Don Patterson's dream is to turn twenty scripts (in various stages of completion) into finished movies over the next decade. To cast 'new' faces that want to be seen. To network with other film makers.
When that taunting dose of reality, "it isn't going to happen" comes crashing down, we shrug and keep plugging away. We're now at work on another feature titled Spiders And Snakes. With a excellent cast including actors Bill Blechschmid from haunt and Noelle Foor from haunt and In A Vacant Building. Given a little luck, a lot of creativity and perseverance - we will complete it then move onto The Machine That Cried or Killing Witches in 2008 .
We are not rich or famous, just lucky to have quality equipment, some film making knowledge and experience, a great deal of imagination and creativity, time and the love for making movies (and acting). If you would like to help us make a few original stories come to life - you should contact us. But, we are serious at what we do! While it is fun, it is work -- hard work. Believe me, it is even more challenging when working with low to no budget. So please do not waste our time if your interest is shallow or just a passing phase. Visit the New Projects Page to see what Cast and Locations we are in need of for Spiders And Snakes.
So, sounds like your cup of tea? Then read on to find out how we work to complete a production. After we have decided on casting, contraction and the various pre-production needs, we get our needed cast together Friday afternoon at the shooting location to review and prepare with a final rehearsal. Starting early on Saturdays and Sundays we shoot all day and continue into the night (we sleep when we get home). Most of the time we share food duties. The sleeping arrangements, etc. are based upon the cast's needs (hint -- always helps to have your own sleeping bag and be prepared to rough it on location). It is rare that we have more then ten people on a location set. During the week, the footage is edited and put on DVD-R for review at the next scheduled shoot. I try from start to finish -- to keep the movie within a two to three month parameter. Keep in mind that most of the cast is not in all the scenes or at all of the locations. When the project is done and completely edited, Main Cast will receive a copy of the extended version on DVD-R for personal use, with the written contracted promise of not allowing public showing(s) and/or the making of copy(s).