After three months of intense marketing and campaigning, our feature film project (The Mill and the Mountain) was optioned by the CineCoup Film Accelerator. We will be shopped at the Cannes Film Festival by CineCoup’s Brad Pelman from May 15 – May 26.
There’s a long tradition of excellent mystery-thrillers in Europe (The Vanishing, Insomnia, The Killing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Red Riding Trilogy) and we’re hoping our “Great Canadian Thriller” will connect with buyers and distributors at the festival.
The Steamy Window Productions team generated some exciting media coverage last month for The Mill and the Mountain, our feature film project that’s currently accelerating with CineCoup. We appeared in TechVibes, indieWIRE, CBC Radio’s The Early Edition, Miss604, #30DayAdventures, and Vancity Buzz.
To Canada’s business and media communities: thanks for all the support. We have a couple more interviews coming along this month. In the meantime, check out our latest CineCoup mission video to help us closer to that $1M:
We love habitual, boundary pushers and we feel like the team at GuySpy and Teligence are a match-made-in-heaven for our crew at Steamy Window Productions. Today we worked with them to launch the second part of their ‘Taste the Difference’ video campaign with:
Thanks to our amazing cast and crew on this shoot:
The video we produced for Rosette, Ian Carey, and Timbaland has officially reached five million views on YouTube. And did we mention that we still hear it about five million times a day on our favourite Internet radio stations? Congrats to Rosette, our favourite Vancouver pop princess, and our amazingly talented cast and crew for such a successful project.
FCP.co has thrown down the gauntlet to the film and video production industry: catch up to new media or go the way of the dinosaur/music industry.
Okay, that was a pretty dramatic one-sentence summary (naturally) but we totally agree that there is a cold war going on between traditional broadcasters and new media. In their Is Final Cut Pro X going to do to video what Gutenberg did with printing? posting, FCP.co suggests that in the same way the Gutenberg press made the mass production of the written word possible, Final Cut Pro X will do the same for high-quality video.
The good news for businesses: video production doesn’t cost the same amount it did ten years ago when it was using film. That said, make sure to do your homework so you understand the time and costs involved in creating digital video products for your business or services.
Over the next few weeks on steamywindowproductions.com, we’ll be sharing our thoughts on the holy, digital-video trinity:
1) Why digital video?
2) What makes a great video for online audiences
3) What businesses should look for from a digital video production company that specializes in online content
One of our favourite publicists in San Francisco (Rebecca at Rsquared Communication) got in touch with us today about a great new travel app called TipList.
It’s simple to use and connects to your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare profiles.
I remember sitting around with friends over a bottle of wine recently where someone asked, “Oh hey, I’m going to New York next week. Could you make a list of places I should see?” This is the perfect app for trips inspired by friends and family. We can’t wait to use it on our next trip.