13 June 2009

This Week

CD Wall In Our Garden
Originally uploaded by TJC1973
Applying to film festivals is a lot of work (and $$$). I don’t know what I would do without withoutabox.com. If I had to fill out the full entry form for each and every film festival we want to apply to my patience would be completely shot.

This week has been eventful. I designed temporary cover art for the DVD screeners (temporary because I think someone with better graphic design skills than mine should design it) and am having a bunch of DVD’s made. This will help me a lot so I don’t have to personally burn, label, and put together each DVD and packaging I have to send to a festival for submission purposes. I also think I finally found all of the errors in the press kit and corrected them, it only took about four different people proofing it.

Friday Christopher and I also potentially booked somewhere for the screening. Should be exciting to show it to everyone even though my director’s nerves kick in and I get all nervous when I think of everyone finally seeing it. Even though I am incredibly proud of the film it is still so incredibly nerve wracking to think about. I don’t think I will ever get over that as an artist; it’s been a part of my process since I was a kid. I used to be horrifically shy too, maybe that also has something to do with it.

I digress, Christopher and I are coming up with a list of film festivals to apply to, and here’s hoping we have the luck to get into so many that we end up with scheduling conflicts – that would be one scenario where I would be very glad to be busy.

I am slowly starting to catch up on the sleep that I’ve been missing because of the schedule this past year has forced me into, and this seems to be making me goofy again. I kinda missed being goofy.

Time for an UPDATE

Thought I would let everyone know what I have been up to. I mean, heck, it's been almost a year since we started the film. In that time, I got an agent got a national commercial an international commercial and joined SAG, AFTRA, and ACTORS EQUITY. Couldn't be happier.

I did a comedy bit on TALKSHOW WITH SPIKE FERESTEN and just last week, I did a comedy bit for the new TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O'BRIEN. It hasn't aired yet, I have to keep my eyes peeled for when it does. I have been going out on a ton of audtions, hopefully one of these days, I will get booked on something EXTRODINARY!

I did do a spec tv pilot, called SATAN SAM. Fox television is interested in it, hopefully that will lead to something.

Currently I have a eight commercials running on the spanish language channels. They are for ARIANA'S INSURANCE. I don't speak a word of spanish. So I have no idea what I was saying, but they wanted someone who didn't speak the language. It was a grueling eight days, but a lot of fun.

I also have a ton of billboards, and busstops all over Orange County, with my face on it for the insurance company. It's a strange feeling to drive by, and think...oh wait, THAT'S ME ON THAT BILLBOARD!

11 June 2009


END puzzle
Originally uploaded by mrbosslady
For the first time since we've had a complete film I sat and watched it all the way through today. I had gotten so used to seeing bits and pieces of the film out of sequence or repeated so much durring post production that it was a huge relief to watch the movie the way it was intended.

Even though I know that is going to happen beat after beat in the film it grabs me, at some point about half way through I was able to let go an just enjoy. It's difficult as a director to just let go because all my brain sees are things to keep pushing at or nit picking to death - but I was able to let go.

After watching I think we made a dang good movie and hope those that watch it enjoy it just as much as I do.