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Copper at Seattle Deaf Film Festival

We are proud to announce that Copper has been selected for the Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2016.

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The 3rd Seattle Deaf Film Festival will run April 1-3 2016 at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA. Make sure you get along. Like their facebook page here.

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Costume Designer required for short film

I’ve just placed a Crew Call for a Costume Designer on The Big Idea and StarNow.

Copper is the story of a deaf boy whose world is changed when he meets a Living Statue. This ten-minute short is the next film from film and theatre director Jack O’Donnell. Our aim is to create a striking visual film for submission to film festivals. The film is being shot in Wellington on 26-29 January.

The film is being done on a small budget. Unfortunately this means that we cannot pay crew (though we would love to). However we will be covering costs and will be providing catering on-set.

The Costume Designer will create the Living Statue costumes, and will be in charge of maintaining the visual aesthetic of the production in dressing the actors. The successful applicant will be able to work to a tight schedule and to budget in producing the costume; will be available for make-up/costume tests during the week of 14-20 January; will work with the Director, Director of Photography, Art Director, and Make-up Artist to create the visual look of the film.

Crew calls

I had a lovely weekend doing sound recording for a film called Mr Wilkins. I’m not sure what else I can say about the project, but can say I’ve enjoyed making the film.

This is a quick post to say that I’m incredibly busy at the moment, so apologies if you’re wanting to hear from me. I’m in heavy preproduction for two short films (Copper, directed by Jack O’Donnell, and A Party For Me, directed by Amy Brosnahan).

If you’re reading a Crew Call or Cast Call, what attracts you to a project? What dissuades you? Personally, I find poor spelling and grammar puts me off – if the crew call is in text speak, it does not bode well for the project. Does asking for enthusiastic team-players grind? Does the name of the Director or DOP help your decision? Does knowing whether you’re working with Film School graduates or the budget of the film actually help? What about asking for professional and experienced crew to work unpaid on a no-budget shoot? Or do people not look at crew calls anymore, preferring to work with filmmakers they know?