If any of these fests are in your neck of the woods, drop on by. It will be great to see you. We’ll have specific dates, times, and venues soon. Be sure to follow the SUNDOWN facebook and Twitter pages for the most updated information.
Thanks to all who joined us at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge for our screening at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. It was a wonderful, emotional night. The film got great response from the audience and even a few awards! Check it out:
Thanks so much to the festival for having us. It was a perfect way to kick off our festival run. Speaking of which, we should have news soon about SUNDOWN’s next steps. Hopefully, we’ll be in your town – stay tuned!
Just a quick reminder that we are screening this Sunday August 27 at the Brattle Theatre as part of the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. I am told by the festival folks that ticket sales are going strong, so don’t be shut out! Get your tickets here. We are block C3.
Very exciting news – SUNDOWN is an official selection of the 2017 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival! We are thrilled to be making our theatrical debut at the venerable Brattle Theater in Harvard Square on Sunday August 27.
I just wanted to give you an update on the post production process, in case you were interested in how the sausage is made. Right now, we are in the color correction and post production sound stage. This means that we have a cut of the film with which we are happy and we are making it look and sound as pretty as possible.
This, of course, leads you to your next question: “When can I see it?” Predictably, my answer is “I don’t know.” But I promise you will be the first to know when we have something to show you.
In the meantime, I present to you the exclusive first look at the movie with some production stills. You are the first peeps to lay your peepers on these puppies. Enjoy!
I hope whatever holidays you celebrate have been fantastic and drama-free so far. As we wrap up the arbitrary category of time measurement that is a calendar year, I just wanted to give a quick update on where we are in the wonderful world of SUNDOWN.
A few weekends ago, I trekked down to Brooklyn NY to spend the weekend with our editor Amy Leland to work on a cut of the movie. I actually made a little video of my trip, but it was mostly us sitting in front of a computer screen. This was (shockingly) not compelling viewing. In the stead of the video, I present to you a photo of our lead actor Grayson Powell looking concerned:
Now that’s some acting, eh? After several hours of my nitpicking and Amy’s endless patience, we came very close to having a cut we are happy with! In the next few weeks, we should have the final cut which will be the foundation of the film you eventually see. The next steps after that will be to send the film away for post production sound design and color correction. And then, we have a movie! Thus begins the humiliating parade of rejection known as the film festival submission process. Hooray!
With all the anxiety and fear in the air these days, the SUNDOWN team has doubled down effort on throwing ourselves as fully as possible into creativity. I am a big believer in counteracting despair with hope and nothing fills me with hope more than making films. So that’s what we’re going to continue to do. Oh, and also not spend as much time on social media. That stuff’s brain poison.
Apocalypse aside, it has been an unseasonably warm autumn in the American northeast and the post-production of the movie is heating up. Our editor Amy Leland has been hard at work, building the foundation of the film. Cut after cut, it is starting to take shape and all early signs indicate that we have something you’re really going to like. There’s lots more work to do, but I’m uncharacteristically optimistic. We even got wunderkind Nina Kremer to recreate her dulcet tones in the voice-over booth (i.e. her mom’s office):
Such a pro.
We are also still chipping away on delivering rewards. Lasagnas have been baked, lullabys have been sung, promises kept. Please keep an eye on your email because I may be asking you for info to get your rewards to you.
That’s the news from SUNDOWN HQ. As always, the entire team is eternally grateful for making our movie happen. Have safe and happy holidays and stay tuned for movie news.