Posts tagged "Recalculating"

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 »

"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 »

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 »
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Five Years of Filming in Chicago

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Everybody wants to be an overnight success. We sometimes fall into the  trap of thinking that the only movies being made are the blockbuster hits that take theatres by storm. It’s easy to be so dazzled by the glitz of an action packed feature film and it’s easy to forget that the people who made... 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 »

Art Imitating Life: Actress To Run In Paralympics

Art Imitating Life: Actress To Run In Paralympics
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how much of it was based on real life? For some films like biopics or “based-on-real-events” movies this is an obvious question to ask. Other times an actor fills a role so perfectly it is difficult not to wonder whether the role was written with the actor... Read more »
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Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors

Perils of Digital Moviemaking: Hard Drive Errors
Here’s something you don’t always think about when you think of movie-making these days: most “films” are actually completely digital nowadays and our most recent short film “Recalculating” is no exception. The camera that we used is a type of camera called the Red- and when you hear people talk about The Red camera you... Read more »

Two of a Kind: An interview with Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan

Two of a Kind: An interview with Jay Cramer and Katy Sullivan
Good Evening, Greg Kiernan here again.  This time I’m with Katy Sullivan and Jay Cramer, stars of the latest Blue Damen endeavor “Recalculating.”  These two welcomed me, suprised me, and downright inspired me within just a few minutes of meeting them.  I’ll get right to it and not waste any more time. Greg: Good to... Read more »

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 »
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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 »