Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Indie Film

It's not officially announced yet so I don't think I can say the title, but I've done another re-write, this time on something more along the lines of an indie film.  The really fun bit is that I'll be on location near Baton Rouge for the entire shoot as a creative advisor!

It's a light comedy -- not quite as arty or quirky as true indie fare, but not bound to TV structure either so a very nice change of pace.  I'm even getting a chance to make suggestions for casting.  If we do it right I think that it's the sort of thing that has a decent shot at a limited theatrical release.

And sorry, Dan.  We're nowhere near high profile enough to get Maggie Gyllenhaal.

One thing about casting at a budget like this is that I'm of the opinion that all the characters in the script can change drastically to fit whoever we find that's best for the movie.

And it's also kind of tricky casting this.  We can't afford the sort of actor that guarantees distribution.  So what I'm looking for is actors who will legitimize the film -- a cast that when judges at film festivals or distributors look at it that they won't immediately dismiss the movie out-of-hand.  Get the external features of the film such that people will give the film a shot, then hopefully the film itself comes together well enough that people are happy they gave it a chance.


Jaime_sama said...

Great news, Steve! Keep us posted.

dan said...

That's great Steve.

I was in LA on the weekend and thought of you as I was stuck in traffic watching the sun set into the polluted horizon . . . (I thought, Steve LIKES this place?)

Seriously, LA is starting to grow on me, have enjoyed my last couple of visits.

Steve Peterson said...

Pollutions still bad -- but it's nowhere near as bad as it was in the 70s/80s. The amount it's cleaned up since I was a kid really shows you that clean air regulations have a huge benefit.

And I also like Central Jersey and Texas. What the fuck is wrong with me?!

One thing about L.A. is that it's not so great for touristing since everything's so spread out (and tacky). But living there is pretty nice. You got access to just about anything you might want and once you know the freeway timing, travel is easy.