Sneaky peek

Hi everybody – we have a trailer for Things We Dig, the short horror comedy I wrote back in 2016, filmed with an outstanding cast and crew in 2019 and completed post production in January 2020… PHEW!

Then Covid19 happened and all the film festivals came to a screeching halt.

Nevertheless, I keep submitting to festivals because, as we say in Germany: “Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt!” (Hope is the last thing to die). It’s 2020 after all…anything could happen, right?

So, without further ado, for now, here is a sneaky peek – a fangtastic job by my trusty editor Peter Stoll of SDDI!

Share it – it’s the only (slightly safer) thing allowed to spread these days!

‘Things We Dig’ is also on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Thank you, stay healthy and yummy!

Dark Greetings,

Pia

Things We Dig is now a real thing!

It’s the morning of January  29th and upon waking, I had to pinch myself. Is this real? Did last night really happen? I checked my computer. Yup, we did it. We really, really did it! Things We Dig, my short film in the making since 2016, after heartbreaking losses, seemingly insurmountable hurdles and many, many challenges, is finished!

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Last night, after one more quick color correction by all around rockstar Stephen Mickelsen (Bad Cat Films), my phenomenal editor Peter Stoll (San Diego Digital Imagery) uploaded the finished version of the short film, and after watching it one more time (out of hundreds of times) in the quiet of my office, I poured myself a double rye whiskey, another for my biggest supporter, my hubby J.R., and we gave it a hearty toast. We fucking did it!!!

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Thank you to all of my cast and crew and all our supporters that hung in there with us over the last FOUR years! It would never have been possible without you! There really are no words that can fully convey my gratitude. All I can say at this point is thank you – from the bottom of my scarred little black heart! I love you!

We will start submitting the horror comedy to film festivals starting this weekend! I can’t wait to share it with you and make it worth your wait!!!!! And yes, like it says in the graphic above…it was worth fighting for! You’ll see… :)

Make sure to follow our social media for the film to find out about festival news, screenings and more! ‘Things We Dig’ is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Patience, dear mortal!

Hoooboy…it’s high time for an update. Let’s dive right in!

Biggest news first! My short film Things We Dig is nearing the end of post production, woot!!! I’m probably driving my editor Peter Stoll mad by now, but he’s a trooper and doing amazing work! We’re also currently working with composer Eric Recourt on original score and soundtrack. It’s all coming together, slow and steady; and I have to pace myself, be patient and not rush things (as giddy as I can get sometimes…).

Since my last post, we’ve also set up the film’s IMDb page up, done ADR sessions, a photoshoot AND …we just unveiled the poster! If you followed us on fb, twitter or instagram, you’d probably already know all of this ;)

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I’m super excited and can’t wait for this to get finished so I can unleash it upon the world!!!

 

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What else? A bunch of other stuff happened, some of it gnarly, but I probably need to make that a separate post. Maybe. (Since this is WordPress and not Facebook, is this called vaguewording or vaguepressing, instead of vaguebooking? I like vaguepressing better. Being German, vaguewording is really hard for me to pronounce.. I’m being a punk, I know). Anyhoo. Sticking to film/acting related stuff for now.

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In between my ‘thrival job’ and post-production for my short film,  I also did some work supporting local filmmaker friends, all rad people that I feel lucky to know:

I got to do some voice-acting for ‘Uncharted Regions‘, a series of weird-tales radio dramas produced by Sword and Circuitry Studios. Even though it was for background, it renewed my interest in voice work and reminded me how fun this kind of gig is! Plus, I got some use out of my German language skills for a little last minute improv. Thanks again for having me, Neal and Jana! I even wound up doing some BTS photos at a subsequent recording session. See more info about this cool project in the link above!

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Producers Neal and Jana Hallford at Rarefied Recording Studios

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Several of my fellow female filmmakers took part in WOMAS (Women Making a Scene) earlier this summer and cast me in two of their projects. One of them was ‘The Delayers‘, directed by Susan Davis of Grudio Pictures. I’ve been wanting to work with her forever and it finally came to pass! Cherry on top: Playing a role that was all physical comedy. I love it!

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Me in my element: acting like a clumsy person – not a big stretch ;)

The other WOMAS entry was ‘The Wandmaker‘, directed by my rad friend Deepti Kingra Mickelsen (who, incidentally, plays a naughty character in my short ‘Things We Dig’.)  I love it when we can all help each other out!

I’m also happy to report that both entries made it to the WOMAS finals in August! So proud of my sisters!

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That’s it for now! Already? I know…BUT… I got a feeling I’ll have some more blog posts coming up soon, promise! Follow my Things We Dig social media and stay tuned!

Enjoy Halloween season – my favorite time of the year!

 

Dark greetings, bloody kisses and suffocating hugs,

Pia de los Muertos