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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

O Lago | The Lake - Interview


Here is an interview I did recently with Journalist Alexandre Gamela from Portugal for his media review site O Lago | The Lake. Interesting quesitons. I think it captures quite well the idea behind 140 and my thoughts and opinions on twitter and the internet in general. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

We're Big in Brazil!!!

Seems news went out on a well read Brazilian news site. I've been inundated with requests from Brazil since, which is great. So I'm delighted to welcome filmmakers from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to the project, as well as filmmakers in Costa Rico. 

I'd also like welcome Zach Helm to the project, writer of Stranger Than Fiction and writer/director of Mr.Magorium's Magic Emporium. Singled out as writer I've long admired. 

101. Brian MacKay – Alberta – Canada

102. Johanna Custer – Pittsburgh – USA

103. Pablo Gutiérrez – Heredia - Costa Rica - pabloguther

104. Matt Shaw – Appleton WI – USA

105. Davide Cinzi – Beaconsfield – UK

106. Jaosn Butler – Dublin – Ireland

107. Andrew Gill – Chicago – Illinois – USA

108. Conor Flynn - ? – Ireland

109. Oisin Prendiville – Tulum – Quintana Roo – Mexico

110. Sarah Mund – Sao Paulo – Brazil

111. Andrew Beutler – Santa Monica – USA

112. Siooksiok – Beijing – China

113. Simona Gherman – Bucharest – Romania

114. Marcelo Marino – NYC – USA

115. Ida Gron - ? – UK

116. Kellie Ann Banz – Vancouver – Cananda

117. Ariane Mondo – ? – Germany

118. Gary Locke – New England – USA

119. Kevin Maron & Rachel Rath (Irish) – Hollywood – USA

120. Victoria Charters – Santa Barbara - USA

With only 20 places left I'm going to be much more selective now. There are still many countries yet to find filmmakers from. So I'm going to have to start saying no unfortunately! But not to worry, I have plans to continue the project, so it wont be a no forever, just a no for this one! I will announce my plans at a later date. I want to see if this one works first!!! 

I'm sure it will and I think we can do something special, far beyond the film I will edit together, I have a feeling that will just be the start of things!

More soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's been a busy day!

Thanks to the Paste Article it's been a busy day for 140!

New Filmmakers from around the world:

71. Michael Dunaway – Macon Georgia – USA – michaeldunaway

72. Jess Laird – Central Oregon – USA – jesselaird

73. Chad McCool – Colorado – USA – bychadmccool

74. Jacob Botter – Copenhagen – Denmark – boetter

75. Alex Hamlin –  Portland – Oregan – USA – alex_hamlin

76. Rich Saguirre – New York City – USA – starrjonze

77. Michelle Lee – Chicago – USA – chellebelle13

78. Amanda McClendon – Texas – USA – thelivingroom76

79. Wayne Franklin – Chelsea – Atlanta – USA – wannabef

80. Poncho Flores-Duron – Mexico City - Mexico

81. Helen Flores-Duron – Mexico City - Mexico

82. Nick Jones – Columbus – Ohio – USA – nickjones82

83. Alejandro Morales – San Francisco – USA – tALEvision

84. Michael Lloyd – South Eastern Kentucky - USA

85. Patrick Vassel – NYC – USA - PDV

86. Steve Gatlin – Novato – California – USA

87. Jordan Barrett – North East England – UK

88. Nicholas Bond – Miami – Florida - USA

89. Lucas G. Hackradt – Sáo Paulo – Brazil

90. Peter Forbes – Aberdeen – Scotland

91. Joe Trimmer - Gwinnett county Georgia – USA

92. Caterina Monzani – London – UK

93. Luis Carlos Chavarría – Alajuela - Costa Rica

94. Harold Brodie – Auckland – New Zealand

95. Raphael Daibert – Sáo Paulo – Brazil

96. Nina Dutton – Washington DC – USA – stealthEmu

97. Zach Helm – Los Angeles – USA – zachhelm

98. Dan Cullen – London – UK

99. Stephen Clark – Toronto – Onterio – Canada

100. Pedro Varela – Lisbon - Portugal

Recent 140 Interview

PasteMagazine.com
Here is the interview I did with Gray Chapman at Past Magazine in the States about 140. Was a good interview, talks about where the idea came from and what I hope to achieve. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Half Way Mark!!!

New members from Belguim, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and the USA bring to the half way mark!!! It's a little over a month to the 21st of June and the shoot date! So a ways to go to get the next 70! Hopefully we'll make it.

61. Raoul Scheepe – Antwerp – Belguim - baloe88

62. Karen Jackson – Gympie – Australia

63. Hailey Bartholomew – Brisbane – Australia

64. Jason van Ganderen – NSW – Australia

65. Simon Van Der Spoel – Australia – Spifire_king

66. Michael Higgins – Dublin – Ireland - MGMH

67. Kimberly M. Wetherell - Brooklyn - New York - USA - kmwss2c

68. Marc Brouwer – Amsterdam – Netherlands 

69. Suzanne Pancrazi – New Jersey - subito

70. Paul Rankin – Birsbane - Australia

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pale Stone Podcast Ep13

New Podcast is up! At long last! I know you've all been lost with out it!!!

Here in I talk about the Slán agus Beannacht shoot, give advice on fundraising for a low budget short and I talk about 140.

Enjoy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Members to shout about

I'm delighted to welcome these new directors to 140:

57. Terrence Boylan – Hudson Valley – New England – USA

58. Michael Ancevic – Boston – USA

59. Kevin Littleton – Costa Mesa – California - USA

60. Karen Wilkens - Los Angeles - USA

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Word spreads for 140

Word is indeed beginning to spread again.

Two interviews lined up in America, with Paste and Cinema Without Borders, two mentions in American press already JSOnline and as mentioned above, the Salt Lake Tribune. Also a mention in Film Ireland this month (in the production section along with Slán agus Beannacht). 

Four new filmmakers:
53. Irene Driessen - Netherlands
54. M Nazrin Khairunan - Singapore
55. Jeroen Grondijs - Netherlands
56. Judith de Boer - Amsterdam

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Slán agus Beannacht Teaser

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140 - a recap...

This is a re-post. I thought I'd put it up again for new members and people calling by to see what's going on, save you scrolling all the way down. Read on to find out more about 140. And welcome to my blog... there's lots to see and do!

140 
Film-makers - Locations - Seconds
Filmmakers of the world (and Twitter) Unite. 

140 filmmakers from around the world will join together on Twitter for a very unique film project, of global proportions.

Via Twitter we will converge from our respective cities around the world and await the signal. That signal will come from me. The filmmakers will commit to being by their computers, laptops, mobile phones at the designated time, whatever it may be, whether it be 2am, 3am, 11pm, 5pm, 8am… you get the idea!

When the signal is given we will all film at the same time and in the expedient spirit of Twitter we must only film 140 seconds. The same 140 seconds the world over.

This is about connection. Look at how the Internet connects us, how twitter presents a unique way to be a part of someone’s life as it happens. Connection.

So capture what connects you to your home. Whether it be landscapes, cityscapes, the wind in the trees, cars on the highway, a lover sleeping, or making tea, the smile of a child or laugh of a friend… whatever it may be. What is special about your home? What connects you to it? And can you capture that in 140 seconds?

The filmmakers then send the footage to me, uncut. I will cut it to a feature length visual dedication to our homes and the 140 seconds that connected us.

I will make each segment available online in its entirety at a later date. A world map will be displayed, so a user can click on your home and view you 140 seconds.

Everyone will be credited as Directors in their cities. If you feel up to the challenge then join Twitter today and follow me, frankwkelly and await updates.

Thanks,

Frank Kelly – Director – Drogheda – Ireland

Where are you from?


