October 8, 2007
St. Nick Is Late
Back in July, I wrote that the sort of arbitrary start date for my new film was October 6th. Seeing as how it's October 8th, I figure I'd better provide a bit of exposition on this project, which I've been typically keen to keep under wraps. For starters, here's a portion of the official synopsis, which was included in my TFPF application:
St. Nick is the story of a brother and sister on the run. They've left their home for some unknown reason and are living in the woods, hiding in barns and sheds, doing what they can to survive. As the bitter Texas winter sets in, they strike up residence in an abandoned country house and, for a brief, happy period, manage to escape the harsh realities of their circumstances.
This film actually began life not as a film at all, but as series of short episodes for a still-gestating web project from Joe Swanberg. I shot five segments between February and March of this year (the image above is from the first one), before realizing that I'd rather be telling the same story on a wider canvas. So I decided to start over from scratch, and now here we are - not shooting yet, but getting closer. I want this to be a great film. It'll be done when it's done. Working with me in a producing capacity on this project are James M. Johnston and Adam Donaghey. I've got a few more people who hopefully will be involved, but regardless, the crew is going to be very small. Very intimate. Very loose. I'm going to put everything I've learned making short films these past few years to the test and see if I can't make a feature the same way.
More to come...
Posted by David Lowery at October 8, 2007 3:39 PM
i want to help!
can't wait to see more of this....
Posted by: frank at October 8, 2007 8:42 PM
i wondered if that was the same as the web series.
best of luck. i can't wait to see it
Posted by: Lucas McNelly at October 9, 2007 9:25 AM
I'm beginning to think Swanberg's web project was secretly designed to get us all working on something. I too started something as an idea for his project and it took on a life of it's own. Well played, Swanberg...well played.
Posted by: don lewis at October 12, 2007 12:20 AM
A wise suspicion! I'm really curious to see what you (and everyone else) came up with, Don.
Posted by: Ghostboy at October 12, 2007 4:45 PM