Another 72 Film Fest come and gone…

Wow…it’s been a good long while since I’ve updated this thing. Sorry for the radio silence. It’s been a mixture of laziness and busy. Probably more on the lazy side. I’d love to promise that there would be more updates, but we all know that’s kind of a lie. Or not. Social media isn’t my strong suit.

But…that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about our loyal fans…or fan. Either way, we competed in the 72 Film Fest again this year. Another great year in fact. Of course, it wasn’t without its share of ups and downs. We had a few regulars drop out due to unforeseen circumstances, including our main location. Yet, we luckily were able to secure a new location and some great actors who did a really great job on the movie.

This was the biggest production we’ve tackled so far, and through it all, we were able to complete it with success. In fact, at the awards show, we won for Best Editing! How great is that? We were also nominated for a slew of other awards, Best Cinematography, Best Acting, Best Pro, Best of the Fest. Overall, it was a good night.

With the success we saw at the fest, we decided to enter our movie into another competition, the Film Convert Cinematography Competition.

You can view our entry here:

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Don’t forget to vote on it.

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Happy Groundhog Day

Good things are coming up on the horizon. Stay tuned!

New Year, New Possibilities

The new year is always an exciting time for us. It represents not only a new calendar year, but also a fresh start. It’s the feeling that goes along with it — like you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.

We really hope to make 2014 a big year for Missing Link Cinema. One of which will be to finish a few writing projects, one of which is a screenplay and another is something more…literary.

Either way, the screenplay is long overdue. It’s going to mark our first actual venture into full-length movie territory. Once the writing process is finished, we’re going to put that puppy into pre-production, including some crowdfunding through a few sites like Seed & Spark.

Hopefully we can find more success there than with Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.

It’s going to be exciting year for us. Stick around, it’s going to be fun.


72 Film Fest Year Six: Missing Link Cinema’s “5 Five V”

Here’s an oldie but goodie from a few years back.

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Slow Motion Thank You Speeches

My favorite explanation of what happens when you when an award and having to give an acceptance speech afterward was from Robin Williams when he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar Award for his role in Good Will Hunting. He said that everything seems to go in slow motion unti the moment you finish the speech and then everything speeds up to ridiculously fast. Not that I can ever relate on the level of winning an Oscar Award, but it does seem like that is the case. Everything seems like a blur. This past weekend was the premiere and awards show for the 72 Film Fest. While we were nominated for Best Editing, Best Writing, Best Music/Sound, and Best Pro, we won for Best Cinematography.

That is the second year in a row for us in that category. It was definitely a great honor, especially among the field of filmmakers this year. There were quite a few great movies. Teams who have improved greatly over the past few years. The competition is getting more and more fierce every year. As always, it was an honor just to be nominated in so many categories. Even though we don’t win, it’s nice to see some consistency every time. We are definitely proud of our efforts and hope that others feel the same way.

Uncertain Principles from Missing Link Cinema on Vimeo.

Return of the sleepless nights - 72 Film Fest

As dormant as we might seem during the year, what with our hibernating in a cave to ponder the meaning of the universe (and filmmaking) and brainstorm on possible new ideas to work on, there is one thing we do look forward to every year and that is the 72 Film Fest.

It is the one time of year where we throw caution to the wind and exceed our own expectations by creating a short movie in the short time frame of 72 hours. It’s no easy feat, mind you, but it is definitely the invigorating force that wakes our creative sensibilities and gives us a call to action. Last year was a great year for us. Even though we received a lot of recognition in the past, we were pleased to have finally gotten the award for Best Cinematography for our movie, The Rising.

The Rising from Missing Link Cinema on Vimeo.

We hope to carry that good fortune onto this year. The anticipation is mounting, and we can’t wait to see what the criteria for this year is. Wish us luck come the weekend of October 3-6 as we compete another year.

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Production Update!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper update, but we can no longer stay silent…

After slaving away for the last few months, we finally have a finished script that we plan on putting into production some time in late March or early April.

As you can see from the picture, the movie is going to be titled, The Final Trick.

Here is a brief, brief synopsis:

A magician on the verge of retirement reveals a new trick to his act, much to the chagrin of his young apprentice. 

The script has been sent out to our normal collaborators for their feedback. We’re both excited and nervous to hear their thoughts on the story.

Once they have given us their decisions to join the production, we will move to the preproduction phase. This includes location scouting, scheduling, acquiring props, and casting extras. It’s going to be a lot of work, but we are looking forward to working on something outside of the 72 Film Fest.

Although we don’t have a lot to tell at the moment, more updates will be posted as soon as they are available.

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