Filmmakers so far:

Name – Location – Twitter handle

1. Frank Kelly - Drogheda, Ireland – frankwkelly

2. Elliot Kotek - LA, USA

3. Gustavo Ron - Madrid, Spain

4. Iulia Rugina - Bucharest, Romania – iulia_rugina

5. Santana Issar - Mumbai, India

6. Varda Hardy - LA, USA

7. Anna Christopher - LA USA

8. James Gross - Indianapolis, USA – 1stswashbuckler

9. Shannon Mullins – Indianapolis, USA – thirteenthman

10. Laura Kidd - London, UK – warriorgirl

11. Ryan Little & Adam Abel - Utah, USA

12. Luis Sosa – Mexico City, Mexico – luis_sosa

13. Chris Ford – Mill Valley, CA, USA - hotshave

14. Marc Havener – Lawrence, KS, USA - yohaves

15. Alice Brooks – Biddeford, Maine, USA - alicebrooks

16. Margaret Johnson – San Francisco, USA - maggiejca

17. Marina Blanco – Southern CA, USA

18. Jon Fitzgerald – Venice Beach, CA, USA

19. Lisa Gornick – Kentish Town, London, UK

20. Chris Billing – Washington DC, USA

21. Robert Sucato – Phoenix, Arizona, USA

22. Jill Carter – Toronto, Canada - jillcarter

23. Guy Shahar – NYC, USA - viteforguy

24. Michael Albanese – LA, USA - mivialarts

25: Rob Sorrenti – London, England – monsoon130

26: Oskar Thor Axelsson - Reykjavik, Iceland

27. Emily Best – Brooklyn, MYC, USA – emilybest

28. Trampas Thompson – Los Angeles, USA

29. Mairin DeBarra – Dublin, Ireland – mdebarra

30. Gavan Muprhy – Marino, Ireland – touchmeimhappy

31. Brent Gudgel – Pasedena, USA - brentgudgel

32. Markus Görgens – Berlin, Germany – schattenwandler

33. Brendan Phelan – Dublin, Ireland

34. Steven Robinson – Melbourne, Australia - jackmaddox

35. Natasha Pincus – Melbourne, Australia

36. Chris Lawlor – Bejing, China – crawlor

37. Tara Grimshaw – Sydney, Australia – tara_g

38. Matt Bisson – Sydney, Australia – eggfilm

39. Paddy O’Shea – Cork, Ireland - PaddyOShea

40. Robert Zappia – USA – rzappia

41. Noel Farrell – Trim, Ireland –

42. Gina Dow – Canberra, Australia –

43. Gennifer Gorzula – Canberra, Australia –

44. Damien Donnelly – Paulstown, Ireland - 

45. Johnny Blank – Melbourne, Australia - 

46. Sarah Egan – Outer Hebirdes, UK – asgerd

47. Kate Murphy – Dublin, Ireland – murphk27 

48. Thomas C. Guant - Chicago, USA  

49. Aaron Goodliffe – Meakstown, Ireland – AaronGoodliffe

50. Farah Azalea - tbd 

51. Luzius Wepse - Switzerland

52. Donogh MacCarthy - Morrogh – Ireland - donoghmac

53. M Nazrin Khairunan – Singapore – Malaysia –

54. Irene Driessen – Eindhoven – Netherland - IreneDriessen

55. Jeroen Grondijs - ? – Netherlands – DasMonty

56. Judith De Boer – Amsterdam – Netherlands - judithdeboer

57. Terrence Boylan – Hudson Valley – New England – USA

58. Michael Ancevic – Boston – USA

59. Keving Littleton – Costa Mesa – California - USA

60. Karen Wilkens - Los Angeles - USA

61. Raoul Scheepe – Antwerp – Belguim - baloe88

62. Karen Jackson – Gympie – Australia

63. Hailey Bartholomew – Brisbane – Australia

64. Jason van Ganderen – NSW – Australia

65. Simon Van Der Spoel – Australia – Spifire_king

66. Michael Higgins – Dublin – Ireland - MGMH

67. Kimberely M. Wetherell - Brooklyn - New York - USA - kmwss2c