THANE OF EAST COUNTY is my first feature film as a writer / director. It’s the story of two theatre actors in a production of Macbeth who are lead down a dark path as they discover their lives beginning to mirror the plot of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2017 – check back here or at the THANE OF EAST COUNTY website for news and updates!
I’m thrilled to announce that my film THANE OF EAST COUNTY is an official selection of the upcoming Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival in Lafayette, Louisiana! I’m also thrilled to have a great excuse to visit Cajun Country. This is going to be my first-ever visit to the American South – a travel blind spot I’ve long been hoping to rectify. You can’t be a music nerd and not get a little frisson when someone mentions Louisiana. Looking forward to good food, good tunes, and good films at the fest.
It’s been an eventful year. After making our Kickstarter goal in July, we began principal photography on the film just a little over a week later, and it’s been non-stop action since then. Our wonderful cast and crew all brought their A-game and, during the 18 days we were in production, elevated our little movie even beyond what we had hoped for. It’s looking so freakin’ great, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.
After wrapping principal photography, I took a day off to sleep. Then I started editing.
It’s a strange experience; production takes a village, but post-production takes a hermit. I had thirty or more great collaborators as we were shooting, but since then, it’s pretty much been me and the computer. But I’m happy to announce that we’re within sight of a finished movie!
I’ve been sharing it with a few trusted friends and advisors, getting feedback, tweaking the final cut. I’m really excited about how it has turned out. Now we’ve just got a few more things left (sound mix, final image grade) before we’ll be ready to show it to you!
Thanks again for all your support. We’ll be in touch soon with more updates!