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It’s Day 8 of the 9 Days of TILTness.  It’s Day 8!  It’s Day 8!  It’s Day 8!  It’s Day 8!

If you missed the 7th day of TILTness, catch up here.  If you’re all caught up, here’s the 8th…




It’s Day 7 of the 9 Days of TILTness, and there is lots to talk about, so hop right in!

If you missed the 6th day of TILTness, catch up here.  If you’re all caught up, here’s the 7th…


It’s Day 6 of the 9 Days of TILTness, and the TILT teaser trailer is one more step closer to playing at the Flyway Film Festival.

And yes, I assure you this is day 6… no matter what that crazy graphic at the beginning of the video says. On TILT production day 6 we celebrated a birthday – watch, and see whose it was!

If you missed the 5th day of TILTness, catch up here.  If you’re all caught up, here’s the 6th…

Here we are, half way through the 9 Days of TILTness and almost to the unveiling of the TILT teaser trailer at the Flyway Film Festival.

The other link of the day that I mention in the video is for Gregory Bayne’s movie, Person of Interest, and the cool POI t-shirt I am wearing in the video.  It’s a great film, check it out.

If you missed the 4th day of TILTness, catch up here.  If you’re all caught up, here’s the 5th…

Ready for the 6th day of TILTness? Then let’s go!

Last week we celebrated our TILT actors. Now it’s time to give our TILT techies some love.

It takes a lot of people to make a film well, and not just any people will do. You need dedicated, hard-working folks who are smart, talented, and able to balance intense bursts of busy-ness and long periods of waiting with grace and dexterity. Finding people who are fun to be around and like the same things on a midnight pizza doesn’t hurt, either.

On the set of TILT, in addition to the creative team of Phil, Julie, Jeremy, and I, we had the great fortune of working with talented sound recordist Joshua Hemsworth, along with two amazing production assistants, Tony Augustinack and Nick Vitale.

Photographer Mari Kivisto was also on hand to collect visual proof of our production antics and anguish, as was TILT cheerleader and jane-of-all-trades Tara Giese, who magically appeared on set each and every time we needed funny dances, goofy faces, solid hugs, yoga stretches, caramel macchiatos, and energy boosts. (You might argue that Tara’s are not technically ‘technical skills,’ to which we’d say you’ve obviously never been on a sleep-deprived, slap-happy film set.)

Josh can hear things I didn't even know were hear-able.

We want to permanently hire Tony to work on all our sets.

An uncharacteristic moment of downtime for Nick, a rarity.

A little slice o' Mari...

A little slice o' Mari...

And now, time to get our video on:

Now that TILT is wrapped, it’s time to play with behind-the-scenes footage. We hope you’ll enjoy the first in our series of videos about the people involved with the film.  Today’s subject: TILTtheActors

TILT Day #2

TILT Day #2

Phil searched high and low for this cast, and we were lucky enough to end up with a group of actors who were both talented and fun to work with.  Our actors not only delivered quality performances, but they provided costumes, a few key props, make-up suggestions, and even locations.  This was a fun group that got really close really fast. As a result, there might have been a tear or 5000 each time a cast member headed home.

Most of the interviews in this video are by TILT writers / producers Julie & Jessica, but there were a few actors who ran away with the show…and the mic.  Shocker…

TILTtheProduction, Take One

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Tilt
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Here is what is going well so far:

  1. Our actors are delivering top-notch performances
  2. The weather is cooperating
  3. Our cast and crew are fantastically hard-working and enthusiastic
  4. The kind folks of Brainerd are incredibly supportive and curious

Here is what is NOT going well so far:

  1. Sleeping.  Sleeping is not going well so far
  2. And, erm, well, the actors, um, they had some suggestions for some fixes… Check out the “Secret Production Meeting” video below to get the scoop…