Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Bit of Background

I realized, based on reading over my first post that maybe some background is in order….

Darren and I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and met when we were eight years old and were both hired as youth acts on a tourist steamboat on the Mississippi. The boat was called "Johnny's Water Journey!" Suffice it to say, neither of us actually ever met this infamous "Johnny." I was a kid juggler at the time and Darren had a really lovely animal act. Anyway, we hit it off and, to our own chagrin, have been buddies ever since.

As you read this, we are already four plus years into the journey of bringing “Humboldt County” to the screen. After two and a half years of writing we began the process of raising money and in stepped Jason Weiss, el producer extraordinaire. Jason, for the purposes of this blog, will hereby be called “Captain Deadpan” because, if you’ve ever met Jason Weiss, you’ll know the nickname is apt. After a year of fundraising, we finally shot the film last October with a stellar cast and have spent the last year in post. Which brings us to today – about two weeks away from finally completing the film and getting it ready for its big debut. Thanks for joining us.

3 comments:

Brent said...

Gentlemen,

It's great to hear HC is going back onto film. Quite a mile-marker in your journey, eh?

I keep checking around and looking for a way to see it on the silver screen or get it on DVD. This blog is pretty cool...please update it when you get some screening dates you can tell us about.

To poke your memory cells...we met at the mixes. I worked on sound effects. What a great project. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This kind of film is what carries me through...ahem...lesser projects.

Take care, and I hope the world will get to see this movie!

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