Monday, October 31, 2005

IPFW news paper

It looks like the project will be featured in the next issue of IPFW's news paper. I hope to post the article here next week. The script is well on it's way...hope to have it finished soon!

ps. those of you out-of-towners...IPFW Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne

Friday, October 21, 2005

Cool stuff

Two really neat developments...

I have two instruments almost finished...a pan flute and a three stringed instrument...

Also, I spoke with a student from IPFW who has had many years experience in martial arts (as an instructor and competitor), and is a huge fan of Jeet Kun Do...that is the style I wanted to emulate for the fighting in the film. This student has agreed to choreograph the fights.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

things that make you say...hmmm...what? oh well...

Some people just don't get it...I have the 'display' for the film up at USF for the faculty and Alumni show...a show in which no one from my graduating class showed up for the opening or entered anything...bad class of beer...but I digress...I overheard a student (one who has grown from below average painter to top notch printer in four years) talking about my display complaining that I did not put in a painting. Well I've put paintings in every year. This year my ART is the film! Some people (unfortunately a lot of artists) still don't see film as a real art form...their loss I suppose...

hopefully I'll be starting the "Behind the scenes" video this week. I have three designs for instruments and one built.

Friday, October 14, 2005


Just met with the young lady who is playing Lilly...she's perfect...also spoke with one of my students who works at American Health Fitness...she thinks she can round up some muscle for the scene where the hunters all go into the woods for the last time to battle the Garum...

Monday, October 10, 2005

500 plus

The script is half done and the boards are up to 503...

Friday, October 07, 2005


As I continue to work on the script, I'm finding that there are several plot holes and jumps in the story that need a fixin'...I'm now up to 490 storyboards...whew!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Good vs Evil

Some one asked me today if the movie was basically a good vs evil story...yes...and is GVE, but on several levels. First off, the people in the story are plauged by the GARUM. He is the large beast that moves about the forest and is killing the hunters, beggars and village dwellers. He is not evil. He has been driven mad by blindness and the curse of a long life. He is bad, however, and must be destroyed. The DRIFTERS are evil...I mean, come on...they're demons. They are attempting to stir things up and eventually use the GARUM to wipe out the humans. Lilly is there as a wall between the DRIFTERS and the humans.

...and here is the display

Lilly and the Drifter

The sculpture is finished and on display at the gallery at the University of Saint Francis.

More boards

Just added 21 more storyboards...script is chugging along...

Monday, October 03, 2005


Casting is going well:

The Lead Cast

Gwenn: cast
Danea: some one in mind...waiting to hear back
Danea's lead warrior: cast (and pumping iron!)
Lilly: just got a photo of a young woman who's smile is PERFECT for the part
Librarian: cast
Elders: one of for cast
Beggar: someone in mind...waiting to hear back