the SIFF ShortsFest Closing Night screening. Tickets are available at the SIFF.net Box Office. It’s going to be a great show and to me watching new independent films is really best enjoyed with a crowd so I really hope you can make it. Buy your tickets early, since it’s sure to be a sell-out crowd. I am certainly planning to attend and speak after the screening and I expect the film’s cast and crew will be there too. (continue reading…)
If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I’ve been making a big push to launch my films onto the Internet using Reelhouse and IndieFlix. The big news is that several of my favorite short films have now launched on IndieFlix. What I love about IndieFlix as a subscriber is that I can always find cool, interesting, well made films to watch. For me the difference between IndieFlix’s curated listings and just about every other video service around is like the difference between going to a great film festival or channel surfing basic cable at 3:25 in the morning. (Sure there is good content around, but try to find it!)
As a filmmaker, I like having my films viewed by an audience who appreciates films like this and want to have constant access to awesome independent films and series. IndieFlix subscribers can view any of the films right here. If you’re not a subscriber, I have a special offer for a free trial coupon code below.
One of the unforeseen consequences of launching nearly my whole library of films (all the best ones, anyway) on Reelhouse and IndieFlix over the past few weeks is that my office a bit of a disaster area. You see, to launch these films, I not only needed the video files, but lots of stills, press kits, lists of festivals, etc. To get those I had to dig through boxes of film assets, some fifteen years old. It reminded me of an important lesson in filmmaking: Save EVERYTHING. (continue reading…)
I had the chance today to participate in a group mentoring event for young filmmakers in Seattle’s NFFTY Film Festival for filmmakers 22 and under. It was such a pleasure to share my perspective on the filmmaking life with so many young filmmakers from around the world. I had taken part last year as well and jumped at the chance to take part again. It’s inspiring to see these filmmakers just starting out and doing exciting things. If you’re in Seattle, definitely check out NFFTY.
One thing I noticed this year and last is that a lot of the same questions kept coming up throughout the “speed networking” type event and I developed a bit of spiel to get through my advice in the few minutes allotted. So to those who I didn’t get a chance to speak with at the event today, or just to young filmmakers who weren’t taking part in NFFTY, here’s my best advice. (By the way, this advice is actually pretty good for filmmakers at any age. I have to remind myself of it sometimes.) (continue reading…)