August 30th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Zach here, to deliver some of that news that I spoke of a few days back. It’s going to come in installments. Here’s the first:

Bummer Summer is going to screen as part of the Calgary International Film Festival in late September. If you or a loved one will be in or around the area at that time, check out the festival’s page for the film to get more information. Even if you have no intention at all of attending you should still check it out for the description, which I find super flattering (typos and all).

I don’t think I’m going to make it out to this one, which totally sucks because the schedule looks awesome. Our favorite film that won’t stop following us around, Gabi on the Roof in July will be screening as well, making this our third festival in common. A few familiar titles from the festival in Buenos Aires will also be sharing the slate. And while my movie is playing, Kiarostami’s new joint Copie Conforme will be playing simultaneously in the neighboring auditorium. I find that exciting, but also a total drag because I couldn’t possibly recommend my movie over that one in good conscience.

And that’s all I’m going to spill for today. Be on high alert for a few more news items in the coming weeks, each of which even more exciting than today’s!!!

Gratitude Post #1

August 26th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Zach here.

I have SO MUCH FUCKING NEWS. But more on that next week ; )

It’s getting kind of late, I’m getting a little bit sleepy, and strenuous times on a weird, sparsely populated island are in my very immediate future. I’m here right now for one thing only.

As you may or may not know, on the fifteenth of this month we reached our fundraising goal on Kickstarter. It was monumental, and it also scared the hell out of me. It’s a done deal now, I have to make a movie. Whatever, people have been sentenced to worse.

Anyway, one of the rewards for donating $100 or more was that your generous mug gets cyber-plastered right here, all up on the blog. I was hoping to come out with one big donor-face-filled extravaganzapost, but out of everyone who qualified, only two have come through with photos for me to put up. So until the rest of the bunch gets their act together, here’s just a small taste of the lovely people who make my dreams come true.

To start things off we’ve got Mr. Steven J. Wolfe. He’s a die hard Hollywood player with a heart of gold. But I mean that. I’ve gotten loads of guidance from this guy over the years. He’s rock steady.

Next up: Stephen Neary. Above is a photographic rendering of him posing with his robo-deputies. I recommend you visit his blog. When not utilizing futuristic technology to combat crime, he’s an awesome animator. Many dispute the credibility of his work, suspecting the use of wizardry/magical spells. I suspect good old-fashioned hard work.

And that’s it for now. Hopefully the others get it together before too long. And I seriously do have a grip of news. And I’ll tell you all about it next week.

North Carolina, Mysterious North American Country, and hope for Argentina

August 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Nandan here. Just wanted to throw out an update on my life, our life, and film life. FIRST OF ALL OUR KICKSTARTER IS NEARING THE END AND WE HAVE 5 DAYS LEFT. If you know any social networking site and feel somehow endeared to us or this project by the name of The International Sign For Choking, please feel free to direct any and all curious people to our Kickstarter page. A clever way of doing this is by inviting people to the Facebook EVENT PAGE

Also, I’m currently living in North Carolina working on a movie with dear friends of both mine and Zachs from the college years – Harrison Topp and Bruno Seraphin. If their names ring a bell it’s probably because either you went to school with us too, or you’re my mother and I’ve told you multiple times who I’m living with right now. Anyways, the film is indeed being made right now, and although it doesn’t have a name you can follow our progress on a currently-much-more-frequently-updated-blog-than-this found at the address It’s a beautiful movie and if you like banjo music or human beings then you’ll probably want to watch it.

And Zach has some secret news coming fairly soon I would imagine.

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