Taking a cue from fellow filmmaker and friend, Chance Shirley, I've decided to start a blog to track the progress of my new film.
I'd been trying to do something like this over at my MySpace page, but hate the way you can't create your own labels or organize anything. From what I can tell, Blogger is a lot easier to use and a lot more powerful. Plus, readers don't have to have an account with Blogger/Google to post comments or anything.
So what do I have to report for my first blog? Maybe I'll just tell a little about the movie.
First off, the logline:
Stranded in a small town after a botched road trip, a young man finds love and himself.
Want more? Here's the long synopsis:
Jeff is a failing post-college writer whose parents are finally kicking him out of the house. With this in mind, Jeff starts out on a road trip to Austin, TX with his friend, Tom; a final grasp at youthful freedom.
All is well until Tom’s ex-girlfriend intercepts Tom’s paycheck, forcing him to return home and resolve his relationship problems. While Tom leaves with his tail between his legs to sort everything out, Jeff decides to stay behind in the town of Kernville, CA in hopes that he will be struck with inspiration as he avoids the pressures of home. Unfortunately, all he ends up doing is staying indoors and watching daytime television while eating Slim Jims and pork rinds.
Then one day, after locking himself out of his motel room, Jeff meets Cat, a young attractive woman also at a cross roads in her life, who just happens to work at the front desk of the motel. Jeff quickly finds excuses to visit her at work and soon the two begin spending more and more time together and before you know it, romance has unexpectedly entered their lives.
Cutting up a fallen tree for firewood, exploring dark caverns, encountering a lazy black bear, and night sledding in the woods are just some of the adventures in store for Cat and Jeff as they begin to fall in love.
Everything is in place for a great summer romance between the young couple, but the impending return of Tom, the continuation of the road trip, and the inevitability of responsibility hover as a reminder of how fleeting this romance is.
That's where we'll leave it for now. Hope some of you will find your way back here every once in a while to check up on our progress.
'Till next time,