I do most of my work these days with By The Glass Productions. We just put out a brand new reel. Check it out.
My latest vlog about our Paradise Recovered release. The DVD launched April 24th. For more information on where to get your copy, check out paradiserecovered.com.
Lots of great things happening on the Paradise Recovered front today. First up, Brown (UPS) dropped off a fresh batch of Paradise Recovered DVDs at By the Glass Headquarters in Bedford, IN! This marks the first confirmed sighting of the Paradise Recovered DVD in the wild. Thanks to our wonderful distributor, Monarch Home Entertainment, the discs look and sound fantastic. The new DVD includes a commentary track featuring myself, Writer/Producer Andie Redwine and stars Heather Wallis and Dane Seth Hurlburt. In addition, there is a short documentary on the disc called Beyond Paradise, which features interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts on cults and mind control.
We’re also really excited about a certain guest blog post that went live today. The highly esteemed Matthew Paul Turner invited Andie to write a post for the fantastic Jesus Needs New PR site. Have you been spiritually abused? This is for you… Even if you have not, please read and share this awesome post!
And, if you haven’t yet seen it, here is the Paradise Recovered Trailer:
One of our main locations in Paradise Recovered was very graciously provided by my good friend David J Neff. After we had wrapped one day, he shot this “unauthorized” behind the scenes video.
Check out these behind the scenes photos from the set of Paradise Recovered (ask me about the cat):
When we started Pre Production on Paradise Recovered, I hadn’t heard of the new en vogue term to describe films made with virtually no money, Micro-Budget. At the time, I was calling it a no-budget film. Truth is, it has a small budget. If my math skills don’t fail me, the budget for Paradise Recovered is about two tenths of one percent of the budget for Avatar. Or, as one friend so eloquently put it, most films have more money allotted for cocaine and hookers than we had for our entire film. But we got to shoot a film and that’s awesome. It’s just not that kind of movie.
We didn’t have much in the way of Craft Services, Transportation or Catering. We didn’t even have much in the way of Boom Operators, Grips or PAs. We had a small crew. The DP was often his own Gaffer and always his own Focus Puller. The AC was also a Grip as well as the Data Wrangler for the Red Camera. The Location Sound Mixer was also the Boom Operator. The Producer and Director also taped windows. Everyone pitched in. And it was fun. And we got great stuff. And hopefully, in the end, we’ll have a great film. One that everyone who worked so hard on it, few as we may have been, can be proud of.
So what kind of film is it? It’s a film with a lot of heart. Made with love. Made because it was a story that needed to be told. And these days, thanks to advances in the ways and means of filmmaking, you don’t need a lot of money to make that kind of a movie.