Whew! OK, now that this year's cigar box guitar festival is behind me, it's time to concentrate on T E K Productions again. There is some news...T E K Productions and Reel Life Entertainment have found some new associates for the MOMO project. A friend of mine, who has been a supporter from the beginning of my filmmaking efforts, and his start-up production company (they're still deciding on a name!) are enthusiastic about and interested in getting involved in our thriller. With a production crew, which is already working on a documentary, they have already offered invaluable input and a fresh new prospective. As a direct result, we have been considering some significant ideas.
1.) They have, at my suggestion, film footage which will soon become a hot new teaser trailer or two or three for MOMO. They are assembling the video for my review and eventual use.
2.) They have a 3D camera and have raised again the possibility of shooting MOMO in 3D! We are reconsidering the prospect.
3.) A couple of the crew have suggested ceasing all current efforts to get MOMO funded and coming at it with a fresh new approach--since my own personal efforts have met with, shall we say, LIMITED success. All too aware of my high-energy, low-yield attempts, I would be a fool not to seriously consider this. A man's gotta know his limitations.
4.) While I loathe the idea of becoming a SAG signatory, we may have to consider doing so in order to try and bring on a--I hate to say it, because it sounds so condescending to the very talented cast already amassed!--"NAME" actor in some capacity, to attract serious interest in MOMO. I know, I've fought against these conventions as a matter of principle, everyone is aware of that. But the fact it, my way of doing things hasn't worked! I'd be crazy, by definition, to continue doing things the same way and expect a different result. It's time to remove ME from the project, or at least get me out of the way of our success, and change things that need to be changed.The script has been rewritten several times now, to accommodate certain concerns and sensibilities, so being flexible has become sort of a new religion, where I am concerned. LOL I'm prepared to do it again to do it again, if it means bringing MOMO--which I'm passionate about--to the big screen at last.
5.) It seems insignificant, perhaps, but taking another look at the MOMO poster, namely, the color of the lettering. I mentioned this before. I chose the YELLOW color scheme because I thought RED was too obvious,and expected, and the only other to stand out to me was yellow. Plus, yellow is just somewhat unusual. And given the antagonist is a Sasquatch-like creature, I thought it even...appropriate. But...what do YOU think? I've also been playing with the look of the main poster. I wanted to make it look even more...singular. It's basically the same, just some differences in lighting. I made MOMO's eyeshine more distinct, too. Oh, my thanks for Susan Holding for continuing to assist with this.
6.) Look for MOMO to have a dedicated webpage of IT'S OWN, suggested by my kids. They are very creative and have already suggested some very cool ideas for an effective site.
7.) Look for a new "front person: to tell you about our endeavors. (Me...getting out of the way, remember?)
8.) Tyler and I have made a goal of producing a competition-ready "Ed" stop motion animated short done by the end of the year. Yes, T E K Productions is more than just MOMO. In fact, we have a number or projects waiting in the wings! In fact, I plan to explore DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER more aggressively, while I can still play the part...unless I can get someone ELSE to play him.
9.) Speaking of Tyler, our resident creature designer, he's designing, as well as the MOMO design model, some statuettes or figurines which will become part of our merchandising efforts for the film! Judging from his accomplishment with the Godzilla sculpture, which was presented to me on Fathers Day, MOMO should be a breeze! We just have to figure out how to make a mold for mass production--maybe find a 3D printer!
All these things and more are being discussed behind the scenes, and I'm excited at the new fuel stoking the flames of our creative interests. I still seek feedback and opinions. I ask for opinions often, but I get so few. I really want to know what YOU think. In fact, I rely upon your feedback, so I can gauge my determinations. Please know that your comments will be seriously considered and are welcome.
Stay with me, OK? Changes are coming, to be sure. Our passion remains high. Don't be alarmed if links, that had previously led to our crowdfunding site or something, no longer work soon. We're renovating MOMO advisedly. Thanks for your continued support, everyone.And please SHARE THIS with your Facebook friends. Let them know that MOMO is still coming!