Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Silver Wave 2012

With two films accepted and premiering ( Fred and Carl are Park Rangers, and The Other Side of Charlie) this was a big year at the 2012 Silver Wave Film Festival to say the least. Both films screened Friday November 9th to an eager and receptive crowd with rave reviews. If that wasn't good enough we even took home a few awards.

Writer Ryan Griffith won the Lex Gigeroff Excellence in Screenwriting in a Short Comedy Award for Fred and Carl.

As well as Producers/Composers William Beatty and Joel M. Thompson took home the Excellence in Music Composition award for scoring Fred and Carl.

On top of that both Leah Holder and Warren Macaulay were nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor in a comedic short for Fred and Carl as well. Last but certainly not least was a Best Actor in a Drama nomination for Jake Martin in The Other Side of Charlie.

Thanks to all who came out and showed their support. As well as all the festival sponsors and organizers for their time and effort. 

This is just the beginning for these films so stay tuned...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Well, I guess that was January

Fred and Carl is literally a week or two from completion. We'll be posting a teaser trailer very soon. 

While Greg puts the finishing touches on The Other Side of Charlie we've been putting together some concept posters, check them out and tell us what you think...

The initial concept.
The latest. Not sold on the font, but we're getting there.

Meanwhile, we're moving onto the latest draft of our first feature Buddy Hoppy, and should soon have a website up.

Also, we just started developing a new television series based on local interest and travel within the maritimes tentatively titled, In Your Backyard, more on that to come.

Have a good week,

The boys at SoftLight

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's 2012!!

Happy New Year everyone.

Only a few weeks in and 2012 it's already shaping up to be a big one for us.

First off we have a bit of a big announcement; our long time friend Joel Thompson has just joined SoftLight Studios. A seriously gifted filmmaker and philanthropist, Joel Thompson started out with just his families VHS camera and a vivid imagination, and from such humble beginnings has gone on to write, produce and direct a number of award winning and critically acclaimed films. Joel's passion for telling a good story and ultimately giving back to the community is a perfect match for SoftLight and we couldn't be happier to bring him on board.

2011 was a bit of a blur, with so many projects in post it's nice to be looking at a pre-production schedule again, this time it's for our first feature length film to produced under the SoftLight banner; Buddy Hoppy, a dramedy centering on a young man's last ditch attempt to save his father's legacy, while trying not to lose what little he has left.

If you've been keeping up with us, you've probably been wondering about or first project of 2011, The Other Side of Charlie (OSC), unfortunately the news of OSC comes with a sad bit of information regarding our friend and collaborator Lex Gigeroff, who passed away on Christmas last year. The whole film community is in shock regarding the loss of such a talented and giving artist, and this is basically leaving our film(which Lex was a big part of from script to screen) in a sort of limbo while we try to figure out how to finish it, as we know he would have wanted us to. Those in the Fredericton area reading this, there will be a memorial for Lex this Saturday the 21st at the Charlotte Street Arts Center.

To end on a bit of a lighter note, our TV pilot Fred and Carl are Park Rangers is just about completed. We're doing the final touches on the edit, then our sound guys will take over and we're looking to have a completed project by mid-February to add to our pitch. So wish us luck.

That's all for now, thanks for reading.

The boys at SoftLight.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Big Weekend for SoftLight

With the Silver Waver Film Festival just a day away, this is shaping up to be a pretty big weekend for us here at SoftLight.

Starting with the the festival opener, a screening of Leatha Acidents; a film Will worked on in 2007, we move onto Friday evening where our film Second Hand Smoke will come home from a trip around the festival circuit.

After the awards on Saturday evening the announcement will be made as to which film CBC has chosen for this years CBC 3-2-1 award(a funding award given out to up and coming filmmakers). Through our colleagues at Steam Powered Studios we applied with the before mentioned script The Midnight List. The excitement is certainly building, and our fingers are certainly crossed.

So wish us luck, and we'll be sure to keep everyone posted.

We can't forget to mention that Greg is coming into the homestretch for the post-production of The Other Side of Charlie, and Fred and Carl. With a deadline of December 1st, we can't wait to get these out to you guys!

All the best,

The boys at SoftLight.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

We like to keep busy to say the least.

As Greg buries himself deep in post for both The Other Side of Charlie, and Fred and Carl, we've already got a line up for our slate.

So finally, the big announcements we've been waiting to fill you in on.

In December, The Midnight List; my fifth film will go into production. In fact, we're already well under way with pre-production due the demanding nature of this little script. We couldn't be happier to announce that our long time friend and collaborator Jon Blizzard will be once again producing for us, this time under the label of his production company: Steam Powered Studios. This script has been almost three years in the making, so to say we're excited is a bit of an understatement.

Here's a little concept poster I put together a while ago for it.

That's not it though...

I've finally completed my second feature length script!! Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. This is a unique, and special story that I can't wait to share with the world.

Not stopping there though, there's too many stories out there we want to tell, and after about a week or two away from Final Draft and I'll be diving into my next idea; more to come on that later.

Thanks for reading


Monday, August 29, 2011

Post and Packing

Since our last post, we completed Fred and Carl, thanks to our cast and crew!

As I type Greg is packing up to head to Vancouver to permanently set up our office there. We'll miss him on this end of things, but ultimately it's best for all of us, SoftLight included.

We're expecting to have The Other Side of Charlie, and Fred and Carl completed by the end of this year, and onto the festival circuit/out to networks.

In the meantime there's much more in the works creatively, and a big announcement coming from "our East coast division" for the beginning of September.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned.

Asta Pasta,


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fred and Carl: Park Rangers

We're heading full tilt into our next project, Fred and Carl: Park Rangers, a TV Pilot we're producing. Written by Ryan Griffith, and directed by our very own Greg.

The comedy promises a big audience with it's high concept, yet meaningful stories, and we're aiming for the big networks with this one.

Filming begins August 8th and will last for the duration of the week, with filming all around the capital area.

Stay tuned for more info.