DimeStore Blog

Just wanted to drop in for a quick update on the progress of our first feature length comedy, The Origins of Wit & Humor. We’ve been deep in editing for the last few months and are happy to say that we have a rough cut (but a little past rough, not quite fine yet)! We’ll be viewing the rough cut with the producers this Friday and we’re excited to get some feedback on it. We still have miles to go before we sleep but its a GIANT leap forward. From here we’ll polish it up and make sure it’s the film we want everyone to see and something we can proudly announce is waiting for you to view.

We also took a trip out to LA to visit our good buddy, and star of Origins, Joe Hursley. We had an absolute blast spending time with him (and his lovely wife and dog) and further cemented some Origins spawned love. Probably the best night of the trip was camping out at Joe’s ranch in the desert where we slept in a 1950’s SWAT mobile command center truck. There were fireside chats complete with homemade chili dogs, late night hikes, photoshoots, and a bit of gun play. Above is quick/fun little thing we put together with some footage from the trip. Please excuse our pasty Midwestern skin and out of shape physique, there are no windows or dumbbells where we edit. This is a choice.  And a consequence.

Enjoy and thanks for hanging in there. We know its a long process but it’ll be worth it. We can’t wait to show ya’ll the movie.


We were invited to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of crowdfunding for film this weekend at the always lovely Chicago Filmmakers. If you’re in Chicago and want to see us as well as some other fantastic Chicago filmmakers you should check out the details here.
Topics will include, but are not limited to, the best places to vomit when you’re worried your campaign won’t make it three weeks in.

We were invited to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of crowdfunding for film this weekend at the always lovely Chicago Filmmakers. If you’re in Chicago and want to see us as well as some other fantastic Chicago filmmakers you should check out the details here.

Topics will include, but are not limited to, the best places to vomit when you’re worried your campaign won’t make it three weeks in.



Whoah! The wonderful Nina Metz of the Chicago Tribune wrote a nice little blurb about our upcoming screening event at Chicago Filmmakers! A very big thank you to her.

View the event info here

Read the full Tribune article here

DimeStore loves you.


Dimestore Films: Droll, Delight, and Sometimes Death
The fine folks at Chicago Filmmakers have been kind enough to ask us back to have another screening event. The last one was a blast and we’re pumped to do it again. 
We’ll be playing a bunch of short films in a retrospective of sorts. We’ll have some embarrassing decade old shorts all the way up to our latest less embarrassing short. There will also be some live shenanigans. 
More exciting though, we’ll be having a one night only screening of a early teaser trailer for our upcoming feature length comedy, The Origins of Wit & Humor! If you’re in Chicago and are free, don’t miss it!
Details above and also on Facebook

Dimestore Films: Droll, Delight, and Sometimes Death

The fine folks at Chicago Filmmakers have been kind enough to ask us back to have another screening event. The last one was a blast and we’re pumped to do it again. 

We’ll be playing a bunch of short films in a retrospective of sorts. We’ll have some embarrassing decade old shorts all the way up to our latest less embarrassing short. There will also be some live shenanigans. 

More exciting though, we’ll be having a one night only screening of a early teaser trailer for our upcoming feature length comedy, The Origins of Wit & Humor! If you’re in Chicago and are free, don’t miss it!

Details above and also on Facebook


2013 Wrap Up: Our Feature Year

This year was a crazy one. We finally raised enough money, with your help and the help of some other generous folks that believed in us and the project, and went into production on our first feature length comedy. That film is called The Origins of Wit & Humor and we’re currently plugging away in editing with a new editor Danny Fogarty. Sadly we had to see off our long time friend and editor Cameron (aka: Dreamy Cam) as he moves to New York for a full time editing gig. We’re happy for him but we’re gonna miss that kid. (A moment of silence and a shaking of fists to NYC).

(Regaining Composure)

Editing is going swimmingly though and it’s amazing to see the film that was in our heads and on paper for 3 years coming together. Our lead actors Joe Hursley and Steve Lemme along with the 30 something supporting characters/secondary leads really elevated the film to another level and we made some great friends for life. Not to mention having the greatest crew of not only talented people but the kind of people I always want to be surrounded by made the 17 day shoot one of the best months of our lives and the most fulfilling experiences ever. The picture above was the moment we wrapped the film after 17 days and a long overnight haul. Cue Green Day’s Good Riddance (Time of your life). Blissful. 

We had our first live event/film showcase which was a blast and some sort of twilight zone-esque “remember when” look back at DimeStore’s evolution.

Most recently, we finished up the first draft of our second feature length script. It’s super exciting and also fairly terrifying as this one is not a comedy…probably our first ever. It’s an extremely visual, highly stylized script. Another thing that was weird for us was seeing entire pages with no dialogue…which we’re usually gushing. We’re very proud of it and look forward to fine tuning it over the next several drafts. We don’t want to reveal too much about it just yet, but stay tuned. 

Rolling into next year…

  • Continue work on Origins. Make it the best it can be then hopefully festivals and distribution.
  • Continue writing and packaging a TV series we’ve been working on for some time.
  • A trip to LA to visit Joe and hopefully seek writer’s representation out there. 

2014 Phrases? Still thinking about it. A peek back at 2013’s…

Christian - I love it, what’s next? 

Hunter - Chew more.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from DimeStore Films.

xoxo,

Christian and Hunter


While we were away we shot an awesome promo for Chicago’s own GrubHub! They’re an amazing company that began in a Chicago apartment and have grown to national success. You’ve probably ordered take out through them on a few occasions. The goal was to show the company culture in a humorous, fast-paced, short form piece. I’d say we nailed it, mostly due the fact that after watching it I was left with the feeling in my chest of, “(sigh) I want to work there”. 

Hope you enjoy it, very pleased with how it turned out.


nevermindthebolex:

Are you kidding me?! We just directed our first feature film! That’s a wrap on the most exciting, fun, and fulfilling month of our lives. Thank you SO much to everyone involved and for all your support. We can’t even properly express it. #Repost from @graciebmcp #owh #witandhumorfilm

Twas a dream come true. Can’t wait to do the next one! Onward to editing and upward.

nevermindthebolex:

Are you kidding me?! We just directed our first feature film! That’s a wrap on the most exciting, fun, and fulfilling month of our lives. Thank you SO much to everyone involved and for all your support. We can’t even properly express it. #Repost from @graciebmcp #owh #witandhumorfilm

Twas a dream come true. Can’t wait to do the next one! Onward to editing and upward.



Another Casting Announcement!

Now for Pops, Les’ best friend and fearless companion.

Pops will be played by the one and only Steve Lemme! Steve Lemme, you know from the prolific Broken Lizard comedy troupe. He’s written and starred in their comedies Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread, and The Slammin Salmon. He also cohosts the Nerdist podcast, Chewin’ It with fellow Broken Lizard Kevin Heffernan. Lemme is currently touring with his live stand-up show with fellow Broken Lizard member Kevin Heffernan. Their stand-up special, Fat Man Little Boy, was released by Netflix in March, 2013. He had us cracking up from the first phone call and already made Pops feel lived in. Did we get super lucky twice?! Yes we did! Steve is amazing, he’s going to swoop into Chicago, give it everything he’s got, and really understands what makes this script funny and work.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501399/


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