Saturday, February 27, 2016

Not that I deserved this ...

... but my name popped up in some movie credits again, this time for an MMA documentary short created by the talented Lester Rowe. (I'm the bald guy doing the radio interview toward the end.)
Lester, you might recall, is a friend of our project Out Here In Kansas and is one of a handful of people who have seen a rough cut.

Monday, February 22, 2016

A lawyer, a musician and a sports announcer

That's who we're waiting to hear back from this week, as Kenny and I continue to work on "Out Here In Kansas."

Monday, February 15, 2016

Things changed a year ago

I just realized it was a year ago when we changed the title of this documentary from "Brain Of Burt" to "Out Here In Kansas." The story changed a little at that point, thanks to many meetings of different creative minds on our team.
Did that slow down the process of trying to finish this thing? No question.
Are we almost finished? Sort of. On one hand, we've got version 3 of a rough cut. On the other hand, as of last night we were still watching football tape from Burt's college days.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Night at the movies

After a day of editing, tonight Kenny and I met at the Crowne Uptown, where we were invited to to screening of the movie "Bender."
The movie, directed by John Alexander and produced by J.C. Guest, is 80 minutes long and is based on a gruesome true story of Kansas events that happened in 1875. I'm not sure if they're categorizing it as horror, but it was so creepy and intense I never dared leave my seat.
I'm a little embarrassed to mention this, but at the end of the movie I was thrilled to see my name in the credits. I didn't quite catch the title they gave me, but believe me when I was tell you I they were being generous. They let me hang out on set for three days, one of which I got into a creek and helped move a heavy piece of the scene.
Mostly I just stayed quiet and observed. I was lucky enough to make friends with a handful of the cast and crew, including the two actors pictured with me here: Jon Monastero (left) and James Karen (middle).
Thanks to my old friend Shawn Rhodes, who was an associate producer for the movie, I've also gotten to know John and J.C.. All three of them offered to critique our new rough cut of "Out Here In Kansas" when we finish, and you'd better believe I'm going to take them up on it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

This picture makes me laugh

Over the weekend, Kenny and I did make a decision that was excruciatingly hard for me.
But don't worry. Despite what this photo suggests, making this documentary hasn't driven us to drink. Yet.