Monday, October 15, 2007

No accounting for taste

This is sort of old news, but as I am not exactly what one would call a diligent blogger, it's taken me a while to post. On September 30th Scary Cow had its screening. For those of you who don't know about Scary Cow, it's essentially an independent film co-operative. Members pay a monthly fee, join into teams and produce short movies. At then end of a three-month period, the movies are shown and members vote on their favorites. The winning films are then awarded a budget to make a future movie.

Although SC is by no means perfect, it is an excellent way to get out there and gain some hands-on film making experience. Most of the members are amateur hobbyists like myself. Some are professionals looking to do side projects, and a few more are aspirants hoping to use this as a launchpad to fame and fortune (good luck). I've been a member since the beginning, and though there have been three rounds, this was the first time I produced my own film submission.

My movie, which can be seen here (or watching the thing above) was one of the award winners. How exactly that came about I cannot say; some form of mass psychosis most likely. To the extent we merit any praise at all, it is due pretty much entirely to my cast and crew, who proved more gracious and paitent than I really had any right to expect.

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