THE TIME HAS COME
Four years ago, three students at Long Island University were sitting in the Media Lounge of the Brooklyn campus kicking around ideas for their final classes in the MFA program.... Read more
Hey everyone, thanks again for your help and support for Shankman's. We're preparing the awards for everyone, so most of you should be receiving a gross prop very soon. Believe... Read more
It's a wrap!
The shoot for Shankman's ended late last week.
We thank our incredible cast and crew who brought their A-game to the set every day and kept up with an extremely rigorous and... Read more
There Will Be Blood
Here we are, pushing through, on Day 9. We've had some challenges and some amazing experiences. Here's a glimpse.
Warning: one of these is not for the squeamish.
On a digital film shoot like ours, arguably the most important person on the set is the DIT.
The DIT, also called the Digital Imaging Technician, is the person most... Read more
"Five minutes, Hauser!"
So our campaign is wrapping up. We're still on set, and are planning something for the end. Please watch for it.
Meanwhile, here's a candid video of the director and... Read more
This project began as a desire to tell a funny, different story, then to make a social statement and then it morphed into .... something else. When the... Read more
Day 3: Adult's Only
Today is the first day in the apartment of our characters; a day where some of them hook up, fight and run out to their day of destiny. Below are... Read more
"You ordered the breakfast special, no?"
Our Kickstarter campaign is nearly over, but the shoot continues.
Below are photos of our day 2, set in a rapidly-gentrfiying diner in the city. An amazing, challenging shoot, with... Read more
And we're off.
And months of writing and preparing and pre-production, SHANKMAN'S rolled camera for the first time Sunday. The shoot was everything we expected: challenging, difficult and a lot... Read more
Ready, Set ...
Again, thanks so much to everyone who's contributed to our campaign! We start shooting, by hook or by crook, on Sunday, so watch this space for updates and photos of... Read more
I’ve been asked in a couple of emails to describe the writing process for ‘Shankman’s.’ Here’s the warning label: I’m not a member of the Writers Guild of America. I’ve... Read more
Thank You, Redux
Once again, thanks to everyone who's supported this campaign! We appreciate it like you have no idea. We're coming into the final stages and could still use your support!
If... Read more
Modern technology's come a long way to empowering independent filmmakers, but one thing any serious filmmaker will tell you is that no amount of technology can replace solid preparation, and... Read more
Big news for pledging this week!
We have become extremely fortunate to find a backer who has committed to matching every pledge made this week.
That means whatever you pledge for Shankman's over the next seven... Read more
Michael A. Pinckney joins Shankman's production
For those who don’t know Michael Pinckney, his work can be seen here at his IMDb page.
Michael’s credits include ‘Tower Heist’, ‘25th Hour’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘Summer of Sam’, and we are ... Read more
You like us, you really really like us
Apparently, our little film is getting some buzz. We got a brief write-up today in Shadow and Act, a great film industry web site, which is always nice. And completely... Read more
Our lead actress shares what attracted her to the production
Believe it or not, it was a lot harder for us to choose our lead actress than our lead actors. The talent was really overwhelming, and the actresses who came... Read more
What brought our cast to Shankman's in the first place?
What amazed us as producers was the kind of talent the script drew. New York's got some of the greatest actors, and we genuinely feel like Shankman'sattracted some of... Read more
Our actors kick @$$ -- literally!
You guys have been amazing with your support. To give you some idea of our progress, take a look at Shankman'sstellar cast brave a day of bumps and bruises... Read more
First off, thank you so much, to everyone who's supported our project so far. We appreciate it like you have no idea.
Also, just wanted to keep everyone informed... Read more