Sunday, May 31, 2009

Official Presidential Business!

We never thought our film would ever cross paths with THE President of the United States but somehow that's exactly what's happening. As everyone has already read, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had date night yesterday in NYC. They went to dinner and took in a Broadway show, not bad for a Saturday night. The show they chose was none other than Joe Turner's Come and Gone with a wonderful ensemble cast including our lead actress Aunjanue Ellis.

Now, we don't need a President to tell us she's great but it sure helps!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We're very proud to announce that our film "The Tested" has been invited to participate in the 2009 IFP Narrative Independent Filmmaker Lab & Independent Film Week.

The Independent Feature Project is one of the biggest and most respected film organizations in the country. Besides financing, distributing, and acquiring films, they've acted as a conduit for countless filmmakers for over three decades now. Their annual week long market has had a hand in early works from Spike Lee, the Coen Bros, Kevin Smith, Jim Jarmusch, Ed Burns, Michael Moore, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes and many more.

Over the course of 5 days they'll work with us to "find" the very best in our film and get it ready to face the ultra competitive film festival circuit and beyond.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lighting Inspiration

Before embarking on this journey, russell put together a look book for key crew to visually define what he wanted this film to be. Here was his first picture: