Great mention on io9!

Scattered was posted on io9!  The response there has been great and led to a lot of people getting to see the film!

Head over and check it out!

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Legal Geeks interview

Last week I sat down with Joshua and Jessica on the The Legal Geeks podcast and we talked about the legal ramifications of Keith’s crime.  I really enjoyed it. Thanks guys!

Listen here.

 

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Interviewed on The C-Realm

A little late on the posting, but a few weeks ago I had a great conversation with KMO on the C-Realm podcast.  We talked about utopia, dystopia, Star Trek, and Her.

Listen here.

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The Tunnel at the End of the Light

Scattered was part of an MA Graduation project for which I also had to write a research paper. I wrote about a subject of longtime interest to me: the prevalence of dystopian and apocalyptic narratives in SF film and the possibilities of an alternative. The paper primarily focuses on the comments of Frederic Jameson in his excellent Archaelogies of the Future.

If you’d like to read a more conversational and less academic version of the paper, you can view it here.

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Production Stills coming up…

Every week we will be uploading production stills from the set of Scattered. Right now you can see photos from the first day in the LAB.

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Photos are done by our wonderful Stills Photographer Nicci Gelnar. You can see more of her photos on the website http://www.niccigelnarphotography.com/

Victoria, Producer

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Funding Win!

Our fundraising campaign has now ended and I’m incredibly pleased to announce that we’ve exceeded our goal by $100!

Thanks to each and every one of our IndieGoGo supporters for their generous contributions! It’s really put a lot of wind in our sails to see the support and enthusiasm this project has generated. Keeping tabs on the campaign while we went into shooting kept morale very high on set. (as you can see from this morale-filled photo)

Our intrepid Producers Victoria and Sabina are hard at work on the perks and of course updates will continue to be posted on our website as post-production proceeds apace.

From all of us here, many heartfelt thanks. You’ve all made this possible and we can’t wait to show you the finished film. Thank you all so so much!

- Josh, Director, and the SCATTERED Team

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Scattered is Wrapped!

After four intense days of filming, Scattered wrapped on Wednesday evening. We closed the shoot with a beautiful tracking shot of the main character, Conal, that was elegantly executed by Matthias (DoP) and Emmett (Key Grip).

All of the equipment was returned intact yesterday and we’ve had a little time to unwind from the intensity of the shoot and reflect. It was an incredible experience. Everyone on the cast and crew really stepped up to meet the challenges we faced.

After the whirlwind first day that Sabina told you about below, we spent the next two days shooting on location at Trinity Buoy Wharf. As the Wharf is next to City Airport we had plenty of sound issues that Nathaniel and Bryn, our sound recordists, kept on top of. In addition to the planes, we had cranes, metal drills, piledrivers and buzzsaws jockeying for a spot on the soundtrack.

It was a warm day and hot on our set, but everyone kept their focus and we got through our schedule step by step. The discipline and professionalism of Elisabeth and Keaton who had to deliver their nuanced scenes piece by piece as sound was cleared was impressive. They were both such a pleasure to watch, that I wanted to write more for them to work on.  Why can’t we just throw a few more scenes in?

Our second day at the Wharf was even longer with more setups, but thanks to the deft Assistant Directing of Victoria Naumova we got through it all and were even able to do a bit of reshooting. This was the day we shot the longest scene of the film, between Simon and Keaton, and they were both exceptional as they soldiered through the same sound issues of the previous day to deliver great performances.

Our third day was rescued at the last minute by Ben Zeferework who kindly permitted us to use his building for our location. We picked up the shots easily before we moved on to our skateboarding sequence. And in case you’re curious, yes Keaton Makki does all his own stunts.

I could go into more detail, as there were many moments of reversal that were turned into successes, and every single person involved really shone. I can’t really describe how exhilarating it is to work with such talented and professional cast and crew. I’ve learned so much from each of them and they all pushed me to be better. I can’t wait to do the next one!

I’m also incredibly excited that writers and thinkers whom I admire and respect have also lent their support to our IndieGoGo campaign and shared and tweeted our site. It was great to see the people like William Gillis, Roderick Long and C4SS get excited as I am about seeing a Ken MacLeod film. I’ve been reading them for years, and it’s a thrill to see their tweets and posts.

We’ve only got a few days left in our campaign, and need just a touch more to get us over the finish line. Of course anything over that will be welcomed too and go into post-production.  Thanks to everyone for all your support so far. And thanks for any reposts, tweets and shares that will help spread the word even further and bring this film to the screen. It’s gonna be great and I can’t wait for you to see it!

- Josh, Director

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