Monday, May 31, 2010

Metric - Stadium Love

The National - Anyone's Ghost



The National's new album High Violet has been on repeat in the car. I love these guys.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Happy Poet - Austin Screening, 6/3



The Happy Poet
Austin Screening
Thursday June 3rd, 7:30pm
The Marchesa Theater

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Spider in the Bathtub - AFF Script Reading

The Austin Film Festival presents
The Spider in the Bathtub (Script Reading)
June 13th, 6pm - 8pm, Capitol City Comedy Club
Free to the Public

When a newly divorced mom and her two oddball children find a tarantula in their bathtub, an all-night adventure involving their goofy neighbors and oven mitts proves family conquers all.

If you're in Austin, I hope you can make it! I promise a fun, silly comedic ride.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Google Searches and Scripts

Toddy and I are in our second draft of our R rated comedy, Brother-In-Law. It's been a daunting task trying to prep it for a return to LA next month. But we're having a gosh darn good old time living in the Hornblower's f-ed up world and hanging out with our goofball characters.

As part of writing scripts we do a lot of research. We watch movies and read books. For this one, here are a few.

1) Wall Street
2) Bonfire of the Vanities
3) Liar's Poker
4) Trading Places
5) The Phantom of the Opera

And we're constantly google searching random phrases such as--

1) "Michael Crawford Interviews"
2) "Notorious B.I.G. Videos"
3) "CDO Equities"
4) "A Cappella Festivals"
5) "Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics"
6) "Quantum Mechanics"
7) "Cutesy Names"
8) "Stimulant Pharmaceuticals"
9) "Heart Attack Symptoms"
10) "Penis Rashes"

I bet you're curious, huh? "Just what the hell is this Brother-In-Law script all about?" Trust me, it's silly, dumb, low brow humor with a big, fat heart. And hopefully something totally different from anything else we've done so far.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tribeca Cinema Kid's Club - Love Bug, 6/5


LOVE BUG is psyched to be playing as part of the
Tribeca Cinema Kid's Club Series: Great Shorts!

June 5, 2010: Great Shorts!
10:30am (All Ages)
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street


2010 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase


Love Bug's excited to be a part of this year's Texas Filmmaker's Showcase along with:
  • Der Vater (Jamie Moore, a project from my Spring 2009 UT class)
  • Katrina's Son (Ya'ke Smith)
  • Mnemosyne Rising (Miguel Alvarez)
  • The Natural Order of Things (Van Blumreich)
  • Never Do This (Scott Rice)
If you're in the Los Angeles area on June 25th, the program of shorts will be playing at the Director's Guild of America at 7pm.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Love Bug - May and June Screenings

Poster Design by the awesome Yen Tan!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

True Grit Anniversary

Mark and I shared our four year marriage anniversary yesterday. It carried over today as we ventured out to Granger to check out the Coen Brothers' True Grit set. Take a look ...








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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Advanced Narrative Digital Production - Final Screening

Here are the stats (changed from last time I posted about it) for our final UT film class screening.

FINAL SCREENING INFO
Saturday, May 15th
Austin City Limits Studios (6th Fl, CMB Building, UT Campus)
4pm - Advanced 16mm Narrative
5:30pm - Advanced Digital Narrative (OUR CLASS)
7pm - RECEPTION
8pm - Undergraduate Thesis (until 10:30pm)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Two Cool Dudes

This old photo of my dad and my nephew just makes me smile.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

UT Summer Camps

I'll be teaching UT Film Camps this summer. If you want to learn more about film, come hang out with us!

Don't Be Afraid of Katie Holmes

I totally suck at blogging these days. Too busy writing other things I guess. Don't I have a life? What else do I do?

1) Watch a ton of 70s made for television horror movies. Don't ask me why. But some of them are actually quite good.
2) Go see movies like Nightmare on Elm Street on a Friday night at the Galaxy Theater (BPE = Best Projection Ever!)
3) Drink a lot of iced tea from Jimmy Johns, Chipotle or Einstein's Bagels. I don't buy food from these places, just iced tea. Chipotle's is the best.
4) This is quite sad. My life is kind of lame.
5) Wait, just today I spent about 10 minutes doing silly dances in front of the TV singing "Boring! Boring! Boring!" while my husband tried to watch some stupid National Poker thing on TV. It was totally boring.

This is one of the horror TV movies I liked. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. And I just noticed Katie Holmes is doing a remake. But of course.