Posts in category "Events"

Pros and Comic Cons

It was ten thirty on Thursday night. I had just gotten home from a preview screening of “Blackfish”. I was checking my phone for the last time before going to bed and I noticed a text from my sister: “R u free tomorrow? Wanna go to Comic Con? Free tickets just fell in mah lap.”... Read more »

6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Great For Independent Filmmakers

6 Reasons Why Chicago Is Great For Independent Filmmakers
  It’s our birthday! Blue Damen Pictures, our humble Chicago-based film production company is turning SIX years old today. In this day and age that feels like an accomplishment, and we owe a lot to our Windy City roots. So to celebrate our sixth lap around the sun here are six reasons why Chicago is... Read more »

"Dark Before Dawn" In Hollywood

"Dark Before Dawn" In Hollywood
Well, technically it was in Beverly Hills, but who is counting, right? It was our Los Angeles premiere and we were darn proud of it! Our little mumblecore film all grown up and lighting up the big screen in LA! Of course we had to take lots of pictures, so have a seat, grab some... Read more »
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"Recalculating" Premieres in Elgin

March 2nd, 2013: the place is the Marcus Elgin Cinema and the lobby is abuzz with excited audience members excited to see the very first screening of Blue Damen Pictures’ newest short film “Recalculating”. If you weren’t able to join us here is a photo replay: Want more, More, MORE updates? Type your email address... Read more »

"Dark Before Dawn" At LA Women's Film Festival

We always joke that we had to move to Los Angeles to meet people from Chicago. Everywhere we turn there is another new face that we greet like an old friend just because we both hail from the Windy City and understand what it is like to try to get used to a place where... Read more »

Red Carpet Truths

So in last weeks post I described the steps for becoming a spectator at the Academy Awards red carpet. This week I just want to follow up on that topic with a few things I learned from the experience. First of all, there are two kinds of spectators alongside the Oscars red carpet: there are... Read more »
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How To Go To The Academy Awards (Without Making A Movie)

How To Go To The Academy Awards (Without Making A Movie)
Whether you are a filmmaker or not there is just something exciting about the Academy Awards. This is the pinnacle of what Hollywood stands for and who among us can say they have never imagined what it would be like to Be There? Recently I applied to be an extra along the red carpet for... Read more »

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have
Every filmmaker, from the mightiest studio executive to the humblest of students with a camcorder all have one thing in common: to have a full audience when they premiere their film. The scale varies, of course: the student might be hoping to fill their living room while the studio executive is hoping to fill hundreds... Read more »

Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere

Film Shot In Elgin Returns For Premiere
Blue Damen Pictures To Share Newest Film “Recalculating” With Local Audience First CHICAGO, Feb 06, 2013 – Blue Damen Pictures will be premiering their newest film “Recalculating” at the Elgin Marcus Cinema on Saturday March 2nd, 2013 starting at 2:00pm. The writer, director and members of the cast including Ron Dean and paralympian Katy Sullivan... Read more »
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From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could
This time last year we were in the midst of furiously working to put the finishing touches on our first feature film “Dark Before Dawn” which we finally premiered in February. If you’re a follower of this blog then you already know that “Dark Before Dawn” was shot on a micro-budget that consisted largely of... Read more »