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We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.

We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.

For details about the future of the project, click here.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lights Out

Both Hannah and Anthony mentioned their last big film project "Lights Out" in their interviews. Since the film has just screened at two film festivals (one in San Francisco, one in Italy) I thought I would put up the link to the film website for you all to take a look at.

It is an Independant Christain Production and operated in a very similar way to what we'll be doing with SOTB (although we're on a smaller scale). It was actually through the director of this film that I had the chance to meet and befriend Anthony and Hannah. So you could say that without "Lights Out" SOTB would not be in production.

Here is the link to the main website. I believe they are intending to get a trailer up fairly soon.


AutumnRose said...

Good day, Elena! I realize that any suggestions made are entirely subject to what works artistically, what is available, cost, etc, but I do have a suggestion to make for the opera scene. I take it that if you include an interior scene, it would not actually show the "Nozze di Figaro" being performed onstage. That would definitely put a dent in your bank account. :) If however, you do include the scene (likely by just showing the characters watching the opera while playing the sound), you might want to consider which song(s) they'll be watching. As a fan of the opera, may I suggest one of these:

1. Non Piu Andrai - Probably the most predictable suggestion. It's the most well known song from the opera, it's sung by Figaro himself, and it's catchy and accessible. most people like the sound of it, and there are hundreds of quality recordings of this favourite. No actual connection between the song and the story, but...

2. Voi Che Sapete. Cherubino tries to discover whether he's in love or not, musing on it. This song is another well-known one, and ties very well in Blanche and Bear's situation later on - although they are rather more mature than Cherubino.

3. Crudel, Perche Finora Farmi Languir Cosi? This is a duet between the Count and Susanna - and, as we know, Rose and Bear specifically single out Susanna as the best character in it. If you use it, use the later part of the song. The harmonies are amazing. It is also a song in which the count asks Susanna to meet him in a secret place, which might very well tie in with the next scene.

OK, this is crazy, but i thought I'd mention it. Do disregard! :)

- Your sister, AutumnRose

spacegrace said...

i agree with the suggestions! although wouldn't it be a little awkward script-wise?