Many of you know that our short comedy “Three-Fifty” was originally conceived as a solar powered project. The idealism at the time was to create a 100% solar film production – ha – an impossible feat in 2006 – especially for a 35mm night shoot. Mission Adjustment: as “sustainable” as possible. We conducted over 8 hours of rehearsal in a solar powered building and on our set used a solar powered marine battery (in a Woody Wagon no less) to recharge batteries, cell phones and the night shoot’s very important coffee urn. Add to this that “Three-Fifty” was originally developed and enjoyed a 6 week run live on stage in a 100% solar powered performing arts complex, and we most likely have the greenest short in town. The technical part of our solar system, the solar panel, transformer and the Woody Wagon were donated to us by ABC Solar. Thanks, ABC!
We applied for our Environmental Media Associaton’s GREEN SEAL and just received our official notice. No matter the size or budget of your production or special event “going green” most likely won’t cost you any money, just a little extra thought and planning on the front end. It costs you nothing to recycle. Deep inside everyone really wants it. So do it! You’ll be thrilled with the results.
So, a big green “THANK YOU” to our producers, writer/director and cast & crew who participated in our recycling on the set and a big “THANK YOU” to our crew members who braved the big solar powered battery in the Woody Wagon to re-charge their batteries, cell phones, etc. We appreciate your courage to step up and be first! We also need to thank our great supporter of the solar perspective, a man who created one of the first 100% solar powered films, filmmaker Jack Bibbo.
Read more about EMA’s GREEN SEAL here: http://www.ema-online.org/green-seal
Dear Friends and Fans…
There will be a PUBLIC SCREENING of THREE-FIFTY at Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner. If you’re already a fan, you know it’s even funnier in a room full of people. Here are the screening details:
When: Wed. May 21
Program: Court Forrest Court!
Where: Marche du Film Screening Room (Palais “F” in the Palais de Festivals- Level 3)
Presenter: Danny Lennon, National Film Board of Canada
The screening is open to anyone with a Festival de Cannes or Marche du Films badge. Hope you can make it!
Dear Friends and Fans… As always, thanks for your support. We appreciate it! Three-Fifty now has 5 awards, and festival requests still arrive weekly. Fantastic.
Right now you can get your own copy of THREE-FIFTY for your home collection with your membership to Spiritual Cineman Circle.
Is Three-Fifty a spiritual film? Think about it. It’s a story of what happens when you don’t tell the truth, a story of CONSEQUENCES, and a redemptive ending — all while making you laugh your ass off! That’s pretty spiritual.
Buy it, keep it, share with giggley friends…;-)
As y’all may have read, short film THREE-FIFTY was conceived originally as a solar powered project. Great expectations of 50 – 90% solar powered were shattered when it became a night shoot — but the film must go on.
Check this out — Ben Patterson, The Gadget Hound has found a Solar Powered mp3 player http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/11392 Very, very, very cool.
Stories, mythology, one of the easiest and deepest ways for people to learn about human beings. There’s usually even a story behind the story — At this link in an interview with Steve Buchsbaum from True Hollywood Stories at the Palm Springs Int’l Festival of Short films, you’ll hear our writer/director Maurice Chauvet tell the interesting stories behind THREE-FIFTY… if you have trouble with this link, try the link to the side on the blogroll that reads MAURICE INTERVIEW
One can’t be everywhere, can one? Being at the film festivals is just always an inspiring experience. We have three festivals to prepare for this month, so I can’t make it out to Beloit, and we are very happy to report we may have a snappy intern from Northwestern Film and Television school attending for us to do some promoting. Stay tuned! We’ll give you the details as they arrive. Remember to check out Beloit Int’l Film Festival website… http://www.beloitfilmfest.com