"And if you've surrounded yourself with a really good team, when everything clicks and everyone can set their egos aside, it's like magic."
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"Crystal and Jade Castle have been a great resource for me in connecting with other professionals. Whenever Other Vision needs to look for talent, I give Crystal a call. Through Jade Castle, she's already helped connect me with so many other great film professionals in the Greenville area." - Collins Abbott White - Other Vision Studios
English: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, sometime between 1932 and 1934, when their exploits in Arkansas included murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Contrary to popular belief the two never married. They were in a long standing relationship. Posing in front of an early 1930s Ford V-8 automobile. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"What do you want to do with your life?" Ginny asks in this film directed by Karen Stanton for ShadowCatcher Entertainment in association with the Brain Injury Association of Washington.
A Not So Still Life is a documentary I ran across this week as I was looking up other things. A feature length film about artist Ginny Ruffner. She was known as Ginny Martin back in the days when she was growing up in Atlanta, GA and Fort Mill, SC before leaving home and getting married.
After attending the University of Georgia she ended up in Seattle, Washington and became a ground breaking ceramic artist known worldwide for her ceramic sculptures.
|Ginny Ruffner ( Photo credit: VOA - J. Taboh via wikipedia)|
"For me, this story is about the pain of twenty-somethings. We're a nasty mess of human beings trying to survive and prepare for the future. And at the end of the day, when we're off Facebook and done with whatever distraction we chose, all we want is Love and Affection."
-Zachary Davenport, Writer/Director
Mike Garland is directing a short film called The
Having been an actor for a number of years and a law enforcement officer; Mike has turned his attention to a story he wrote called The Find while while working at the jailhouse. Written over a period of a couple of years this is the first in a series of screenplays he is producing along with the guys at Ridge Runner Media, Brian and Terry Miller.
I finally sent it to a music composer in
to see about music for it. He said it made the hair on his neck stand up. This is when I knew we may have a winner. England
"I feel that films need to fill three purposes - They need to entertain, they need to inspire, and they need to enlighten or inform. If you only have the former, you get a brainless turkey that will soon be forgotten. If you only have the latter, you have a philosophical propaganda film that jams its agenda down the audience's throat. You need it all, or you've wasted the audience's time and their hard earned money they spent on a ticket. If the films I make fulfill all three purposes, then I can rest easily, even if everything isn't 110% perfect. Whether or not I have succeeded on those fronts just yet is, of course, entirely up to the audience - We make movies for them, not for ourselves exclusively." - Alex Thompson -
The feature length version of My Name is Paul has completed filming and is now in post-production. Hopefully we will be able to see it sometime this year or next depending on how long the editing and scoring take. I've seen some the footage and the cinematography is excellent!
"The short was selected Globally into multiple Film Festivals on 4 continents and was the Short Film winner at Kingdomwood Film Festival, Films with Valor in Acapulco, Mexico and the Redemptive Film Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia."
After showing the potential of the story, they have expanded it with the help of Tara Lynn Marcelle into a feature length movie. Also, after having shown the potential with the short film, they have brought in a team of investors to make sure they have the resources to do everything to the best of their ability with the feature. From what I've seen they have the footage to make it even better. Now it's up to the editors.