Tagged ‘San Souci Showdown‘

The agonizing details are done. Screening this weekend.

Well it’s been an interesting journey, but el short film San Souci Showdown is done and about to be tossed to the wolves this Saturday Oct. 22 at Mission Valley, 4PM. Come one, come all and enjoy delicious on tap NC beers at my favorite Raleigh movie-house.

6 days of filming, ~6k budget and some great local talent. I had maybe some impossible expectations, but I’m pretty content with finishing it up. I have learned many things, the most important being (once again)- anytime I think I know maybe a little bit about something, in reality I know nothing. (Yes, Jon Snow, there is no Santa Claus???)

So, learning things is good. Getting your ass handed to you by your own stupidity is necessary. It’s always a desperate quest to get out of my own head and actually put something together. We’ve got a finished product and that’s an accomplishment. There will always be parts I love and parts I hate, but it should manage a few laughs and it looks pretty sharp. I look forward to seeing and hearing some reactions.

A little poster action.

A little poster action.

Working out the final edits on San Souci and getting ready to release it into the wild. Here’s the one sheet I hammered out, a final nod toward the western vibe I tried to push, short of a big gunfight at high noon. Still have a  bit of content to work out for the eponymous website before that goes live and then it’s all presskits and submissions packets until festival season rolls around.

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This secret identity is killing me.

No Nicholl Fellowship finals for me this year, but happy enough to finish out with a Top 30 note. That’s the .475% percentile if you want to get all mathematically anal about it.

Plenty of other distractions in the mix right now, Hopscotch was completely off the hook. So rock and roll. Everyone please remember not to buy cheap rum just because it comes with a free shot glass. Can’t wait to hear next year’s lineup.

Baseball is in the home stretch now, if the Cubs could just refrain from screwing things up with my post-season alternatives. Gotta have someone to pull for in October. Hockey, Football and etcs as well.

Film editing. Oh yeah, that. It’s occurring I guess? Not a lot to say about it. After so many gigabytes it just becomes this incoherent pseudo-concept. At least we gots music.

San Souci Production Blog #7

Blood, guns and violent fun. At least 50% of the reason for this project, right? Our second weekend of filming was packed with technical setups so it made for long days, but everyone seemed to have fun. Enjoy a whole slew of bts snaps below. Also, production protip for the weekend: When firing blanks and squibs indoors, bring plenty of earplugs.

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San Souci Production blog #4, 5 & 6

Myriad of reasons I didn’t get posted, mainly because I misplaced the camera. Anyway, following up on the weekend shooting:

#4 – Way tired Sunday, most of the day spent inside the “freezer”. L to R: James playing dead, Mike, Miles, Rob and Sasha’s just out of frame.

#5- Parking deck crafty.

#6 – Bogart’s is in fact, a mob hangout. Betcha didn’t know. R to L: John, Cory, Dave and bossman Clint.

San Souci Production blog #3

And we’re underway. Here’s a quick look at day one – Sasha, Miles, Ray, yours truly. Lea Funeral Home has been amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location.

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