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118/365 – Apature Film Series
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118/365 – Apature Film Series

I have some crazy, somewhat scary (for me) but seemingly boring (for you) news for you all.  A few days ago a made a huge leap forward in getting my life in order: I applied for graduation.  This may seem pretty small, or at least a standard step for someone in a graduate program but, remember – I’ve been doing this crap for 5 years.  I feel like I’ve been in arrested development.  The big thing is, it forces me to finish my thesis film.  I have to.  There are is no more waiting around for things to happen.

Like on the set of Belittle -- just waiting . . . and waiting . . . and waiting . . .

In fact, besides graduation, there are three things total that are pushing me forward like a bulldozer driven by a man who has a personal vendetta against me.  The first; this graduation application.  In order to graduate, I MUST have my film near completion.  The graduate thesis screenings happen in November.  So, in October, that film must be completed.  I’m so, so, so close and being in LA for 6 weeks where my editor resides will give the film a huge boost towards completion.

I just want to box everything up. EVERYTHING!

Secondly, I have been awarded a $3000.00 Weisman Award from Columbia College to finish my film.  The stipulation upon receiving this award is that the Film must be done by August.  AUGUST!  That seems like a lot of time, but in reality, it is far from a lot of time.  Our (the crew of my thesis) main concern is music rights.  That’s what the money is for.  We’re attempting to get rights form the bands LCD Soundsystem and Beck — no easy feat, I can assure you, dear readers (all 4 of you.).  But this grant and the graduation deadline give the film a kick in the pants after a long hiatus due to the wedding.

Who wouldn't want this guys music as a soundtrack - he has TWO pairs of sun glasses!  TWO!

The third factor ins getting ALL my films polished and finished is the Oracle Theatre Aperture Series.  Oracle is a storefront theatre here in Chicago that my cousin and her husband have been integral members of for a while now.  Our good friend Jeremy Clark is now the director of the Oracle Film Department – meaning he is doing screenings and producing films of their own.  One of the programs they are doing is called the Oracle Aperture Series – a monthly exhibition of an independent filmmakers shorts.  I’m the first featured filmmaker and my showing is in late April.  So, I have  to finish up some of my past projects ASAP.

The Oracle website doesn’t have an info up yet, but some of the possible films to be included are Chipped, Belittle, Marchatonia, Bob Seger Rocks, All About Pat parts 1-3, and just maybe some FridayNightBytes films.   Just in case you’d like to view some of my early films, you can go here or here.  Stay tuned for more Aperture Series info and graduation/thesis info!


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