Posts tagged "film"

Why Other Peoples' Success Makes Me Feel Bad About Myself

Here’s one: did you hear about the student film that just won the Cinefondation short film award at Cannes? The film is called “The Needle”. The filmmaker is called Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, a student at the School of the Art Institute. (No? Here is the article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/talkingpictures/chi-cannes-chicago-film-student-20130524,0,1986199.column) The green-eyed monster in the corner preparing to indulge in... Read more »

You're Making A Movie? Who Cares?

You're Making A Movie? Who Cares?
No really: Who cares? Who is going to care enough to come and see it? This is a question that a lot of emerging filmmakers assume will answer itself once the movie is made: that their story will be good for everyone and it will become a hit on the merits of its storytelling and... 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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Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: "Recalculating"

Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You: "Recalculating"
    Now that it is awards season we are all looking forward to seeing the brightest stars walk the red carpet and hear who wins the highest awards for great filmmaking. These are the heights that every filmmaker aspires to reach and this can be a very inspiring time of year. What would you say... Read more »

The Art Of The Teaser

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One of the most exciting parts of working on a film is that moment when you are first able to begin sharing it with everyone who helped to make it happen and with everyone (you hope) will want to see it. For many films the first glimpse audiences will get to see is a trailer.... Read more »

The Dark Age of Film

If you’re like me you probably always imagined that the projection booth at a movie theatre would be full of, well, film. To be fair, until about a year ago the only projector booths that I’d ever seen were on the screen, not in real life. I was surprised, therefore, to discover that the projection... Read more »
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That's A Wrap! Wrap Party for "Recalculating" and You're Invited

That's A Wrap! Wrap Party for "Recalculating" and You're Invited
Well it has been a wild ride for the past few weeks while we were in production on our newest film “Recalcualting” but we just wrapped principle photography yesterday and now we feel like celebrating! It’s never as much fun to celebrate by yourself so we thought we’d send you an invite to let you... Read more »

You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.

You Want A Chicago Actor? Meet Ron Dean.
  Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and this has got to be one of the most exciting blogs I’ve posted yet – I had the chance to meet up with the star of the upcoming Blue Damen picture “Recalculating” (production set in Elgin over the next few weeks!).  This particular actor may not be... Read more »

Introducing Jan Kaschner

Introducing Jan Kaschner
Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again and I am pleased to report that this week’s post is exceptionally exciting.  As the production of Blue Damen’s latest film “Recalculating” draws near it behooves one to take a look at all the multitude of steps that it took to bring this story to life (not to mention... Read more »
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Who Cares About Independent Film Anyway?

<Start irony> Thanks Apple. And Canon. And Sony. And all of you- you know who you are. You’re the ones who made it just SO easy for everyone to become a filmmaker these days and now we’re paying the price. The Facebook messages, the endless event invitations, the please-like-this-project-cuz-I’m-working-on-it-and-we’re-friends-right? pleas. Oh yeah, and the constant... Read more »