Thursday, September 15, 2005

Back in Blasto Mode

Is anyone still here?

Well if you are, here's the update.

1) I just got married. It's amazing.

2) Due to the wedding, Blasto was kind of a "background project" for a month or so. Didn't have the time or energy to really focus on it. Now that the honeymoon has come and gone, it's time to get back in gear. So what's going on with Blasto now?

Submit, submit, submit. So far we've submitted it to thirteen film festivals and recieved three rejection letters (Telluride, Toronto, Fort Lauderdale.) The only rejection letter that suprised me was Fort Lauderdale. They don't strike me as the type of city to have some vibrant film community that we couldn't quite live up to. Just to give you an idea how much the submit fees can cost; tonight I submitted to 9 festivals and the total cost was $740. That's a pretty big chunk of change to give to people that may or may not accept you.

Beyond the festivals I'm also starting to seek out submitting the film to different agencies. This is something I want to approach with a bit of caution. Need to talk to people and find out what is the "right" way (if there one) to submit material to agencies. I don't wanna just ship in a DVD and hope for the best. It seems to me the best way is to have that DVD given by someone that knows someone if that makes any sense.

In the meantime my head is already consumed with the next screenplay which is a bit more "complicated" than Blasto and requires a lot more thought. Blasto felt natural because it was a simple story borrowing elements from my own life. This next story is not nearly as simple and it's completely seperate from my own life.

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