Saturday, July 08, 2006
COME WATCH A MOVIE MADE BY REAL LIVE COMIC PEOPLE!
Hi all (both of you)!
In my annual blog post, I wanted to let any and everyone know that my short film BLAME will be screening at The Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles! It was co- written and produced by me and Scott Tucker (of Top Cow Editorial fame) and I directed it.
And if you need more of a comic book industry related reason to go see this short film...
...current Top Cow Editor in Chief Renae Geerlings stars in it with Scott Tucker! And we used the Top Cow offices for several of our locations.
Check out the flyer for all the details!
Also, here's a brief synopsis of the film, as well as a couple other tidbits of related info. I had to come up with this stuff for a press kit, so I figured I might as well post it here for the two people that might be interested. Be warned though... it is NOT a comic book based short. So there are no muscle bound people or capes.
Megan is devastated by the sudden death of her daughter. She blames her ex-boyfriend Leo and seeks revenge in the hope of getting closure. But neither is prepared for the consequences of her actions. Graff is a veteran police officer on the payroll of a drug kingpin. Moss is his young partner who wants in. But when Moss is finally given the chance to prove himself to the grief stricken kingpin, he is confronted with the harsh realities of blurring the line between good and bad. Murder and revenge, are at the center of this dramatic thriller that explores the darker side of parental devotion and accountability.
HOW DID WE GET THE MONEY TO SHOOT BLAME? WE SOLD OUR FRIENDS ORIGNAL COMIC ART...
In the summer of 2005 Scott and I worked together for a comic book company called Top Cow Productions. Sharing a mutual love for movies and filmmaking we decided to collaborate on a short film, diving head long into the world of filmmaking. So we wrote the script and pooled our resources to come up with the financing. Being a couple of working stiffs, we were still woefully short on funds. So Scott decided to sell off as many of his comic books and science fiction collectibles that he could bear to part with. Yet we were still a couple thousand dollars short. So we solicited our family for help. And when that wasn’t enough we went to our comic book artist friends to donate their original comic art to our cause. They did, and we auctioned the artwork off on ebay to get the remainder of the financing.
Blame was shot over two weekends in June of 2005 using a DVX 100 24P DV CAM.
It was edited on the same 20” G5 iMac that I use to color comics, using Final Cut Pro 4.5.
It was shot entirely in Los Angeles, using friend’s homes and the offices of Top Cow Productions as locations
The final cost including post was under $5,000.
SO THAT'S IT! I hope to see you ALL there!