Oh these things, they happen.
As our year completes the first day of it's final month, I'd like to update ya on a few things happening with me. Us. we. I. They. right now.
-It has begun. The fourth and Final Season of our wacky web series THE REALLY COOL SHOW has begun production. This time we will be joined by a lot of familiar faces (well...if you know us, or know any of my films) both in front of and behind the camera. We are hoping to do some live events as well...so if you are a New Yorker or live in the surrounding area. Keep your eyes peeled and if something pops up, I hope you'll join us. We are going to try and make our show wackier and more absurd then ever. Each season we try to challenge our selves with better production value and crazier ideas. Spoiler Alert: Their may be wedding bells in the future.
Check out the first teaser here: http://vimeo.com/17069710
The Really Cool Show (season 4 TEASER) from Ryan Balas on Vimeo.
-Post Production has wrapped for Stage Brother. It's been a year in the making, and Oh! What a year! And now I can press SAVE for the last time...at least for now. As we get this film in front of fresh eyes, I anticipate new perspectives will arise and of course, we'll be open to re visiting our film as needed.
Last night, I had the great pleasure of laying down the final mixes of Nathan Sandberg's excellent score, into the fcp sequence. I then compressed for dvd, burnt that dvd and shipped that dvd out to a film festival with a dec. 2nd submission deadline. These days, I have less and less insight about the way our little films will do on the circuit but I remain totally optimistic that as the work grows stronger, and our community builds, the films will find their audiences.
Watch the teaser here: http://vimeo.com/12629718
Stage Brother TEASER from Ryan Balas on Vimeo.
-The Kings of Yorktown. A film by Darren Marshall. We have a delicious rough cut of the film and have spent the last few days doing pick-up/re shoots. It's been like a reunion with folks/cast/crew that I don't get to spend nearly enough time with. We will officially wrap this final portion of production by the end of the weekend (Fingers crossed). I expect a summer-fall Festival circuit run (Fingers crossed). Darren has created a really fun, genre-bending film that I think mixes a totally unique and quirky humor with a sharp eye for dramatic story telling. I'm really excited and grateful to have been apart of this film both as a producer and actor.
Watch the teaser here: http://vimeo.com/11642095
The Kings of Yorktown TEASER from Ryan Balas on Vimeo.
Last but not least---and maybe you've already viewed this but I recently released a more "trailery" trailer for "Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her". Our festival launch has been...slow...but once again I am confident that we will find our audience. I'm still so grateful to have played at the wonderful Indianapolis International Film Festival this summer. What a total blast that was. Filmmakers! Def send your new work to them: http://www.indyfilmfest.org/ Total worth the price of submission and more.
Check out the new trailer here: http://vimeo.com/15621039
Everyone Says I Look Just Like Her OFFICIAL TRAILER (HD) from Ryan Balas on Vimeo.
So that's whats up. Hopefully lots more coming in the new year, as we all prepare new ideas and projects. Looking forward to the unknown future. Hoping to do some more acting...so any filmmaker friends out there...consider this mug:
Cheers! Happy Holidays. Looking forward to updating my annual blog : 100 + ways to be an artist in the year " " ! Soon.