Most of you won’t care about this post, but the other day when I did an impromptu live broadcast a bunch of people asked for some pictures from my new movie “The Anniversary“, and I’m finally getting around to posting them up now.
Back in August, I put up a post entitled: Go Make Your Damn Movie! The basic premise was that with technology today, some resourcefulness and talented people and friends around you, you don’t need $10 million dollars to make a watchable and good movie. It was this core belief that helped prompt me to make my own film “The Anniversary”. I set out to make a movie for $30,000. I failed… but I did get it made for $50k… and most people who have seen it think I’m flat out lying and figure it cost $2-$3 million. If I can do it… YOU CAN DO IT.
Anyway, here are the first “official” (I guess they’re official since I’m the director and I’m releasing them) stills from The Anniversary which I promised you guys from the live show last week. Enjoy!
From left to right: Dan Calahan (writer of last summers movie “College”) as Jesse and Ryan Patrick McGuffey as Myron
Manolis Zontanos as Manolis with Marita and Mariel Gomsrud
Jason Contini (our lead and my Ben Affleck… inside joke) as Cid
Ryan Patrick McGuffey, Ashley Oxford as Shannon and Erin Cummings as Eve
Manolis and Jason
Erin Cummings (Watch for her this year in Bitch Slap, this months Playboy Magazine and the upcoming new TV series “Spartacus”). My god this woman sizzles.
Manolis and Dan talking about deep important world issues and the human condition (not really)
The core gang. Jason, Manolis, Ashley and Ryan
Julia Voth (The upcoming movie “Bitch Slap”) as Shelly was the first person I cast in this movie. Every male on the planet will fall in love with her.
Theresa June Tao as Ivy
Betsy Cramer as Trisha. Her breaking up with Cid on their 15th anniversary of dating because he refuses to propose is the flash point that sets the story in motion.
Gavin Grazer as Peterson, Cid’s lawyer boss. Yes, Gavin is Hollywood super producer Brian Grazer’s brother… but who cares? This guy is hilarious and just killed us when he was on set. I love this guy.
So there you have it. A bunch of people were asking me when we’d see a trailer… and to be honest we’re a long way off from a trailer. Trailers are one of the hardest things to make, and there is no way I can make a good one myself, so once all the final touches are put on the movie, we’ll look into getting someone to cut one for us.
We are aiming to have the first public screenings of the film at festivals starting in July. We’ll keep you updated with dates.
Thanks again for all your encouragement and support guys. This project was the hardest but most rewarding one I’ve ever done. We’re all VERY proud of this little movie and I can’t wait to show it to you. Now you go make one… because you can. Cheers!