A CITY to MAKE ME - TRANSHUMAN FUTURE?

A CITY TO MAKE ME - SYNOPSIS

The City is the world, a world filled with NOISE––a virtual ocean, a digital jungle. Set in and around a dystopian fictionalized City in the year 2035, unemployment, class warfare, and hyper-commerce provide the social backdrop in which a job-hungry data-miner, David Phoenix, attempts to survive. A CITY TO MAKE ME follows the psychological journey of a man exposed to deep politics and dark power as he becomes a Transhuman agent for the revolution, fighting against an all-powerful corporation on the verge of total information control.

A CITY to MAKE ME - OFFICIAL TRAILER

"A CITY TO MAKE ME" - IN PRODUCTION

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tech Rehearsal: July 31st @ CAD

Come one, come all! Let us paint a future world together, a dystopia all our own.

Our goal is to work with all of our featured extras, finalizing their wardrobe, hair, and makeup. Lunch will be provided! We need at least 40 people, so, please, bring a friend!

LOCATION:
CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT
1837 S. Halsted
Chicago 60608

SCHEDULE:

Setup Crew: 8am

Makeup/Wardrobe Crew: 9am

Talent Arrival: 10:00 am - 2pm.

LUNCH BREAK for CAST and CREW (CATERED): 12 noon - 2pm

Test Shots/Lighting Tests with Talent: 2:30pm - 5:30 pm.

Strike: 6pm.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Status...

It's been awhile since I've posted something 'personal' on the blog, you know...Lessons learned, and that sort of thing...I will say this, "THANK YOU ACTORS OF CHICAGO!"  We've had a great turnout of talent this month, all organized by Jason Chapman.  We'll be calling people back this week.  

We had the pleasure of working with O'Connor Casting for about a week this past month.  We ultimately decided to find our own talent.  We just don't have the budget to pay O'Connor for their time, nonetheless David O'Connor offered us a much appreciated strategy for finding the right talent.  Moving through all of the required tasks that I'm responsible for as Director of this project - $$, production space, writing, wardrobe, lighting, casting, $$ - has taught me this: until I find a system, whatever the task, all is chaos.  The mountain is just TOO high, at every level.  Once I find a system, an improvised, site specific method in dealing with the task at hand...All is well.  On that note, this past Saturday saw Zulema and I churning through 38 unique wardrobe designs for the film.  I'm thrilled with the results.  So, the film moves on...There's even talk of a potential investor at this point.  I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ACME DESIGN and O'CONNOR CASTING...

Two regional players have taken on A City to Make Me: Acme Design and O'Connor Casting.

We'll owe them all our first born.  Apparently, they like the script.

Acme and O'Connor, thank you!

Friday, July 2, 2010