Wow, it's been so long since I posted anything here, which is quite sad as there is so much news happenin' these days. Quite busy I am, so I'll get started...
Much work is being done on this upcoming production. We're about 3 weeks into rehearsal with another 3 weeks to go until we go on stage for the first time (of 8). Everything is going fantastically well. The cast and crew are gettin' along so well and have been right from the start. This promises to be a really great show. Huge production value with a terrific, very talented and highly in tuned cast.
The show goes up on Oct 27th and runs until Nov 1st; 1 show each night and 3 matinee's. For more information on the show check out the website; http://www.dracula1897.com.
"A Still Small Voice" was screened at the Atlantic Film Festival a couple of weeks ago to a modest audience of 50 folks. From what the producer and director tell me, it was received very well. It's truly too bad that I couldn't make it to the festival as they also tell me that they had a wonderful time and met tones of contacts. This will no doubt help push them into a bigger status in the business. They have huge ideas and the ability to achieve them, so I really can't wait to see what comes next...
... Which of course I do know. Their next film they plan on shooting is entitled "Moonlight in your Blood"; a movie about obsessions. At this time casting is still takin' place for a shoot that will take place sometime this fall. I have the extreme pleasure to takin' on the lead male role for this one and I really can't wait until we start. My experiences with them on the last film was fantastic and am lookin' forward to the next round.
Recently, a good friend of mine and I worked very hard on creating a proposal for funds (to the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council) to help produce a show this coming winter. The show is entitled "Apartment 420B" and is a 20 something comedy that I've been writing for about 4 years now. At this time we plan on rehearsing the show in Nov and some of Dec for a production run close to Christmas time.
Pussy Paw Productions is the name of the company which we have started together (Jonny Lewis and I) and hope to produce at least 4 shows a year, one in each season, this one being our first. We have a great mandate and hope to make some tracks in the local arts scene. We're quite driven to do so.
Much more to come on this in the coming weeks as the cast is finalized and information is received back from NLAC.