Friday, June 27, 2008

The full title of the doc

I came up with the full title for this documentary a couple of days ago; here it is:

The Indie Film Bloggers: A Portrait of a Community

One of the creative models for this project is Robert Frank's photo book (w/ text by Jack Kerouac) called The Americans (we will have to see how that idea actually applies to a digital video documentary full or interviews; but nevertheless, that's how things got started). So I think it is appropriate that the word portrait is in the full title of the doc (since these days we think of still photographs when we think of the word portrait - probably, I guess some people would still think of paintings).

What is a community? My off-the-top-of-my-head definition is: a group of people with common values, and or a group of people who share a geographic space. There are many small communities created by common interests within the larger indie film blogger world. And perhaps some bloggers feel that there is actually no indie film blogger community in a traditional sense of the world, and that blogging is mostly just a way to promote yourself & your work. This - the existence or lack of existence of community, and the nature of such if certain individuals believe that there is a community of indie film bloggers - will be a topic that will be discussed in the doc.

I came up with the full title for the doc this past Wednesday - after a day of mostly sleeping & then getting some coffee & food at the Wheaton, MD IHOP late at night/early morning. Something about all night restaurants, bright lights & coffee; I've gotten a lot of good ideas at such places/situations. Go IHOP Wheaton! - I guess :)

- Sujewa

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brandon "Cinema Echo Chamber" Harris is in for the doc, & Armando Valle too

Will try to interview Brandon this weekend for the doc.

Here's Brandon's blog Cinema Echo Chamber.

Here's an article/interview re: his blog at FilmInFocus.

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Also, from a few days back, but just getting around to mentioning it now, Baltimore based filmmaker & blogger Armando Valle is interested in being a part of the doc, looking forward to interviewing him this summer.

- Sujewa

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6/24 update on the project

Re: The Obenson Report, etc., here.

- Sujewa

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Brian "The Film Panel Notetaker" Geldin will be a part of the doc

Will be filming Brian when he is in the DC area this coming week for SilverDocs; a "blogger on the road" segment. Then also later in the month at his natural habitat in NYC.

6/17 update: Also will be interviewing Chuck Tryon & Amir Motlagh this summer

- Sujewa

Another post about the doc

This one, at DIY Filmmaker Sujewa, is about going to Georgia in July to interview ShortEnd Mag's editor, check it out here.

- Sujewa

Saturday, June 14, 2008

1st announcement of the movie

This post at my blog DIY Filmmaker Sujewa is when I first publicly announced the existence of (well, in production) The Indie Film Bloggers doc (although I did talk to a few bloggers about it in the preceding months). If you are so inclined to do so, check out the announcement.

- Sujewa

Contact

Contact director Sujewa Ekanayake at wilddiner@aol.com.

Indie Film Blogger Road Trip - Episode 1: Visiting Obenson & Harris in Brooklyn

BREAKTHROUGH WEEKEND Teaser Trailer

Good Reads (Under Construction)