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Check out this enjoyable indie film starring Goh Nakamura.  You only have two days people!

gohnakamura:

Surrogate Valentine being booted from Netflix in 3 days.  Check it out if you can.
Check out this enjoyable indie film starring Goh Nakamura. You only have two days people!

gohnakamura:

Surrogate Valentine being booted from Netflix in 3 days. Check it out if you can.

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http://theroottv.theroot.com/video/Dear-White-People-Trailer

This movie looks great. It reminds me of early Spike Lee especially with that opening bit of the trailer in front of the theatre ticket booth. That was a straight up homage to the I’m From Brooklyn scene in Do The Right Thing.

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vimeo:

Take these 8 minutes to explore the visual comedic brilliance of Edgar Wright.

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Tomorrow Final

I started writing a big long post about finally uploading my new short film Tomorrow, but decided I should just make a quick note and post the film.

Tomorrow Final from Gerry Donahoe on Vimeo.


I’m super proud of this little short film and it is most incredible to think that it was all shot in about 3 days with very little money.   As always I could not have done it without the support of my family and friends.  

I am especially grateful for the wonderful work of my actors who worked under less than ideal conditions and were willing to let me try to get looping audio on their lunch breaks.  My DP, Guido, who generously gave his time, with so little resources, yet still lensed an amazing looking short film.  Bob Redpath who mixed the audio and gave me the most awesome sound mix that I’ve ever had.  Alex Cronkite who was so helpful taking care of this and that and making sure that things got done.  All of the people who showed up and played extras in the bar.  I am forever grateful, because filling a bar at 7 am is hard!  Gretchen Dalton who saved the day as my props super hero.  Grant Myles-Era who was so patient listening to me jibber jabber while coming up with an amazing, AMAZING score.  My neighbor Michelle, who generously let me shoot in her house, not once, but twice.  The owners of Figeroua Produce and Johnny’s who let me shoot in their places.  I couldn’t have done it without you.  Jason Hallows and Chris Lucas who patiently watched various cuts of the short and gave valuable feedback, without seeming to get annoyed.  Font consultant Dustin Stanton and Pierre Gonzalez who listened to me go on and on.

Craig Welzbacher who, at this point,  has been in the vast majority of my films.  It’s like he patiently waits for me to finally make it.  Sorry, Craig it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen for me.  I hope it happens for you, because I believe that you are so, so talented.

Lastly, I would say that I may not be winning at this whole film game, but I’m winning where it counts.  My wife and my kids are the most awesome thing.  They are all such supportive and wonderful people and when it comes down to a Sophies choice between having a wonderful family or being a successful filmmaker, I will pick my family every time.

I keep thinking that I will just stop, but then it just keeps going.  I’m sure I will make something again, but I don’t know when.  I’m super proud of this film.  Please watch it.

So much for a short post…

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So today at work a set dresser found this note in a set we were wrapping. Real? Creative fiction of a bored extra? Being an actor is hard. All of that rejection…. But this made me laugh. It’s like a hand written note from Stewart Smally.

So today at work a set dresser found this note in a set we were wrapping. Real? Creative fiction of a bored extra? Being an actor is hard. All of that rejection…. But this made me laugh. It’s like a hand written note from Stewart Smally.

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Downtown sunrise.

Downtown sunrise.

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A nice little short video…

vimeo:

Portrait of a Sound Design Artist by Storm+Shelter

The process of capturing sound for film is always a hands-on, labor of love.

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captrek:

tragedy strikes the enterprise

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Screenwriting: (How to Avoid) Getting Derailed.

lilithfilm:

For the first time in my career, I’m writing three separate feature projects at once. Two of them commissioned, the other of my own design. Between producing The One Trick Rip-Off and another short film, I had plenty on my plate with the two screenplays, so why did I start a third?

Because…

More on screenplay writing. He is always insightful.

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We are being forced to move out of the house we rent, so of course we’re going through our crap. Hmmm. I could justify keeping this because what happens if the net goes down and imdb with it?  I think at that point getting a copy of a movie that is not net based won’t be that easy. 

On the other hand this book could become very valuable in a post apocalyptic, net free world. 

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

We are being forced to move out of the house we rent, so of course we’re going through our crap. Hmmm. I could justify keeping this because what happens if the net goes down and imdb with it? I think at that point getting a copy of a movie that is not net based won’t be that easy.

On the other hand this book could become very valuable in a post apocalyptic, net free world.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.