Archive for the ‘See No Evil Production Diary’ Category
It’s been quite a while since I posted any news on the Emergent front. BUT–there’s been a very good reason for that: business has been great. Genesis Studios is off to the best first quarter start ever. Because business has been booming in the midst of this horrible economy, we’ve had to set See No Evil temporarily on the back burner to take good care of our clients. However, we have two big announcements coming very shortly that will be exciting news for many of you who are eager to see Emergent up and running at full speed. Stay tuned–please. Things are about to get interesting.
Yes, we’re still here. Been heavy into post-production on Saying Goodbye, but there’s more that’s been going on…
We’ve been hosting investor pitch meetings in an effort to take See No Evil to another level. The presentations have benefited greatly from the opportunity to take the visitors on a tour of our studio–a definite feather in the cap.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the filmmaking industry in S.C. After wrapping Saying Goodbye, it was incredibly apparent to us just how much of an impact just this short film had on our day-to-day workflow. Genesis Studios is a full-service marketing firm and production studio, and we depend on our valuable clients so that we can pay the power bill. Read the rest of this entry »
On Monday, September 28, Genesis Studios president Cliff Springs announced the official launch of Emergent Films—a statewide, job and industry development initiative designed to facilitate the growth of the motion picture and film industry in South Carolina.
“What began last year with the opening of Genesis Studios continues here today with the announcement of Emergent Films,” says Springs. “We are committed to building a motion picture industry in this state one brick at a time. Had someone begun this sort of process years ago, the film industry would be alive and kicking in South Carolina. We at Genesis and Emergent Films want to make sure that 5 years from now producers, writers, directors, and every crew position is better off than they are now.”
This past Friday and Saturday was something to behold–callbacks. For the callbacks, we assembled groups of actors that we really liked from Round 1 to have them read through scenes together. When we blocked out some action to go with the memorized lines, we were able to see our first glimpses of just how creepy See No Evil will truly be. Read the rest of this entry »
In order to do an excellent job with the story and production design of See No Evil, we have to do an excellent job of researching the characters of our story. So to get better insight into the life of a blind twenty-something female living on her own for the first time, we contacted the South Carolina Commission for the Blind, who graciously connected us with Jennifer Bazer. Read the rest of this entry »
As of yesterday, Round 1 auditions officially wrapped. Some of our decisions on call-backs have been easy and some are going to be really tough. For every actor who knocked our socks off, we have 4 or 5 who were good but perhaps not great. Considering that many of these actors were essentially doing cold reads, it makes call-back decisions difficult. We don’t want to bog ourselves down with excessive call-backs, but at the same time, there were many actors–particularly for the lead role–that showed us glimpses of what we need but maybe not ALL we needed to see. Read the rest of this entry »
After recently posting that round 1 of the auditions had wrapped, we were deluged with interest from actors all around the southeast wanting to be a part of this unique project. So… Round 1 continues. Today, tomorrow, and Monday will see 3 more full days of actors passing through the Studio doors. If the excitement continues to spread and grow as it has to this point, we are truly going to accomplish something incredible. Read the rest of this entry »
The first round of auditions wrapped up today. We’ve seen a lot of people over the past week. Some roles we feel very good about, and some others will require us to widen our search. The great thing is that the response has been fantastic from actors and their representation. We’re getting such great participation that I’m confident See No Evil is going to be a rousing success. Read the rest of this entry »
Auditions for See No Evil began today! As a writer there is truly something magical about hearing your words somewhere other than in your own head. As a director, I enjoy hearing the actors give me a different take on the lines than the way I had envisioned them–especially when those new ideas bring the lines to life on a whole new level. Auditions are a strange process. Read the rest of this entry »