Tuesday, February 19, 2008

2 Weeks, 3 Days & 30 Minutes...


It bears repeating...

2 Weeks, 3 Days & 30 Minutes, well now 29 minutes...

That's it. That's the official countdown until the World Premiere screening of Humboldt County.

(It's also a reference to the 2007 Golden Globe nominated, Oscar snubbed, Golden Palm winning [at Cannes] Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, well worth seeing if you haven't yet. It is a pretty devastating emotional experience, and an incredibly vibrant movie).

As for our picture, preparation continues...

--Thanks for your patience on the trailer -- we waited to make sure it was right. Based on all your positive feedback, we feel our waiting was justified.

We need to acknowledge the incredible hard work and passion of Ron Beyers over at Trailer Park. Ron put in a ridiculous number of hours (off hours in addition to his full time job, mind you), listened patiently to our notes, endlessly tweaked and added his own creative stamp to bring you this final product. We're all extremely proud of it. We need to also thank Ron's girlfriend, who I'm pretty sure considered ending their relationship on account of the time Ron was spending on our little movie. Ah, the life of an artist. And said artist's significant other.

It's funny, but putting together a trailer is a little more challenging than it may seem to be at first. There are all kinds of questions to ask: how much of the plot do you reveal? How many of the best little "moments" do you show? Do moments become weakened in the moviewatching experience by being revealed in the trailer? How many "title cards" (words of text on screen) do you need, and what font/animation should they have? I could go on for hours, but you get the idea. Every step of the process continues to challenge us, and there is rarely a dull moment.

--I've received word that a new post over at Aunt Laura's blog is coming in the next couple days.

--Publicity is going in full force now, as you've seen by the first articles and interviews. We'll try to keep you guys fully abreast of everything that is going on, so expect more frequent updates as we move forward, with Danny and I treating this blog as something of a diary of our experience.

Thanks to all for your continued support! We are on the home stretch here toward our first public screening, and we look forward to sharing the whole process with you day by day!

Now, it's 2 Weeks, 3 Days & 10 Minutes.



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