"Dark Before Dawn" At The LA Womens Film Festival!
Everywhere we turn there is another new face that we greet like an old... Read more
"Dark Before Dawn" Goes To Hollywood!
Great news, scenesters!
"Dark Before Dawn" is going to Hollywood. That's right: from the quiet night streets of Elgin Illinois to the bright lights and movie stars of Sunset Strip... Read more
DVDs and Sundance
Sadly we just received our notice from Sundance saying that "Dark Before Dawn" was not accepted to the 2013 festival. This is a shame, of course, but are we surprised? ... Read more
Yeah, We're A Big Deal Now.
Not that this is any news to you.
After all, you knew us before "Dark Before Dawn" was a maniacal gleam in the director's eye.
Heck: you knew about us... Read more
Three Reasons To Go Out On A Thursday Night
First of all, I'm sure that savvy Scenesters such as yourself are the adventurous sort who love to shake things up from time to time. Fancy cheeses made in Spain?... Read more
Having Your Say
In very slightly less than one week from today we will be screening "Dark Before Dawn" for the very first time at The United Film Festival in Chicago.... Read more
"Dark Before Dawn" To Make Festival Debut!
Well, Friends and Hipsters-
It has been a while since we've been in touch, but it's not because we forgot about you: oh no! Ever since we premiered "Dark Before... Read more
Where Is "Dark Before Dawn" Now?
Don't you just miss our chatty old updates each week? We kind of miss them too, but if we were to message you every week right now you'd probably just... Read more
A Second Chance
Well, since "Dark Before Dawn" is now largely complete and the DVDs have been sent out and the twitter feed only ever mentions festival news anymore you *might* think... Read more
The Festival Circuit
After a long radio silence here we are back again! We hope that by now you've received your DVD of "Dark Before Dawn" and if you have we hope... Read more
Tonight! Tonight! Grand Premiere of "Dark Before Dawn"!
Are we having a party? Why, yes! We are having a gala film premiere!
I'm sure you've heard it from us a million times already but tonight is the BIG... Read more
Official Dark Before Dawn Trailer
We're pleased to at last share our long awaited, much anticipated official trailer for "Dark Before Dawn" with you. Please help us spread the word by sharing it with... Read more
Dark Before Dawn Official Website is Live!
Greetings denizens of the internet!
If you're like me you find yourself surfing the web a lot: like, a LOT a lot. Really I don't care about what Miley Cyrus... Read more
Gwydhar to Speak at Groundbreaking
Some people wait for Christmas with breathless anticipation, but not our director Gwydhar- she's been spending her sleepless nights just waiting for today: Tuesday October 18th to come. Why? Because... Read more
So we don't have all that much news about "Dark Before Dawn" per se because our fearless director has yet to finish taking notes on the footage and our fearless... Read more
Well if last month seemed like a bit of a lull in our production process then this month is making up for it! This time next week, for instance, we... Read more
We Have A Poster!
It's all well and good to read updates about how well a film is coming along, but really, doesn't everyone want to SEE the progress instead? Well, now we're pleased... Read more
Herding Cats- Have You Ever Tried It?
Oh, hi there- has it been a while since we were last in touch?
Yes, yes it has.
We had this grand goal of having an update every week until... Read more
That August Lull
Oh, hello there, it's been a while since we last spoke, hasn't it?
We wish we could say that is has been because we are just frantically busy with work... Read more
Shooting B Roll!
Tonight's the night for shooting B-roll! Yay! We're very excited to head out to Elgin for another night of filming, fun, and frippery. We've got a small crew going... Read more
What We've Been Up To
Well, we've been keeping ourselves busy in spite of oppressive heat here in the greater Chicagoland area. Earlier this week we even tried to escape it by going up... Read more
This Is How You Know Who's Really an Insider
Between you and me and the fencepost this little project will always be called "Night Train" to people in the know: and as one of our backers you are definitely... Read more
What's In A Name Anyway?
So we have a bit of a debate going on these days.
It turns out there's some other film out there called "Night Train". If you get right down... Read more
The Glasses Say It All
We could argue for a long time about what "irony" really is, but when you get right down to it I think that getting a donation of hipster glasses as... Read more
Editing Is So Rough...
Well friends and neighbors- this is it! This is the week we start cutting together the footage we shot over Memorial Day weekend and get our first glimpse at how... Read more
Help Us Name Our Mascot
Back when we were youngsters in the public school system there was this whole self-esteem/team building movement going on that involved a lot of buzzwords such as "attitude" and "warm... Read more
And That's How He Got Discovered...
We'd like you to meet AJ.
It was our second night of shooting and we were preparing to do a scene in which the "Gal" character finds herself in an... Read more
We Shot a Movie This Weekend (What Did The Movie Do To Deserve It?)
Do you ever have one of those moments when you just want to brag about something you did but there's no way to do it without being snotty? Yeah, we're... Read more
Tonight's the Night
I made the mistake of starting to type "Tonight, Tonight, there's only you tonight..." as a title for this update and now I have West Side Story stuck in my... Read more
We, Who Have The Best Backers In The World, Salute You!
So we were like:
"Oh, hi! We're going to raise $3000 in 14 days for our mumblecore film."
Then reality was like:
"Uh-huh, yup, good luck with that."
And you... Read more
As Promised: A First Look at Our Footage
Have you ever seen "Highlander"?
Then you know that there can Only Be One.
That holds true for opening sequences for "Night Train" as well. Here we have the two... Read more
A Production Team That Leaps Tall Obstacles With A Single Bound
Yes, that's us.
We may look like a shady bunch of loiterers hanging out at the train station, what with our minivan and our giant cooler full of bottled water,... Read more
The Article That Launched This Project
(This isn't my picture- it's the picture from the article- I'm just borrowing it for illustrative purposes.)
Are you the kind of person who wonders about what kind of... Read more
Spot the Actor: Early Roles of "Night Train" Actors
Did you ever play "Where's Waldo" as a kid? I spent HOURS on those things. I could spot Waldo a mile away on a foggy night without my dark-rimmed glasses... Read more
Serendipity and Location Scouting
Location scouting for a film with no budget is a bit like tap dancing on an eiderdown duvet: you know there's solid ground under there somewhere but it's hard to... Read more
Mark Your Calendars: We've Nailed Down a Screening Date
Want to know when you will be able to see "Night Train"? It's looking like our official premier date will be sometime around the second weekend on October: October 7th... Read more