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.
Paradise Recovered and I will be on filmmaker Danny Lacey’s 24 Hr Live Show tonight. Danny Lacey is raising money for his latest film and raising awareness for and about indie film and filmmakers. Starting at 3PM Central time, he’ll be broadcasting a special 24 hr live show highlighting his and other filmmakers projects. Paradise Recovered sponsored an hour of the show and if you tune in between 6PM and 7PM Central time tonight you’ll see a clip featuring me and an entire scene from Paradise Recovered. A big thanks to Danny for all the hard work he’s doing on behalf of indie film. Tune in and check it out:
The Paradise Recovered website and trailer are scheduled to launch in about 45 minutes. We’ve also created a YouTube channel for the film, where we’ll post scenes, trailers and making of videos. I’m really excited about the trailer and about the progress we’re making on the film. So I thought I would go ahead and leak the trailer here, you know, for the three people who might accidentally stop by in the next hour :).
I’m currently working really hard editing Paradise Recovered, which we shot and I Directed this past summer. I downloaded Timelapse to check out on the iPhone and wallah! Watch me do the same things over and over. In other words, edit :).