We have received official word that THE NOTHING will premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday, April 14th at 5:45PM at the Regal Green Hills 16. In addition, they have informed us that we will have an ADDITIONAL screening on Friday, April 15th at 3:00PM, so you now have two opportunities to come see the film during the fest’s opening weekend.
Also, the image above is our official poster going into the festival. If you’re so inclined, click on it, and get the bigger version. Print it, share it, send the link the friends, go around town posting it to all fully legal places for posting such information, help us spread the word!
Individual tickets for the NaFF will be available to the general public on April 7th. You can purchase a full festival laminate now. www.NashvilleFilmFestival.org
At long last, the teaser trailer is here. We’re so happy to finally give everyone a little taste of THE NOTHING. If you like this trailer, please tell every single person about this movie and send them the video, help us make it viral.
After 8 long and sweaty nights, we’ve wrapped at our Leipers Fork location. Our cast and crew beared no small amount of discomfort to deliver some simply amazing performances and footage. We are literally giddy like school girls (trust me, our titters echoed throughout the barn) with what was shot.
Despite, or perhaps because of, the various stresses of indie filmmaking, not only was every single person involved beyond professional, we all had a great time as well. The video on the top of this post shows it.
We shot over 70 pages in merely 8 days (a typical Hollywood movie shoots 3 pages on a good day, to give you some comparison), and more importantly we shot 70 incredible pages. I couldn’t be prouder of what we accomplished. There was a general feeling on the set that we may have something special on our hands.
Stay tuned over the next month or so, as we’ll have updates from the shoot days on our remaining locations. Thanks to you, the people, for all your support and encouragement via facebook and whathaveyou, it’s meant a lot. And thanks most of all to our cast and crew, for making The Nothing something.
See ya real soon.
At 5:46 PM on a sweltering Tennessee evening, cameras began rolling on THE NOTHING. It took over two years to get to this point. The opening shot was inside of a sweaty storage cubby, that only the actors, Director, DP and AD could even get inside of.
It was a moment that almost felt a bit anticlimactic after so much build up, but then it hit me. We are making a movie. For real this time. Cameras, lights, costumes; and crew people asking me to get out the way. There are all sorts of really expensive technically digital doodads that I both fear and don’t understand. It’s great.
We’re shooting fully digitally on Canon 7Ds. I know a lot of people are purists for shooting on film, but I’m 100% on board with the digital revolution. I’m for anything that makes it easier for indie filmmakers (like us) to make professional quality films. The Nothing is fully and proudly a part of a digital revolution in independent film.
2 years ago, the first time we attempted to make this movie fully independently, the film we are making now would have been impossible, that’s how fast technology is moving.
We’re moving fast too. Our AD, Drew Langer, told me that, on average, a Hollywood film shoots 3 pages a day. We did that in our first four hours.
I had literal chills up my spine upon seeing our first footage. I can’t wait until the world gets to see this film.
But in the meantime, enjoy these production stills, and our first production video diary.
We are nearly there, folks. Principal Photography begins in only a week. That’s but 7 earth days, ya’ll. The production team here at Released Pictures International Global National Headquarters is definitely in crunch mode. There are sets to dress, rehearsals to finalize, crew positions to lock down, meetings a plenty to be had, and about 749 tons of paperwork to be buried beneath. But we’re not complaining (much) because WE ARE MAKING A MOVIE!
And once production begins, stay tuned right here for all the latest updates. Yours Truly will be blogging on location throughout the shoot. And we are preparing to up the video content we put out starting with this very post.
Also, if you want to take a moment to check out all the amazing people that are making this project come alive, keep tabs on our CREW and ABOUT pages, as they have been updated, and will continue to be updated, with crew on the crew page (obviously) and an ongoing and sure to be endless SPECIAL THANKS section on the about page.
Now that I surely have you chomping at the bit with THE NOTHING FEVER, here’s a prescription to cool your brow: Two clips from our cast table read. The first is from an early scene shortly after the characters are first confronted with what’s outside those barn doors. The second features Lane and Bud, and gives you a glimpse into the dynamics of their, shall we say, strained relationship.