Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Humboldt Housekeeping

Good morning. It's 9 AM here in LA. Which, let me tell you, is not the time I prefer to get up. I enjoy my sleep too much. But I've been helping a friend by acting in his USC Film School thesis project so I've been gettin' up a bit early recently. So it's getting into my blood. Which is bad, because, normally I don't like to see the morning rays of light until, say, 11 AM. Anyhoo - just a few housekeeping issues this morning:

1. For those of you who have tried to view the trailer, it's not available to the public yet. Sorry. Within a couple of weeks we're going to have our big, exciting, colorful website up and you'll be able to view a bunch of content about the film. Not yet though, so hold your horses.

2. Some have been wondering about the premiere of the film. All I can tell you now is that we've been invited to premiere the film at a number of high profile film festivals but have been unable to accept the invitation for a variety of reasons. Either the film hasn't been ready or we just felt that the festival was not the right place for our big debut. With that said, we plan to premier the film in the Spring at a high profile festival but unfortunately, until that time, we cannot show the film publicly to anyone. The minute we can reveal details of our premiere, believe you-me, we'll be shouting it from the rooftops.

3.Saw "Margot at the Wedding" last night. It's Noah Baumbach's follow up to "Squid and the Whale." I had the same response as I did to Squid - which was that I was blown away by the characters and the writing, but then he lost me at the end. He loves subtlety in his endings, which usually I do too, but both endings felt empty to me. Despite that, however, I really enjoyed the film. Fantastically edited and beautifully shot.

Have a great day!

P.S. Darren and I may occasionally respond to specific comments or questions in the comment area of the blog. So if you have a question you want answered, keep checking back at the comments section and we might have posted a response.

P.P.S Darren mentioned to me a number of spelling errors he found in a previousss posstt of myne. So I went bak and ficksed them. Thanc you asshole. :)


Ann J-S said...

I would love to see you pay homage to Humboldt County by actually premiering the movie here. However, I realize that will not grab the critical acclaim you are looking for so how about choosing to let us see right afterwards?

Danny, writer/directo said...

Hey Ann,

You are right about premiering in HC. We would love to do the premiere there, let me assure you. But the realities of the film business dictate that, for an indie film without distribution, it is always better to play at the big festivals where distributors go. If Darren and I were big time filmmakers and the film already had distribution, we'd absolutely premiere it in Humboldt. Unfortunately, we're just a couple of schmos who have made our first film.

Josh said...

While Humboldt County might not be the best place to premiere, we are home to the oldest student-run film festival in the world. :)

The timeline for this year's event (March 24-30th, 2008) is probably a bit too soon, but do keep us in mind!

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