DAY 39 has just been announced as a finalist for the 42nd Annual Student Academy Awards, making it to the top seven of all narrative student films to premier in 2015. The Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners will be announced in late August.
Day 39 premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City as part of the 2015 Columbia Film Festival. At the festival the film was awarded faculty honors and it won the IFP Audience Choice Award. Producer Josh Cohen also won the Richard Brick Memorial Award for best producer.
Sound Lounge in New York very generously offered to mix the film for us.
Today we begin the color correct process for the film. We are working with Light Iron through a generous development grant.
DAY 39 was one of four films selected to take place in the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) film scoring workshop. As part of the workshop we partnered with the incredibly talented composer Francis Rodriguez to develop a unique score for the film. Once the scope was designed ASCAP sponsored a recording session at MSR Studios in New York City with 16 union musicians from the New York area.
Check out the Day 39 trailer!
Hearts and Minds is wrapped. Big thank you to all of out cast and crew in New York and New Mexico. It was an incredible shoot - now off to post.
Filming is underway.
Filming has begun on the exterior portion of the shoot.
Art Director Dan Soule has been hard at work with members of the Zia Nation converting an abandoned stone house into our mud hut.
Director Jesse Gustafson, producers Josh Cohen and Sarah Sullivan as well as art director Dan Soule head out to New Mexico. The rest of the cast and crew will be arriving over the next few days.
It was an intense shoot but everything went off with out a hitch and the footage looks great. Big thanks to our NYC cast and crew. Now off to New Mexico...
Shooting is underway on our sound stage in New York.
Filming in New York has begun.
The set is up, the lights are up, the props are set, the actors are rehearsed. Tomorrow we begin.
No soldier is complete without the proper haircut. John Brodsky gets his first high and tight.
With the help of our military advisers, Emil Daubon and Eric Nelson, we put the actors through several days of 'basic training' where they learned how to shoot, move and communicate like soldiers.
We've begun construction of the set in out New York City sound stage.