Let the Sundance Film Festival Bloggage Begin!
Village Voice Media has launched a film blog featuring posts directly from the Sundance Film Festival, which runs through through Jan. 31. Yours truly will blog on Navel Gazing from Park City, Utah, as well--in the event I find something to plug into.
That was the same category former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus was shooting for with his film Douchebag, but to the filmmaker's delight his low-budget road picture was instead one of 12 singled out in the Sundance drama category.
|"Douchebag." No, not the guy. That's the name of the movie. Although the guy does play ... oh, never mind.|
Doremus points out to the Weekly that Spooner cost more to make than Douchebag and had bigger names attached, with his cast headed by pride of Tustin Matthew Lillard and Nora Zehetner, the femme fatale from pride of San Clemente Rian Johnson's Brick. Doremus actually started shooting Douchebag, dropped it to crank out Spooner, and then finished his original project after a 1 1/2-year delay.
Mohan shot One Too Many Mornings, which is about two twentysomething guys who reignite their high school friendship, over two years of nights and weekends with a budget well under $50,000. according to this Los Angeles Times piece.
"A two-year sacrifice boiled down to a 78 minute experience for an unmeasurable audience. It's crazy if you think about it," Mohan writes on the One Too Many Mornings Blog.
"I'm thankful that I still love this story, and I'm thankful that Sundance is allowing us a forum to tell this story to a much larger audience than we would have otherwise," he continues, "but I'm extra thankful to all of my friends and family who I really didn't see enough of throughout this journey, and who still remained 100 percent supportive even if I was only there 20 percent of the time. The finish line is really in sight."
Here's the clip Mohan submitted to Sundance: