Pyro & Klepto at Logan Film Festival 2013 Pt. 3 - Death Ray Comics
A definite highlight of the Logan Film Festival experience was meeting Trent Hunsaker of Death Ray Comics. Located few doors down from the historic Caine Lyric Theatre, home base of the Logan Film Festival, Death Ray Comics was the venue for several panel discussions on the filmmaking process, including “Making Films on a Shoestring Budget”, in which the Pyro & Klepto team took part. Trent became a big fan of ours just as we became huge fans of him, his store, and his amazingly adorable dog Sherman. Trent’s genuine interest and support for the Pyro & Klepto story was humbling. From our discussions with him, we’ve begun to rethink where the story can go in a feature-length version, as well as possibly pursuing the Pyro & Klepto story in a comic-book medium. Trent has also offered to host another screening of the film in his store, to interested locals who may have missed our festival showing. Finally, Trent also acted as an unofficial tour guide during our stay, offering suggestions for good places to eat, as well introducing us to another highlight of our trip, the Logan Out Loud Improv group.
Death Ray Comics comes complete with a small venue in the back of the store, think Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. It is here that twice-nightly on weekends, the Logan Out Loud crew, Kendall, Jonathan, Jordan, and Taylor, entertain local audiences with a quality improv show. Coming from Los Angeles, and having seen improv from The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Second City, we were not sure what to expect. However, half-way through their first show, it was clear that the guys are the real thing. The show provides goofy, and sometimes edgy entertainment, without relying on profanity or vulgarity for the quick laugh. The group also had much love for our film, giving special shout-outs to our team during their performances. The shows offered us a much appreciated break where we could just laugh and escape the cold.
Check them out!
Pyro & Klepto at Logan Film Festival 2013 Pt. 1
The start of our trip to Logan was a rocky one. We arrived in Salt Lake City just after midnight, exhausted and hungry. The rental car agency must have picked up on our fatigue, as they knew just the right buttons to push to force us into paying 4X the original quote amount. Disgruntled, we left for Logan. Unfamiliar scenery and icy roads made for a scary ride, but we arrived safely into the welcoming arms of the Crystal Inn.
The next day we attended the Logan Film Festival. We didn’t quite now what to expect at first, but were soon blown away by the enthusiasm that the community has for the arts. The festival highlighted documentaries, shorts, and feature length movies from around the world, with a special note given to those produced locally. We were happy and excited to share Pyro & Klepto with everyone. We were flattered to discover that Kate, a logan native, was already a fan of ours, promoting the film to her friend based off of the trailer alone. We sat in on a handful of panel presentations led by Academy Award winning editor Jeff Consiglio, and producer and composer Marc Aramian. We also took part in a chilly tour of the Cache Valley area, where we quickly learned that we were ill-equipped for the piercing cold. However, that did not stop us from enjoying the beautiful landscapes, historical buildings, and learning of the film incentives that Logan has to offer. Special thanks go out to Logan Film Festival President Gary Saxton, Ricky Flores from the Utah Film Commission, and Julie Hollist, Director of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau.
Punching a bus is a normal part of location scouting - we promise!
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Location Scout: Just a few more pics of our recent location scout. What use have we for this house? Check out more of our locations at http://www.pyroandklepto.com/node/49.
Join Our Eclectic Team!
We’re looking for production assistants to join our team during our construction, pre-production, shooting and wrap stages. Check our our listing if you’re interested in being a production assistant for our art or construction department, or even a set dresser or painter. Fun and fire will be had!
Vacancy: Production Assistant
Employer: AFI Thesis Short Film
Duration: 2/27/2012 - 3/16/2012 (starts Monday, Feb. 27)
Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.
We are looking for Art Dept PAs, construction PAs, set dressers and painters to help out on the following dates:
Construction - February 27th -March 4th (some overlap)
Pre-production (fabrication and load-in) - March 1st - March 5th
Shooting - March 5th - 14th
Wrap - March 15th - 16th
The film is a quirky action and adventure movie called ‘PYRO & KLEPTO’. The movie has a retro feel and ultrarealistic color and light. We offer CREDIT, COPY and MEALS. People interested will also have the opportunity to meet some other talented, creative, and professional people who want to make this film exceptional!
Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any further questions about this project.
Thank you in advance for your time and interest in our project.
Team Pyro & Klepto!
For the full listing, check out http://www.mandy.com/1/jobs3.cfm?v=47968431&skill=all&terr=usa&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
Location Scout: We may have just found our Rosemary’s Antique Books!
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Location Scout: What’s in store for Wyatt and Mindy here? Stay tuned to find out!
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