Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Got Some Love From the Houston Press!

Thanks to Jason Clemons from SBJ for sending this over ... 
We got some free lovin from the Houston Press, and totally didn't ask for it!

Abby Koenig writes: 

The first film screened during last night's showcase was called Told You So and was created by a company called 4th Collective. The film was described as a dark comedy, but it could have also fallen into the mockumentary realm. It was about an underground "corn holing" competition, which I learned is the name to describe that game, usually found at elementary school carnivals, where kids throw bean bags into holes cut into wooden slats. I was impressed. It was hilarious and looked incredibly professional. Apparently 4th Collective know how to make a 48 hour film; they were the Houston winners in 2009.

Abby then continues ... 

Unfortunately screening them first set the bar fairly high, making it difficult for some of the other films to compete, but there were a few golden moments. 

Wow Abby ... and we didn't even have to buy you dinner!
Thanks for the kind words, and glad y'all enjoyed it. Anytime you want to write about us, you are more than welcome to do so! We totally like you. 

'Told You So' by 4thCollective

Here's the movie. We had the premier last Wednesday in Group C at the Houston 48 HFP screenings at the Studio Movie Grill. We picked up an honorable mention for audience award this year. Here's hoping we get the invite to the best of's.

Told You So from Shabango Productions on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Photo Album for 4thCollective 48HFP 2012

The photo album for Shabango's 4thCollective 2012 48HFP Houston entry is up at Flickr. You can view the set by going HERE:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photo Album for Dances with Films

If anyone is interested, the photo album for our Hollywood trip out to Dances With Films 2012 is located here:


Or, you can click HERE.

Turned In, and Totally Recovered

Sunday night, we headed over to JAX Grill on Shepherd in Houston for the 48 hour Film project completion. I had Izzy on my arm, so unfortunately no pics, but I'm hoping to get something from the rest of the team soon to post up here.

Weekend closing thoughts:
-Really wish we would have been able to get some more footage in the flick. There was really just so much funny stuff, but it did not push the story along, it was just funny for the sake of being funny.
-Maybe we will get a chance to do an extended cut for festival submissions if we think its funny enough. There is some pretty raunchy stuff in there, so who knows whether fests will pick it up or not.
-We simplified everything by having one location to shoot at.
-Unfortunately, that location was a crack house.
-Fortunately, everyone was such a freaking good sport about it, that we ended up with some great footage

Thanks everybody for all of your work and efforts. I'll check back in around screenings to see what audience reaction is like.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday During 48 Hour Film Project Houston 2012

Casey's working on the edit. We're working on music and other important stuff ... like breakfast (brunch now) ... and here's a pic that pretty much sums up the day yesterday ...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

We Went to Hollywood

Part time Shabanger Kelli Burns and me went out to Hollywood for the DANCES WITH FILMS 2012 Film Festival. We were honored to have our video for 'I REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU (STALKER)' accepted into the festival, and screened at the Hollywood Chinese Theatre. Its that famous theatre on Hollywood blvd, only its just not called Grauman's Chinese Theatre anymore ... its just the Hollywood Chinese Theatres ...

It was an awesome time. Awesome being out in Hollywood, and having our work showcased. Can't wait to go back with something else next year. Good Times!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Out in LA for the opening of DANCES WITH FILMS 2012!

As the title says, we're currently out in HOLLYWOOD for the screening of our music video, I REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU (STALKER), at Dances with Films 2012!

Here's a great article in VARIETY MAGAZINE about the opening. We'll keep you updated if there are any further mentions through the weekend.

Had a fun experience at the mixer and red (green) carpet media event last night. I'll post pics soon.