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Need Funding

March 21, 2011

Requiem Beginnings is now in it’s fund-raising stage, so anyone who has cash to spare, go on over and donate some. There’s 85 days left to donate, so act fast. Also, you’ll qualify for great rewards just for donating!

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Picking up at last

March 12, 2011

Well, there’s a whole lot of good news coming down the pipe today. Let’s get started:

GWP’s short film, There’s A Zombie at My Door, has been submitted to the Terror Film Festival (TFF). That’s GWP’s first real step in going from internet videos to making films. whether or not it’s accepted it still marks progress for GWP. We plan to make something this summer as well to keep the ball rolling.

Also, finally one of the many projects that have been started and dropped is getting ready for production. This time it’s one of my college friends who came through with a script and now we’re trying to raise money for the film “Requiem”. I’ll be starting a page for this film so look forward to it!

In other news, I’ve currently put my own film project on hold until after Requiem is finished. I have most of the script done , with just a few more scenes to go. I’m hoping that now that Requiem has entered it’s fund-raising phase I can get time to complete the script, bringing me one step closer to getting it made.

One Down?

October 6, 2010

You’ll notice I’m a bit late updating this week. Well, there’s a good reason for that. I’ve held off intentionally because not only did we manage to get the score for “There’s a Zombie at My Door”, we’ve also been able finish the film as well! That’s right, I just saw the final edit today and approved it. We’ll now be opening talks again with a Philadelphia theater owner about screening our film.

Secondly, the film my friends are working on, the one I thought had been dead in the water, has had new life breathed into it. I recently heard back from the writer, and it seems that we’re still on for the film. It seems her computer had been down and is now finally getting back to work on the script.

Finally, I have started working on the script I am writing on my own. I’ve already gotten a few scenes finished. We’ll see where this goes from here.

Double or Nothing

September 27, 2010

Alright folks, time for another update. This week I’ll be talking about the GWP film, “There’s a Zombie at My Door”, as well as one of the films in progress that I am working on.

First up is “There’s a Zombie at My Door.” One of the things that have been taking some time has been the score. We’ve had someone outside of GWP working on the score, so I was a bit worried about how things would turn out. As of Yesterday we now officially have the score! I have yet to listen to it myself, but the person editing the film together has approved of the music himself.

Secondly, more news for the film. I recently got on a radio show called Transitions, a weekly internet radio talk show. While there I promoted “There’s a Zombie at My Door”. You can listen to the show and interview here.

Next on my list is the film I’ve been planning to write on my own. Well, it really is on my own. I contacted several people about it, but no one has responded to the first contact. One person seemed interested, but has yet to answer back about several questions. I’ve decided to get to work on this on my own since no one seems to want to go anywhere. Now, I could work with the people at GWP, but this is one project I want to do outside of GWP. GWP is mainly focused on low budget Comedy and Horror, and this film does not fit under this umbrella. Also, my main partner at GWP is timid when it comes to the idea of budgets and raising money, so he won’t be working on any budgeted films anytime soon.

I really broke off from everyone to write this script because I am tired of people being timid and unresponsive. I’ve been wanting to work on a film like this for a while, but the group of friends I made at college, a creative and ambitious lot in college, have become timid upon entering the real world. Recently many of them have become unresponsive to me as well. It seems they no longer have an interest in working on films, which leaves just me. Of course this doesn’t apply to every member of that group of friends I had. One of them has actually maintained that creativity and ambition from college. Sadly, that person isn’t a writer, more of an actress. However, she may be the one person in the group to have anything to do with this film after I’m done writing.

Monday afternoon update

September 20, 2010

Well, it’s Monday and it’s time for an update. In my last post I talked about three films, and I’m going to update you folks on them right now.

For the first film, There’s a Zombie at My Door, we’re still waiting on the score. we’re having trouble getting it from Person A to Person C via Person B. So the wait is still on. I’ll have a special post once we get the darned thing.

