Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Date Number One DVD out on Mon 10/4/10

That's right, so, a whole lot of DNO promo activity soon. In the meantime, go here for more on DNO.

- S

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Trying out Etsy, got IFBRT DVD (homemade) available for sale there



Just posted the homemade DVD of Indie Film Blogger Road Trip for sale on Etsy. Not too many people selling indie movies/directly by the maker on that site, but I did see at least one other filmmaker doing it. Anyway, go here to see the IFBRT Homemade DVD listing at Etsy. Cost is $9 + $3 shipping in US or $5 shipping elsewhere on this fine world. And let me know if you have any questions about this title/DVD or about buying it - thanks!

- S

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Magnus & The Air Quotes Woman



This short film came from a deleted story from Date Number One. Perhaps we will see both characters in a future movie.

- S

Project Details

1. Clean up; get all half completed & previously completed but not-yet-on-DVD & other media projects completed/released (starting now/September, on going until all previous projects that need to be available on DVD, etc. are available)

2. Create & distribute the new projects that will use the Total Filmmaker approach; what I've got planned are several loosely connected features, the whole thing may end up being similar to separate episodes of one show (except each DVD will have a 90 minutes or so long feature). Finishing up scripts & lightly planning shoots now, should have at least the first couple of "episodes"/features shot & edited by the end of 2010/release in late 2010 or early 2011. The total number of separate features/"episodes" may be somewhere between 6 to 12 (or possibly more), will have to see.

More soon.

- S

Segment from Date Number One

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Start Over - Date Number One Story 1 from Sujewa Ekanayake on Vimeo.

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For more on Date Number One, go here.

- S

Segment from Indie Film Blogger Road Trip

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Indie Film Blogger Road Trip: Episode 1 - Visiting Obenson & Harris in Brooklyn from Sujewa Ekanayake on Vimeo.

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For more on IFBRT, go here.

- S

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Total Filmmaker Theory

That's me while filming The Screening, Brooklyn, NY 2009, photo by Reid Gershbein

[i n t r o - I'm using the term theory in a very loose sense here (a fully developed theory would require me to write a lot more, but the goal is to use the energies towards doing it/making the movies & getting them out :), it is more like a feeling or seeing that the following may be possible (and it will be tried out in the coming days & weeks & months to see if it is in fact possible for me to do, in a significant scale; we'll define "significant scale" later - perhaps that will have to do with how widely distributed & well made the films will be, anyway, on to the theory...).]

The Total Filmmaker Theory

Interesting, entertaining (at least for some), creative feature length films can be made & distributed by a crew of one (a total filmmaker) or a small crew (less than five people). Feature length films can be made for $0 - $1000 & in a manner similar to the writing of a book or the creation of a painting (by one artist primarily, a total filmmaker).