Friday, November 30, 2007

Outsourced Soundtrack available

For those of you who saw they movie and have been curious about getting a soundtrack, it is now available on our website WWW.OUTSOURCEDTHEMOVIE.COM at the Outsourced Store.

We've expanded several of the songs so that this is not a soundtrack of 30 second music clips but an album that can stand on it's own. You can listen to a few of the tracks on the audio player of my page in our online community.

I'll try and incorporate a music player with tracks from the sountrack in this blog soon.

There's a very grainy behind-the-scenes video of a guitarist laying down a track for the song "Ishq Mushq" or "Holiday in Goa" here:

A music video for the song "Holi Aayi" will be coming soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Source of "Outsourced" is Experience, Says Director

By Mark Bourne

"If you fight the flow of India, you will be destroyed."

That's what John Jeffcoat, director of the independent film Outsourced, tells me as we drink coffee in a Thai restaurant in downtown Seattle. He's describing a key lesson that went into, and comes out of, Outsourced, which will soon begin a new wave of U.S. and foreign distribution after a successful run at film festivals and select cities. (We review the film here.)

Outsourced tells the story of an American call center supervisor, Todd (Josh Hamilton), who finds that not only has his entire department been outsourced to rural India, he must travel to India and train his own replacement. What he discovers there is a vast society of astounding diversity, one undergoing its own cultural tug-of-war between honored traditions and cutting-edge modernism.

Now, when you take Jeffcoat's ominous-sounding warning -- "You will be destroyed!" -- out of context like that, you can't tell that Outsourced is in fact a charming, good-natured comedy with a sweetly portrayed romance at its center. But that destruction Jeffcoat talks about is a vital artery in Outsourced's heart. It's something that Jeffcoat, along with his co-writer George Wing and the movie's composer, B.C. Smith, who are both also seated with us, know from first-hand experience.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Coming to a theater near you?

Here's the latest on the US Theatrical release:

Now Playing
Galleria 11
500 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Saturday, Nov. 10 - Exclusive One Night Engagement!
Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA

Friday, Nov. 16-18
Theater N at Nemours, Wilmington, DE
Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Friday, Nov. 16-22
Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth, FL

Tuesday, Dec. 4-6
Clyde Theater, Langley, WA
Denver Film Society, Denver, CO

Friday, Dec. 14-20
Kendall Square Theater, Boston, MA
E Street Theater, Washington, DC

Friday, Dec. 28-Jan. 3
Carlisle Theater, Carlisle, PA


We are currently in release in Melbourne, Australia and open Thursday in Sydney!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Outsourced Delivers an Indie, Indian-Flavored Comedy

by Mark Bourne

"Why would you want a goddess of destruction in your car?" asks befuddled American middle manager Todd (Josh Hamilton) about a dashboard Kali he spies from a backseat in India.

"Sometimes destruction is a good thing," replies the gorgeous, young Indian woman, Asha (Ayesha Dharker), who sees that Todd needs an education in more than just her country's culture and the realities of a 21st-century global marketplace. "She ends one cycle so that a new one can begin." It's a sure bet that Todd will experience some of that destruction, but consequently also experience the beginning of his own very personal new cycle.

The exchange happens about halfway into Outsourced, a charming, laid-back and surprisingly affecting dramatic comedy from new director John Jeffcoat, who co-wrote the script with fellow Seattle resident George Wing (50 First Dates). This modestly budgeted, yet strikingly polished, independent film exudes such warm affection and respect for India and its people that we can reasonably wonder if a love for the country inspired the movie rather than the other way around.

Read the complete article HERE