Answers and Updates
To our backers: It's time for another project update. Before we go into those details let’s address three questions which usually arise whenever we do an update.
1. Why is it... Read more
Alex Gibney Joins Zero Day Film
We are very excited to inform backers that Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has agreed to come onto the project as Consulting Producer.
Alex has two films now in release: ... Read more
Finding a New Character
We have a crowd-sourcing challenge for you. Several distributors and broadcasters who are talking to us about purchasing Zero Day and distributing the finished film are clamoring for an additional... Read more
Netflix and CNN
Last week our sales agent informed me that Netflix would acquire Zero Day for distribution once the film is completed. He is also in conversation with CNN Films in this same regard.... Read more
Wired Cover Story and Our Film
The cover story earlier this week in Wired by James Bamford was epic in many ways. Jim, a friend of the film's, spent three days with Edward Snowden in Moscow... Read more
Shuffling the Cards
Preparing to edit a new rough cut. Which means playing with virtual 3x5 cards in Scrivener, our favorite app for organizing thoughts. Hat tip to editor Summers Henderson for that... Read more
Film and Real Life
Our documentary, like most, has a mind of its own. Especially since the topic is Internet security and surveillance. Real life has a way of making the rules.
I cannot... Read more
News on Completion
In response to various inquiries about the status of the film: we’re in wait mode. Our two financing and distribution partners (BBC Storyville and Magnolia Pictures) are not in synch... Read more
Rough Cut Done
We're pleased to report that the first rough cut of the film is done! This story about cyber-surveillance and threats to Internet privacy evolved to be even more timely, topical... Read more
Starting the Edit
Summer is here and it's time to update you on the film's progress and schedule. We are nearing the end of production with a few more critical shooting... Read more
More Filming Underway
After returning from two weeks filming in the Middle East we filmed several days in the Bay Area last week. You can read the daily blogposts on the film website for... Read more
Back from Beirut and Istanbul
I just completed filming in Beirut and Istanbul with fine hard work from my dedicated crew: Joan Churchill (camera), Alan Barker (sound) and Walker (co-producer). Filming real life, as it... Read more
Filming in Tunis and the SF Bay Area
Charles traveled to the Circumvention Tech Summit in Tunis, Tunisia, Nov. 26-28 for a "...dialog between internet freedom developers, community activists, and individuals interested in improving the tools and training... Read more
We recently returned from DEF CON and Black Hat in Las Vegas, two of the world's largest annual gatherings of hackers and security professionals.
We shot great interviews... Read more
3 DAYS LEFT
We're getting close to our deadline -- this Friday! We've made terrific progress, including nearly 2,000 Facebook likes! Now is the time to turn likes into pledges.
If you're already... Read more
We wanted to take a second to thank all our lovely backers in helping us edge ever closer to our goal. As you can see we are making... Read more
Distribution in the U.S. and Worldwide
Good news flew in Friday from Magnolia Pictures — Mark Cuban’s film distribution company — in the form of an offer! Magnolia is ready to commit to distribute the film... Read more
NPR Story in the Future?
My NPR producer friend Art Silverman writes that All Tech Considered may want to do a story about the film in advance of its release. That would be very cool.... Read more
First Festival Invite
This morning I received an astonishingly great email response to this Kickstarter site from Gary Meyer who is Co-Director of The Telluride Film Festival. He asked that we consider screening... Read more