“Outsourced,” in which a Seattle call center manager named Todd (Josh Hamilton) is fired and then dispatched to India as a consultant to train his own replacement, is a wonderful surprise.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Today's Seattle PI explores the current state of film distribution and how ShadowCatcher is taking on the system:
Local indie film ready to roll 'em
By WILLIAM ARNOLD
P-I MOVIE CRITIC
Among the dozen or so movies opening around the country Friday, there is one lower-budget Seattle production that could have a major effect on the film business -- and it is no exaggeration to say the whole movie world will be watching.
The film is "Outsourced," a romantic comedy set in Seattle and India that was voted best film at the last Seattle International Film Festival. What's unique about "Outsourced" is that it's entering the hectic movie marketplace in seven cities Friday without a distributor, all on its own dime.Read the complete article
Posted by John Jeffcoat at 9:36 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Seattle Movie Outsourced Debuts
Bellamy Pailthorp and John Jeffcoat
SEATTLE, WA (2007-09-26) Offshore outsourcing is often a topic of controversy.
A new Seattle movie tackles the topic with a light touch.
Outsourced tells the story of a call-center manager who has to lay off his entire staff and then travel to India to train his replacement.
The movie won the Golden Spaceneedle award for the most popular movie at this year's Seattle International Film Festival and there's a special local screening tonight (Wed.), before its nation-wide release on Friday.
KPLU's Bellamy Pailthorp sat down with the film's director, John Jeffcoat.
Listen to the interview
Posted by John Jeffcoat at 9:23 AM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
A key figure in ShadowCatcher's growing roster of feature films is Tom Gorai, who became a producing partner in 2001. A Seattle native who left to find success in the business (he eventually produced the Jeff Bridges thriller "Arlington Road"), Gorai says he is ShadowCatcher's "eyes and ears in New York and Los Angeles."
But Gorai and Skinner were also determined to make a good movie driven by Seattle-born talent, something ShadowCatcher hadn't done yet. That goal led Gorai to "Outsourced" 's Wing and Jeffcoat, whose script had gained attention in Hollywood, though no one wanted Jeffcoat attached as a first-time feature director.
ShadowCatcher offered the creative team what it sought.
"ShadowCatcher's dedication to the film," says Jeffcoat, "and to my vision of what the film was, is what directors dream about."
Read the complete article
By Tom Keogh Special to The Seattle Times