June 8, 2007

HC Newsletter - June 8, 2007


The last several weeks have included many long and stressful days, but the music and sound for "Humboldt County" are finally complete, and we are elated with the result. We have a number of process-oriented tasks ahead required to convert our work from a digital medium back to 35mm film, but -- for all intents and purposes -- we have at last finished the production process.

Now it is time to shift our energies toward marketing and ensure the film secures distribution. This means scheduling meetings with sales agents and prospective buyers, submitting to the premier film festivals, and designing and executing our marketing plan. It will be a new set of challenges, but we have already received promising signs in several of these areas.

In other news, one of our cast members, Chris Messina, has had an extraordinary month. His last film, Ira & Abby, was purchased by a Magnolia Pictures and will be released later this year. He was also cast as the lead in a new HBO series pilot that will be directed by J.J. Abrams, who created "Felicity," "Alias," "What About Brian," and "Lost." And finally, Chris was selected to play a major role in Woody Allen's next film, which is being shot in Barcelona this summer. He will be starring with Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem. We are all thrilled about Chris' positive momentum.

As we have nearly completed the "product development" aspect of the filmmaking process, these updates will likely become less frequent. When we receive news about screenings and sales, you will of course be informed. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact us with questions or even a few words of support.