Check this out! My film, The Drone, has been invited to screen at 2 events later this year! The first is the Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) in Richmond, WA. TCIF seeks to spotlight independent films with limited budgets using unlimited imagination. The other event is Chicon 7 in Chicago, August 30-Sept 2!Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, also known as “Worldcon,” is the premier gathering of authors, artists, fans, dealers, and more in the world science fiction community. Worldcon covers all the genres of written speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and alternate history, as well as science, media (movies, television, anime, and online), fanzines, gaming, costuming, filking, and more. More than 5,000 attendees from more than thirty countries will be attending the five-day event. One of the highlights of Chicon is the Hugo Award ceremony. The Hugo is the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. I could not be more excited to rub elbows with this crowd and screen The Drone! I’ll let Mark Boergers, Mr. Drone himself, tell you a little more about the movie.
In other news, DP/Producer/Documentarian Paul G. Lyzun and I attended the 2012 NAB show in Las Vegas. If indeed the Mayans are correct, the convention went out on a high note. I particularly enjoyed visiting with Litepanel and Director/DP Vincent Laforet regarding The Drone, Citizen in the Temple and Without Charity. We also had a great meeting with Sony regarding a central recording system for the university where I am employed. Oh, and Paul seemed to like the new 4K Blackmagic camera. Look at that price tag, people!
I am deep into the Citizen in the Temple revision edit and I’m thrilled with the progress. I don’t want to say too much yet, but I am making moves to put the vfx team in place. I’ve also done a lot of world mapping and viral video planning. So many ideas…In the next few weeks I am going to grab all the remaining shots needed for Citizen in the Temple. That includes the High Templar judge and the opening scene of the film. It has been awhile since we shot so it’ll be nice to get the band back together one more time. Maybe then we can talk wrap party. Heh heh.