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.
Hunter & Christian join me at the counter to discuss amazing subjects too numerous to list. Despite my better judgement here goes: Film school, Billy Crystal, Nicholas Cage, Pro Wrestling, Bow-Ties, Professionalism, casting, Butterfingers….Chris gives his Oscar’s predictions.
Atomix cafe has been the 3 or more days a week home to us for about 5 years now. We wrote almost the entirety of our first feature (the one currently in post production) sitting in a booth and giggling there. The folks there have always been nothing but kind to us. Dan, the owner, has a newish podcast called End of the Counter where, as the title suggests, he sits at the end of the counter and interviews the coffee shop’s frequent patrons. Dan’s a great host and has a silky smooth podcast voice. Clocking in at no more than a half hour you should check them out at the link above, you won’t be disappointed.
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!