Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ah, Locations, you elusive B!tch

  So, we thought we had a place to shoot our trailer. We'd been in contact with this guy in Wimberly for over a month. Then, just when we get ready to film, he says he wants $10k per day. What? Does he not understand that we're making the trailer in order to raise money for the film? If we had that kind of cash just sitting about, we'd pay the cast and crew of the trailer before some random location owner. But, since we don't have that kind of money, we now have to look for a new place.
 Last week my co-producer, Michael, and I hit several state parks. We found some great places, now all we need is a little bit of cooperation, then we can get this thing moving again.
 We've got cast, crew, and stunt guys... plus, our cool helicopters! Now all we need is a place to put 'em. Come on, Texas, let's see what you've got.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Trailer Auditions

I thought I wouldn't post again until we had made the trailer. I was even sure I'd wait until it was edited and totally ready to go, but i can't I'm just too excited. We have auditions this Saturday for two of the leads in the trailer. We've already met with some fabulous mountain bikers, who also do a little BMXing on the side. Plus, one of my co-producers got us some cool helicopters. They're being donated for the trailer, and we hope for the final film shoot as well. Also, one of our riders is sponsored by a bicycle company, so we've got that going on. And, the helicopter people are trying to find us some free cameras. So far, I'm pretty excited about where this is going.

Now, if we could only find someone to sponsor the rest of the budget... :)

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.