Saturday, June 2, 2018

Gear Storage Ch'i

We've spent some time recently uncluttering our gear and work spaces. Going through everything to create good feng shui, rearranging how things are stored, and moving things out that are no longer being used. Feels lighter, feels good.

New tripod storage gets them off the ground and out of the way.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Filming Resumes on "Ronni"

Veronica Narang, the lead in No Sleep For Ronni, resumed her role today as we filmed several shots for the opening sequence of the movie. In addition, we recorded voice over dialogue to be inserted in this same sequence.

Fun fact: Veronica is currently in Phoenix and Robert in Madison. The power of modern technology!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Wardrobe for No Sleep For Ronni

Veronica Narang plays several different characters in our film, No Sleep For Ronni, including a queen in ancient Egypt. We've been gathering wardrobe to see what might work best. Shooting should begin in Arizona sometime in the next few weeks.

We're digging this Egyptian collar necklace.

On the Wisconsin front, Tim Towne and Portia Adney have come onboard to play roles in scenes to be shot here in the Madison area. They met with Robert today to talk over their characters and read through some lines. Very exciting to see things moving forward on this project!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mad City Chickens - Full Movie

It was ten years ago today that our feature-length documentary, Mad City Chickens, made its world premiere at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison. Now for the first time, you can see the full movie online.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

“No Sleep For Ronni” Awakens From Hibernation

We have three films we’re working on this year. It’s the same three we’ve been working on for several years. Strindberg's Assistant, Benjamin's Ride, and No Sleep For Ronni. All are in various stages of completion, each inching forward clip by clip.

The most recent advancement has been with No Sleep For Ronni, a project that sat on the shelf for over a year. The reasons for the delay were many, but probably the most significant was good story--or rather a lack of it.

The tale we were telling just wasn't satisfying. We had good acting from the lead, Veronica Narang. And good footage and production values. Yet something was missing. Until now.

In late January, inspiration struck! A new idea came, one that connects our characters to ancient Egypt. Without giving away too much just yet, we can say it was a simple solution with a monumental impact on the story.

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The climatic scene that we filmed back in 2014 will now been moved near the beginning of the movie. Instead, we have a totally new ending. Some roles will be expanded, including Veronica’s. And additional characters will be introduced too. Stayed tuned for more updates.