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May. 10, 2008 at 11:42am

Video ~ Blogland Murders (and our minor parking problem)

Our 72 Hour Film Fest Entry

Without further ado, and for those that missed out on last night, I give you Blogland Murders, a short film by Joe Izenman and Kevin Freitas.


The plot: Kevin knows someone's secret true identity but that someone doesn't want it to get out and decides to take Kevin and anyone he's associated with out. As I mentioned last week, we had a blast making our little film and it was a pleasure to show it. Tomorrow I'll take some time to throw up some fun behind-the-scenes photos. Thanks again to everyone who helped out!

The festival overall was pretty decent. There were some films that made me smile and plenty of others that just kinda' made me feel claustrophobic. Positive standouts in my mind were the imagery in Bridge Steps Walls (think that's what it was called, working without a program here), the quality filmmaking of An Army of Two, the production of the zombie flick, and the silliness of the boxers vs. briefs 1920s styled silent. The Rialto was packed but the production itself could've been run a bit smoother. First, I'm not a huge fan of the DVD showing the films and also for sale having the title of our film misspelled:

I also thought there needed to be a little black space between each film to help separate them in viewers' minds a bit -- especially for those with not titles or credits. Other than that it was an interesting evening capped by an even more interesting occasion of having our car towed. Yea, though my lovely wife warned me, I parked in a space just outside the Pantages with an unmarked curb with no signage marking the area at all. Nevertheless, upon leaving the film festival, we realized our car was missing.

I feel like a dolt and apologize to Sarah for having to put up with me in this regard, but this is bullshit. In an urban setting where every little curb is marked with do or do not park indications this area has nothing to denote that parking there would be illegal. There's a bus zone just ahead of this spot which I was careful to avoid. This space, however, has no sign nor curb color to tell me I can't park there. $250 later and a midnight visit to the tow facility in the Nalley Valley later, we have Sarah's car back no problem. I plan to snap plenty of photos of the zone, gather up other examples, and challenge this in hopes of getting our money back. Just because the City fails to mark an area appropriately doesn't make it right for them to make an example of us.

comments [18]  |  posted under 72 hour film festival, grand cinema, tacoma

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by intacoma on 5/10/2008 @ 11:48am
the bloody glass museum was hilarious

by jenyum on 5/10/2008 @ 2:17pm
I always did think something was a little off in Never Never Land.

by intacoma on 5/10/2008 @ 2:22pm
weak misspelling too

by izenmania on 5/10/2008 @ 3:23pm
They got it right in the program and the ballot, but not on, y'know, the permanent version that people will take home with them :-p

by izenmania on 5/10/2008 @ 3:30pm
As a geographical aid, here is the entire chase sequence, in order:

www.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UT...

by Erik on 5/10/2008 @ 11:12pm
Just watched it. Nice work. Incredible selection of locations and included the Frost Park Chalk Off.

by izenmania on 5/10/2008 @ 11:55pm
Once we came to grips with the fact that there was no logic in having him fun from Tollefson to Point Defiance, we gave up on geography altogether and just went with what locations would look the best and capture the breadth and variety of Tacoma backdrops.

And, in retrospect, include the maximum possble number of bridges.

by AP on 5/12/2008 @ 3:35pm
Tis playing tonight, yes?

by KevinFreitas on 5/12/2008 @ 3:38pm
It is indeed with directors' commentary if the crowd demands it. I'll be there around 6pm

by izenmania on 5/12/2008 @ 3:52pm
The problem with the director's commentary is that it takes way longer than the movie itself, and requires pausing. I may do a blog post of just commentary, with timestamps.

by Mandiferous on 5/12/2008 @ 4:29pm
Tacoma Gnome

by izenmania on 5/12/2008 @ 4:45pm
I... I love you and hate you at the same time for that.

by jenyum on 5/12/2008 @ 5:14pm
whut playing where?

by KevinFreitas on 5/12/2008 @ 5:29pm
We're showing Blogland Murders tonight for anyone at The Red Hot. Chris was nice enough to let us film there so maybe this showing will bring in an extra patron or two. ;)

by jenyum on 5/12/2008 @ 5:31pm
Hmmmm...was going to try to go to Walkability lecture but would have to drive there and pay for parking....

probably not going anywhere tonight but mebbe.

by KevinFreitas on 5/12/2008 @ 5:39pm
Hot dogs... So better than a silly lecture. It's like taking the knowledge of those that came before us who created the delicious hot dog and eating all their experiences. Eating on the shoulder of greats, that.

by jcbetty on 5/12/2008 @ 6:41pm
the kid's under 21, dash it all... Woulda' been a fun thing to go to!

by intacoma on 5/12/2008 @ 7:22pm
you just gotta get your kids fake ids!

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