Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Camera's Roll Tomorrow!

What a whirlwind! The last few days have been so busy! You know what? I haven't been here for a few days, and at this point I can't even tell you what I did on those days. I did something. I can assure you of that. Oh yea. Bought food and props and stuff and thing.

This morning I picked up actress Martha Schad and team member Micah at DIA. Then back home by noon.

At 2:00 was interviewed by a reporter from the Pueblo Chieftain. That article will run on Saturday. Then she wants to talk to me again in a week.

Can't believe cameras roll tomorrow! At 11:00 local time.

I doubt I'll be able to do anything here on the blog for the next three days at least. Will be long days!

See you on the other side! (Pray for us!)

And oh by the way -- got the second proof copy of the Deliver Me book and it looks TERRIFIC!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Fundraiser

The dinner yesterday went extremely well! We had a sparser crowd than we had hoped, but isn't that the way it always goes? Made enough to cover the insurance. Whoo-hoo for that!

Today we revised the script, chose the actors for the parts, called all of them, printed releases. . .

I'm tired. Going to bed. It's a wild ride!  Gonna get wilder.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Scrip! The Script!

Uh oh! Did I miss a day on my blog?! Where did that day go?

The script! We're still working on the script. While time ticks away.

The fundraiser dinner is tomorrow. (Can't make it? Make a donation to our film here!)

Can you believe we roll camera in less than a week? Yikes!

Back to the script. . .

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Writing with a Team - 168 Film Project script

Our 168 Film Project has a Team of writers. As a freelancer, I'm used to working alone. So how do you work as a Team? Especially when people are in different locations?! Two here in Colorado. Two in Los Angeles. One in Iowa?

Not to mention all the ideas floating around.

We're working on getting a story to come together for all of us, and then working on getting it down as a script.

It's a challenge, but it's a good challenge!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We got our assigned Bible verse! - 168 Film Project

We received our assigned Bible Verse from the 168 Film Project! The verse we need to portray in our story is . . .

                                    DRUM ROLL PLEASE! . . .

Genesis 9:8-10

We received our verse the evening of Super Bowl Sunday. We got ours early because we're out of the Los Angeles area. The teams in LA got theirs yesterday.

We're off an running to write a story!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Read about a Crazy Act of Faith posted my article about the 168 Film Project last Friday. You can find it here: "A Crazy Act of Faith."

Please visit and rate the article or post a comment. Thanks!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tonight is "Verse Night"!

I know what you're thinking: What the heck is "Verse Night"?

Last summer when I was attending the Act One Program, some of my classmates and I got together as a team to enter the "168 Hour Film Project." This is a speed-filmmaking competition. We get a short time (168 hours = 1 week) to produce a short (11-minute) film based on a Bible verse! I hoped I could contribute something of value by helping the team in Los Angeles write the script from here in Colorado.

So before Christmas, our team's leader, producer Nancy Bevins, got all available team members together by phone to get the ball rolling. She asked each of us what locations we had access to. When it came my turn, I reminded her that, um, I'm in Colorado, ya know? So . . . She said, "Yeah. What locations do you have?"

I said, "Well, um, we have some mountains out here."

The conversation continued and about five minutes later I said, "Hey! I know something fairly unique that I get you in Colorado: Bikers!"

One thing led to another and guess what? We're filming our short in Colorado. The whole team is coming to my house!!

Nancy and I have been working hard to get things ready for cameras to roll on February 17th and, boy, it's a ton of work. But hey, what an education I'm getting! I'm getting to see--and take part in--the whole production side of filmmaking! Something this little writer never thought she'd get to do. Most people only get an education like this in Hollywood. But for me, Hollywood is coming to my house. Literally!

So, what is "Verse Night"? All 168 Film Teams are assigned their own unique Bible verse that we are to base our story on. Bible verses are assigned ten days before production week--this year February 6th. So, around the end of the Super Bowl, we'll get a phone call and the folks at 168 Headquarters will tell us what our verse is. That's Verse Night.

I have to tell you that there is a lot more going on at my house. Like the publishing of my Deliver Me book. But there's even more totally wild unbelievable things going on. I'll tell you more later. Right now I'm pretty swamped!

I would really like to blog every day about the 168 Film Project, like I did throughout Act One last summer, and I'm going to give it a shot. But honestly, I don't know if I'll be able to keep up. I'll try. So stay tuned. I'll let you know what verse we get!

  • We need a short budget to make our short film in the short amount of time. If you'd like to donate to the project, you may do so here: Harley Heat. Thank you!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Deliver Me Proof Copies

Well we had a few glitches with the book. So we've been working hard to correct them and I think we've got it whooped!

Next, we'll upload the new version of the book and get another proof copy . . . just to be sure we got it whooped. That should happen next week.

In the mean time, you wouldn't believe what has been going on at my house! Next time, I'll tell you more.