Thursday, March 14, 2013


Okay, I haven't blogged in quite a while, but a bunch have people have asked that I say something about indie film making. I am in the preproduction on a film that I co-wrote with one of my co-producers several years ago. We've gone through numerous drafts, updates, changes, and page one rewrites. Now we have something we're proud to call "ready."

So, what has preproduction involved? The first thing we did was find a director David Rimer, who is just as excited about the script as we are. Then, we looked for actors... turns out most Hollywood actors won't sign on until you're completely funded, fair enough.

And that should bring us to funding, and it does, but in a round about way. We're shooting a trailer, first, so that we can show potential investors and/or sponsors what we're going for with the film. This is a little tricky since we don't have our intended cast and won't be shooting with our full crew due to budget constraints. However, with our director and DP on board, I'm positive we can get something we can all be proud of.

All this, of course, means we need a location. Since we're trying to find something near Austin that looks like the drier part of the Pecos River Valley, we have a problem. But, we found a beautiful spot in Wimberly (honestly a little too beautiful and green) where there are a few places we could use for some scenes. We'll need a separate place for  bicycle jumps and fires (stupid burn ban), but if the handsome ranch man agrees to let us use his space in Wimberly, I think we've got a good shot of getting the trailer done fairly soon.

Once we get the okay on the location, and we find a time when our director can fly in from LA, we'll be ready to shoot. Once we do, I'll head back over to this blog thing to let you know how it went.

About Me

I was born and reared in Austin, Texas, where I attended three elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, and one university. I've backpacked through Europe, gone on an archeological dig in the Belizean rainforest, scuba dived through the Atlantic reefs, and skydived over San Marcos. And, while hang-gliding turned out not to be for me, I did give it a shot.