Tag: Coffee & Pie
I’m excited to be launching many of my very best films on the VOD platform Reelhouse–starting with my two best-known short films Full Disclosure and Coffee & Pie.
Very soon I’ll be writing more about the release, why I chose this platform, and how other filmmakers can do the same thing. For now, I hope you enjoy the films. More are coming including my brand new comedy short film Tape Recorder. (continue reading…)
People have been asking me how they can get my short film Coffee and Pie. Well I’m very pleased to announce that after countless festivals, several awards, and some really great nominations—like the 2012 Iris Prize—Coffee and Pie is now available to watch on mobile devices via the mobile app Worldwide Movie Theater.
Coffee and Pie is an anti-romantic comedy—a funny look at the end of a relationship that takes a unique turn. The film has strong and hilarious performances by Amy Seimetz, Sophia Takal, and Karen Chamberlain. I may be a bit partial, but I think it’s a must-watch short film.
A new way to watch short films
The Worldwide mobile app is also a pretty cool way to watch movies on an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. You can download the free app (iOS version | Android version) and use it to preview the first few minutes of any of the films.
To watch a film you simply pay $1.99 for each “time zone” (Western, Mountain, Central, Eastern) and you can watch all the films in that time zone group. That’s over 20 films you can watch in the Eastern time zone for less than two bucks. The Western time zone has seven. So that’s a lot of bang for your two bucks!
I’m working on two big editing projects at the moment and for me they’re a great reminder of how far the technology of editing has advanced in recent years, but also what may have been lost along the way. Editor Travis Bleen, writer-producer Andrew Stoneham, and I have just locked the cut on our new short film Coffee & Pie just in time to do the sound and color correction for our premiere in about two weeks at the Bermuda International Film Festival. And of course, post-production continues on Divergence with editor Tony Randel, assistant editor Mike Canon, and my co-creator Dan Southworth.
The way I work on most editing projects has changed drastically in the past few years. Once upon a time, editors literally cut and spliced strips of film, so they had to be in a room where the film was. There was no duplicate set somewhere else for another editor or the director to muck around with. The editing happened in the room and it was generally a two-person job because while one was cutting and splicing, the other was going and looking for the right piece of film.
Thank goodness those days are over. (continue reading…)
Backblog bak’ blôg n.
1. an accumulation of unwritten blog posts
2. a blog that is deeply out of date.
v.intr being in a condition of backblog.
“The last couple months I’ve been so slammed with work, my poor site is in serious backblog.”
I see a lot of backblog going on right now around the web. I don’t know if people have lost some of the blog fever or if they’re just busy making a living in tough times.
My acute case of backblog is due to a whole lotta projects all demanding my time. But of course, that’s when I need to blog the most. So here’s the quick overview of what I’ve been up to. I hope to catch up with more info on each of these projects shortly:
- Two short documentaries I made for MTV have finally hit the web as part of $5 Cover: Seattle. Look for the “Seattle Scene/B-Side” Videos “Tube Addiction/Verellen Amps” and “Vortex.” You can watch them on the MTV site or in higher quality here.
- My family film, The No-Sit List (staring Danny Trejo, Rico Rodriguez, Trenton Rogers, and Dee Wallace Stone) is about to be released on DVD (street date: March 8, 2011) by Phase 4 Films, retitled Babysitters Beware.
- Another family film I wrote is preparing to go into production in a month.
- I directed the short film Coffee & Pie in New York, and just learned of its first festival acceptance.
- My co-creator Dan Southworth and I (along with a truly amazing nano-crew) shot the first several episodes of our action/sci-fi web series Divergence. We’re now winding our way through post.
There’s some other bric-a-brac but that’ll hold until I get some more photos, links, and updates uploaded on these projects.
So, sorry about the delay. I’m still breathing, still dedicated to the blog. More info, videos, and articles are on the way.