We won Best Comedic Short at Sonoma International Film Festival. It's going to be pretty hard for another festival to live up to this one. Not just because the festival was amazing, but because it was so close to home.
I'm not going to wax too poetic about Northern California. Mostly because I don't want too many more people to move up there. But I will say that it is still a very clear personal goal to shoot at least one feature film in our home county.
And so playing our film in this community and meeting cool filmmakers, film buffs, and generally-supportive-of-the-arts type folks was one step closer to that goal. It's unfortunately rare to find people that are both motivated and not cynical. But we met a lot of them up here.
Sonoma County, we will not let you down.
In other news, we leave for New York this week. (I feel like we just had a Woodie Guthrie moment: "...from the redwood forest...")
This will be our second time at the Tribeca Film Festival, and We. Can't. Wait.
Basically, we won't sleep for the next two weeks. There's going to be a lot going on, and we'll probably be tweeting and updating a bunch about it, but just so there's a solid spot with all out screening info...
Here is your handy guide to...
ALL THINGS STRONG BROTHERS AND TRIBECA.
Real Live Screenings
Part of the Shorts Program "Mix Tape"
For you New Yorkers. The Dungeon Master the way God intended it: on the big screen. We're going to be at each of these for a Q&A along with our producer Alexandra Barreto. For the premiere screening, our actors Adam Busch, Chris Wylde, and Chad Crone will also be there.
Saturday, April 23rd, 5:30 pm at AMC Loews Village 7 - 66 3rd Avenue
Thursday, April 28th, 3:30pm at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas - 260 West 23rd Street
Saturday, April 30th, 5:30pm at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas - 260 West 23rd Street
Sunday, May 1st 5:00pm at Tribeca Cinemas - 54 Varick Street
We're really excited about this. From anywhere in the US, you can watch our movie. This is also a competition (though we're not quite sure how that works, but hey, we'd love to win!). Watch us. Vote for us. Spread the word. You have to reserve a "virtual seat" to these screenings, but you'll be able to watch it anytime within a 24-hour window.
Friday, April 22nd 2pm at SVA Theater - 333 West 23rd Street
Filmmaker Feed on Tribeca's Site
This is Tribeca's hub for the Strong bros. We're doing a Q&A on here, and will probably be posting videos, photos, and updates throughout the festival (when we're not, you know, sitting in movie theaters with our eyes peeled open like Clockwork Orange).
After you see the movie
Let us know your thoughts! Send us a comment, write a review, tell your friends...
This little movie is entirely a labor of love and took up a lot of our time, energy, and money. It's only a short film, so there's no reward other than reaching people, entertaining, and getting a reaction. So if you have a reaction, whatever it is, we want to hear it.
My understanding is that you can buy individual tickets at the door - but pass holders get in first, so if you want to be guranteed to get in and see some other films you can get a one-day or more pass here.
Supposed to be a great festival and it's in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Hope to see you there!
When we were on set of The Dungeon Master, our prop department made fake beer labels that said, "Guysler." While we were shooting late into the night, the actors kept themselves entertained by coming up with mock commercials for Guysler. I wish we had filmed some of them...especially since one of our actors has gone on to achieve ubiquitous commercial status.
If you've watched TV at all in the past month, then you've probably had this song stuck in your head at some point:
That's our good friend and Dungeon Master star Chris Wylde being insanely brilliant. When you can improv like he can, it's one thing, when you can improv and sing like that? Crazy good.
You have to see this "behind the scenes" footage of him entirely in character as Buddy Mignon:
"Buddy Mignon's minions"? Are you kidding me?
Chris is so clever it hurts.
Looking forward to putting him in many of our movies to come.