Poppy Jasper Film Fest – Best Drama Winner!

Excited to announce that THANE OF EAST COUNTY screened at this year’s Poppy Jasper Film Festival, and we went home with the award for Best Drama! Thanks, Poppy Jasper for recognizing the hard work and artistry of everybody involved in this film.2016 small logo

Cast and Crew Premiere in San Diego

Our premiere for Cast, Crew, Investors, and Backers (and friends & family too) was held at the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts on Sunday, January 31st, and it was a shining success. Check out some photos from the event:

Thane of East County Cast & Crew Premiere

Poster Mark 1

Here’s the mark-one version of Thane of East County’s official poster! Check it out:


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Thane of East County Official Poster

Behind-the-Scenes Photos

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of our successful Kickstarter campaign, check out some of these great photos from behind the scenes of our production:

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Update for the New Year

It’s been an eventful year. After making our Kickstarter goal in July, we began principal photography on the film just a little over a week later, and it’s been non-stop action since then. Our wonderful cast and crew all brought their A-game and, during the 18 days we were in production, elevated our little movie even beyond what we had hoped for. It’s looking so freakin’ great, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

After wrapping principal photography, I took a day off to sleep. Then I started editing.

It’s a strange experience; production takes a village, but post-production takes a hermit. I had thirty or more great collaborators as we were shooting, but since then, it’s pretty much been me and the computer. But I’m happy to announce that we’re within sight of a finished movie!

I’ve been sharing it with a few trusted friends and advisors, getting feedback, tweaking the final cut. I’m really excited about how it has turned out. Now we’ve just got a few more things left (sound mix, final image grade) before we’ll be ready to show it to you!

Thanks again for all your support. We’ll be in touch soon with more updates!

The Saga of Sundance Submission as covered by KPBS

Sent off to Sundance!

Thane2_t1200We completed a rough cut of the film just in time to submit for consideration for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and we’ve sent it off! Well, actually, just in time isn’t quite accurate – if you want to find out more about our saga of getting our cut sent off, check out this great article from KPBS’s Beth Accomando. She tells the whole story.

In any case, we are now one of ten thousand or so films waiting to be watched by their screeners, so it’s all in their hands now!

Write-up in Citybeat

While we were shooting, David Coddon from San Diego Citybeat swung by our set. Check out his nice write-up of our production!

Now that we’ve finished shooting, we’re working hard to get the film ready for submission to festivals – check back here for updates!

Principal Photography Finished

The sun rises on our last shooting day in Fallbrook, CA

The sun rises on our last shooting day in Fallbrook, CA

After 16 gangbusters non-stop shooting days, we’ve wrapped principal photography on the film and it’s looking great. Time to start putting it together, and getting it out into the world for all to see!

Kickstarter campaign successful! Time to make a movie.

Our Kickstarter campaign has ended with 125% of our goal reached! So now it’s time to make the best movie we can. Thanks to everyone who supported us, and check back here for updates as we progress!