Right now we feel like we’re in between two huge mountains: our TILT crowd funding campaign (which was successful on August 6th thanks to our 223 amazing backers) and the filming for TILT (which starts September 18th.) You’d think we’d get a little breather while in this slightly quieter “work valley.” You’d be wrong.
SO – JUST WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO?
- TILT’s Indie-in-an-Indie Contest: We ran a contest to find indie features for quick cameos in TILT. The winners are: Gary King’s DEATH OF THE DEAD and Mark Thimijan’s BARSTOOL COWBOY. And the losers, well, they still win. The runners up (Gary’s NEW YORK LATELY and Lucas McNelly’s BLANC DE BLANC) will show up in one of our 4 TILT shorts.
- Crowd Funding Conversation: Jessica’s been sharing thoughts on running a kick ass crowd funding campaign and engaging your audience. More ideas + more opinions = more blog posts. Fasten your seat belts.
- TILTtheShoot: Jess and I will be heading up to Brainerd for the TILT shoot in September. We’re planning on taking lots of pictures, making vlogs about behind the scenes hijinks, and eating lots of breakfast stuffs from The Sawmill Inn. Oh, and we might help Phil a little. Find out what we did on our last Brainerd trip here.
- TILTtheShorts: Last week I put the finishing touches on the script for the 4th and final TILT short, which features yet another of the movie’s side characters. You could still understand everything in TILT without seeing the teaser shorts…but why would you want to?
- TILTtheTown: The end of our crowd funding campaign doesn’t mean the end of fun in TILTtheTown. I just finished bio #170 last night. Only 50 or so to go – YAY! As soon as I finish #175, Jessica will release an updated TILTtheTown storybook with hypertext links so that you can see who’s playing with who in our imaginary universe.
- New Vlog: We shot a video of support for some friends running a crowd funding campaign for their own indie film (much like this one we made in May for Danny Lacey.) You’re gonna love it.
- New Kfink films: Narrowing down ideas for possible shorts and gearing up to flesh out the treatment we’ve written for our Kevin Keck project. No rest for the Wiccan. I mean, wicked. I mean, ambitious.
We’ve also had some amazing shout outs from friends:
- Sheri Candler used TILT / TILTtheTown as a case study when presenting at Roberta Munroe‘s “Best Short Film Workshop Ever” in LA last weekend. (Highlights on the FilmTiki site)
- Transmedia specialist Christy Dena has also been talking about TILTtheTown, which makes us really happy, especially since 1) she’s a TRANSMEDIA SPECIALIST and 2) she’s actually in TILTtheTown. How’s that for a little show of faith?
Lots to look forward to! Thanks for stopping in.