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SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL is getting ready to be shot very shortly. Right now we’ve raised about 7K of the 10K we need. That means we still need help to get to our final goal on IndieGoGo. If you haven’t made a donation, viewed the updated trailer, or passed on the link to fellow indie film lovers, we need your help.
How can I help exactly?
Take a look at our trailer, order an advanced DVD or tee shirt, or share the following trailer link (here or directly below) on your Facebook page, Tumblr, etc. Any type of word of mouth from you will make a huge difference in bringing the film it into being.
Someone said you might need actors in Hollywood? When will that be?
We might need extras and some speaking roles for a shoot on May 16th. We’re still working out details, but audition notices will be posted on the Sangha Films website and on the AMDA bulletin board.
What is the latest with THE HUMAN WAR?
We placed third in the Appalachia Film Festival. Right now Mark Parsia is currently putting the film through a second edit, and we will hit the film festival circuit in full force once we have a polished film.
You’ve gotten a lot of press for SHOPLIFTING?
That’s right. If you’d like to read the press the film has already generated, I’ve listed a bunch of interviews with various magazines that have already gone to print.
- Nth Word Interview by Ryan O’Conner
- Buzzlegoose Interview by Alexa Santoro
- Indiewire Feature
- Impose Magazine Interview by Josh Spilker
- Bark Mentions SFAA by Amaris Ketcham
Aside from the need to exercise, I have to start getting things ready for the film shoot in June. That means I'll have to secure all the locations, and make sure I have enough actors for every scene. That's a stressful job, but I'll probably have to start on that this week. We are almost at 7K in the fundraising on IndieGoGo. That's much less than we need, but I'm hoping more will come through in the next month.
Yesterday, I called Urban Outfitters to see if we could film there. They said that no one is allowed to film in their stores. That is strange because the manager of the store I went to in Los Angeles said that it's been done before. I'm not going to push it though. I think I'm going to try and find a store in Long Beach. People seem more agreeable there.
What is left to shoot?
1. Jail Scene
2. Shoplifting Scene
3. Long Beach Orange Julius Scene
4. Hollywood Boulevard Chicken Nugget Scene
5. Hollywood Boulevard Love Scene
6. APT Jam Session
7. Poetry Reading Scene Part I
8. Poetry Reading Scene Part II
9. Beach Scene
The Jail and Shoplifting Scene are the most difficult. I will have to wait for Drew to figure out if we can shoot on a sound stage that he knows about. Then I'll have to cast some actors for the jail scene. That means I have to do auditions this month. This'll be interesting.
I'll formulate more thoughts tomorrow.