Controlled Chaos: Tohubohu Productions News
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Okay, so it’s not quite time for Marty and Doc to arrive from 1985, but at least we’re in the destination year. And in the spirit of staying current, we’re simplifying our usual newsletter template — so hopefully this should read better in a wider variety of email clients (including mobile devices).
- “Uke & Trust Me” was honored with a Bronze at this year’s TIVA Peer Awards for Directing - Fiction, Short! We’ve updated the official page — complete with one sheet poster and trailer — and made sure all of the film’s info has been entered into the official IMDb page (so if you worked on the film, this might be a good opportunity to make sure all of your info’s correct).
- “Remorseless” — formerly titled “At Last” — will be screening at the AFI Silver Theatre as part of a special Short Film Showcase to premiere “Apocalypse Rock,” from Star Wipe Films. Not sure if there’s still any way to get a seat (we’ve got two tickets), but if you’re interested, let me know!
- Alas, the Tohubohu Producer Podcast is on hiatus for now, but there’s still the potential that we’ll post previously-unreleased material, or maybe even revive the podcast if time permits!
Okay, so as we’ve moved more definitively into the podcasting realm, we’ve slacked off a bit in the old-school blog-and-email messaging. I’d say that’s going to change, but in all honesty, given limited time and resources, you’re more likely to see regular updates on the aforementioned podcast and via our Facebook page and Twitter feed. (Not that we’re all that diligent there either, but still…) I won’t bore you all with a lot of big news, but to recap some of the highlights of the past year:
- The podcast has featured interviews with filmmakers Barry Gribble, Michael C. Dougherty, BigTony, Philip J. Cook, Kevin Good, and Aaron Shirley, as well as a filmmakers’ roundtable with Francis Abbey, Richard Cutting, Lonnie Martin, and Ron Newcomb (not to mention contributions from a slew of others in our regular “Community Question” segment).
- The podcast also launched our first video episode, with a behind-the-scenes look at our work in the 2013 48 Hour Film Project.
- Several Tohubohu veterans taught filmmaking classes with the Havre de Grace Drama Guild.
- Still more Tohubohu folks joined in on the 48 Hour Film Project in other cities.
- We took home several awards for “The Writer”s Dilemma” at this year’s TIVA Peer Awards.
- Bill took on a role as Vice President of the Board of Directors for TIVA (which is occupying a fair amount of time in and of itself).
And those are just a few of the high points. But in the interests of looking forward, it’s time once again to put out the call for this year’s Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project! Yes, Tohubohu is officially entered, so now’s the time to let us know if you’d like to join the team. Drop us a line, leave us a comment, or otherwise get word that (a) you’d like to hop on board, and (b) what you can bring to the team. We look forward to hearing from you, veterans and newcomers alike!
What? Two newsletters in two months? That’s crazy talk!
We’ll keep it short this time though, since the main reason we’re writing is to let everyone know that our latest short film, “The Writer’s Dilemma,” is going to be screening this Saturday evening, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theater. And we need as many friendly faces in the crowd as possible. Alas, our latest effort for the 48 Hour Film Project did not make it in time for the contest deadline, so the only award we’re eligible for is the audience favorite — and I know we’ve got some tough competition in our screening group. So right now we’re all about stacking the audience.
Returning Tohubohu performers Jennifer Massey and Nick DePinto star as Libby Daricek and Mark LaSalle, two authors each working to finish their respective novels — Mark’s being a crime thriller, and Libby’s an emotional drama. But as they describe scenes from their works (and propose changes to their pieces), their collaborative relationship is put to the test, especially as they learn they may be competing for the same goal.
We’ve cut together a 48-second trailer for the film (the timing seemed appropriate), which you can watch right here. And don’t forget to get your tickets for the big premiere at the AFI Silver’s site. You won’t want to miss your chance to see the movie on the big screen!
In other news, hot on the heels of our big premiere, the film’s director Bjorn Munson will be a special guest on The Charlie Visconage Show when it returns to Fort Fringe at 9:30 p.m. on May 17th! For those of you not familiar with the show, The Charlie Visconage Show is a late-night talk show focused on DC-area artists with new audiences filmed in front of a live audience. Tickets are available at The Charlie Visconage Show at Capital Fringe for just $15. Bjorn will be talking all about The Broken Continent (which you may have heard us mention here once or twice); also joining Charlie will be B. Stanley, Executive/Artistic Director of the DC Arts Center, and special musical guest Sarah Fridrich. The show’s a remarkable experience that has garnered some great critical acclaim (“Simply zany fun… laugh out loud funny,” just to pick a pull quote from the Washington Post) — a definite must-see.
Well, that’s it for now — hope to see (at least some of) you on Saturday! (See, I told you we’d keep it short.)