Saturday, December 29, 2012


In 2006, I produced a 38 minute b&w film titled How Did You Lose Your Soul Sweetheart. The script called for a motel room and on a sweltering May day, we filmed a particularly tense scene inside the Travelers Motel on Richmond Highway. 5 years later, I returned to the exact same motel room to shoot a scene for the upcoming horror film Veil. Hopefully, when Veil is completed, we'll be able to screen it at festivals around the country and make it available to people around the world. People worked hard on it and they deserve for their work to be seen. Sweetheart, however, never got that chance. Myself and the other producers went our separate ways and it was orphaned after its sole theatrical screening in June 2007. It was painfully typical of most zero budget DV indie films. Pretentious, derivative, overly talkative, confusing, and shot almost exclusively in disorienting closeups.  But after watching it again for the first time in years, I could see good things in all the clutter. A shot mimicked in a project years later. A strong performance. A clever editing decision. A scene stolen out in the streets. Despite all its flaws, I'm proud of it because I learned a lot from making this imperfect film. We're putting How Did You Lose Your Soul Sweetheart online for people to watch for free because people worked hard on it and they deserve for it to be seen.

Below is the link and the embedded video is at the bottom of the page.

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