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5 posts from July 2009

July 25, 2009

OPEN FIVE or how to make a movie out of donations!


If you don't know how Craig Brewer is... well, is the Director of the indie hit Hustle and Flow.
In this video he's recommending Team Picture, first feature of Kentucker Audley who is right know raising donations for his upcoming production OPEN FIVE.

I've been talking to the producer of the film Nick Case because ladies and gents I already sent my donation. I really trust Kentucker and Nick work and vision and this donation concept is so unique that I couldn't let it pass. They are looking for only $8.000 and they are half way through, so if you want to get involve, just click away!

They are also throwing a Fundraising Party next Thursday, if you are in the Memphis Area and you want have a blast while supporting OPEN FIVE, mark down Thursday July 30th at the prestigious Minglewood Hall starting at 7:00 PM with live music by STAR & MICEY + a Silent Auction of Memphis Items. Tickets go on sale Monday online or purchase at the door.

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July 11, 2009

HUMPDAY Winner of Sundance's Jury Award 2009 in Theaters this weekend!


Seattle-based filmmaker Lynn Shelton may be a happily-married mother of one, but the 43-year-old writer/director of “Humpday”—a comedy-drama about two childless thirtysomething friends (Mark Duplass, Joshua Leonard) who are drawn into a sexually-charged dare—had no problem identifying with her film’s antsy male protagonists. The movie was made under the ultra low budget conventions.

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July 08, 2009

POWER TO THE PIXEL: cross-media film projects PITCH!

Pixel


The Pixel Pitch is Power to the Pixel’s ground-breaking new pitching forum for up to ten of the best UK and international cross-media film projects.

We are looking for stories that can span film, TV, online, mobile and gaming to be presented to a select group of financiers, commissioners, tech companies, online portals and media companies in front of an audience of PTTP participants.

The selected project teams will compete for the 
BABELGUM
 PIXEL PITCH PRIZE of £6,000.

Teams will benefit from significant international publicity and be introduced to new international business and partnership opportunities as well as one-to-one consultancies.

Last year’s Launch saw four cross-media projects presented to international companies including Babelgum, Sony Computer Entertainment, BBC, YouTube, MySpace, Amazon, Channel 4, UK Film Council, Arts Council of England, Tribeca Film Institute.

How to apply?

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July 04, 2009

DO YOU WANT THE EXORCIST EFFECT? Talk to Kevin


Ok, as usual in a Saturday morning I was stumbling upon sites, and I found this! it really crack me up! and I was like, I need to blog about this... so what about getting in touch with Kevin, the master mind of this huge alarm clock in order to be part of your team as special effects adviser! 

You can borrow his bed too.

July 02, 2009

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR STORYTELLERS by Lance Weiler


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Lance Weiler is a critically acclaimed award winning writer / director. Recognized as a pioneer because of the way he makes and distributes his work - Wired magazine named him “One of twenty-five people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” He has successfully self-distributed his films The Last Broadcast and Head Trauma to over 20 countries while grossing over 5 million dollars in the process. Always interested in experimenting with new ways to tell stories and reach audiences, Lance developed a cinema ARG (alternate realty game) around Head Trauma. Over 2.5 million people experienced the game across theaters, mobile drive-ins, mobile phones and online. He is the founder of the Workbook Project (.:wbp), the roving conference series DIY DAYS and a co-founder of From Here to Awesome. 
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The presentation above is an overview of how one can use social media to

extend a story and generate a conversation around their work. In the end social media can be an effective way to build an audience / community around a project and / or a body of work.


For those that aren’t familiar with Social Media, it represents a change in the way people create, discover, and share content online and off.