Fools by Martin Walker

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Under Water Scenes Etc.

Just talked with our DP this morning about a couple of underwater scenes that we have in Diving Lessons. Why does everything seem like it will cost at least $2K? I'm sure that every producer/director has faced this problem: cut the scene and save the money for more practical concerns, such as paying our crew, or else try to raise even more money? Art vs. commerce. What to do? I sent an email to another friend today asking her to hit up her rich friends to help a sistah out. We'll see. So far the super wealthy have kept their purse strings tight, while close friends and family have been quite generous. I don't get it. If Leona Hemsley can give $12 million to her dog, what's a measley $20K to invest in our film??? In my next life I would like to come back as a rich person's pet, I think (with the exception of Michael Vick). Though I wouldn't be able to type very well without fingers. Sorry, I digress. Money! We need a bit more to get all the cool scenes that we dreamt about. So here's to putting the law of attraction into place. Positive thoughts of money rolling in!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Progress! We've been location scouting for various places that will agree to give indie filmmakers a break. It's been a tough ride, but we've had several HUGE breaks. We were able to secure a great location at a community pool for a reasonable price, and they've been incredibly helpful. We had scoured all of LA for a pool and this pool in Cerritos was our one and only hope. They came through for us.

The Pleasure Chest in West Hollywood gave us a great deal. They are wonderful to work with and you better believe we'll be plugging their condoms and lube whenever we can. No pun intended. :)

We were also able to secure a retirement home in they Valley. It's been fun meeting some of the residents who are very curious about our production. We met a 92 year old woman who looks like she could be 70 and had the spirit of an 18 year old. Love it!

Still working on a few more locations, so we're crossing our fingers.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Onahoua Rodriguez on Saving Grace - TNT

Onahoua Rodriguez on Saving Grace - TNT

Her episode airs next Monday 8/6.

About The Three Shorts

Christine Le wrote and directed the 1st story Love 10 to 1.
The first story explores the life of a 29-year-old virgin, Jenny, who desperately wants to lose her virginity before her 30th birthday. As she encounters one loser after another on dates, Jenny pines after her boss, Dustin. While at her grandmother’s retirement home, Jenny learns a powerful lesson from her grandmother about sex and the meaning of life.

Christine Le (right) directs Shireen Nomura Mui (Jenny) & Justin Klosky (Jim).

Lucy Rodriguez wrote and directed Love Song.
The second story revolves around Shane, the lead singer of the L.A. rock band, Dirty Virgin. Shane has her pick of admirers but it’s her roommate Dustin she wants to be with. Shane confesses her feelings on Jackie and Jared’s show but when Dustin meets Cali, Shane’s shot at love starts to dwindle. With Dirty Virgin about to embark on a world tour, will Dustin realize that he’s the object of Shane’s affections? Will they risk their friendship to give this Love Song a chance?

Lucy Rodriguez & David Villar (Dustin)

Laura Somers wrote and directed Diving Lessons.
The final story picks up where Love 10 to 1 left off, but from the perspective of Jim, the guitarist of Dirty Virgin. Jim sees Jenny at a swimming pool, trying desperately to overcome her fear of diving. In fact, he finds out that she’s making a list of everything that she’s afraid of and trying to overcome them, one by one. He is instantly smitten and tries to convince her that he’s not just a rock star who ‘loves ‘em and leaves ‘em’. Can a rock star find love with a virgin?

Shireen Nomura-Mui, Laura Somers & Justin Klosky

Leah Anova is the Director of Photography for Love 10 to 1 & Diving Lessons.

Additional Cinematography on Diving Lessons by Erik Forsell

Matthew Boyd is the Director of Photography for Love Song.