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Tag: Full Disclosure

Fantasy Football for Drama Nerds

by on Mar.10, 2010, under Filmmaking

Fantasy casting is a reality for almost any filmmaking.

I’ve never really understood the allure of fantasy football or baseball.  I think my friends who speak with great passion about “their” players, trades, stats, are a teensy bit bat-shit.  But that’s just me.  I’m luke warm about sports unless I’m either playing them or watching them right at that second.  However, the world of film has its own version of fantasy football: Casting. (continue reading…)

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Paid versus Piracy: An Experiment in Online Movie Distribution

by on Feb.08, 2010, under Distribution, Projects

Want to watch Full Disclosure for free? Someone's pirating it on YouTube...if you can stand the quality.

Want to watch Full Disclosure for free? Someone's pirating it on YouTube...if you can stand the quality.

I’m very interested in the future of in online distribution for independent films, so I’m trying a quick experiment. (This experiment isn’t pure science.  It has the potential benefit of clearing out a box of DVDs under my desk.  But mostly, it’s science.)

The other day I found a pirated version of Full Disclosure on YouTube.  It’s a really bad version shot with a camcorder off Italian television.  The sound is horrible, as is the image, (on the plus side, however, there are Italian subtitles!).  YouTube has a procedure for removing pirated content, but it’s arduous and I don’t have the time at the moment.  Besides, it’s the free availability of this pirated version that makes the experiment possible.  So for the moment, I’m going to leave it there.

There’s this theory going around that people pirate what they like but can’t buy when, how, or in the format they wish to.  Mostly, this theory comes from people trying to justify their illegal downloading of content, but it also comes from some really smart folks who think a lot about all things digital, like my friend Fred Chong Rutherford.  Personally, I have my doubts about this, theory, but hell, the only thing I know for sure is that I don’t know everything.  So I’m going to try an experiment. (continue reading…)

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A couple new reviews of Full Disclosure

by on Feb.04, 2010, under Projects

People are talking about Full Disclosure.

Official Best of Fest - The best movies you've never seen.

In putting up the Full Disclosure preview the other day, I was looking up links and discovered a couple interesting things.  First, someone has uploaded a pirated version onto YouTube.  So if anyone wants to watch the complete short film with horrible sound and picture and Italian subtitles, just go to YouTube.

The other, nicer thing is that a couple people wrote some very nice reviews about Full Disclosure as part of the new Official Best of Fest Sampler DVD collection that came out in December.  Full Disclosure was made years ago and didn’t get a lot of reviews at the time (no one reviews short films, it seems).  There are a few reviews floating around out there, but I’m not going to go dig them up.  But these reviews came out a little over a month ago, so I figured they’re fair game to post. (continue reading…)

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Preview Full Disclosure

by on Feb.03, 2010, under Projects

Watch the first part of Full Disclosure in near DVD quality.

Here’s the opening part of Full Disclosure. About a third of the film really. If you like it, the short is available for $1.99 from the iTunes Store or $8.95 on DVD on this site’s Store Page. You can also find some DVD collections that include Full Disclosure.

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Full Disclosure on DVD

by on Jan.23, 2010, under Projects

Judy Greer and Brent Sexton in FULL DISCLOSURE

Full Disclosure is probably my best known short.  Maybe my best known film, if you ask IMDB.  It played in a ton of festivals and won a dozen awards.  (Watch the beginning of Full Disclosure here.)

The "Full Disclosure" DVD also has "Trailer: the Movie!" and "Back Up, Please."

The short is available on a few different DVDs.  First, it’s a bonus short on the Entry Level DVD distributed by Porchlight Entertainment.  A great distribution company called Official Best of Fest distributes the short on three of its excellent short film compilations “Award Winning Films That Will Make You Laugh”“Award Winning Films About Romance” and the “Official Best of Fest Sampler”.    I’ve seen the collections and I’m a big fan.  They’re $45, which is a lot, but totally worth it.  The company is devoted to getting wonderful unknown indie flicks out there to the real world, and they’re doing a terrific job.  I highly recommend the collections.  (Needless to say, I even highlier recommend the Entry Level/Full Disclosure combo DVD. At the moment, finding it can be a problem, but it is available at NetFlix and some stores.)

Now I’m also preparing to sell Full Disclosure on a DVD from this site.  Why yet another way to buy Full Disclosure on DVD?  Well this is the same quality as the others, but the price is a lot less.  Like under nine bucks.  (Just under:  $8.95.)  But it’s currently the cheapest way to see the film in DVD quality.  The DVD is a professional glass-master DVD like any studio movie and it contains two of my other shorts as a bonus, Trailer: The Movie! and Back Up, Please.

You can see more about it on the Store Page.

Of course, Full Disclosure is also available on the iTunes Store.  To me, the DVD is a lot nicer, but the iTunes version still looks pretty good for two bucks.

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