Songs for a Sloth
Feature Film - Coming 2020
Almost lost my cookies on the last adventure. So this time we stayed closer to the ground. A few years back I did this commercial for Listerine where we stuck a leaf blower next to the actor to blow the mouth open. To test the visual effect I got a leaf blower and did it myself first. That training came in handy for these photos. I saw the camera and felt the air and decided to let my Mr Ed mouth go flapping. What I didn’t realize though was how well my nostrils could flair out as well (a few pictures over).
@violettemusic thanks for the surprise trip to have a weekend with my brother. Been a pretty relaxing weekend, just hanging around mostly.
Only some red time and purple time left in the year on my #thepresent clock. Gotta make some hay and edit a feature. Will sit by the fire and catch up on rest during the light blue time in the new year.
#songsforasloth #moviemadness2019 @folkmanispuppets @mrbrianthelion
#songsforasloth edit is cranking along. Special thanks to @nightsareforcinema for getting this entire project set up and running so nicely. Kevin was like the glue to keep the entire production and now post together. Rockstar. (Side note, this was not taken today. Today I was cranking away on a client edit. Days for the client work and spare days for the film edit and some hours for my family and sleep somehow somewhere in-between). #moviemadness2019
We almost made this movie about an illustrator or a photographer (and a list of a hundred other “struggling artists”) before landing on musician. Boy were we dummies to even contemplate doing it about something else. Although I blame @hollmania8 directly for that one, for being so humble with his songwriting and singing and failing to tell me ahead of time while we were writing about how amazing these scenes would be if only we just featured his original songs. #songsforasloth
Our film #songsforasloth was all about bringing together close collaborators to work on this project. It was something that @hollmania8 and I had in the works for way too long, and now that it was time to execute we wanted people we already knew and respected to hopefully make it all go smoothly. Rich suggested that we cast @mrbrianthelion & @iamavabird as the other two characters in this (mostly) three hander script. I checked out their work and was super excited by their talent. A talent that came through above and beyond my expectations during the shoot. But what I didn’t know ahead of time was simply what hard workers they are as well and how much they’d impact our shoot. I can’t thank you both enough for pitching in the way you did, really being part of the crew as a whole and constantly helping with whatever was needed to keep things rolling, along with of course all of our many table reads leading up to the shoot with your awesome feedback and commitment, and holding it down with the acting chops to help make this film the best that it can be.
Ok got it. Let’s just shoot a feature on our own then and see what happens. #songsforasloth
And the sloths and props have returned home. #songsforasloth
Texting Hat on Songs for a Sloth #songsforasloth #textinghat @folkmanispuppets
That’s a wraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap on Songs for a Sloth #songsforasloth #moviemadness2019
Been away from my family for three weeks to make this film (minus a few hours earlier this week during a very quick rendezvous). We wrapped day 10 (only 1 more to go) late tonight and I opened Instagram to post my latest sarcastic comment on the day and this photo was on the top of my feed. The beauty of the person in the image struck me first, and then I realized a split second later “oh hey, that’s my wifey!” @violettemusic I miss you. I hope you are excited to have me and my hard drives home soon.
More strange dreams happening #songsforasloth
My last post was all zen. This one will balance that out. @hollmania8 apparently wasn’t happy with the balloons I bought for the party #songsforasloth #indiefilmmaker #indiefilm #bts #moviemadness2019
I seriously don’t think I’ll ever have another filmmaking experience like this one (nor will I probably attempt to after this is done). The small group of people attempting to do something so big in such a limited amount of time and with limited resources, and with so much excitement and generosity and commitment to that goal is magical. Minus a couple of other key people, this is almost the entire cast and crew having a post lunch zen moment staring up at trees. I’m going to try and suggest this on all my shoots now. Although I’m not sure how nice this will be in the studio or out on location in New York. So on second thought this is most likely just going to be a #songsforasloth thing.
Going to have to repack the car a little differently. Tomorrow is going to be a big ‘ol party. 🎈 🎈 🎈 #songsforasloth
“Songs for a Sloth” Week 1 in the can. Putting on my party hat. #songsforasloth #moviemadness2019
#songsforasloth with @folkmanispuppets #moviemadness2019
Misty evening #songsforasloth #moviemadness2019