"BONE CREEK" MOVIE NEWS
• Spooky Movie Gets Bluesman's Ticker Thumpin', Jeri Rowe, Greensboro News & Record, November 13, 2008
• Popskull and High Art CD review, Carla Kucinski Seward, Go Triad, November 21, 2008
• Bone Creek Premieres in Front of Hometown Crowd, Mark Burger, YES!Weekly, October 28, 2008
• Taking A Listen, [review of Popskull & High Art] Yes!Weekly, May 11, 2008
• Bone Creek Fires Up High Def Production, Student Filmmaker Magazine, January, 2008
GEORGE LINDSEY FILM FESTIVAL
The festival was quite an event. Emily Edwards sat on a panel discussing documentary film productions and the new film production incentives currently working its way through the Alabama Legislature. We had the opportunity to meet a number of filmmakers and DPs, along with none other than the festival's namesake, George "Goober" Lindsey, from the Andy Griffith Show. Guest of Honor was Billy Bob Thornton, along with Natalie Canerday and Lucas Black from Slingblade. Dwight Yoakum was scheduled to appear, but due to a film conflict was unable to attend. We couldn't meet Billy Bob or Lucas, but did have an opportunity to talk with Natalie. They discussed making Slingblade and how Billy Bob came up with the concept and the character of Karl. Afterwards, Billy Bob sat in on drums with the Decoys, some of the original Muscle Shoals "Swampers" studio musicians. "Scripture Cake:A Southern Cuisine Movie" took Second Place at the festival.
Emily D. Edwards and George "Goober" Lindsey Billy Bob Thornton
Natalie Canerday and George "Goober" Lindsey
LOGIE MEACHUM WINS O.HENRY AWARD
The O.Henry Award, presented by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the United Arts Council of Greensboro, recognizes an individual's contribution to the arts and cultural development. The award for this year was recently presented to Logie Meachum, who played the role of Israel Summerfield, or "Uncle Shine" in Bone Creek. Logie has a wide and varied resume including Blues Artist, actor, writer, storyteller, and all-around good guy. Logie was the Blues Man in the Academy Award winning short "Two Soldiers" in 2003. We congratulate Logie on this well-deserved award.
"BONE CREEK" PHOTO ON UNC-G WEBSITE
If you happen by the University of North Carolina-Greensboro website (www.uncg.edu) you'll see a "Bone Creek" photo of Max Drake in prison on the homepage. The photo randomly cycles to promote university news. A news story about the Broadcasting and Cinema faculty at UNC-G and the projects they're working on is posted. If you refresh the home page the image will (eventually) appear with a link to the news story. You can go directly to the article by pasting this URL: http://www.uncg.edu/stories/story_05.html
"BONE CREEK" IN POST PRODUCTION
Principle photography has been completed and post production is underway. We have completed ADR and are in the studio recording the blues soundtrack. Music Producer, Max Drake, who has shared the stage with B.B. King, Big Bill Morganfield, Robert Cray, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carey Bell, and Freddy King, is bringing his talent and knowledge to create the blues ambience for "Bone Creek." He's also coordinated the talents of musicians Matt Hill, Julie Bean, Chuck Cotton, FJ Ventre, Theresa Drake and most recently, Scott Manring, to lend a hand. He may get additional help from Logie Meachum and Juan Fernandez, who have starring roles in the feature. We've still got special effects, foley, and general sweetening to do, but the film is coming together.
"SCRIPTURE CAKE" ACCEPTED INTO THE GEORGE LINDSEY FILM FESTIVAL
"Scripture Cake" has been accepted into the George Lindsey Film Festival (www.lindseyfest.com) being held March 6-9. Emily Edwards has also been asked to sit on a panel to discuss filmmaking. Special guest this year is Billy Bob Thornton and the word is that there will be a "Slingblade" reunion. It should be an interesting event!
SCRIPTURE CAKE NEWS:
Emily and Michael have returned from the University Film & Video Association
(UFVA) conference in Denton, TX, where Scripture Cake was screened
and reviewed. Raymond Rea from the Cinema Dept.of San
Francisco State University writes: "The interweaving of societal
conflict, interpersonal conflict, and inner conflict, all around
the subject of family and interracial union,
enormity of the direction behind this film is immediately apparent
in the ensemble cast representing the diverse
members of the extended family...Each performer, each character within
the group clearly speaks with a cohesive and
consistent individuality. At the same time the cast functions as a unit,
with no one performance stealing the fire. On the
contrary, all actors support each other and the whole, creating a powerfully
believable family unit in the world of the film."
I enjoyed this film. It tells a well-structured story of a very specific
family, culture and location, but this family
soon becomes family to all of us. The combination of strong direction,
shot placement, skilled photography, and
captivating performances, create a quality film product."
Scripture Cake has won "Best Screenplay" awards
as well as a "Award of Excellence" and "Special Technical Merit" awards
FUNDING RESEARCH UNDERWAY
This is the most trying time for any production,
as it's the time when we knock on doors to ask for funding. Grant writing
is underway, as is finger-crossing, because funding can be hard to come
by. We're talking to community businesses and we need your help. Please
become a part of Carolina Collaborations by getting involved and providing
support for this educational endeavor. Tell your friends, purchase DVDs
or CDs, provide product placement or become an associate producer.
If you or your business is interested in contributing to the next film project,
please let us know. See our Get Involved section
to find out more or contact us via email.