Friday, May 30, 2008

En route.

On the way to Wrath of Con. Pretty happy with the footage. Worked on it as much as possible before departure. We'll see how it goes over tomorrow.

Blogged from iPhone.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tick tock tick tock...

Sly stopped by my place at lunch to re-record some dialog. So that means all of the elements are in place for the weekend 20-minute Interplanetary preview at Wrath of Con.

Now, if I can only get said elements properly assembled in time...

Just stop it.

Lars. Seriously. You can pull all the "Metallica loves its fans" stunts you want.

You will still be a dick. Always and forever.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wrath of Con Preview details.

Looks like the IP preview will play between 12 and 2 p.m. on Saturday...

More Monday.

A few more Monday photos from Michael...


Yesterday was the penultimate day of principal photography for Interplanetary and picture wrap for Mia. Michael just sent me several good behind-the-scenes photos...

I'm in a panic trying to get the 20-minute Wrath of Con preview ready on top of the day job, etc. I'm really happy with the preview so far, though. Can't wait 'til some folks get to see it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Finally secured a URL for Interplanetary:

Some jerk already bought "" I say "jerk" because whoever bought the URL isn't doing anything with it. I thought about trying to buy it from the current owner but decided it isn't worth the effort.

Eventually, will take you to the Interplanetary web site. For the time being, consider it a shortcut to take you to the good ol' "Everybody On Mars Is Dead" blog.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Busy weekend.

Played a Friday late-night drum gig at Marty's, got home about about 6 a.m. Saturday. Woke up in time Saturday afternoon to get over to Kyle's for some ADR work. Got home from that and packed up for Sunday shooting.

We got lucky on Sunday -- it didn't rain on us. We filmed some buggy footage at the quarry with actors Kyle, Michael, and Trap. I think we got some good stuff. And picture wrap for Kyle!

I am now tired and slightly sunburned.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Somebody has finally created some affordable screenwriting software. Affordable as in free.

Check it out at

It's available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, and it includes several other pre-production tools. I've only had a few minutes to try it out, but I expect I'll be using it for my next screenplay.

So long, Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter!

Monday, May 12, 2008

20 minutes, give or take.

We're inching closer to a finished movie. As such, we'll be showing a 20-minute chunk of Interplanetary (end of Act II/beginning of Act III) in early June at the Wrath of Con sci fi conference (best name for a con ever) in Panama City Beach, Florida.

You can see us listed here, under "Special Presentations," as the Inerplanetary "Extended Preview/Work Cut." The preview will be using temp music and audio, but I'm hoping to have it 99% ready for prime time. We'll see how much work toward that goal we can accomplish in 2.5 weeks.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Permanent daylight.

Been mostly awake since 1 AM EST and am finally back in America--Atlanta airport with a four hour layover. Time enough for iPhone blogging and portable editing, at least.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Da, da, da-da-da...

Caught Iron Man in Rome (English with Italian subtitles). The first blockbuster of the summer delivers. Yay! And Robert Downey, Jr., proves again that he is a genius.

Also saw Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (English with Greek subtitles) at a lovely outdoor rooftop theater in Athens. Before... isn't as good as Lumet's best movies--I think the cut could be ten or so minutes shorter. But it is worth a watch for the performances (P. S. Hoffman!) and... well, Lumet, who on his worst day is still one of the best directors working.

Here's a grainy iPhone photo of that rooftop theater...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Internet access!

Just spent four days in Rome, Italy, with no internet access. The horror!

Am back online now in Athens, Greece. Mainly writing this post just to say "hi" to everyone. Also, my travel editing system seems to be working well. I'll post more details on that and maybe some photos from Rome ASAP.


Friday, May 2, 2008

Headed out.

In approximately 11 hours, I'll be headed out of town for a few days, so posts will be even less frequent than usual. And I won't get to see Iron Man opening night.

I am excited about a portable editing setup I'm working on for the plane ride -- more details on that after I actually try it out. I'm also excited about the footage that came back from the lab yesterday. I'll post some frames as soon as possible after I return.

Y'all have a good weekend...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Glossy press.

From Fangoria magazine #271 (March 2008), page 23 ("The Terror Teletype")...

Sorry about the low-res scan. It says, "The red planet gets redder in Chance (Hide and Creep) Shirley's Mars-set gorefest Interplanetary."

Red planet gets redder! Mars-set gorefest! That's some pre-release press I can get behind.