Monday, June 29, 2009

Booth Girls to Screen at Tri City

This morning we received an invitation to screen Booth Girls at the Tri-City Independent/Fan Film Festival. The fest runs in conjunction with the Tri-City comicon, an annual event held in the Tri-Cities, WA.

Congrats to director Adam Mallinger and the rest of the cast and crew. Right now we're getting some ducks in a row, but we'll post more information related to the festival and the screening when we get some more information. Check out the Tri-City blog (link above, pretty sweet, eh?) and be sure to check back for more info soon.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Blast From the Past

So, it's been a while hasn't it? A lot has changed in the Tomorrow the World, Writing, production, scheming, plotting, and even a little career hustling. Suffice to say that while we took a bit of a break from the 'net for a little while we were pretty hard at work at our next exciting project.

More information soon internet, more then you can handle. Expect changes to the site, and a few big announcements, and the a whole new series...all very, very soon.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Location, Location, Location

Someone asked me recently what the most important thing is when considering production on a short film. Was it cast, was it the budget, was it the camera? I thought about it for a while and then came to the conclusion that all of those things were equally important when making not just a short movie but a film of any size. You can’t make a movie without some sort of budget, without some sort of camera, and without some actors. You just can’t do it, impossible, I dare you to try.

I suppose since I look at these things as a given, that I consider them all part of the calculus that must be done in order to pull of any sort of production, that they aren’t hard. That’s not to say that getting an awesome cast for nothing or scoring great gear on loan isn’t hard; it can be really tough. But these things are also essential, there is no movie without them.

For my money, the hardest things about making movies are the details that pop up that most folks don’t even consider or, worse, consider them granted. The best example of this that we’ve run across in making our flicks has been locations. You need a place to shoot, but a lot of budgets I’ve seen either assume that production will find space for cheap if not free OR they omit location expenses all together.

Big mistake when you are trying to shoot anything in a city as film savvy as Los Angeles. Everything we’ve shot with the exception of the Return of Anubis has had significant issues associated with the finding and maintaining of locations. Yes, it is possible to get some kind soul to donate an apartment or a house, or sometimes a bar or restaurant that they might have a hook up with. But in my experience more often you are going to find yourself on the phone talking with managers, homeowners, and shopkeepers. Some will take an nominal fee under the table, others will insist on insurance and security to be present at all times or limit your ability to use the space (such as painting a wall, dusting a library with stage-dust, or covering the place with fake blood). Finding locations can be a pain and dealing with the owners can be a bigger pain. The best advice I can give is get everything down on paper and make sure that everyone – the crew, the owner, the manager, whatever – is aware of what can and can’t be done well in advance. As with all things on a film set, short or otherwise, it might be a royal pain in the ass, but as long as you are aware of it you can manage it and producing (again, this is in my limited experience) is all about managing fires before they burn down the whole production.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


It's hard people. Really hard.

Here's a little secret: writing something worth showing people is even harder. That said, we're really jazzed - that's right, I said jazzed - about some of the projects that we are currently working on.

What are these projects you ask? Were not really ready to spread the wealth yet, but we are working hard to get ya'll some content soon...stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Alibuys

So I lied, there is something to talk about.

Our good friends over at Chad, Matt, & Rob...Chad, Matt, & Rob have been putting together this fantastic new web series called The Alibuys. Some of the guys here at Tomorrow the World had the good fortune to give them a hand in shooting and we've been remiss in not posting about it sooner! Sorry guys, we're bad friends.

The trio that brought you the sensation "Chad Hates Aliens" plays a team of guys who sell alibuys (as the name implies). Cheating on your wife, going to miss work, need to impress the wife's parent's? The Alibuys are your one stop shop for all your made to order fakery needs.

Here's a link to the first episode, take a look, it will do you something good.

Checking In...

Nothing to report. We just missed all of you so much that the first thing that came to mind was the need to log in and post something. That's how much we care.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Booth Girls Available Online

In a Tomorrow the World first, we are happy to announce that Booth Girls, our most recent short project is available for viewing online at you tube (and below). Check it out, watch it a billion times, then send it to all your friends. It will do you good.