Hello, Andrew here with an update on what’s happening with Untitled Search for God.
We finished up auditions, and despite a slow first day, we were quite impressed with the applicants and now have the movie cast. I’ll be revealing the cast list over the next week as we hear back from our actors and they confirm that they are available.
After our casting session, we had our first big production meeting in which I put on a tie and screamed at everyone. It was fun. After that I went home and ordered up a fancy new (7 foot tall!) tripod and a terabyte of hard drive storage. We’re now in a very good spot, because since we’ve sunk money into the production now, we’re much less likely to just give up and walk away.
On Saturday, Ethan and Parker and I went up to scout a Wyoming location, and I’m very pleased with what we found. We’re planning to shoot a couple days on location up there. For your amusement, here is a photograph of Parker stabbing Ethan:
Ethan has delivered to me the third and final full draft of the script, and I am now in the process of creating DRAFT 3.1: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT. (Which, incidentally, would be a great name for a bad action movie.)
In between all these goings-on, I was able to find time to see Inland Empire at the Lyric Cinema Café, and let me tell you, it was… huh.
Well, it was very…
…I have nothing to say about that movie. That’s not a bad thing, mind you; I just have nothing to say about it. I don’t even feel qualified to do one of those 500-word reviews. And a lot of people won’t like it. But some of you might (you know who you are) and if you are one of those people, you should go see it. And if you aren’t one of those people, you should go see something else at the Lyric, because they’re cool and amazing and awesome and they deserve your hard-earned money. Check their site to see what’s playing.
Back to business. I should be working on the shooting script right now, but I just finished planning the shot list for the first dream scene, and I was so overcome by the sheer awesomeness of it all that I had to take a break. Ethan is scheduling rehearsals for later this week, and Evan, our impromptu crew supervisor, will be setting up some production workshops to help orient our new crew. This is the largest production I’ve ever worked on, and so I’m a bit nervous, but if this works out at all as planned, we’re going to walk away in one month’s time with a really fantastic movie in the can.