Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stuff I Need

Okay, so one of the reasons I'm doing this blob is to have a place where people who are interested in the project can come to learn more about what I'm doing and how I'm going about it and why.  Here are some of the resources I have:

A co-producer, Valesca Cnossen, who I've known for a long time and worked on a bunch of stuff with over the years.

A casting agency, Bright/Daniels casting, who have signed on to cast the project.  They sent me a preliminary list of casting ideas which got me very excited slash made me want to vomit with fear.  Something about seeing that list made it all seem real for the first time.

An amazing house to use as the primary location.  My friends/neighbors down the street have the perfect house.  They have at least tentatively agreed to let me use their home to shoot in, but that's probably because they don't realize what's in store for them.  They have three kids and she's pregnant.  Somehow I have to make it worth their while to vacate their home for five days.  This will be expensive.  But the house is just about exactly what I pictured in my head when I wrote the thing, plus it's steps away from the production office.

Various relationships with crew people and vendors generated from living and working in L.A for the past fifteen years, some of whom I haven't alienated completely and may be willing to help me out.

I have $17,000 that I've raised from friends and family.  I probably need twice that.  I'm still building the budget, but even if I don't pay anybody on the crew, I still need film/tape stock, equipment rentals, location fees, food, etc.  The biggest decision that needs to be made right now is whether to shoot film or Hi-Def video.  I could write a whole blog about that alone.  But I won't.  Ultimately, this is a decision that needs to be made with the Director of Photography.  I don't have one of those yet.

Here are some personnel I need, in case anyone knows somebody I should talk to:

Director of Photography
Production Designer
Production Sound Mixer
Costume Designer
Grip and Electric

Here's locations that I need.  Anyone have an Uncle who runs a:


Okay.  Let's face it.  I need everything.  And everyone.  And also money.  Can I have some?

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