Tag: Tape Recorder
Tape Recorder will be screening next weekend as an official selection at the 10th annual Omaha Film Festival. It’s a wonderful fest and I’m really pleased to be back in it with this short. Full Disclosure won the Best Short Film Award at the very first OFF in 2006. So I was really pleased recently when Jeremy Decker the festival director asked if they could show Full Disclosure again as part of a retrospective of fav films from their first ten years. If you’re in Omaha next weekend, come on down and check out the festival. Here are the screening times:
- Tape Recorder – Short Film Block #7 “Comedy” Sat. 3/14/15 5:00PM Village Pointe Theater #9 (304 N 174th Street, Omaha, NE)
- Full Disclosure – OFF Shorts Retrospective Sun 3/15/15 2:15PM Village Pointe Theater #16 (304 N 174th Street, Omaha, NE)
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…)
In my previous post on VOD for Independents 2014, I looked at how the landscape of direct VOD platforms had developed over the last year. This is an important topic to many filmmakers considering the jump to VOD sales. I have several films that I want to put in front of an audience and direct VOD seems the obvious way to go (for reasons I’ve discussed in the past few posts on the topic).
After a year of watching VOD platforms and audiences grow, I thought that this was the perfect time to get into the game and launch my best films and videos. Here I’ll share which platforms I chose and why. It was a hard decision. It’s one thing to make a table of each platform’s features and another to commit to all the work it will take to launch a film (let alone the 20+ videos that I am releasing at once, all with collateral images, synopses, etc.) (continue reading…)
I love short films—both making them and watching mind-blowing shorts from other filmmakers. Pound-for-pound, short films are my favorite format. I want to make more and see more. Unfortunately, the real world is getting in the way. Even though short films seem like the ideal format for today’s social-media attention spans, they just don’t get made or distributed in a way that lets them be an ongoing, viable art form. So—even though they create a lot of entertainment value for audiences—filmmakers aren’t capturing much meaningful return from that. As a result, filmmakers can only create new short films sporadically or as a brief stop along the way to some other career. If we could find a way to solve this problem, then filmmakers like myself who love the art form could continue making short films that audiences would love and benefit from. Everyone would win.