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.
Talking Pictures Festival takes place April 14th-17th at and around the Northwestern University campus. Paradise Recovered screens Saturday, April 16th at 5PM in Annie May Swift Hall. Tickets and information available HERE.
The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival takes place April 14th-May 5th at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. Paradise Recovered screens Saturday, April 30th at 2:30PM and Monday, May 2nd at 5PM. Tickets and information available HERE.
Come on out and see us!
We were in LA a couple of weeks ago to screen Paradise Recovered. While we were there, we joined Karen Worden and David Branin on their Indiefilm Radio Show, Film Courage. We had a great time. Film Courage is a great show and a great resource for indie filmmakers and fans. Scroll down in the player below to find the show featuring myself and Writer/Producer Andie Redwine. And while you’re at it, check out some of the other shows as well.
Paradise Recovered is getting some great attention surrounding our World Premiere at this week’s Heartland Film Festival. In Lou’s View’s, at the Indianapolis Business Journal, it is a top pick for “What to see at this year’s Heartland Film Festival.” And Jenny Elig at the Indianapolis Star also has Paradise Recovered listed as one of her favorites in “A selection of Heartland films.”
Saturday night is our World Premiere and there are three more showings throughout the week. If you’re in Indy or attending Heartland, we would love to see you at one of the screenings. For more info on how you can join us, CLICK HERE.
So I’m packing my bags and I’ll see you at Heartland!
Paradise Recovered is blowin’ up. We’ve got three screenings coming up.
Next up, the Texas Premiere at the Austin Film Festival Oct. 21st (additional screening on the 24th)
Good things are happening. For more information, check out the press releases on the Paradise Recovered Blog.
Make sure and switch on 720HD. It looks gorgeous.
Our first cast and crew screening was at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. How cool is that. It was a huge success. I love the Drafthouse. I think it’s the best movie theater in the country. I’m so glad that all of us who worked so hard on this film got to sit down, break bread, and share the first Paradise Recovered big screen experience at the Alamo.
And thanks to Eddie and the Drafthouse crew for treating us so well!
Music is such a big part of a movie. For our favorite films, a few bars of a theme song is all it takes to conjure up fond memories. And so, when making a film of your own, choosing the right music is a huge deal. Add to that the limitations of a micro-budget and we were more than a little concerned when it came time to find the music for Paradise Recovered.
One day when I was deep in it. Surfing the web for music. Listening to song after song. Trying to figure out how, when and where we were going to get great music at a price we could afford. I got an email from Writer/Producer Andie Redwine. It was a link to an unassuming website featuring the music of Cara Jean Wahlers. Andie said that Cara was an old friend. Wanted to know what I thought of her music. I clicked on one of the songs. Guitar, Cello and a beautiful voice. Rootsy and singer songwritery in the best of all possible ways. It was perfect.
I’m so glad to have met Cara and Grover (Grover Parido is the cellist that composes and plays with Cara). I’m so thrilled to have their music in Paradise Recovered. And I’m so excited to be headed to Indianapolis this weekend for the CD release party for their new album, “Goodnight Charlotte.” I can’t wait for people to see our film and hear the tunes that help to make it as good as it is.
In the mean time, check out this cool article about Cara in Indy’s NUVO magazine: http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/cara-jean-wahlers-out-of-the-background/Content?oid=1481198
Check out this clip we recorded to support filmmaker Danny Lacey on his recent 24 hour live fundraising show. It includes a never before seen scene from Paradise Recovered (despite the lousy freeze frame from YouTube, I do not sing in the clip).