Poster Rollercoaster

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My favourite part about wrapping production on a film is blabbing about it to EVERYONE (as long as post is going smoothly). And what better way to blow my own trumpet than to make a killer poster, and slap it on every last inch of the internet?

In the week between wrapping Winning Formula in Los Angeles and me moving to San Francisco, I bought a shockingly cheap photo studio setup – 3 softboxes and a backdrop rig – and got the entire cast to come in and have their character photos taken for promotional purposes.

During this session, Prudence and I shot the poster as per my concept sketch.

… Or at least what I thought the poster would be. I saved all of this work at very low resolution to my google drive, then promptly had my laptop and camera (with backup images on the SD card) stolen, as you well know, faithful follower of my blog, Klaus.

So there I was with a film poster that was unprintable. Bloody useless for all the good people at Sundance and Canne who will be champing at the bit to get their clammy hands on a full size 27″x40″ 300dpi poster for my micro-budget slapstick comedy. Because if there’s one thing I know, it’s that those good people love micro-budget slapstick comedy.

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Prudence Vindin and Claudia Pickering with George Clooney leaving Canne in a limo in the future. He has really enjoyed Winning Formula. They are indulging in Moët mimosas.

A new poster was needed. Lucky for me, Pru was back in the United states a few months later, and we still had access to our costume headdresses (which were later stolen, so this really was our last shot at it).

We strung up some white fabric in Cassie’s (the costume designer) house, and with the help of Klaus, we reshot a poster far superior to the original. YEW!

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Well how about writing something?

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The last three years of my writing work just culminated a little over a month ago in shooting Winning Formula, my feature film with LFL Entertainment. There was such a wild flurry of writing for so long that when we went into production, the physical doing of filmmaking was such a welcome change.

Last night I hit the cinema to watch This Is The End which was so massively entertaining (although it did beat me to the punch on a Backstreet Boys reference and cameo which gave me the irits a bit) and it was a real call to action to get back to writing, something I’ve been contemplating over the past few weeks but pushing aside to draw chickens.

I feel like drawing for me is so instantly satisfying. You think of an idea, draw, and then you have a picture. And it’s done. Not like filmmaking. That takes a long ass time. You think of an idea, you refine it, you plan it out, you write it, you revise it, you – anyway trust me there’s a ton of steps before you have a picture. As you can imagine, the product and the emotional payoff from working on a project that’s at the scale of a film is proportional. And by that I mean huge.

So I’ve got 3 different film concepts in mind. All very different, but all comedy… I think. And there’s one concept that has the potential to be the complete celebrity orgy that This Is The End was… if I get lucky. And as Get Lucky is apparently the song of the summer, I reckon I’m in with a chance. I dig good omens, no matter how much they are not specifically directed at me. So keep ’em peeled! In the meantime, Winning Formula is in post production so there’ll be a ton of content pouring through the facebook page as we move towards release. Frothing.

Guys. Relax. There’ll be more poultry. Probably even as soon as tomorrow. You might just get clucky.

A feature film? Yeah, I did one.

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A feature film? Yeah, I did one. It’s called ‘Winning Formula’, it’s a comedy, I wrote it, my mother doesn’t like the script but you win some and you lose some, I like the script, and we wrapped production on it last month in Los Angeles under LFL Entertainment. I will probably become very wealthy and well known in exclusive circles as a result of this film. Specifically, wealthy in knowledge and the exclusive circle being the cast and crew – but I’m open to expansion if you’re interested.

Anyway, here’s the synopsis:

While backpacking around America, two Aussie girls find themselves deep in turtle racing debt to a notorious gangster. Constantly validating each other’s bad decisions, they devise crafty plans to keep their heads above water, earning money any way they can while unwittingly become tangled in a dark mystery surrounding their family’s past. Through the hardest of times, they learn to embrace what is right on their caravan doorstep: romance, friends and family – with a side order of juice.

Yep. Sounds like a hoot, hey.

Well you can expect more updates on this little gem as the year (and post-production) progresses. This space shall clog up like the proverbial crapper with trailers, posters and links to high-profile premiers. ‘High-profile’ is of course an exaggeration but there will certainly be opportunities to catch a screening here and there.

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