Monday, December 31, 2007

MCC: Just Under the Wire (IT’S SUBMITTED!)

It’s official! Mad City Chickens has begun its trek into film festival submission land. This past week was nothing less than a crazed insane rush to edit the film into the best possible form before getting it postmarked by the deadline of 5:00 pm TODAY! We made it by 3:30.

Last night we saw no sleep. Instead, we spent the 24 hours dropping in b-roll stills and stock footage onto the time line. Musical accents, ADR, dialogue tweaking. The film is good (in our opinion), but it’s not yet great. Another couple weeks of editing and a few more on-location shoots would have done wonders, but a deadline is a deadline.

We’ll keep plugging away at it as we try to return to some semblance of normal living again. (The piles of clean clothes and dirty dishes are sure signs of a deadline-style life.)

If the film is accepted, we have until the 15th of February to deliver it. But of course, this is only the beginning. The festival submission circuit starts to kick into high gear come summer, and by then, Mad City will be polished to our liking.

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