Celebrating a life in four seasons
I'm so sorry to share the news that Virginia McCutcheon passed away on Sunday. The leading lady of My Shanghai was 95.
I remember a day in Virginia's kitchen in... Read more
Signed, sealed, and...
Well, today was it. Today was the day I delivered My Shanghai to MouseTrap Films for distribution.
Yes, I'm excited! But I don't want to talk too much about it... Read more
More festival screenings!
How cool is this? We SOLD OUT our August 28th show at Portland Film Festival, so they graciously gave us another one --
Showtime: 12:00 noon, Sunday, August 31st at the Mission... Read more
Summer festival update
My Shanghai has two fantastic festivals lined up now for the late summer season:
PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL August 26-Sept 1, 2014
Showtime: 5:15pm Thursday, August 28that Living Room Theaters,... Read more
Festival news & notes
Great news -- My Shanghai will be traveling to southern Utah this September for DOCUTAH 2014.
The 5th annual festival is presented by Dixie State University, Sept. 2-6 in St.... Read more
No, I'm not dreaming. Our premiere really did sell out.
Remember last May when we asked you to help us realize our dream? Turns out, reality can be bigger than... Read more
Hats off to My Shanghai backers
Just thought I'd update you on your forthcoming backer rewards. Originally we anticipated being able to deliver your DVDs, hats & stuff in February, but with the premiere... Read more
At last, we have a new trailer for My Shanghai! Check it out on myshanghaifilm.com.
This will also be used on the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival... Read more
Just a quick note to correct the last update. The premiere is definitely March 8th, which is FIVE weeks from Saturday, not six.
World Premiere. It's all happening.
Five weeks from Saturday, MY SHANGHAI will hold its World Premiere at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. There just aren't enough exclamation marks to convey how excited... Read more
First on the circuit
Holy cow, we're going to a festival!
MY SHANGHAI is an Official Selection of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, March 5-9, 2014 in San Luis Obispo, California.
Thanks... Read more
Let the festivals begin
As My Shanghai moves from production to premiere screening, more thanks are in order.
Backers who contributed $100 or more will see their names in the closing credits of the... Read more
The last dance
Greetings, My Shanghai backers!
We're are getting soooo close to the finish now and we need a little input from you. Jonathan has composed a sweet bit of music for... Read more
Fall brings a global perspective
So long, summer. We like a change of season at My Shanghai. We're bringing on people to get this little film into shape for the big show.... er, festival circuit.... Read more
DocTalk gets My Shanghai
One of the cool things about success with Kickstarter is that it invites more success. Maybe you call this "beyond funding." Beyond funding, we've raised awareness of My Shanghaiand... Read more
Deep end of the talent pool
I'm thrilled to announce the latest addition to our crew: sound designer Michael Gandsey. And because I'm in the depths of editing right now, I'm going to wimp out... Read more
The June days are long in Portland and it makes for some pretty nice working conditions in the editing loft.
Things are moving along with the film since Kickstarter wrapped... Read more
103% of full
There's a line in the Chinese poem "Fishermen's four seasons" which Dr. Yang translated for me: The moon changes from new to full thirty days.
Here's my translation: The Kickstarter... Read more
This thing has wings!
Yes, I think this puppy's gonna fly! We've had a rush of pledges today, and with over 3 hours to go, I'm feeling very optimistic.
Thank you to all my... Read more
24 hours of thanks
I started something today on our Facebook page, My Shanghai: the Film. With 24 hours to go in the campaign, I decided I would thank someone involved in the production... Read more
More adventures in radio
Please join me today at 3:05pm PDT on internet radio W4CY.com for another inside look at the making of My Shanghai. I'll be talking about the challenge my co-writer,... Read more
Writers get their own reward in the end
Because we tend to hang out with a lot of writers, we came up with a great idea for a new reward: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER FOR WRITERS.
Any screenwriter donating... Read more
With sadness, we carry on
First, a serious note.Many of you close to the McCutcheon family know about the sad event of last week. For all our other backers, I'm sorry to report the... Read more
Adventures in radio
Tune in Wednesday to hear My Shanghai's intrepid filmmaker, P.H. Wells, on internet radio! It promises to be an adventure!
I'll be a guest on Dean Piper's show, "Adventures... Read more
Welcome to IMDb
It's official! MY SHANGHAI is now listed on IMDb, the Internet Movie Database. They're very persnickety and it takes a while to get them to accept your film without... Read more
Another good day on the Kickstarter farm
Hello My Shanghai backers,
One week down and we've passed the $3K mark! This is 15% of our goal, thanks to you!
So here's what I'm working on at the... Read more
Low Budget Baby
Things are always developing at My Shanghai. Today we have a new video for your Monday morning amusement, Low Budget Baby. You'll find it in our... Read more
Off and running!
A big high-five to my early backers! Thanks to you we're off and running!
Today I had this great incentive idea: with Mother's Day coming next Sunday, May 12, a... Read more