Rising Star is available on...
It's huge news Tuesday!
There is a spoiler below so be sure to watch Marty's update before scrolling down.
Without further ado, here is Marty reporting in from The Mark... Read more
Rising Star - Announcement on Tuesday 8/19/14
Hi there, backers!
I'll try to keep this über short.
Marty recorded a teaser video about a HUGE announcement that will be made tomorrow and I think you're going to... Read more
World Premiere Sell Out Crowd?
Good morning, wonderful Stars!
I found out moments ago that the World Premiere screening of Rising Star is only 24 ticket sales away from selling out its World Premiere in... Read more
Big Big Big News Preview
Stars!, have you heard?
There is some Big Big Big News about Rising Star that will be announced soon!
"When?" you ask.
Watch this 58 second video to find out. =D... Read more
Rising Star is Complete!
Good morning. GOOD morning!
If you've been following us on our Facebook Page or any of our Twitter feeds you've heard the news... Rising Star is complete!
Hear it from... Read more
Officially Wrapped - Including Pickups
We did it and it's because of you that we can say this!
This video was filmed at 7:30 PM outside our final pickup location.
We truly cannot thank you... Read more
Marty and I worked on a short film yesterday and thought it would be a perfect time to say "Hi." and to provide you with some updates about... Read more
Chris learns a big lesson...
*** SPOILER ALERT ***
Chris (Gary Ploski) learns a big lesson from a most unlikely source - the bus driver (Gary Craig) he saw earlier in the day.
Note: This... Read more
Rising Star the Movie - Teaser Trailer ß (beta)
We previewed a test version of our teaser trailer at the CT Film Industry Mixer on 04/16/11. Here are the 43 seconds of teaser trailer ß goodness.
Also viewable on...
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Teaser - Last chance
Good morning Stars!
Our teaser is in the works thanks to the talented Gary Fierro of Road Work Pictures.
If the timing works out as we hope it will, our... Read more
Sold Out Rough Cut Screening at The Mark Twain House & Museum
(Fade to Black)
"Here. We. Go."
And with those words spoken four trailers played followed by the first rough cut version of Rising Star the Movie at The Mark Twain... Read more
Rising Star the Movie - Business Cards
During the summer of 2010 we held a competition to design a business card for Rising Star. We received a number of wonderful entries but when the last hat fell... Read more
Post Production - Edit, website & rough cut screening
It has been a while since we posted an update or been in touch with you but you can expect a change in that beginning today.
Marty has... Read more
Post Production & R.J. Kinsella student video
Christmas music will be playing in many if not most stores you patronize until the end of December. It is also the official wrap for Rising Star in... Read more
Follow-up interview on The Reel Deal with Heather Hegedus on WFSB
Marty Lang (Writer/Director/Producer) speaks with Heather Hegedus on 10/31/10 about shooting and wrapping Rising Star.
Includes new behind the scenes footage.
You missed the party! =o
The cactus part-tay'd! A quick sneak peak at our party location from day 14 of the shoot.
Also, meet Michael Barra, playing Brent. If you haven't heard, or seen, Mike... Read more
Lunch Update 10/15/10 - Meatless Friday Monday, Take 2
It was our second Meatless Monday Friday on 10/15/10 and it inspired Jeanne, our assistant editor, to create a mini-jingle. Sing along! =D Emily and I give you all a... Read more
That's a Wrap
Last night (10/24/10) at approximately 7:45 PM principal photography for Rising Star completed. A picture of the crew is below.
Post production will begin in approximately 1 week. We're a... Read more
This is room tone for 30 seconds, starting... Now!
Quiet on set. After finishing a scene we need to know what the sound of the space is. Wind, cars, air conditioning, etc.
Dave and Aaron take us through this... Read more
ArtSpace in Hartford, CT = Wow!
Rising Star shot in Amy Mielke and Tao LaBossiere's apartment in Hartford's ArtSpace, just across the street from the bus station, yesterday. They were incredibly accommodating and allowed us to... Read more
Interview with Imani of Alchemy Juice Bar
This video is a little late, sorry about that. An interview with Alchemy's owner, Imani, about local businesses working together and Rising Star. =)
Vote for her idea 'Mamalution' on... Read more
Bang a drum! Wait, no, no drums on-set please.
Things a film crew generally has to worry about when shooting outside: airplanes, cars, random people looking at the camera, helicopters, sirens, and other noise stuff.
But... Drums? That was... Read more
Lunch Update 10/11/10 - Meatless Monday 2 of 3
Our caterer had a surprise for us on Monday... Meat.
