Well…sort of. It wasn’t really dead. Just in a deep vampire slumber.
First there was a text message, then a few excited exchanges. A location was established for the production (finally!!!) Then talks of meetings and ideas. Then the first meeting happened with amazingly talented people. Troubleshooting and brainstorming. Ideas flying around, passions re-ignited! Excitement growing! Props were brought to the set. A second meeting. A set started taking shape! The script went through final tweaks. List-making commenced again, lots of keyboard clicking. Then a third meeting, key crew confirmations and then a new cast addition.
Indeed, Things We Dig has crawled out of its coffin, dusted itself off and is ready for blood!
We moved the coffin AND the chandelier this time ;)
This all has been quietly happening over the last 3 months or so. At first I kept it super quiet as not to jinx anything, but as things got rolling, it was getting harder and harder to keep it under wraps. I’m so excited! This is ALL of my focus right now and it is giving me LIFE!
Time to get crackin’!
I am happy to announce that my first short film “The Appointment“, which I wrote, produced, acted in, and co-directed with my filmmaker friend Jared Jacobsen, will be screened during San Diego Film Week 2017 in February!!! Congrats again to my cast and crew – so proud!!!
It will be screened as the opener of the film block ‘A Woman’s Place‘ at 8pm on February 13th at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego, California. I feel very honored to be in the company of such a great lineup of short films, including ‘Holy‘, a music video by singers and LGBT activists Alicia Champion and Danielle LoPresti, directed by San Diego filmmaker Michael Brueggemeyer, in which I helped out as a production assistant. Click on this link to buy tickets for the whole block!
Come check it all out and support local filmmakers! Here’s the film block FB event and here is the whole film fest schedule – something for everybody!
Quick update with great news! My first short film The Appointment has been accepted into two more film festivals back to back!
In August, this dark comedy will make its Australia premiere at the Woodland Film Festival, yaayyy!!! This is our first outside the U.S. festival screening!
UPDATE EDIT – Latest info: We are in block 7 – screening at 4.45pm on Saturday, August 6th!
Woot! What a great line-up and so honored to be part of it!
And: The Appointment is also an Official Selection of the American Grindhouse Film Festival in September!
Exact dates/times and locations TBA!
I love how the laurels are starting to pile up! :) Congrats to all my cast and crew!