Matt’s Making a Movie

April 26, 2010

Welcome to my filmmaking blog.  This is where I keep people updated as to what’s going on with my various short films.  You can find information about the creation of Asleep with the Angels, Awake, and now, Interrogation.

If you’d like to see the final products, check out my website, LittleToyBoat.com.


First Cut for Awake

April 25, 2010

It’s finally here!  It’s not done, obviously, but it’s well on it’s way.

If you’ve never seen a rough cut before, prepare yourself.  There’s no music.  The sound effects are rough and incomplete.   The audio is not always understandable.  The color is not corrected.  Basically, this is the worst shape you will ever see this movie in.  It’s all going to improve from here.


Let the Interrogation Begin

March 28, 2010

While Awake moves through the editing process, we’re already beginning work on the next short.  Right now it’s called “Interrogation,” but that’ll change… as soon as I come up with a better title.  You can take a look at the script here.

We had our first production meeting this past thursday, with Danny, Don, Curt, and the lead actress, Tamar Feinkind.  Tamar had auditioned for Awake.  Even though that part eventually went to Adrienne, I knew Tamar was talented.  I’m very excited she’ll be playing the part of the Nurse on this.

Like the noir, it looks like we’ll be shooting this over five days, one of which will be overnight.  We’ll be on stage for four of those days, which is something I haven’t done since film school.  Should be fun.


Awake – Behind the Scenes

March 26, 2010

Don’t worry, we’re still working on Awake.  Blake’s super busy at work, so we don’t have a rough cut.  In the meanwhile, enjoy some behind-the-scenes photos:


Jesse’s Girl, in COLOR

March 12, 2010

Well, corrected color.  Enjoy!


Asleep with the Angels in Theatres!

March 11, 2010

Here in Los Angeles, the El Cid has a short film night on the first Wednesday of the month. Guess who’s screening in April!

Here’s the details:
Wednesday, April 7
El Cid Theater
4212 Sunset Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA 90029

7:00 p.m. – Cocktail/Dinner Hour
8:00 p.m. – Program Begins
$8 cover


Big Noir News Coming Soon!

March 2, 2010

Watch this space.