We're standing here with a big-ass box of "Smoke and Mirrors" DVD's... a long time coming. They start shipping this week. Thanks to one and all.
Shorts from the Future
At long last, Smoke and Mirrors will see the light of day. We're proud to be the closing film for this year's Future Shorts Film Festival, San Francisco edition. The screening... Read more
Hey folks, A brief update by way of a couple of tidbits... first, Craig finished the book, after a long and exhausting eight years. Manuscript versions are due to a... Read more
"It's a bird... it's a... wait... nope, definitely a bird."
We're closing in. The visual effects are 99% finished, and all that remains is the color correction. We're so close, in fact, that we've sent a rough cut to the... Read more
Word Made Flesh
On February 15, 2012—almost a year ago—we fired the starter pistol on the fundraising for Smoke & Mirrors. We not only met our goal, but we surpassed it, thanks... Read more
Year of the Snake
Indeed, Smoke and Mirrors is still smoking and, well, you get it. Since wrapping the shoot, we’ve been neck-deep in post-production and in general honing our hurry-up-and-waitskills, and doing... Read more
We finished another rough cut of the film today, and are rapidly approaching picture lock. With that, we'll hand it off to our sound designer, Richard Ross, and our composer,... Read more
It's a wrap...
Yup, you heard correctly. Smoke and Mirrorsis in the can, digitally speaking. The cast and crew wrapped up shooting last week, with post-production underway. As post-production will take some... Read more
"This might sting a little..."
Finished the outdoor sequences and spent the day dressing the primary set, Twenty Long's subterranean clinic. More to come.
Cameras started rolling yesterday (do digital cameras roll?) just before sundown and continued until first light. We're in the trenches now, but we'll be back with more after... Read more
"It hurts when I go like this."
We're approaching our shooting date, here at the end of June; everything's falling into place. Not much else to say, but here's a look at some early makeup tests, and... Read more
"We had to bring in a sketch artist."
First things first, the circuits between Kickstarter and Amazon's payment system started throwing sparks just before the HAL-type voice chimed in with, "I'm sorry, Dave..."Regardless, the damage is repaired,... Read more
The Search for an Angel's Crash Pad (and an Intern)
Yeah, the real work has begun. We've been dark for a while, mainly on account of the aforementioned work. "Pre-production," they call it in the film world, which is a... Read more
Some final words from Scott, Chris and Craig as we close our Kickstarter campaign. Once more, thanks to everyone who contributed to the film and helped spread the word. We'll... Read more
The Icarus Papers
We fired the Kickstarter pistol (did you see that… what I just did there…?) on February 15th, with the goal of raising $15,000.00 in forty-five days. It’s important... Read more
And now the work begins...
... with nine days to spare.
We made it, all because of our backers, and everyone who helped spread the word throughout these last five weeks. We can't thank... Read more
We're Project of the Day on "IndieWire"
We got word this morning that Smoke and Mirrors has been made Project of the Day in IndieWire, a magazine best described as the "Variety of independent film... Read more
I Went to A Silkscreening Shop and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
Having dispensed with the obvious joke for this headline, let’s be loud and clear that the t-shirt prototype from today is a beautiful piece of work, courtesy of the silkscreening... Read more
Of Bigger Carrots and Longer Sticks...
Five days ago, we were at the 63% mark, with just over three weeks remaining in our campaign. In an effort to light a fire under the line graph on... Read more
How to Build a Subterranean Operating Room In Your Spare Time
“Icarus dreamed of a cool breeze beneath the afternoon sun, and the music of small excited birds. He opened his eyes long enough to take stock of his quarters. A... Read more
Where There's Smoke, There's Mirrors
For those of you curious about the origin of Icarus (of Smoke & Mirrors, not that otherIcarus), here's a very early draft of his intro from Clevenger's forthcoming... Read more
Thar Be Spoilers Ahead
Crossing Borders with an Extra Digit
A couple of years ago, Craig spent a few months living on the cheap in Cochabamba, Bolivia, working on the novel from which Smoke and Mirrorsis taken. One of... Read more
Cave Dwellers and Bookworms
Smoke Signals and the Speed of Crowds
We hit the launch button here last Wednesday, around 11:00 in the morning Pacific time, and the campaign shot away from us in a rooster tail of cartoon dust with... Read more