Sing Sing Update #1

Our film Sing Sing has been selected to have it’s world premiere at TIFF 2023 in Toronto. I had never been to Canada outside of a layover at YYZ. Loved Toronto — has all the amenities of a metropolis, but it’s clean and everyone I interacted with was friendly. I even got to take in a ball game.

We had a great screening and after-party. The best part was A24 acquiring it a week later!

(Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)

A film, on film?!?

The last time I worked on a feature that shot on actual film was back in 2009 (Five Time Champion), right as the Red One was becoming ubiquitous. We just wrapped an extraordinary project that shot in upstate New York, using an Arri 416. I was blown away at how quiet that camera was compared to my previous experience. The follow focus motor was more noticeable than the film cruising through the mag.

I’ll be able to talk more about this once they get further along in post, but it was the same folks who created Jockey and Transpecos.

me and colman edit

Surreality Pilot

Reality pilots are a wild ride, as there are no templates established and things are just going to come out of nowhere to bone your schedule. I just finished a few days in Fredericksburg, TX, a little Germanic town of about 10,000 or so. We were following a married couple around, one of which happens to be a very experienced NY boom op/utility named Karl Wasserman. Having a cast member with those skills made things way easier, as he couldn’t keep himself from helping our cause. A lovely fellow. His wife, Tamara is a live wire and was super affable and fun to toil with, and toil we did. I personally turned in over 30 GB of audio from just the 3 days. 3-4 cameras at any given point, and 13-15 hour days.
Looking forward to seeing how they stitch this together.