No Eyes

Baths

Obsidian

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Music for the Weekend: No Eyes by Baths.

Sorry for the slow week, am in Los Angeles for the week, attending the Producer’s Guild of America Conference. My script for “The One Trick Rip-Off” was selected by the PGA as one of their ten best and I’ve got a lot of meetings to take. Super excited about what may become of all this. And I get so see some very dear friends in town. Good times all around.

When I go to LA I spend a lot of time in traffic, so I spend a good amount of time before I leave Chicago and come up with some driving mixes for the road (LA radio is amazing, but only at certain hours). I’m taking the entirety of the new Baths album, it’s that amazing. This song in particular draws upon two of my favorite things - the beat from NIN’s “Closer” and a chorus that also repeats the word ‘fuck’ in its most animal and appropriate form. This is a beautifully brilliant song, about a guy who’s recovering from a debilitating medical condition and asking for a girl to just fuck him so he can feel something. It’s just honest, no bullshit heart-on-sleeve writing, and I love it.

So to all those people who see me singing in my car, shouting “come and fuck me,” it’s not a literal invitation or request, I’m just singing an awesome song.

Have a great weekend!

'Lilith' DVD now available!

So we’ve officially upgraded from ‘pre-order’ status to 'now available' as the DVDs have been printed and are actively shipping. Thanks everyone for the unexpected number of pre-orders, we’ve had quite a rush!

The DVDs contain two commentary tracks which we’ve spent a lot of time putting together. The first commentary track is by me and focuses more on filmmaking, film studies and film theory. It contains tons of info that isn’t on this blog and really gets into the nuts and bolts of making a feature film. It’s my attempt to do a ‘film school on DVD’ segment, and I’m really thrilled with it. Total film geek stuff.


Eat your heart out, Slavoj Žižek. There’s a new film nerd in town.

The second commentary is by Julia Voth and myself, recorded at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. We had a really great time making the commentary, and it’s a wonderful record of what we went through to make the film a reality, as well as a ton of really great insight into Julia’s preparation for the role. We did the commentary off the cuff, and the results were pretty hilarious. She’s an absolute riot.


As funny and smart as she is beautiful.

I put a ton of effort to make the DVD the best it can be, and I hope you enjoy it. As of now you can order it from the distributor’s website by clicking on the link below. In the coming months it’ll also be available on Amazon and iTunes. In January we’ll be doing theatrical screenings of the film in select cities, starting with New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. We’ll also be doing a really cool, limited edition vinyl release of the soundtrack, more on that in the future.

So top off your Cyber Monday basket with a cool DVD of a really great little film that needs your support. Spread the word and some holiday cheer! Thanks!

You can buy the DVD by clicking the link below, as well as the direct download of the film (which doesn’t have the extras):

Buy the ‘Lilith’ DVD.

Going back to Cali.

Going back to California to shoot this short. It’s my first time going to Hollywood to actually direct and shoot something, and not just go for financing/ scriptwriting. It’s a big moment for me.

I’ve got a backlog of questions and messages to answer, so those who submitted to me I ask for your patience, as I’m averaging about 19-hour work days for this past week and for the foreseeable month. But my blog will soldier on - I’ll do my best to keep writing interesting stuff and progress updates.

In the meantime please remember to support Lilith on its facebook page. You can download the film right away and/or pre-order your copies of the super-cool DVD. Your support is appreciated!

One more poster image because I can’t help myself. They’re just so cool. This one’s by LA-based artist Kristina Collantes, and it even features in the opening credits of the film. The image is heavy on symbolism and is an overtly graphical style, unlike the previous images. I love that every poster is of a different style and interpretation, and I can’t wait to present them altogether as a unified piece of work.

A finish date for the film has been set - exactly one year since we started production. Funny how these things work out.

One more poster image because I can’t help myself. They’re just so cool. This one’s by LA-based artist Kristina Collantes, and it even features in the opening credits of the film. The image is heavy on symbolism and is an overtly graphical style, unlike the previous images. I love that every poster is of a different style and interpretation, and I can’t wait to present them altogether as a unified piece of work.

A finish date for the film has been set - exactly one year since we started production. Funny how these things work out.