Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Updates on 'Ipseity' and 'The Strong One'

So, it's been a while since I've given you all an update on what's going on behind the scenes:

As you may know, 'Ipseity' will start back with the final block of shooting in MAY! This is giving us some time to prep for the final shoots, cast some of the small remaining roles, as well as giving the cast and crew some time off!

A special congratulations to our Director of Photography, Paul Frateschi, who got married last week! (Another reason we are not shooting in April!)

Meanwhile, I have been making preparations my film team on 'The Strong One' for the screening in LA this summer at the CMF Grand Finale, June 21st-23rd. We'll keep you posted with our updates and more info!

In addition to this, we've begun the first steps of Post-production on 'Ipseity', organizing and syncing sound for all the scenes we've shot so far. For those who don't know what 'syncing sound' is, when we shoot, we record sound and video separately- This means that for each shot, you have one video clip, and one audio clip, and they have to be matched up and synced in order for editing to begin.

Slates, (or clappers) like the one below used in 'The Shining' are used to make the syncing process easier.

Stay tuned for some more updates- Shooting on 'IPSEITY' starts back on Wednesday, May 9th!

Monday, April 16, 2012


The past couple weeks have been busy preparing for the teaser trailer release, as well as the name change from 'Unforgotten' to 'Ipseity'!

So what exactly does Ipseity mean, and why did we decide to change the name?

Ipseity is defined as personal identity, selfhood, or individuality.  I'm excited for the name change, mainly because it is a unique way to set our film apart, other than the visuals, storytelling, cast and crew.

So how do you pronounce it?

Click here.

I thought that link was pretty cool.

This week has also involved the last casting call and securing locations for our last 6 days of shooting, which will take place in May.

Stay tuned for more information about our final days of shooting!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Some exciting things are happening this weekend! (Besides chocolate bunnies)

Be sure to visit the event page for the Teaser Trailer Release!

AND- Be the FIRST ONE to LIKE my new filmmaking page on facebook!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Some film directing updates...

Some great stuff has happened in the last week!

My film "The Strong One" was one of 30 films to be selected from Campus Moviefest to be screened at Cannes Film Festival! I feel extremely blessed and humbled to be a 21 year old film director and have my film screened at Cannes- That is an opportunity of a life-time.

Secondly, the teaser trailer for my full length film, currently known as Unforgotten, will be released on Sunday. You will not want to miss this!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

You keep going...

Filmmaking: Your lose sleep thinking about it, you sacrifice other things to work on it- When you’re not working on it, you think about it all the time. After you finish working on it, you think about all the shots you weren't able to get. 

But you keep going.

It’s not just because you love it, not just because it’s yours, not just because you want to share it with others- but because you know that stories are the way that we understand truth, and that makes it worth everything that you put into it.