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!
Yup, did it again…participated in the San Diego 48hr Film Project 2016. WHY??? Because #TeamBadMF asked me and you don’t say NO to them, haha! Feeling honored to be part of the team again after the fantastic success of their entry from last year! (you can refresh your memory via my blog entry about ‘Crowd Sorcery’ from 2015)
The genre we drew was ‘sports’ so I give you three guesses which one we’re featuring in ‘The NBL’…
We’re in Group B and the screening will be Tuesday, September 6th at 9pm. Oh yes, hilarity will ensue, guaranteed! You can still get tickets here.
I plan on updating this blog after the screening with pics and hopefully winning announcements!
See ya on the red carpet!
Part of #teamBadMF at the first screening
BTS of ‘The NBL’ – the ‘Germans’!
UPDATE September 16th:
We won 1st place Audience Choice at the first screening round and eventually ‘The NBL’ made it to the “Best of 48”! Woot!