Monday, March 29, 2010

Holding Pattern

I know, I know, it’s been a while since we’ve posted. Truthfully, there hasn’t been a lot to write about recently. Post audio is still moving forward. Last week, we got together and listened to the last of the new score from our composer Dana. There were a few minor tweaks, but it sounds great. Her music really elevates the film.

Sound and color correction work are also ongoing. Our colorist Matt had to take some time off to work on other projects, which is one of the unfortunate things about getting favors from people: when someone else comes along with a better-paid job, you can’t really argue. In fact, we like it when they get paying work, because the last thing we want is to keep someone from paying their bills for the sake of our little movie.

The big news this week, though, is we found a very cool guy named Ryan to design our poster. We’ve spent months and months kicking around ideas, and we even did a photo shoot with our lead actress Abby about six weeks ago. Our production designer Juliane did some great mock-ups, but we finally decided that if we were ever going to settle on something, we needed to hire a pro.

So first, we took out an ad on (a fantastic, free resource for anyone making a low-budget indie. We found production assistants, sound people, and make-up artists through ads we placed on the site. Definitely worth checking out, whether you’re looking for work or workers.) We met with Ryan a couple weeks back, we hit it off, and we decided to bring him on board.

You can check out his work HERE. He’s done a ton of marketing campaigns (my favorite is the Jonah Hex stuff), and we’re super-excited he’s working with us! In a couple weeks, we’ll put our poster options and get everyone’s opinion on what the final one-sheet should be.

In the meantime, we’re starting to gather information about distributors and think about DVD material. We’re hoping the movie will be mixed and colored by the end of April, but like everything when you’re making movies, that date is flexible.