Currently in post on my short film “The Pink Balloon” which stars Olympic athlete and world renown natural bodybuilder turned actor Moji Oluwa.
LOG LINE: A tough bodybuilder reluctantly develops a relationship with a balloon that floats by one day.
At the time of writing we are in sound post with music score being done by MP/TV composer Glenn Jordan.
Recently “The King’s Speech” was re-edited for a PG-13 rating and widely promoted as such to get additional audience share. This is done all the time in Hollywood; a film will have several trailers cut with each intended to target a specific audience.
In this vein when I shot footage for Noelle I told her that I wanted to cut two spots: one directed towards a male audience and one for a female. Noelle lit up, as she’s prone to do, and said: “a Shiva version and a Shakti version! I love it!”
I must have looked a bit lost but she quickly rescued me, as she’s prone to do, telling me that Shakti aside from being a Hindu Goddess is the personification of divine feminine power.
“Yes, yes” I said. “A Shakti version!”
I am so proud to present “The Shakti Edit”
Shiva and Shakti
Shot this a couple days ago. This is one of two rough tests. Spot #2 to follow
The Amazing Noelle
“Wildflowers” is a coming of age story I was inspired to write after a recent break up from a long term relationship. I guess at such times we look at the big picture. She was looking at hers, I at mine and as I’ve always been utterly fascinated with life and humanity, I was looking at hers as well. It was very interesting to me how the things women go through in their twenties are just so vastly different than what men go through.
Hence, “Wildflowers” was born.
Though the dailies have looked beautiful I don’t want to post any until the edit is locked. But, I will post some pictures of some of our locations which are just beautiful.
Cherry blossoms at Balboa Park…
Usually the New Year, time, dates, holidays and the like mean nothing to me. Usually.
This year is different though. This year brings a change guided not by the clock but by the arrival of a new AF100 camera package which will significantly change my focus and direction. In 2010 I spent all of my time writing.
So in 2011? Producing.
And, it’s going to be a busy year. In addition to features which my lovely and talented manager, Susan, is pitching, I’ve written more than twelve shorts which we plan to produce this year. They cover several generas and for the most part were derived from issues that bug me in life. For the most part they’re human stories which reflect life or how I wish how life would be.
We also have a couple of music videos planned including one with a very prominent icon in the Jazz world and another with just a great blues artist.
Over the last couple months of writing I told myself we were going to be busy with production and wow it really is turning out this way. Today, out of the blue, in my email box there was yet another project job inquiry.
Happy New Year, indeed.