Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Outsourced Soundtrack on iTunes!

Yesterday the soundtrack to Outsourced finally arrived on iTunes. It's been a long road getting there and we're all very proud of it.

This is not your basic soundtrack with thirty-second tracks, our composer BC Smith went back into the studio to extend many of the songs featured in the movie in an effort to make an album that feels complete and maintains the spirit of the film.

There is some tremendous talent featured, including the vocal stylings of CJ Virdi. Be sure to check it out!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Amost Famous Filmmakers

Seattle is an indie-film-adoring town. So who will be our first breakout indie filmmaker?

Seattle loves independent film. The city is home to more than 10 cinemas screening indie flicks daily. Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), the biggest, longest-running film festival in the country, just celebrated its 35th year and filled 142,500 seats last summer—almost a quarter of the city’s population. Local independent-media organizations Northwest Film Forum and 911 Media Arts have more than 30 years between them.

“This is a film-mad city,” says Lyall Bush, executive director of Northwest Film Forum, Seattle’s only cinematheque and an institutional backer of independent film. “Per capita we’re the 10th largest market in the nation. We watch a lot of movies.”

And we make them. Walk into Ravenna’s Scarecrow Video, one of the largest independent video-rental stores in the country, and you’ll find almost 200 short and feature-length films made locally and regionally.

OK, so name a few. We’ll wait. Uh-huh.

Even though Seattle is film mad, the city’s indie-filmmaking scene still cannot claim to be home to a breakout indie filmmaker like Portland’s Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho) or Austin’s Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused). Notably, while Van Sant, Linklater and others such as Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape) were conducting an indie-film train that carried a national consciousness in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Seattle was full-bore busy exporting another brand of indie entertainment: grunge music. Local filmmakers have been chasing this train ever since.

Complete article HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MTV and the Univ of Rhode Island

For those of you in Rhode Island, I'll be giving a presentation as part of the 2009 Honors Colloquium at the University of Rhode Island. You can check out the details HERE.

Our Outsourced TV show is still in development with NBC and it sounds like it may be picking up steam again, stay tuned.

Right now I'm racing around Seattle shooting a series of mini-docs on Seattle bands that are featured in the MTV series $5 Cover Seattle which will air early 2010. More to come...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Outsourced in Poland

Sorry for the lapse in posts, it hasn't been due to a lack of activity. I'm writing a new script and everything else has fallen into the background. I did just get news that Outsourced would be screening in Poland and I thought that was interesting enough to warrant a posting. So for all of you in Poland who have yet to see the film, here you go!

“Poland has become an important destination for Bollywood in eastern Europe. What the Soviet Union was for Raj Kapoor in the 1950s and 1960s...

Tarun Mansukhani’s “Dostana”, John Jeffcoat’s “Outsourced”, Atul Agnihori’s “Hello”, and Vijay Krishna Acharya’s “Tashan” will also be screened during the festival.

“The set of films will present the true and various colours of a contemporary India to a Polish audience. We await the verdict of Polish audience,” said Srikumar Menon, head of the commercial wing at the Indian embassy here.

Read the entire article HERE