Tuesday, December 30, 2008

First Iteration of Website up

I've been spending the last few weeks working on titles, there is a lot of them in this movie. Ian, the web developer also finished a first iteration of the website. It's solid. Check it out: http://www.winorlosemovie.com

I still need to make a real trailer for the film...on the way.

Friday, December 12, 2008

This Week

This week I submitted to some big festivals: Hot Docs, SXSW and True False and Tribecca SXSW seems like a good match for the film but there is no way to tell what festival will take it. I'm trying to come up with a tag line for the film, this is what I came up with or stole from the internet:
1) To win the game is great, to love the game is greater but to lose the
game sucks.
2) The only way to prove your a good sport is to lose.
3) Most games are lost not won,
4) Winning isn't everything but its way better than losing.
5) If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
6)You win some, you lose some and then you go home.

What do you guys think?

Oh, and here are some new titles I thought of:
Learning to Lose: A Camp Story
Pulling The 12: A Camp Story
Camp Loser
To jump or to throw: A Camp Story

Yeah, I don't like any of them either.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Denny Screening, Sound Design & Film Festivals Rejections

Last week I screened the film to Denny Rosen, he is the director of Camp Ojibwa. 3 1/2 years ago when I showed up to Camp Ojibwa we had made a signed agreement when I started filming that Denny would have final say on the whether the film would be released. If we disagreed over something in the cut an arbitrator would be brought in. Naturally I was nervous when I screened, but it went great. He was brought to tears at the end. Although he didn't sign any official location releases he definitely loved it and didn't make any threats to my life at the end.

This week I got several unfortunate replies from film festivals. I got rejections from Sundance, Slamdance and Palm Springs. Blasts to the ego but no sweat for the film. There's dozens of more festivals, I'm sure eventually it will find some nice festivals.

We are very close to finishing sound design and music composition. Just a few last songs to tweak and two temp songs to replace. I think I'm going to start color correction soon as well.