Life Has a Funny Way

After a fun and informative trip to the Austin Film Festival, I was returning with renewed motivation to get to work on STILL, a desire I've expressed sporadically for the past, oh, 15 months or so.  I attended a number of panels on independent filmmaking, and I was excited to get back to my own, … Continue reading Life Has a Funny Way

[STILL] Post-Production Begins

First things first, at about 11:30 p.m., which was approximately 15 and a half hours into our shoot, we somehow managed to come up with a name to replace the sort-of-awful THE HUMAN STATUE.  So, from here on out, I'll be referring to this little creative endeavor as STILL, which we thought was pretty clever … Continue reading [STILL] Post-Production Begins

[STILL] With a Little Help From My Friends

As I enter into production weekend, I'm reminded how lucky I am to have the support system I do.  Having to use little effort to convince someone to stand around in silver paint all day not moving.  Having an incredibly amazing photographer jump at the request to lend her talents (for free) to my creative … Continue reading [STILL] With a Little Help From My Friends

[STILL] Waders, Wedding Dresses & Ditty Freaking Out (aka, Gearing Up for a Short Film)

I'm about two and a half weeks out from my next venture into short filmmaking, which means my brain will be shooting near constant levels of stress hormones into my body until about 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th. I'm still working on casting, and at the end of the week I'm sending out the … Continue reading [STILL] Waders, Wedding Dresses & Ditty Freaking Out (aka, Gearing Up for a Short Film)

[STILL] Stories and Storyboards

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you are better slept than I am, and I hope that if you are as critically underslept it is for reasons as delightful as mine. I found out Friday I made the Top 100 + Ties and advanced to Round 2 of Creative Screenwriting's Cyberspace Open, which is pretty fun … Continue reading [STILL] Stories and Storyboards

The No-Name Movie Blog and Other Happenings

For those of you who enjoyed the Inaugural No-Name Movie Podcast, Matt and I did back in December, we've set up a new home for it over at The No-Name Movie Blog.  Matt and I will both be doing some film-related posts over there, so, if you're interested, hop on over and check it out.  … Continue reading The No-Name Movie Blog and Other Happenings

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

Having had the opportunity to show LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR to my friends and family Saturday evening (and having survived said showing without any booing or flying rotten produce), I now offer up my short film for the world-at-large's viewing pleasure (hopefully). I must take a moment once again to thank my wonderful cast and … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 6: And Now, We Proudly Present…

[Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can

If you were following me on twitter the weekend of September 18-19, you might have seen my flurry of tweets regarding the culmination of post-production on LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR. I could have futzed around with it for many more hours, which could have spanned into days and weeks and probably months, but I realized … Continue reading [Ditty Makes a Short Film] Part 5: In the Can