Friday, November 27, 2009

When You're Gone

This weekend will mark the beginning of production on SoftLight's third film; "When You're Gone". A short film co-written and starring Jon Blizzard.

Recently back from six and a half weeks of filming in Quebec as a Second Assistant Director on the feature film Fire Watch, co-writer and director William Beatty is anxious to get started, and looking forward to inviting new talent into the SoftLight catalog - Hallie Rose playing the part of Alice.

Stay tuned for production info and stills.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SL, GN at Silver Wave Film Festival

So Long, and Good Night was recently added to the 2009 Silver Film Festival line-up.

New Brunswick Shorts II, SWFF Awards & After Party at James Joyce Pub
Date/Time: Sat, Nov 7, 8:00 pm
Venue: Le Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne Theatre

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fire Watch

Will of SoftLight Studios® has recently been asked by Cin├ęgraphe Productions Inc. to take on the role of Second Assistant Director for their upcoming feature film; Fire Watch.

This is the fourth project William will be collaborating with Cin├ęgraphe on, and looks forward to the opportunity of working with old friends, utilizing new and scenic Canadian locations, as well as the challenges of a 2nd AD on a low budget feature.

Pictures coming soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maybe Tomorrow

SoftLight Studios ® recently wrapped filming on it's second film "Maybe Tomorrow", produced and directed by William Beatty. A short which studies our complexities amidst love's simplicity. Starring Fonya Irvine and Jon Blizzard this Terrance Malick inspired story was filmed in HD by long time SoftLight collaborator; Director of Photography Jesse Anthony.

Already finished post(we work fast), the film was later color corrected to make it Black and White as a means of removing any distraction from the performances.

Here are a few stills...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

So Long, and Good Night

Early this year SoftLight began pre-production on it's first film; So Long, and Good Night. A stylized action/comedy with a generous doze of film-noir. With the help of The New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-Operative production began on June 9th, completing principle photography in an intense 15 hours(three evenings) of shooting-a big thanks to a great crew! Post-Production was completed July 4th and SLGN is already awaiting acceptance replies from festivals around the world.

SLGN which was written, produced, directed and edited by William Beatty, follows two under achievers(Kyle Smith - Eddie, and Adam Guidry - Sanderson) at what they do best; taking revenge on boredom, and doling out an onslaught of paranoia. Toting only dart guns, and big band music this unique film is sure to please.

So Long, and Good Night 2009 9min.

You can find the crew, and other info here:

It Begins

Well here we go.

My name is Gary "William" Beatty, and SoftLight Studios has recently become a sole proprietorship under my name. A film production company long in the making, that I hope will meet my goals of becoming a household name. Bringing mass audiences around the world quality cinema, be it through my own material or acquisitions - moviemaking the way it should be, focusing on story and performance.

This blog will become a partner site to the upcoming site and hopefully the .com site which will become the parent site. through the blog I'll keep you up to date on all of ventures and endeavors of SoftLight Studios, as well as my own.