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Old August 13th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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9:04 AM, my next film, to shoot in October!

Well, after years of working on getting the film off the ground, I can finally (FINALLY) say the movie is a go, it's got the greenlight, etc.! We shoot in October and we're currently in pre-production. (I can't believe I've spent a day just on planning out the menu! But so goes the indie film production.)

I have a blog you can check out that's been going on for nearly 6 years now, back when "blog" wasn't even a word anyone was really using. So for that, details on the film, clips from readings and more, visit:

www.904am.com

We're also going to be planning which format to shoot on (more than likely on HDV, Z1 probably), schedules, tests, etc.

Thanks,

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Old August 13th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #2
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Hey, Heath! I can't wait to hear more about your film! Is there any story or plot you can give us?

Wish you the best of luck!
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Old August 13th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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It's an ensemble film that I conceived as a comic book based on some things in my life and my friends' lives, and even a series of dreams I had, back in 1995 (and some stuff that happened in 1994). I wrote the first draft in 3 days on ClarisWorks, an old Word-style program for Macs, in May 1997.

I didn't direct it then, but I did another film and some shorts before I felt ready to tackle it. The film is about life for some early- to mid-20 somethings, and their relationships as family, friends, co-workers and more.

Sign up for our email newsletter (no spam, etc.) at www.mpsdigital.com (lower left-hand corner) for details on this and our other projects.

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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #4
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Thats great Heath!

It's good to see you have stuck with an idea for so long and now it is finally getting made, gives the rest of us hope.

Though I was under the impression that 9.am was already made, becuase its been your signature for some time.

Are you shooting with a 35mm adapter?

Also when you say greenlit, are you receiving outside funding? IF so thats great too.

Cheers.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #5
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Don't know about the 35mm adaptor--we're just now deciding what to shoot on. As for the greenlight--it's my money, so I'm going the George Lucas route (self-financing), but if I can get someone else to put some money in, I wouldn't mind.

I'm just excited to finally be putting 9:04 AM together with my cast and crew, to shoot the darn thing! For more, check out this page on the site.

Also, I'm also 100% sure we'll be writing articles about our experiences for Chris here at the site, like with my short RELEASE ME and 3 SISTERS.

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Old August 14th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #6
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Okay, cool! I'll sign up for your news letter now.

Hope you make it!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #7
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I tried to sign up, but got a 'NOT FOUND' error. Did I do something wrong?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #8
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Joe,

Email me, hmcknight@mac.com, your email and I'll put it in. You'll get a confirmation after that. I'm thinking of doing another giveaway to new and existing newsletter members (no spam, etc., of course), probably something from the 9:04 AM shop, maybe the clock.

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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #9
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Joe,

Email me, hmcknight@mac.com, your email and I'll put it in. You'll get a confirmation after that. I'm thinking of doing another giveaway to new and existing newsletter members (no spam, etc., of course), probably something from the 9:04 AM shop, maybe the clock.

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Thats a good Idea Heath... Its a great way to promote your film. Do you have a release date, or a place in mind that you plan to show it at?

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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:07 PM   #10
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I'm just waiting to shoot it first, but some time in 2007. A special screening for friends, family, cast, crew, and the public locally, then, hopefully, film fests around the world.

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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #11
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Cool. I can't wait. Make sure to keep us updated!

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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #12
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Gabriel,

Send your email address to hmcknight@mac.com and I'll put you in our update e-newsletter list (no spam, etc.).

I'm going to do a contest; win a 9:04 AM clock! Sign up for our email newsletter (either visit www.mpsdigital.com and sign up on the bottom left-hand corner or email me at hmcknight@mac.com) and you'll be entered to win. People who are already signed up to our newsletter are automatically entered, too.

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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #13
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Thanks, Heath! I sent you an e-mail. I hope you got it.... :>)
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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #14
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I did and you should have a confirmation.

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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #15
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I clicked on the link and it say "Form Submission Error
Don't worry, gabrielyeager@gmail.com is already on this list!"

I take it, this means that I did it right and that I am 'good to go'?

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