The Rough Draft Road

How wonderful it’s been these past few months to take our short film, The Go Cart, from screen to page.  A special shout-out to the superb editing stylings of The Republic of Letters. With a strong, working draft in-hand, our newest adventure is to locate an Illustrator who can take the story to the next… Continue reading The Rough Draft Road

The Go Cart Rolls On

We did it!  We sent our beloved little shopping cart out into the world!  After a wonderful festival run, where we picked up some pretty nifty awards, we are ready for our next adventure! While screening our film, one common theme emerged from audiences – they related. As parents, they related to the idea of teaching… Continue reading The Go Cart Rolls On

The Voice Behind The Curtain: The Go Cart’s Donna Steele.

When our journey began our creative team was not sure if we wanted to provide a voice to the story or if we were simply going to let the images and its interpretation guide the audience.  As we got closer to finishing the animation, we were settled on the idea that we wanted the film… Continue reading The Voice Behind The Curtain: The Go Cart’s Donna Steele.

The Talented Mr. Kattner: The Go Cart’s Music Composer.

James Horner once said,”I think of music as art.” And I believe that sums it all up pretty well. I had the fortunate opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented artist.  He thoughtfully created a musical score that gave a beating heart to the steel frame of a shopping cart and skillfully painted a landscape that held… Continue reading The Talented Mr. Kattner: The Go Cart’s Music Composer.

Artistry in Motion: The Go Cart’s Animator, Bobby Bennett

There is the old adage of putting the cart before the horse, and it pretty much means that it’s not a logical or fruitful thing to do.  First things first, so to speak.  Well, in this case, it was putting the cart before everything else.  And by cart, I mean the concept, the look, design,… Continue reading Artistry in Motion: The Go Cart’s Animator, Bobby Bennett

The Up Factor: Cracking the community code.

Disclaimer: I haven’t actually cracked the community code… But I believe I have tapped into a good source that may inspire the beginning.  Community is a buzz word that implies a people joining together and sharing resources, time, talents and love with one another.   And in this space many things often happen: increased productivity, serving… Continue reading The Up Factor: Cracking the community code.

The Painter: For the love of art, let’s stop it already.

Kevin Cooper’s The Painter is extraordinary.   Many fillmmakers have thrown their hat into the ring in response to youth violence.  The difference with Cooper’s film is that its raw edge is also painstakenly beautiful, frame by frame.   And it’s no accident that it ended up that way.  In an interview with iloveshort films,… Continue reading The Painter: For the love of art, let’s stop it already.