March 22, 2005
The Pensacola Bay International Film festival is over….Now what?
We have got a fantastic talented group of young filmmakers working on “The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell”. They each have done fantastic work on other projects and have collaborated in producing something that could easily be the next Napoleon Dynamite or Blair Witch Project.
They need money to shoot the last few scenes and complete the post-production. Money that should come from this area.
Some day the film festival may be in a position to help these budding George Lucases, but it won’t be this year.
Threshold Productions is asking people to buy points in the film for $7000 each. Each point entitles the investor to 0.5% of the gross profits. Since the entire film will probably cost less than $300K, the opportunity for a nice return exists.
Visit www.thresholdofhell.com. See what I am talking about. Do a google searches on production company members: Kevin Wheatley, Cameron Pearce, Jamie Bullock, Scott Wheatley, Jonny Gillette – you will be impressed just as I am.
March 20, 2005
Pensacola amazes me – just when you think this city will be forever backwards…an event comes along that is cool, fun, edgy and worthwhile.
That’s what we have with the Pensacola Bay International Film Festival. The films are fantastic. The guests are great. And the parties are memorable.
Saturday’s VIP party at eat! was hip (am I allowed to still use that word?) and cool. Anthony LaMolinara was there with his family – passing around his Oscar. Damn it was heavy, but I didn’t pass up my turn to hoist it above my head.
Richard Tyson – a Mobile native – who starred in Blackhawk Down – was also there. Tyson held court with the ladies (i.e. DeeDee Ritchie & Cynthia Campfield) who remember his steamy love scenes in Two Moon Junction. I told Tyson I loved him in Kindergaren Cop – he didn’t know whether to laugh or punch me.
Also the Threshold of Hell crew was there – Jonny, Jamie, Scott, Cameron, Nick, Nick & Tara. They are what independent films are all about – irreverent, edgy but dedicated to their craft….my kind of people.
To see what I’m talking about – visit their web site www.thresholdofhell.com. You will be impressed, too.
March 13, 2005
Once again our beloved daily newspaper wastes a Sunday edition on Hurricane Ivan. This time we are in for a four-day series.
Please save us from this crap that is so obviously being written so that the paper will win awards from its Gannett owners.
I don’t know what’s worse: the constant regurgitation of the PNJ’s hurricane coverage or Publisher Denise Ivey pompous, self-serving interview.
There are so many more worthy stories to be told. Alas, that’s why the Independent News exists.