Last night, Charlie Hodge at his monthly event The Show! screened:
FF3D writer/director Steven’s DeGennaro’s short film “First Date”;
A five minute clip from FF3D that has never before been seen by the public; and
Our Indiegogo campaign video.
The audience loved all three.
There were three other shorts that screened that night, which, along with “First Date,” were in contention for a single spot at the Hollyshorts Film Festival.
The audience voted “First Date” as their favorite, which means that it will be heading to Los Angeles in November.
This is the 4th Audience Award for “First Date”. The other three were at the DC Shorts Film Festival (out of 140 films), the Taos Shortz Film Festival (out of 88), and the Dam Short Film Festival (out of 146).
You can watch it in its entirety here:
We promise it will be the most terrifying and hilarious 13 minutes of your life.
Stay tuned for the official launch of our Indiegogo campaign tomorrow
On Sunday, October 12th, we will premiere a 4-minute teaserfrom the film andour Indiegogo campaign video (which is pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves) at The Show! Austin. Two days later, our IGG campaign officially launches.
Attendees of The Show! will have access to perks not available at any other time during the campaign.
Normally it’s a bit taboo to show actors footage of themselves during production, but these guys insisted. You’ll be glad they did, because their reactions are priceless (and 100% genuine). This is the first time they’ve ever seen any of the footage in 3D. If you have a 3D capable set up, watch our 3D version for an even better viewing experience.
Last night, the producers and a few guests gatheredat director Steven DeGennaro’s house to watch the first rough cut of Found Footage 3D.
This cut doesn’t have any visual or sound effects, and it’s about 20-30 minutes too long. Periodically throughout, a white box would show up on screen along with text like “The Spectre appears over here.” (Ooh, creepy.)
Even so, everyone loved it. Even those who haven’t read the script and knew nothing about FF3D had great things to say.
Producer Kim Henkel, who has watched hundreds of rough cuts in his career, said, “I’ve been to a lot of these that are very discouraging. This one, I would say, is quite the opposite.” (Kim, by the way, doesn’t give compliments lightly. This is very high praise coming from him.)
We still have a long way to go, but we are making great progress and are feeling really good. Can’t wait to show it to you guys!
Right on the heels of last week’s article in the Austin Chronicle, online movie blog The Popcorn Muncher published this interview with Steven, in which our fear-inducing director discusses his thoughts on the difference between a good found footage movie and a bad one, and what sets FF3D apart.
Today, the Austin Chronicle (Austin’s #1 entertainment and culture weekly) published an article about FF3D — our first to appear in print (though definitely not the last).
Richard Whittaker (the article’s author) has been a fan of ours ever since we screened our Proof of Concept at the Alamo Drafthouse last September. So when we reached out to him and asked if he’d join us on set during the final week of filming, he jumped at the chance. He visited on Stunt Day — when most of our characters reach their untimely demise — and he had a great time, which is pretty obvious from the article. Give it a read.
And maybe turn off the lights and light a candle first to get yourself into the mood.
The last week of filming was filled with more blood and gore than the first two weeks combined. There were stunts, plot twists, and all kinds of other excitement, so of course, we’ve compiled a few of the best moments for you to see.
On May 25, 2014, we began rolling cameras on the world’s first 3D found footage horror film. Two days later, six actors and twenty-seven crew members descended on a ranch 10 miles outside of Gonzales, Texas, and completely took it over for the next three weeks. We braved snakes, spiders, wasps, and billions of mosquitoes to make a film that we hope (and the footage seems to suggest) will go down in history.
Our final day of shooting began during a full moon on Friday the 13th and ended at 6:50 the following morning, when we finally shot our last frame:
Now begins the long process of post production. We have 600 Gb of raw picture footage to review, over a dozen visual effects shots to render, and the all important sound to design, so that this time next year you’ll all be able to watch this in theaters and be as excited to see it as we’ve been making it.
We’ll continue to post videos and photos, so keep coming back for all the latest news and content.