Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New One-Sheet For 'Sloppy Dead Seconds'

The last 24 hours had their aggravations -- but also a breakthrough. We shot some today. Here's the new one-sheet I worked up...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SDS Production Update & Misc Developments

Well, you can tell we're making a microbudget movie because it has been aggravating. Just as I get the actors I was waiting for ready to go, another one throws a glitch into the mix. That means I'll be shooting establishing and atmospheric shots this coming week and principal will commence when Maleina Malinskii arrives from Vegas next weekend. At least we're getting started again.

Meanwhile, I started developing a film for a possible series of films being discussed with a new producer. These will be horror pictures produced micro, of course. The first one we're talking about shooting outside of California, tentatively in December. These films would be produced by a party other than No Budget Cinema and released under his banner, not Lost Amazon. I'll be writing and directing ideas from the producer who owns an extensive library of material to draw from. I'll reveal more when it looks like more of a sure thing, but I will say that doing the series was a pitch I made to him just yesterday and I am quite enthused about the prospect. Let's hope it works out!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Paul Discusses 'Damnation'

Adapted from my script, Damnation is due for release in October...

Paul Kimball Discusses 'Damnation'

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Microbudget Blues

Shooting delayed again.

The car brings us to a screeching halt this time. Engine block is cracked. Mechanic woes, found a good (and honest) one and now a solution. However, I can't start shooting again until that's fixed. Also, I must recast two roles. Methinks the material makes one actress uncomfortable, heh heh heh. The other has some scheduling issues, which is a bummer because she's awesome and I like her in all my films. She'll be back, though. Then there is my friend and music director for the film passing away a few days ago. I'll be discussing what remains with his band partner and hopefully we'll get the terrific song Kevin composed into the film. Ultimately, we'll get through this and simply shoot in late August and on Sep weekends.

One good thing about delays is that they allow me to give that much more thought to creative touches and just this very morning I came up with one that will be incorporated into the film. More importantly, I think I have my next film idea, too. But before that, we gotta get 'Sloppy Dead Seconds' rolling and shot.

More to follow...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Music Director for 'Sloppy Dead Seconds' Passes Away

Kevin W Smith, who composed and was producing the music for my new film, died a couple of hours ago of a post-heart attack blood clot.

Kevin was a good friend and comrade in my investigations into the weird. I will have more to say later.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

'Sloppy Dead Seconds' In Pre-Production

I am making the shooting schedule for next week!

Last night I bought the costume for Eloisa Alaniz' character and will be putting together two other costumes this weekend. I hope to start shooting at least by Wednesday, maybe sooner. The first scenes we'll knock out  this month will be with the characters who are in only one sequence each. That will leave the remaining principal with characters who have more screen time, and the leads are in all of it, of course. I'm saving the final sequence for last. Two scenes are shot already, since our star Maleina Malinskii was in town a couple of weeks ago. She'll be returning from Vegas for a couple of weeks, which might move shooting the final sequence up sooner into the mix because I've got to shoot it while I have her here.

Anyway, it's exciting to finally be approaching production on this film. It may be the most fun shoot yet for us, certainly the most fun movie we'll present thus far.

More to follow...