We're trying. We really are. Another meatless 'day' will fill in Meatless Monday this week. Something interesting to note. Some... Read more
Lunch Update 10/08/10 - Meatless Friday Monday
Update to Lunch Update 10/04/10 - Meatless Monday 1 of 3
We did it! Thanks to our caterer for helping us achieve our week one goal of a "Meatless Monday"... Read more
Lunch Update 10/04/10 - Meatless Monday 1 of 3
Something didn't go quite right with our first Meatless Monday. If you're going to have Meatless Monday's on-set for your production you'll want to watch this video.
On-set at Alchemy in Hartford, CT
We're on-set at Alchemy.
Marty tries his first shot of wheat grass. In the area today (10/6)? We still need extras. Stop by!
"We just wrapped our first shot."
Like I told you, I'm going to have my hand held video camera on me during the shoot. Here's the first vid after the first shot.
Rising Star is GO!
"We're about a week out and we're losing our minds." Marty Lang
Marty and I got together and resolved a few technical issues which prevented us from posting our update on Friday. It was a busy weekend rehearsing a dance sequence, selecting... Read more
Awesome Video #8 - Reno Venturi is Awesome!
Mike and Matt put this video together with the following information provided by Reno Venturi.
WARNING: This video contains a song that will get stuck in your head. Prepare yourself... Read more
Awesome Video #7 - Meagan Lang is Awesome!
Mike and Matt put this video together with the following information provided by Meagan Lang - aka Marty's sister.
What can I say... Mike & Matt found something in the... Read more
Awesome Video #6 - Cheryl C Ploski is Awesome!
Mike and Matt put this video together with the following information provided by Cheryl C Ploski - aka my mom aka mudda.
Have you seen a Geico commercial lately? Does... Read more
Good morning everyone.
Time is short this morning so I'm posting a text based morning smoothie update. I have to have my smoothie. =)
This weekend was a relatively slow... Read more
Awesome Video #5 - D.R. Ceballos is Awesome!
Mike and Matt put this video together with the following information provided by D.R.
Let's just say Jersey has never looked this good. Enjoy the Awesome!
What is your name?... Read more
R.J. Kinsella Magnet School - Day 1 in the classroom
Marty talks us through his day one experience in the classroom with footage from the classroom.
A few other members of the production team were able to join Marty too!... Read more
Exhaustion is setting in. BUT! Great news, two exciting videos will be released today. =D
* Doraemon says "Hello!" -- at 13 sec
* Day one at Kinsella video... Read more
Good morning Stars!
It's amazing how fast 9 minutes can go when you're talking about a Kickstarter campaign and things involved with fund raising a film. Wow!
* Featuring... Read more
Where in the World is Marty Lang with another incentive!
Marty riffed on my breakfast idea spun off of Phil on Tilt's idea. Ultra META!!!
It's back to school time for R.J. Kinsella's students and for the production team of... Read more
Ohayo gozaimasu. Good morning! Or, as we probably hear it in the work place... (mumbled) morn'n
It's nearly 8 AM and I need to get ready for work but I... Read more
Awesome Video #4 - Tim is Awesome!
Mike and Matt put this video together with the following information provided by Tim. All personal private information has been removed. Based on his answers, Tim may have something he... Read more
The Alyza Challenge - Update... End?!
This is an update for everyone following The Alyza Challenge...
"I'm actually going to cut the contest short." Marty Lang on 09/01/10
What does this mean?
Watch the video to... Read more
50% off $5,000 level until the end of August
Have you ever had your name on IMDb as an Executive Producer?
If four people back us at the new $2500 level between 8/27 and 8/31 we... Read more
Awesome Video #3 - Renee Wicklund is Awesome!
What goes into making an Awesome Video? With two Awesome Videos complete I thought it was time to let you in on our secret... We're wizards.
Our backers... Read more
A Song and Dance Update from Marty Lang
Good morning Stars!
This update video from Marty talks about the amazing support we received Thursday and Friday last week. We are/were/continue to be all blown away by all the... Read more
Marty Lang... Singer (Dancer) ?
Hi there. What can be done in just over 48 hours?
- Get the writer/director of Rising Star to sing a song (and dance?).
You read that correctly.
... Read more
Awesome Video Raffle Winners
Gary Ploski (that's me!) reveals the winners of the first and second week winners of the Awesome Video Raffle.
Rising Star at The Bushnell Filmmaker's Forum
Marty Lang, writer/director of Rising Star, talks about a humbling moment that took place at a dinner during The Bushnell Filmmaker's Forum this past weekend (8/14-8/15) in Hartford.
Awesome Video - Greg Nutcher is Awesome!
Actor Greg Nutcher of http://gregnutcher.com provided us with answers via our Awesome Video form.
As told by Mike & Matt... This is the "True Connecticut Film People Story" of Greg... Read more
Awesome Video - Damian is Awesome!
Damian provided us with answers via our Awesome Video form.
And now, here it is. Our first Awesome Video. You just might have this stuck in your head.
Have your... Read more