Monday, July 28, 2008

Principal photography completed

Got 90 some % of the footage I need to create this doc, read about it, in greater detail, at DIY Filmmaker.

And now, off to get started on the editing!

- Sujewa

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Silver Spring to Kensington to Brooklyn to Fayetteville to Atlanta to Towson to Queens, then back to Brooklyn, back to Silver Spring to DC

All the cities mentioned in the title of this post, and in that order, were places where I filmed (and to be filmed in DC tomorrow) interviews with indie film bloggers for this project. This road trip aspect of the project will have to be a key part of the structure of the doc. After tomorrow's interview in DC, I can start cutting this thing. It's gonna be sweet.

Final title of the movie may be Indie Film Blogger Road Trip.

Indie Film Blogger Road Trip

After surfing the internet superhighways and visiting blogs about independent film for several years, filmmaker and blogger Sujewa Ekanayake decides to get on the real highways in summer 2008 and visit the writers behind some of his favorite indie film blogs. The resulting indie film blogger road trip takes us to several cities in the east coast and a couple of boroughs of New York City, and we meet a dozen bloggers; citizens of the new independent film news republic, centers for a new media community. more soon...

Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake

- Sujewa

Friday, July 25, 2008

Horror 101's Armando Valle

Photo Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake

Possibly the only indie film blogger in Fayetteville

Chuck Tryon of The Chutry Experiment
Photos Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nora in Atlanta

Noralil Ryan Fores of ShortEnd Magazine

Photos Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake

Couple of indie film bloggers in Brooklyn

Pictured (top to bottom): Tambay Obenson of The Obenson Report (photo 1 & 2), Brandon Harris of Cinema Echo Chamber (photo 3), Tambay & Brandon (L-R, photo 4)
Photos Copyright 2008 Sujewa Ekanayake

Monday, July 21, 2008

Blogs of the 1st 12

A post with links to blogs written by the 1st 12 bloggers interviewed (or will be interviewed by 7/29) for the doc - here.

- Sujewa

How I got started

While I was working on an intro/narration piece for the doc I had to look up when exactly I started blogging about indie film at present intensity (so far 530 some posts in '08 in DIY Filmmaker Sujewa blog) & focus (mostly indie film - real indie kind - & related stuff, most of the time); turns out it was about 2.5 years ago, read all about it here.

- Sujewa

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Filming in Baltimore, NYC, Silver Spring, MD & Washington, DC Thu 7/24 - Mon 7/28

I have half a dozen or so bloggers to interview in & around this coming weekend in the DC area & NYC. Notes about those interviews after the weekend.

Still need to post photos from the 1st filming trip to NYC & the recent trip to Atlanta. Will try to get those posted before I take off for NYC on Fri.

- Sujewa

Paula Martinez mentions the doc

At this post at her blog. Paula was interviewed/videotaped for the doc, along with her co-worker Gabe Wardell from the Atlanta Film Festival, about a week ago.

- Sujewa

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Film Panel Notetaker mentions ShortEnd podcast re: the doc

Bloggers in the film writing about other blogs in the film and the making of the film; awesome - a new level of cross-linkage/maybe improving the connections in the indie film blogger community a little too: here's The Film Panel Notetaker's post about my podcast interview with ShortEnd Magazine.

- Sujewa

Monday, July 14, 2008

ShortEnd Magazine's podcast interview re: The Indie Film Bloggers

When I was in Atlanta this weekend to interview Noralil Ryan Fores, editor of ShortEnd Magazine, for this doc, she interviewed me about the doc & other things, check out the podcast at ShortEnd.

- Sujewa

Chuck Tryon writes about being interviewed for the doc

Check out Chuck's notes re: participating in The Indie Film Bloggers at The Chutry Experiment.

- Sujewa

Friday, July 4, 2008

Filming in NC, Atlanta, NYC in July

I've got interview shoots coming up in NC & Atlanta soon, & NYC (for the second time) - in late July. Plus Baltimore at some point in July or early August. By mid-August I expect to be finished w/ the blogger interviews & some of the editing. Hopefully in September this doc will be finished. Then off to festival submissions, setting up screenings, & making DVDs, & looking at all other distribution, exhibition options.

- Sujewa

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


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