Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WAIT: Now on iTunes and Amazon

What a long road this has been. I wrote the script for my first feature film, WAIT, in January 2013. We filmed it in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. from November 2013 through January 2014. Reshoots and additional scene shooting took place in June 2014. WAIT hit the festival circuit from December 2014 through June 2015. I submitted it for distribution on iTunes and Amazon in August 2016. And now here we are, August 2017, and WAIT is finally ready to be viewed. 

Granted, the process of releasing the film could’ve been somewhat faster, but was learning as I went; adhering to standards yet making up my own rules along the way. 

I’m going to talk about WAIT a lot over the next few weeks, with a deep dive into my experience of making a microbudget feature film (hint: it isn’t easy). But for now, I’m going to leave this post here for a while and let people watch the film, should they please. The film is 72 minutes long, which isn’t a big time commitment, but if you decide to watch WAIT, I certainly hope you feel that is time well spent.

Thank you so much to everyone who has lent their support during this process. I genuinely could not have made it to this point without your supportive and encouraging words. Clicking the buttons below will take you to WAIT's respective iTunes and Amazon pages. Also feel free to watch the trailer below. Enjoy!

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28 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I'm so happy for you, I know how hard you and your cast/crew have worked on this. I'll be checking it out on iTunes for sure.

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    1. Thanks Brittani! I really appreciate all of your support. Very nice of you to watch it. Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  2. OK then. I'll be getting an iTunes gift card just to show my support for this film and see it. BTW, what is next?

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    1. Thanks man, you're the best. Next is more feature length script writing. Making and releasing Wait occupied so much of my free time, so I haven't been able to write as much as I'd like over these past few years. I've finished one script I'm really proud of. Going to tidy that up and see where it goes. Upcoming film stuff will be a few shorts I shot and edited, and another I directed. All coming out soon!

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  3. Well done on making the film and getting it out there! Hopefully I can watch Wait soon, I'm eager to see the finished product.
    Unable to rent on amazon tonight because I don't have a US address /: Odd, as I bought e-books from amazon.com in the past. I put my trust in iTunes.

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    1. Thanks Chris! (sigh) It's pretty damn silly that something as big as Amazon can't work for ALL countries, but that's just how it is. I'm hoping iTunes works for people who are not in the U.S. If it doesn't, I'll put the film on Vimeo On Demand, which can be viewed by anyone, anywhere (I haven't done that yet because it's very expensive).

      Thanks so much for your support throughout this process!

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    2. As it turns out, only those with a US billing address can rent Wait via iTunes. At least I tried. It's not your fault.
      Still happy for you that you're able to express yourself creatively in this medium!

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    3. So stupid that there are different foreign platforms for iTunes and Amazon. Everyone should be able to use them! I'm working on getting the movie on Vimeo, so that anyone, anywhere, can watch it. Thanks for the comments Chris!

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    1. Okie-dokie, literally just finished watching it, so here's my 100% honest opinion:

      It's good.

      Cons: The camerawork and editing, at very few times, gets a little choppy, but that's a given taking into account this is one of your first serious forays into the field. The camera quality's a little meh (Let me guess, Canon?) but again that's a given considering budget. Also, it's a tad short.

      The pros: Despite the first con, the camerawork and editing was pretty good and you had some interesting mise-en-scene ideas for the most part. The acting's solid throughout. The dialogue's natural, the story's engaging. Overall, I enjoyed it, and look forward to seeing your future work. With some growth, a few years down the line, you could soar.

      Rating: *** (3/4)

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    2. Thanks so much for watching, Nickolas. I hear you on the camerawork/camera quality. I shot most of this on the Canon 7D, which has a nice look for its price, but I certainly wouldn't shoot another feature with it. But, yes, for the time and budget constrictions we had, I think the final product is of worth. In terms of the camerawork itself... sections of the film can be difficult for me to watch, because I have grown so much as a cinematographer since I shot WAIT. But hey, art lives in a time capsule. It speaks to a certain time and place, and I'll always look back on WAIT and see where I was at artistically and technically at that time.

      Story always comes first for me, and it sounds like you dug the tale. Thanks again for taking the time to watch it and giving me your honest assessment.

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  5. I opened up your blog, saw this and out loud said "fuck yes."

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    1. Haha you're the man! Thanks so much buddy.

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  6. YES!!!!! I'll be checking it out on Amazon!

    Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Dell!! I really appreciate you watching.

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  7. Awesome! Will definitely check it out. So lovely to hear you guys finally got there.

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    1. Thanks Mark! So appreciative of your support and words over the years.

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  8. Whoa. It's finally done? That's awesome. I'll see if i can't make some time to watch it this weekend. Really been looking forward to it.

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    1. I know man, what a long journey it has been. Thanks for the encouragement. I hope you're able to see it soon!

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    2. I had some time to watch it tonight, but it turns out i can't watch it in Norway on either Amazon or iTunes. Any plans to release it other places as well?

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    3. I'm working on getting the movie on Vimeo, so that anyone, anywhere, can watch it. So lame that there country-specific versions of iTunes and Amazon. Stay tuned!

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    4. Cool. Yeah, that's pretty dumb. I guess i'll just have to wait a little longer.

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  9. Eric @ The Warning SignAugust 10, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    Dude. So happy for you! I know this was a long time coming. Can't wait to check this out on Amazon.

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    1. Thanks Eric! I really appreciate you watching.

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  10. Polish Itunes is as usual useless and doesn't let me buy the film from here. I'm gonna try to rent it on Amazon next week since it claims it provides digital worldwide, hopefully it does because I really can't wait to see your film!

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    1. Thanks so much! Some people not based in America are having trouble renting it on Amazon as well. So damn lame. I'm working on getting the movie on Vimeo, so that anyone, anywhere, can watch it.

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  11. Just ordered it through amazon, so excited to watch this!!

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