In case you missed the premiere (at which, as Adam put it, the movie punched the audience in the gut), you can now view The Barren Garden on Vimeo and on YouTube.
List of films for screening B*:
Part Time Box, Steven Koernig: Captain Greenlight O.C.E. Productions, Nathan Burns: Settle Up Waterline Films, Adam Short: The Barren Garden Organ Hill Films, David Bailey: You Dig? Monarch Productions, Kevin Heraldo: Life after Breath Nuclear Pictures, Dave O'Dell:
Kastle Rock, Jarod Russell:
Compass, Daniel Swanson: Professional Courtesy S.H.I.E.L.D., Jordan Pridgen: Color of Genius
Dog Street Productions, Greg Bilyeu:
Team Monticello, John Goodwin: Monster Match Team Cave House, Peter Rackley: Dead Body Lottery
West Grace Productions, Michael Hagan: Contrition
* I have misplaced my program and I'm trying to patch it back together, so I'm missing a couple of titles. If you know them, or find other films online, please post in the comments.
What do Michelle Dooley (green expert), a tomato, and the line "you can ask her yourself" have in common? They're the required elements this year for Richmond's 48 Hour Film Project. Find out how our team and many others incorporated them into short films spanning many genres this weekend!
Premiere Screenings Date: Saturday, July 25th Time: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm Place: The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, 23221 Tickets: $7 per screening, $12 for an all-day pass Notes: Purchase tickets at box office 1/2 hour before each screening. Cash only.
Our group's screening is at 1:30pm and we would love to see lots of familiar faces there. Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for several favorites. Come show your support!
I think I'm the last person alive to discover Mitch Hedberg,
a comedian who died in 2005, but I'm making up for lost time, now. I
was interested in what looks like a tremor and looked for more
information about him. It would appear that he had severe stage fright
and often wore sunglasses and/or closed his eyes during his
performances to avoid making eye contact with the audience. What an
anxiety superhero! To do something that freaks you out that intensely
is amazing. I wonder, did he purposefully push himself to go beyond
his comfort level, or was the thought of not getting out there even worse than getting out there?
This weekend I'm doing something that nearly petrifies me, and I'm not sure whether I'm doing it because pushing myself is good for me, or because not doing it would be unbearable. Either way, I'll be out there, in front of the (eep!) camera as my friend Adam produces a short film from start to finish. At this moment, he is finding out his genre and the particular character, line, and prop he must use. I'll join the creative team in a few minutes as they hash out ideas before feverishly writing the script tonight (I'll be heading home to sleep). Tomorrow as early as 6:30am we'll be convening to start shooting, and by Sunday evening our film will be done! Next weekend Dan and I are hoping to go for at least our group's screening. Cross your fingers that I don't totally end up on the cutting room floor. Or should I hope for that?
Does it scare me more to do it, or not to do it? Maybe for lunch I'll have a club sandwich in Mitch's honor. Here's to doing what scares us, for whatever reason. And I'm definitely for frilly toothpicks.