Posted by: admin
on Nov 28, 2009
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I am proud to announce that Sprint has come on board as the film's title sponsor for See What I'm Saying. We are in the progress of gearing up for an official announcement of Sprint's involvement which will include sponsorship of our world premiere, a 25-city tour of the film and the music video of our title song, "See What I'm Saying" that was written and performed by the rock band Powder for the film.
The music video will be filmed in Los Angeles with the professional Cirque Du Soleil type aerial act of the Silk Sisters, will feature several deaf actors from around the country and be filmed December 13-14, 2009 as a short film.
The storyline will be completely different from the documentary, based on a young deaf girl who has trouble communicating with her hearing mother and fantasizes about a world that is completely accessible to her. She shows her mother her beautiful world where everyone can sign and communicate easily.
There is some amazing new technology that Sprint has for the deaf and hard of hearing including SprintRelay, which utilizes video interpreters to interpret phone calls, Sprint Cap Tel and Web Cap Tel, which combines the convenience of a telephone with the text capabilities of the internet. We will show some of these features in our music video.
Posted by: Hilari Scarl
on Nov 19, 2009
I had a fantastic private screening at Universal last night with a group of industry folks who loved the film. I have been back and forth on the ending and the placement of our credits, and their reaction and comments after the film sunk into my consciousness. I woke up at 5AM today in a cold sweat, feeling that I need to change the ending back to the original ending. I spent most of my morning digging through old footage to line everything up to see if it works with our new cut. It does. Even though the film is basically finished, we are changing a few things before our launch in January. Home stretch to perfection!
I had it just about finished when my fabulous web designer, Hilary Carlip called with an update about our upcoming website overhaul. It's going to take a few weeks, but will allow me to start posting short clips from the film, since I know you want to see some. I want to also include some footage that will be in our DVD extras, including the fabulous Megg Rose who performed a Christina Aguilera song in sign language. I'm working with Mason, my music supervisor to get the rights to include it. Megg hasn't even seen the footage of her performance yet and has been patiently reminding me every few months not to let it get swallowed up in my 300+ hours of footage.
My supervising editor, Thomas Miller beeped through, calling from some airport to talk about changing the ending, and I'm sending him a Quicktime with the change for him to look at. I then got a text from Ninette from Powder about our music video from the film. She connected me with a fabulous location for the film shoot, which was confirmed later this morning. That helped me set the production date for this music video for December.
More emails came in, including one from a distributor who wants to set up a meeting with me and my producer's rep. I've been working with Jeff Dowd, The Dude and real life inspiration for The Big Lebowski. He's been in a good mood lately, and has been incredibly helpful in introducing me and the film around town.