October 22, 2006

HC Newsletter - October 22, 2006


I am pleased to announce that yesterday we completed principal photography on "Humboldt County." We each have a multitude of tales from the experience; so many, in fact, that it would be too difficult to chose one in particular to detail here. I will, however, share two photos: one of (most of) the primary cast and another of (most of) the crew.

Editing of the film has already begun, and we plan to have "picture lock" by early next year. During and following this process, we also will be editing and enhancing the film's sound -- including adding music -- as well as incorporating a couple computer generated effects. Once the film is complete, we will be exploring a number of paths to securing distribution.

There is a great deal of work to be done, but the results of the production phase have put us in a cautiously optimistic frame of mind.



October 12, 2006

HC Newsletter - October 12, 2006


Late last night we completed the 15th day of our 20-day production, and all aspects continue to go remarkably well. The weather has held up -- only one day of light rain -- and the "dailies" we have been watching of the film we have already shot consistently astound even us.

Below are a few stills from the past week, including one of our directors in costume. (They are playing supporting roles as well.) If all goes according to plan, we'll be finished on Tuesday, and then it's on to the editing process.



Chris Messina (MAX) and Jeremy Strong (PETER)

Jeremy Strong (PETER) & Peter Bogdanovich (PROFESSOR HADLEY)

Jeremy Strong (PETER) & Fairuza Balk (BOGART)

Frances Conroy (ROSIE)

Brad Dourif (JACK)

Jeremy Strong (PETER), Danny Jacobs (STEVE), Darren Grodsky (BOB)

October 3, 2006

HC Newsletter - October 3, 2006


A quick note from Danny, Darren and I to announce that we have completed 8 of our 20 shooting days, and the production is going unbelievably well. While there have been plenty of bumps in the road, we've had far more good fortune than we could ever have anticipated. (For instance, when you budget several thousand dollars for a shot of a helicopter, and then the coast guard decides to do a demonstration of their new whirlybird at one of your primary shooting locations two days before you start production, and they allow you to film it, Lady Luck is clearly on your side.)

The performances have been outstanding, the locations stunning, and the crew remarkably efficient. On top of all that, we are currently on schedule and within our budget.

We are moving through the production schedule very quickly but are managing to keep on top of it all. From what we have seen thus far -- and I'm sure those of you who have visited set can attest -- we appear to be well on our way to making an entertaining and thought-provoking film.

More to come...