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Where Do Movies Come From

Where Do Movies Come From
Now that filmmaking technology has moved from actual film to digital media to computers to handheld devices it’s fairly safe to say that Movies can come from anywhere. It used to be that movies got made in places like Los Angeles because the process of filming was prohibitively expensive to do anywhere else without the... Read more »

3 Reasons To Go Out On A Thursday Night

First of all, I’m sure that savvy Scenesters such as yourself are the adventurous sort who love to shake things up from time to time. Fancy cheeses made in Spain? Why not? Coffee that comes in a tiny cup? All the better to taste the sophistication! A movie on a Thursday night? Well, premieres only... Read more »

Festival First Saves Best For Last

Festival First Saves Best For Last
Not long ago we premiered our very first feature film “Dark Before Dawn” to a full house at the Marcus Cinema in Elgin, IL. It was a grand night and we looked forward to launching our film into the festival circuit with anticipation and optimism. Today, we are delighted to announce that we have been... Read more »
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Leveling the Playing Field Between Studios and Independent Filmmakers

“This is the center of the universe.” It was late afternoon on the campus of the Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank: in particular we were standing in a wide pedestrian road filled with metal picnic tables with folding umbrellas. “The commissary.” The guide explained. “This is where everybody comes: meets, talks, makes deals.” If this was the... Read more »

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago
  June 28th: It’s our birthday and we never forget it! This year we are 6 years old and we think that is something worth celebrating. Here is how far we have come in 6 years: We have produced 4 short films: “Persephone”, “The Visionary”, “Mattress World”, and (currently in production) “Recalculating”.   Thinking big... 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 »
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On With The Show: An Interview With Amy Karen

By Greg Kiernan So the big night has come and what a journey it it has been.  I leave for Elgin from Chicago taking just enough time after I arrive home work to change into my suit.  Upon arriving I am immediately struck by the beauty of the venue. The Marcus theatre of Elgin shimmers... Read more »

Before The Curtain Rises: An Interview With Pete Garlock

By Greg Kiernan What do you mean this movie had no script? As a writer myself it’s a small wonder why I was so dumbfounded. A movie without a script tells me that no one was there to hammer out the story and make sure it works on paper. No one was there to make... Read more »

It's A Movie Premiere And You're Invited!

Elgin, IL- Blue Damen Pictures is proud to announce the World Premiere of the “Dark Before Dawn” on February 9th at 7:30pm. The film will be showing at Marcus Theatre, located at 111 South Randall Road in Elgin. The “Dark Before Dawn” is a mumblecore type of film. “This film came about very quickly: our... Read more »
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Lights, Curtains, Action: Previewing A Film

By Greg Kiernan So there I was walking stiffed-legged through the frigid cold, down Elizabeth Street to a dark building I had never seen before that night.  My breath forms a stinky mist through the scarf wrapped around my face.  My eyes tear from the harsh wind and my normal rosy complexion turns a strawberry... Read more »