I hope everyone had a great summer — we were pretty much silent for the duration, though that’s not to say we were inactive. Most significantly, we finished production with Tarakata Films on “The Lake,” which is now deep into the postproduction process. We had a really amazing location shoot, and worked with some extraordinarily talented people (almost all newcomers to the Tohubohu fold). Absolutely stellar cast and crew all around, with (at the risk of offending those remarkable contributors I may be leaving out) some great camera work from Bryan Tosh, creature effects from Morphiage, and (naturally) screenwriting and co-direction from Tara Garwood. Having seen the initial rough edit of the film, I think we’re all in for a treat.
But if you don’t want to wait for your regular dose of entertainment, I’ll direct you straight to the upcoming Maryland International Film Festival, taking place October 13th through the 16th in Hagerstown, Maryland. Highlights include appearances by Joe Carnahan, Robin Givens, Tom Sizemore, and Bruce Boxleitner (among others); several workshops and Q&A sessions; receptions and after parties; and, of course, film screenings. Some of the films that will be shown at the festival are Narc, The A-Team, White Knight, Gods and Generals, and Breaking Through the Clouds… and a selection of short films including our very own “Green House”! Check out the official schedule for details on the really rich program they’ve put together — “Green House” will be screening with Shorts Session #5, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Online ticket purchasing will be available at this link very soon.) I’m planning to attend the entire festival, and I really hope to see some of you there!
(And though we don’t have a film in contention this year, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that the 2011 DC Shorts Film Festival is going on right now. So run and check out some top-notch short films right here in DC!)
That’s it for this update — we’ll have more as things progress (including, quite possibly, the triumphant return of a long-neglected podcast…).