Entries Tagged as 'The End of All Things'

Twitter and another screening…

Ok, so after much deliberation and procrastination, I finally caved and joined “Twitter” yesterday, (as if I didn’t already have enough to do :-) that said though, you can follow my spontaneous and somewhat random updates at www.twitter.com/jcschroder. I will still be posting my regular blogs.

Also, another screening to announce: The “final cut” of The End of All Things will have its regional debut this SUNDAY, April 19th at 7:00pm at the KNOW THEATRE (1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202) as a part of Underneath Cincinnati, featuring a number of shorts by local filmmakers. Tickets are $7 public/ $5 students for the whole program. I plan to attend, so stop in, say “Hi”, see the FINAL cut of the film, meet some other filmmakers, and have some fun! For questions/times/tickets contact the theater directly at: (513) 300-5669 – See you there!

PBS “Viewfinder” and other shenanigans…

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I’m featured this month on the PBS/CET show “Viewfinder”. So, if you live in the tri-state region make sure to check your local listings, and tune in to PBS/CET this Thursday, March 24th at 7:30pm EST. I’m honored to be on the show this week as well as with an actress, Meredith Meeks, who worked on “End of All Things” with me, and will join me later on in the show to chat about that (now award-winning) film. For those of you who haven’t seen my recent shorts “Freedomland” or “End of All Things” this is an excellent chance to get a taste of them and hear me blabber on about how many things had to fall into place to get those films made. So check that out.

Also, I want to give a shout-out to the kids at the Cincinnati Country Day School (High School) which I gave a keynote to a few weeks ago. It was great getting to chat with you, and having a chance to meet many of you. Hopefully I’ll be back again before too long to bug you some more. You guys are awesome, keep up the good work, and ignore everything I said about throwing things at people :-) .

Park City Award…

Ok, so for those of you who have been following my blog for a few months, you may remember that a film of mine “The End of All Things” screened at the 2009 Park City Film Music Festival back in January (which takes place in Park City, Utah, during Sundance). Well, I just found out yesterday that apparently my film won “Director’s Choice: GOLD MEDAL” Award which is one of that festival’s highest honors… which is pretty exciting and honestly made my day. I guess it just took them a while to get the awards out, but hey, it’s great to find out we won an award 2-months ago :). While I truly think that any Award presented to a film is really a testament to everyone in the Cast & Crew’s work on that film, this award is specifically shared with the film’s composer, Douglas Romayne, who is simply amazing, and did an incredible job on the score. You can check out the film’s website here: starcomproductions.net/theendmovie and Douglas’ website here: douglasromayne.com

EOAT Screening in Park City…

Ladies and gents, sorry for the late notice, but I did want to let you all know that “The End of All Things” a short film of mine, is screening this week at the “Park City Film Music Festival”, which takes place in Park City, Utah during Sundance. If you’re in town, feel free to stop on by, the film is screening at 7pm on Sunday, January 18th at the Main Street Mall (directly across from the Egyptian Theater) in Park City. As always, thank you all for you continued support. There are more festival screening dates coming for the film… so I’ll be sure to give you more updates as I get them!

Happy New Year…

Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year. I’ve been traveling about the country over the last few months, so it’s nice to finally be back home (at least for a little while) and be able to focus back on the pile of work that never seems to get smaller. Between the festival, my several film projects that are in the works, the film association, my other film’s screening at other festivals, and of course, the production company, I’m never at a loss for twenty thousand more things to do, but hey, it keeps life interesting and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Wishing you all the best in 2009.

More Festival Screenings…

Ok then, so 3 of my films “The End of All Things”, “Freedomland”, and an oldie “Hopes & Dreams” have all been accepted to the 2008 20/20 Film Festival this coming October (a part of the 20/20 Arts Festival).  The films will be screening on 10/7/08 at the MainStreet Cinema in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning at 7:00pm, and tickets for the screening block are only $4 at the door. Also, “Freedomland” will be screening as a part of the Underneath Cincinnati Film Festival shorts block on 9/26/08 at the Carnegie Theater in Covington, Kentucky, also beginning at 7:00pm. So come check out the films and say Hi!

EOAT on IMDb.com

My film “The End of All Things” is now (finally) listed on the Internet Movie DataBase, or IMDb.com. Here is a direct link to the listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1230533/ While many of my projects are not listed with IMDb, it would be great if all of you who have had a chance to see the film would take a quick minute and rate it. While the IMDb “weighted” rating system is notorious for being wildly inaccurate, it still helps to have as many votes as possible as eventually the true rating will become a bit difficult to ignore, so whatever your opinion of the film, please rate it! Thanks!

When Will Things End?

Ok now, seriously, how many more ridiculous blog-post titles can I make up about “The End of All Things” movie? I don’t really know, but it’s fun and I’m on a role, so I guess I’ll just go with it. For those of you who have been keeping track of the progress of my last short-film “The End of All Things”, I’m happy to say we’re nearly there! The nearly-finished film screened as a work-in-progress at the oxford film fest just this past weekend and was extremely well received. The final score came in just the week before, (which was composed & conducted by multiple award-winner Douglas Romayne, and recorded/performed by members of the Hollywood Symphony a little over two weeks ago), and is just amazing to say it lightly. I’ll be sitting down with my sound designer once or twice more within the next couple weeks for the final mix-down, and the film will be completely “complete”. (There are “quote” marks around “complete” very intentionally, but if you’re a filmmaker, I’m sure you know how this goes). Even though we don’t have a “final” version of the film yet, I’ve already been approached several times about other potential festival screenings and presentations, so I’m quite excited to see where this film ends up going, as I know the 100+ cast and crew are also watching as intently as I am. I’m extremely happy with the way the film has come out, but as with all indie projects, it’s always a toss-up to see what will come of it. Either way, I will definitely be pursuing the festival route with this film, as it is truly a indie “festival film”, so it will be exciting to see what both audiences and critics alike have to say about “The End of All Things”. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

The End of All Sound

We have finally started the final production step for The End of All Things, which is that of Sound Design and Music Scoring. I’m delighted to say that my good friend and film composer Douglas Romayne, who produced the multiple award-winning score for my last film (Freedomland – as well as Buffy, Angel and many others) is returning to score EOAT. We had our first of many scoring discussions last week, and as always, I can’t wait to see what kind of new magic Douglas works with this picture. He is also truly a pleasure to work with, albeit long-distance (as I’m in Ohio, and he’s in Los Angeles). In addition to the score, I’ve also had my first of many sessions with my sound designer Chris Feran, who is also a great find, he’s been doing sound work for many years and has a wonderful ear when it comes to building a soundscape from a blank page. With that said, I’ll be working with the both of them on a regular basis over the next few weeks, as we’ve got a lot to accomplish in a short time, but I’m happy to say that we’re still right on-track for our April 12th world-premiere date. I’ll be sure to post a few more updates later as things progress and we get closer to the premiere.

That’s a Wrap!

We just recently wrapped principle photography on my latest film “The End of All Things”. For the size and type of production, the shoot went really well, and the dailies were just amazing. I’ve seen the raw footage and all I have to say is: I can’t wait to see this thing actually finished, it’s going to be incredible. There’s a lot to say about dedication and talent when it comes to your cast and crew, and I owe a great debt of gratitude to each of the over 100 cast and crew that worked on the project. I know I’ve said it before, but just in case any of you happen to read this, you guys are awesome! If you want to get small taste of what the film will look like, there is a rough “teaser trailer” up on the official site HERE. We’ve already started the editing process and we’re on-track for our April 11th premiere date at the Oxford International Film Festival. More info on this to come.