Monday, October 25, 2010

New Friends from AFF

The best part of film festivals ... the new friends you make. Check out Jonathan and Kelly's work ...

Monday, October 18, 2010

2010 Austin Film Festival

This is where I'll be starting Thursday night for about a week. You can catch me on a few panels and round tables, hanging out at the parties and seeing some flicks. But most importantly I'll be cold chillin' with my friends.

David's - IFC Icons Video

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Animation Sequences - Son of Rambow

Son Of Rambow - animation sequences from David OReilly on Vimeo.

I'm using the black and white sketch animation pieces (1:48 minute mark) from Son of Rambow as examples of what I'm going for in some of Nikki is a Punk Rocker's fantasy sequences. It's a good jumping off point at least.

And speaking of which, I'm in the midst of draft #3. I'm thinking of doing a tiny casual reading with some actor friends soon just to hear it read out loud and get one last round of notes to polish it up with.

And if you haven't seen Son of Rambow ... seriously, go rent it.

Elephant - Alan Clarke (1989)

It's interesting to see the inspiration for Gus Van Sant's, Elephant.
But as a warning, this film is not for the faint of heart. It's a hard one to stomach.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Be a Professional

Reel Women - Speed Mentoring (Kat in Attendance 16th and 30th)

16th, 23rd and 30th
Picturebox Studios

Mark your calendars because it’s back! REEL WOMEN has once again come up with something brand-new and oh-so-exciting! You’ve heard of “speed dating”? Well, this is SPEED MENTORING, except you’re going to get 10 minutes of one-on-one time with successful professionals and not get stuck with any “duds”!

And I'm happy to report I'll be joining the Board of Reel Women!!!

A Horrible Way to Die - Poster (Yen Tan)

Yen's beautiful and haunting poster for A Horrible Way to Die.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Dude, where you at? Where you been?

I'll keep it quick and to the point.

1) I'm at UT teaching the cool RTF kids about making motion pictures.
2) I'm at Einstein's Bagels on the drag meeting with students, friends or writing on my third draft of Nikki is a Punk Rocker or the Untitled Family Comedy with Toddy (coolest writing partner eva')
3) I was at the Fantastic Festival watching a smattering of gory genre gems about serial killer tires, deadly Santa Clauses and ambulance chasing lawyers.
4) I'm at the Galaxy movie theater watching The Social Network and Wall Street 2 on some of the prettiest screens in town.
5) I'm at home eating lunch (Amy's Palak Paneer dinner with pretzels) and watching episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent (I'm hoping praying they add the new SVU to Netflix soon).
6) I'm at Spider House continuing to revise Nikki is a Punk Rocker from earlier in the day and sharing a table with a homeless guy who talks to himself.
7) Soon I'll be in Dallas for David Lowery's wedding. Yay!
8) And after that I'll be at the Austin Film Festival on panels, watching movies and hanging out with all my rad out of towner friends!!!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Chicago Children's Fest Screenings

If you're in Chicago at the end of October, you have plenty of opportunities to see our short film Love Bug at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. I may or may not be there. Still trying to figure that out.
  • Friday, October 22, 9:45 am, Bank of America Cinema
  • Friday, October 22, 11:45 am, Facets Cinema
  • Saturday, October 23 1:00 pm Facets Cinema
  • Tuesday, October 26, 11:45 am, Bank of America Cinema
  • Thursday, October 28, 9:45 am, Facets Cinema
  • Saturday, October 30 1:00 pm Facets Cinema