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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.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Video: "Princesses in Disguise" - Extended

Friends, I have a treat for you today.

This is not the trailer. I so badly wanted to have that done for you all, but right now I need to focus on getting the movie itself cut.

However I appreciate so much what you all have done to bring the production to this point and I want to share something with you.

So I present to you the rough cut of the second half of the "Princesses in Disguise" conversation.

Rough cut means that we have done NO audio correction, we have NOT fine cut between shots, and there is no color correction or music added. However it gives you a look at the actors and camera technique.

I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Screenshot Thursday

Today we have a pretty cool image.

If I am correct, this is the first image we've released of Rose held captive by Freet. Pretty dramatic stuff....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Screenshot Tuesday

Rose comes to Blanche's defense and tells off Eileen and Lisa.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Screenshot Tuesday

Today's screenshot is another look at the "Princesses in Disguise" scene. This scene was a rather difficult one to adapt, as the dialogue is important both to the plot and to the fans, but it doesn't translate well visually as it is basically people just sitting around and talking for ten minutes.

Regina suggested that I break the discussion into two bits -- therefore we do have Rose start the conversation earlier in the story, while she and Blanche are at school. It's a pretty neat intro and I think it'll work well.

The second half of the scene I enlivened visually by adding a chess game. The pieces on the chess board were great metaphors for the different kinds of fairytale characters the Briers and Bear are talking about. In addition, it's my own personal nod to "Black as Night" in which chess imagery figures prominently.

Friday, April 1, 2011