Monday, February 27, 2012

Stuck Outside of Phoenix Production Meeting

Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie had a production meeting this past week, and things like crew and schedule were hammered out. A few points of note:

-All technical crew is in place.

-Filming should start in April and take place over about 25 days.

-Almost half of the shooting days will take place at two facilities on one location.

-We have tentative sites for crowd scenes.

-We still need a Waffle House and a Circle K.

If you or if someone you know owns a Waffle House, Circle K or some such business and would like to offer it up for filming, boy would you make me look like a hero. Just let me know.

ae@artedwards.com

Also this past week, our producer Nico Holthaus worked diligently on budgeting. The movie will cost $30k.We have a little over $20k. Nico hopes to raise the rest soon, with the help of places like Phoenix Art Museum. As always, never be shy to let me know if you have a lead on someone who might be able to help with $. Again, email me.

ae@artedwards.com

As always, thank you all for your support.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Search for Gad

Perhaps Nico's biggest casting challenge has been finding Gad. This is for myriad reasons, but mostly because of the unique combination of traits the actor needs to be able to deliver. Here's a list of Gad traits off the top of my head:

Musical Talent
Charisma/Lead Singer-ism
Insecurity
Learnedness
Hucksterism

That's a lot for one character.

Still, Nico lined up a few potential Gads for tryouts last Wednesday, and I'm happy to say we now have a Gad. That means the last of the major roles is filled, as well as most of the minor ones. It's safe to say we have a cast.

I have a few more edits to do to the script, and the actors will be working with each other over the next few weeks learning their parts. Shooting starts in early April.

And Spring Training started too. Things are heating up in the desert.

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie, Indiegogo and Casting

First of all, in all the movie hub-bub, I forgot to post a link here to a recently published piece of mine. It's called "The Year I Lost Math," and it's about my first year of college, when my math ability abandoned me and I was forced to scrabble for identity. PANK did the honors this time. For those of you who liked some of my more personal stuff at The Nervous Breakdown, you'll like this piece.

As you might know, the Kickstarter campaign for Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie was successfully funded, thanks to many of you. We have a movie, folks.

Despite this, there's still a great deal of concern about financing--like, do we have enough. If you'd care to donate to the cause, there's an ongoing campaign at Indiegogo where you can donate. The cool thing about this campaign is there is no minimum goal; all donations will go to the movie no matter what the final tally is. So, if you'd like to donate, please do.

Nico has finished two casting calls, plus a little get-together with the lead actors and some musical instruments at his place. As of this moment, we have a Hote, a Lola, a Lance, and Nico is going to play Digs. We're working hard to nail down the few final roles, but having so many principles pegged already is a big load off. I've seen the head shots and resumes, and I'm thrilled we're getting such quality actors. Nico even found a couple who are so good we need to find roles for them, so I'll be spending the next few days expanding current parts, or writing in new ones. It's going to be fun to watch these folks develop into the characters.

Next, Nico focuses on fun, sexy stuff like budget, insurance, and no doubt a hundred other things. Actual shooting begins in (gulp) March.

And last but not least, my longtime friend and cohort Jim Gerke is back in action in Tempe. Yep, the Gerkester is teaming up with David Rhodes (Phil Rhode's little bro) to bring you a night of solo acoustic euphoria at the Tempe Tavern tonight and every Monday night. Jim is one of my favorite singers in the world, and it's great to hear he's back where he belongs, which is entertaining you folks. The tunes start at 8:30. If I were in AZ, I'd be there. 

That's it. I'm going to try to post a Stuck the Movie update here every Monday. Be sure to check back.  

Yours in laying down the law,

Art

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Last Day for Dontating Kickstarter Funds for Stuck the Movie!!!

Okay. Some good news.

We have less than twelve hours left to the Kickstarter campaign for Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie, and we have officially reached our goal. We had a really nice weekend of donations (thank you, folks). At about $15,500, we have plenty to celebrate.



Having said that, it's entirely possible--you might even say likely--we'll need more than $15k to make the movie. The more we have, the more likely Nico and co. can make a desert rock film that will rival (or how about blow away) Singles. How cool would that be? So, help us make sure we have that latitude. If you'd like to donate, or up your previous donation, please do.

Kickstarter campaign for Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie 

Also, if you can't donate, you can help us by sharing the link. Maybe one of your Facebook friends can.

Kickstarter campaign for Stuck Outside of Phoenix the Movie 

Thank you, folks. Your faith in us and this project is overwhelming. We'll do you proud.

Art