Been quiet on the site lately, I know.  But the reason why is because it’s been busy as hell behind the scenes.

This film has been in development for over 2 years now.  That’s a long time.  In that time, we’ve gotten a script written, taken care of the business side of things by creating the LLC, which we were only able to do with the help of some awesome people who pitched in on a Kickstarter campaign. We’ve created business plans and produced a teaser trailer.  We’ve gotten over 20 of the most exciting bands in Dallas involved, and enlisted support from countless venue owners, local celebs, music promoters, arts groups, DJ’s, and other in-the-know people in the area.  We’ve gotten help from local producers and attached a Hollywood Producer with strong connections to major talent agencies. We’ve taken the steps to qualify the film for tax-exempt status through the Film Industry Incentive known as Section 181, which required us to actually shoot a scene from the film, which we also did.  Which brings us to…

VIDEO!

There’s a secret I’ve been sort-of playing cool about for a while now, but under the surface I’m just giddy with excitement.  With the release of this video, I guess it becomes semi-official, so I’m ready to let it out.  We’ve got Jaret Reddick from Bowling For Soup on board to play Tom, the musician who goes missing in the movie!

Jaret’s a Grammy-nominated artist who’s not only had worldwide success with Bowling for Soup, but is also a founding member of People on Vacation and Jarinus. He’s also a really funny and talented dude who has been unbelievably helpful and supportive of this project.  I was able to talk him into coming out to shoot this scene for the film to qualify the film for tax-exempt status before the end of 2011 and he was totally professional and we had a lot of fun doing it.  And this is probably the biggest stretch for him in the whole film – a dramatic scene!

Seriously, I try to be cool about this, but I’m really thrilled to have Jaret involved in this movie.  Not only do I think he brings a great presence and talent to the project, but he’s got a huge following and he’s a great guy. I’m really looking forward to working with him more.

Again, big thanks to Giovannie Cruz for doing a superb job as Jackie, to Kyle Montgomery and Jason VanSickle for crewing up the shoot, Marc Rouse for his editing, and the folks at The Granada for use of their space. The scene also features music by Trey Johnson.

Enjoy!