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.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011


After a really great 'heart to heart' and 'head to head' discussion last night with Lance Davis, I've decided to pull the film BACK to the future. He remembers how exciting some of our early test concepts were: collages of real-world locations that created new, hybrid, surreal landscapes. We can't compete with big 3D films. SO, we'll do something more interesting, more unique. We'll create a City through collage. Stay tuned!

From the cave...

Currently working on a new fundraising video with new behind the scenes footage, images, and scenes from the final film. ROCK!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


We're really excited that James Taylor aka Lugano Fell, soundtrack composer for ACTMM, is contributing a limited batch of SIGNED CD's for our upcoming fundraiser! Limited to 50 copies, they'll be available at the $75 level. Yes!

Monday, October 31, 2011

We came, we saw, we'll try again.

Well, we learned a TON from our first fundraiser, namely, what we can expect from our fanbase and community, social networking strategy, and all that jazz! We'll be back online by next week, new and improved, with more content!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

30 hours...

Over the last several days, everyone on the VFX team has really gone above and beyond in delivering, on time, their shots for the very first ACTMM Trailer!

We're all pretty pumped up about it, but MAN...has it been a TON of work!!!

Just spent 30 hours over the last two days...On about 15 seconds of screentime. Oh, the glory!

My thumb is sore from about 10,000,000 mouse clicks. My screen tan is the color of dark coffee...

BUT...oh boy...THE PAYOFF! It's evolving into the mind's eye.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kind of a Big Deal...


But we've just been asked, by a very cool and very big online film distributor, to cut a trailer for ACTMM that will play before their next big film rollout in mid-September. They expect over a million hits on the film, which means HUGE exposure for ACTMM. Mums the word.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Interview with composer James Taylor @ ABLETON

If you want to hear the man behind the music describe a bit about his process, check this out. For the HEADS! DIRECT LINK HERE

Friday, July 1, 2011

Opportunity for Distibution and Funding? VODO

I stumbled upon this site today from BoingBoing. It looks totally up our alley.
I wrote an e-mail to VODO...I'll keep you posted.

I love their distribution and funding concept - keep everything peer to peer, from creation, through financing and distribution.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In Other News...

Our Matte Painter, Scott Richard, was the principle artist for sci-fi writer China Mieville's latest book, Embassytown. Congrats, Scott! We hope it spreads far and wide!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Introducing...The VFX Team.

Of course, without the dedicated, self-sacrificing efforts of the VFX team, ACTMM would be nothing more than an unrealized dream. RM1093.X in the library of books that were 'never written.'

Check out these amazing artists, all a part of our VFX Team:

Jeremy Totel http://www.pixeleight.org/
Mick Hanks http://acitytomakeme.com/
Ryan Salazar Acosta RSA-ARTWORKS
Nick Greenlee http://www.nickgreenlee.com/
Luke Lobert http://www.lukelobert.com/
Scott Richard http://rich35211.deviantart.com/
Austin Johnson http://austinjohnsonvfx.com/
Alex Lanier http://www.laniercreations.com/

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mazel Tov!

From all of us at ACTMM, congratulations Jeremy (Pixel Eight), and your beautiful wife, on the birth of your second son! MAZEL TOV!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hypothetical Development Organization | John Becker | "Snooze Towers"

We are EXTREMELY excited that John Becker, in collaboration with The Hypothetical Development Organization, recently featured on BoingBoing, is joining the ACTMM mash-up design crew. He has generously donated his design, "SNOOZE TOWERS" to be a part of The City landscape. A tip of the hat to John and The HDO. Thank you!

Friday, April 8, 2011


JAMES TAYLOR, composer and sound experimentalist for ACTMM, is interviewed on RESIDENT ADVISOR. LINK

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Thus far we've received the first rough drafts of User Interface graphics and a CG set from Team Argentina, concept art for background plates from the Midwest, more CG sets from Phoenix, and our coupe de grace, the Shanghai Technoarts scene, is on its second draft. Ladies and Gentlemen, this film is looking sexy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

VFX and Pixel Eight...

Jeremy Totel of Pixel Eight has been a HUGE help in pulling together a VFX team for A City...His work on the "Elevator Scene" has been top-notch. We're looking forward to bringing his work to a theater screen near you.

Check out more at pixeleight.org

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A moment in time...

As I write this, the final picture-locked version of ACTMM is rendering.

Monday, February 14, 2011

James Taylor of Swayzak/Lugano Fell on Soundtrack....

James Taylor aka Swayzak/Lugano Fell has officially taken on the music soundtrack for the film! The European-based electronic music artist is world-renowned within electronic music communities, from dance to experimental. His music Is blurring the lines between dream and reality.

His music has inspired a serious re-think and re-tooling of the current edit. If the new edit can come close to the mood and feeling inspired by the music, then it will be an amazing experience, quite unlike anything else I've seen or heard in the cinema.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


We've been hammering away at HQ, burning the midnight oil, and laying down the track. Thus far, we have the first full-length rough cut of this beast with a program running time of...11 minutes and 26 seconds. The opening title sequence is in the works and making a lot of noise, in all the right ways.