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Film Festivals

Posted by smithdonovan on September 10, 2016  /   No Comments

We’ve recently taken some of the best scenes from the pilot and submitted them to various festivals, including the Sundance shorts category. Wish us luck! Here’s one version (password = max):  

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2016 Update

Posted by smithdonovan on April 28, 2016  /   No Comments

Dear Alexis Ronan family, It’s been a while since I’ve updated the team with the status of our project. First of all, I want to thank all of you for your participation and support. You …

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It Ain’t Easy

Posted by smithdonovan on November 30, 2014  /   No Comments

There’s a phrase you hear from time to time that goes, “If it were easy, everybody would do it.” That is the perfect summary of this project. I can’t even begin to describe this journey …

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Pride

Posted by smithdonovan on September 24, 2014  /   No Comments

We have completed day six of filming. I have had many emotions during this process, but the one that stands out most is pride. I cannot put into words how proud I am of our …

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Photo Shoot

Posted by smithdonovan on July 23, 2014  /   No Comments

We were lucky enough to have the extremely talented photographer, MaryBeth Koeth take some pretty spectacular promotional photos for our project. Here’s a few teaser shots:

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Pre-Production Ups and Downs

Posted by smithdonovan on June 30, 2014  /   No Comments

So we’ve been doing a lot of preproduction and have enjoyed successes and suffered setbacks. It’s all part of the process. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. I ordered a wireless follow …

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Reel Chicago-Article

Posted by smithdonovan on June 13, 2014  /   No Comments

A huge thank you goes out to Ed M. Koziarski at Reel Chicago for the great article on Alexis Ronan. We are truly amazed and humbled by the outreach this profile has given us.  

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Scouting

Posted by smithdonovan on May 31, 2014  /   No Comments

So we’ve scouted a couple of locations. The city hall in LaPorte is our leading candidate for the courthouse scene. It has a wonderful facade. A local artist has generously offered to let us use …

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IMDb

Posted by smithdonovan on May 16, 2014  /   No Comments

Kelly got us up and running on IMDB. I guess that makes it official, so now we actually have to do this!

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Equipment Research

Posted by smithdonovan on May 7, 2014  /   No Comments

There is no end to the amount of equipment a technophile can lust after. Director of Photography, Dean Jacobson and Director, Thad Donovan went into Chicago recently to personally test out some interesting equipment from …

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