Okay film #2, or rather the film I’ve been thinking about working on myself. I’ve been researching a bit and found a couple of nifty things to help me in my quest to make a film. The first is the script writing software Celtx, a free script writing software that helps you keep everything organized, such as the script, character information, and even storyboards. I’ve also recently learned about crowd-funding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. I plan to use these in making the film. I also have an idea of what the film is going to be, as well as a basic plot to the film. I’m currently waiting on someone I recently spoke to about writing a script to get back to me about some stuff then I’ll start on my script.

As for the third film. It’s still up in the air. I was about to declare the thing dead in the water, but I recently found out that the script writer did have their computer during that time. It may take a while for them to get back to the script, but the possibility is there.

Also, the GWP page has some news so take a peek over there.

The Tale of Two Films

September 13, 2010

Okay, it’s update time folks! Well, right now I’m waiting to hear about the score for our film, There’s a Zombie At My Door, which we should have in our possession very soon. It’s the last piece of the puzzle if you will, and for the final edit to go forward we need it. After we get it we should have our film completed inside of a week, with a trailer another trailer announcing our release date. What? You mean you didn’t see the first trailer? Well, luckily for you I’ll post a link to it right here.

Secondly, I’m planning to take the ball and run with it. I’m currently doing a little market research and planning another film. I’ll probably do this one on my own, as in outside Grim’s World Productions, but may end up bringing GWP into the mix anyway. There’s no script yet, I’ll probably start on it next week. For now I’m basically looking at the market and seeing what would work.

I should also probably mention that despite the title of this post, there’s actually three films right now, although the third film is up in the air. The third film is a remake/prequel to a student film that me and a bunch of friends worked on for a college class. The film was actually suggested by one of my friends from the original project. The original was really our first shot at filmmaking and the friend was thinking about taking what we’ve learned since then to improve upon the idea and possibly make something professional. The friend had even started on a script for the idea. However, it’s been a while since I’ve heard anything about it, and it’s been a while since the last update, so I don’t know where the film currently stands.

Well, that’s it for now. Hopefully we should have the music for “There’s A Zombie At My Door” soon.

Blogging again

September 8, 2010

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve last posted. Things have been happening recently, I’ll give a quick bit here about stuff, but go to the actual pages for more info.

First off the main project I’ve been working on is a short film, There’s a Zombie at my Door. As you can tell it’s a zombie film, but I think the way we went with it is pretty interesting. This is of course a GWP film so I hope this turns out well.

Those who have read some other posts will note my luck with writing the novel. Well, I have once again hit a wall with the novel. Mainly because I’ve been working on that film above, and once this is done I hope to get back to it.

Hopefully I’ll post again next week.

Looking up

March 26, 2010

Things are starting to look up for me. First is the fact that after running around promising myself that I’ll start that book and then never getting to it, I’ve finally gotten around to it. I’ve written the prologue to the story and plan to start on the first chapter soon. Having a general idea of where I want to bring this thing is also good.

Also, GWP is back up and running. Production on new videos starts next week. More over there. We also received some very good news recently, but I will not post anything until it becomes official.

GWP Meeting

February 27, 2010

Just had a GWP meeting today to discuss several things, more on that on the respective pages. However, I have come to the conclusion that Chez plans to take control of GWP and make everything about himself.

Also, I’ve decided to hold on publishing for a while. I plan to push all that aside and focus on writing my novel for now. That way I’ll at least have something to work with when contacting publishers.

It’s been a while

February 6, 2010

It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last post. First off, GWP has gone into a slump for a while, but things will be picking back up soon. It seems like the the other guy running it has finally gotten the same ambition that’s clung onto me, so I think things should start going where I’ve wanted them to go for a while.

In other news, I participated in the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. I won’t find out if I moved onto round two until March 4th. The second round takes place on March 13th.

I’ve also been looking at publishers recently, and I think I found a publisher that I;ll stick with. I’m planning to publish a book of poetry before I work on my novel as a way to get money to put towards publishing the novel. It costs less to publish a poetry book than a novel so with the right amount of sales I could get enough to publish the novel.