Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pilot and Olo - 2003

Pilot and Olo from Kat Candler on Vimeo.

I kind of forgot about this short I made a long, long time ago. I was in a phase of working with two cameras (Canon XL1s, back in the day). I was also and still very much am about making "teen films". I was in a ... less plot, more character phase too. It's nice to look back at these even though I totally cringe here and there. I'm also super anxious to make another film. Painfully anxious to make another film.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Virginity Hit - Trailer

I discovered (but wasn't surprised) that one of our stars of jumping off bridges, Savannah Welch is in this new film The Virginity Hit produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. What?

Love Bug Plays in Austin

You can check out our beloved little film, Love Bug this Thursday night in Austin.

Texas Filmmaker's Showcase Screening
Thursday, July 29th
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Alamo Lake Creek
13729 Research Blvd
Austin, TX

I'm hoping to make it in time for the Q&A. I teach class that night, so we shall see ...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ramones Obsessed

I'm a little obsessed with The Ramones right now. I can't help it. They're on repeat in my car. I have the Wikipedia tab up on my computer at all times. I've been watching documentaries, concert footage, interviews ...

Yes, I've known the hits for a good long while now. I remember when Adios Amigos was in rotation at the radio station I worked at in college. I remember catching Rock N Roll High School in bits and pieces on TV as a kid. And I remember Jordan Catalano singing I Wanna Be Sedated in a classic episode of My So Called Life. But now that I'm in deep with an outline I've been working on for a few weeks, I've become Ramones obsessed.

They're definitely a part of the script as it is now. We'll see how that continues to play out. But it's like my favorite dried fruit trail mix in the bulk bin at Central Market. I just can't get enough.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Toddy and I are working on two huge rewrites. Since she's been away for a few weeks, I've been tackling our teen film. Creating a whole new 20 something page outline. I'm totally loving it and reliving my college days of being in a band. I've also been researching a ton and watching lots of movies like Times Square, Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains, The Gits, The Ramones Raw ... I'm hoping to hand it off for notes while I'm back in film camp next week.

And I'm DYING to make a new film. It's been over a year since my last one. I have that crazy crazy itch.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Machete - Lindsay Lohan

I love Kurt's latest poster for Machete.

The Blue Hearts - Linda Linda

I loved reading the blacklist script Mixtape. It inspired me to get back to work on a script I've been working on that's totally evolved over the last few weeks.


I'm having a hard time keeping up with this blog because I'm totally lame. After being stupid crazy busy with UT film camps for two weeks and being in LA the week before that, I've neglected you little blog. I'm so sorry, little guy.

What I learned in Kid's Film Camp the last two weeks:

1) Teen girls LOVED Eclipse. I mean LOVED it.
2) When you watch a camera fall off a tripod because one of the kids didn't put it on right, it really does fall in slow motion.
3) Kids love Wendy's Frostys.
4) Teen girls like montages of themselves trying on different outfits to pop rock music.
5) Teens are super duper smart.

But now that kid's camp is done for two weeks and I have time again, I need to get back to script rewrites. Hoping to get a new draft of what was formerly called Brother-In-Law out by the end of August. We're working with a kick ass manager who's guiding us through the rewrite process on this one. It will have a new title. We're just not sure what that is yet. We had a bit of a character shuffle trying to make our protagonist a little more likeable. We need you to love him. I think we're making that work now. Ok, back to work!