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.