Saw Some Spider-Man Action in Cleveland Today
A co-worker and I saw some pretty cool stuff when we went downtown around noon to take a peek at the Euclid Avenue film shoot for Spider-Man 3. I sent our fortuitous tale to SuperheroHype.com. Sheckidout.
Mere weeks before shooting began on Hero Tomorrow we were absolutely blessed to cross paths with Alexandra Underhill. She quickly became our principal costume designer, and made a tremendous contribution in finishing the uniform for APAMA. Her radical costume designs will be seen throughout the Halloween scenes, and her funky house/studio became the perfect setting for our character Robyn.
She’s waaayy multi-talented and creative beyond description. The Cleveland Plain Dealer's website recently featured Xan in an interview and slide show. Please check it out, and WOW to Gus Chan with the camera work - justice is served! Click here -----> XAN SHOWIf clicking the link doesn't start the show go to www.cleveland.com/slideshows , answer the three questions, then select "Groovy UV Fashion."
We had two fantastic focus groups in April. The first was held on April 5th at the Massillon Museum, and was set up by Alex Nicholas and moderated by filmmaker Mandy Altimus. The showing put HT in front of a very hip and informed film group that meets once a month. Individual questionnaires, recordings of the discussion, and a brief Q&A combined to give us invaluable information about HT.
With that feedback in hand we were then able to do some fixes for the next focus group held at the IFP Chicago. The viewing's discussion proved to be very insightful as well. Our thanks goes out to Molly Hansen, the outreach coordinator at IFP, who has been extremely supportive of HERO TOMORROW since she first checked it out a couple of months ago. It was also great to see in attendance comic book artist Art Baltazaar. Art donated some comics for the HT comic shop scenes. You can see Art’s work here. Patrick the Wolf Boy
Next for HT...
We're as anxious as anyone to get this thing finito, but we realize it's going to be well worth the extra time and energy to finish it proper. Overall we’re extremely happy with the feedback we received – the majority of it was positive, but we also see some opportunities to smooth the flow and convey information differently in several areas. Milo and I had a great and rare chance to brainstorm for 12 plus hours on the car ride to and from Chicago, and we’re looking forward to implementing a few new ideas.
Thanks to everyone who has voted us into the top ranked trailers on the IFC ;- l
Rough Cut Focus Group in Chicago at IFP
IFP Chicago will be hosting a "Rough Cut" screening of Hero Tomorrow, Thursday April 20th at 6:30 PM.IFP CHICAGO1104 South Wabash, Room 302 Chicago, Illinois 60605Free for members, $5 for all others.Details: IFP/HT SCREENINGIFP (Independent Feature Project) is the leading resource of the American independent film movement today. Its 9,000 filmmaker and film industry members participate year-round in activities ranging from popular screenings to cutting-edge workshops and seminars. Offering invaluable assistance, information and access to the world of independent film, IFP programs help members make connections, and find out the latest on who's who, who's buying, who's financing and who's making what features, shorts and documentaries.Last year IFP Chicago started a program called "ROUGH CUTS" which offers members a chance to screen near-completed projects for the Chicago filmmaking community. After the screening, the filmmaker will have a chance to receive audience feedback. The program seeks to nourish talented artists, and to encourage them in realizing their projects' fullest potentials through critique and collaboration with the audience.Hero Tomorrow is the sixth feature to be selected since the program began last August. See ya there! ;-l