Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Ragged Isle Season One Trailer is online!

The wait is over. Turn on your good speakers, and crank it up.

Vicki Burke has just landed her dream job on the quiet Maine Island of Ragged Isle. Soon, she will be caught in a web of intrigue, suspense and murder. Who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?

Monday, October 25, 2010

The cat is out of the bag tonight!

One quiet goal I had for myself was once we reached 200 fans on facebook I would have a new trailer done. Well, it looks like we're 9 people shy of 200. Maybe we'll tip the scale after the special preview tonight! Tomorrow, I'll share the trailer with the rest of the world. Hoo-Boy!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The new teaser trailer will be unveiled tomorrow! (With a twist)

I've secured something rather special and unexpected for our new teaser. Friend of Ragged Isle, Tristan Gallagher shows cult movies every Monday night in Portland and he was kind enough to let us premier our trailer before the showing of Dark and Stormy Night tomorrow. This will be extra special because it's being shown at Geno's Rock Club where we actually shot one of our episodes. I believe there is still a flyer hanging up in there for Lobster days! So, I'm sorry to say that if you can't make it Monday night, you'll have to wait until shortly after to see this first true glimpse at the production. For those of you brave enough to make the journey, it'll be worth it! The feature is produced by the same troupe that made Lost Skeleton of Cadavra which is one of my all time favorite comedies. Plus, Robert Deveau one of the stars of the film will be on hand. Maybe some of the Ragged Isle stars will be on hand tomorrow too! One can only hope. Karen and I will be there. Stop by and say hello. We'll be the ones in the Ragged Isle shirts. Which just happen to have been silkscreened by Tristan Gallagher as well!

Snazzy wallpaper...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ragged Isle Mini-Reunion

Last night, I attended a very cool double-feature of short films directed by the supremely talented (sometime "Ragged Isle" cinematographer) Derek Kimball. Those in attendance included "Ragged Isle" director Barry Dodd, "Ragged Isle" actors Rick Dalton, April Purinton, Erik Moody, Meghan Benton, and Michael Dix Thomas, and two-time "Ragged Isle" extra Torrey Ham.

Seeing all these folks in one place made me realize how much I missed this summer's weekly-plus "Ragged Isle" shoots, and how much I appreciate being even a small part of a vibrant and creative local arts community.

Plus, yesterday I got to see a rough cut of that teaser trailer Barry has promised, so I'm really feeling the "Ragged Isle" love today.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's alive!

Ragged Isle rolls on. I am here to assure everyone of that. It will be a lengthy post-production but it should be ready by January or February. There will be, for sure, a teaser by Halloween and we are hoping to get some more stuff going to keep things interesting. If anyone has any photos, poetry or whatever related to Ragged Isle let us know. We are in the process of getting the website in a more complete and compelling space and are looking for some more content. Barry has been an editing maniac so a huge and heartfelt thank you to him.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lovin' Love

Working on the talent show episode tonight and all I can say is that I love this project, I love the story, I love the characters, I love the locations, I love it all. Wow. Just you wait.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How's the editing going?

Not too shabby. Tons and tons and tons of footage was captured this summer and I've been moving my way through it, compartmentalizing and starting to arrange scenes. If you are anxious to see the series, believe me I am too. Maybe we'll even have a new teaser trailer by Halloween! Uh oh... I just said it. No we have to some how make it happen.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I've seen footage!

Barry showed me a few scenes he's started to cut together. He warned me beforehand: "You need to know, this isn't going to look like what you're picturing in your head. These scenes are very rough, very raw."

But you know what? They looked awesome!