Friday, October 22, 2010

Pre-Production

Every movie production is like a puzzle, with elements that fall together in their own unique way. Over the past few months, we have been piecing together the puzzle for Donovan's Echo, slowly pulling the story off the page and bringing it into action. That said, while crickets have been chirping on the blog front (as usual), plenty of hard work has been going on behind the scenes as we tweak, cast, scout, and more.

Since opening our production office at Vancouver Film Studios a couple weeks ago, our team has quickly grown in size, with new faces coming on board every day. We are really excited about this group of great people we are collaborating with, as everyone is using their own special talents to help us bring this ambitious project to life.

Speaking of new faces joining us, we feel very fortunate to have attached two very respected actors to star in the roles of Donovan and Finnley. We are thrilled to finally announce Danny Glover as Donovan Matheson and Bruce Greenwood as Finnley Boyd.

Now that the ball is gaining momentum, and we are almost a week away from production, we plan to update this blog more often with all kinds of behind the scenes news as it develops!

Stay tuned!

21 comments:

Miriam said...

Very Exciting! I am so happy you can finally disclose some of the info you have being keeping so tightly under wraps. Looking forward to reading more about your progress and adventures in movie making.
Cheers!

Jeremy said...

Wow, this project is taking off! Well done -- looks so exciting, especially to get such high-quality actors on board. Congrats! Can hardly wait to see this film.

Ronnie said...

This is very exciting. I can't wait till its done to see all your hard work come to life.

valmcmillen said...

Awesome! Mark and I are so looking forward to sitting in the Theater with our popcorn and watching Donovan's Echo! So happy to see your dreams coming true!

Anonymous said...

OMG Jim and Mel, this movie is going to be fantastic. Not because we know how talented you both are, but because of the hard work and dedication from everyone involved. Looking forward to seeing this on the big screen!!! Bob and Linda

Amanda S said...

I'm so excited to officially hear all the great news! I can't believe all the great progess so far and can't wait to hear more about this amazing process!

Anonymous said...

Very exciting to finally see Donovan's Echo getting to the production stage. We are so excited to see your dreams and hard work come to fruition! Very much looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Barry & Laura said...

Very excited to see the progress on you film. To get such quality actors must be a thrill to you both.
We can not wait to be the first in line to see it when it comes out on the big screen.

mom and dad said...

We are so very proud of both of you...cant wait to see i t on screen
love you
congrats!

Michelle K said...

Congrats to you both, that is quite a coup, getting two such big names involved. Love them both, cannot wait to see them bringing your characters to life!

Doug said...

Very exciting news! You have attracted some top quality talent to support the project. I look forward to viewing the final product.

Anonymous said...

Much love and support from Ontario! I can't wait to hear the updates as production starts!!
PS: Have I mentioned that I love Danny Glover!!!

-Heather

Nathan said...

I was part of that wondrous grapevine, attentive to the milestones along the way, but reading this... well, it still makes one get goosebumps seeing a life long dream manifest itself in this multi-faceted work of art. Inspiring. We need to find a way to "bottle" this kind of perseverance and determination... congrats Jim and Mel.

Lara said...

I can only imagine how exciting and probably equally unnerving this must be. You two talented, wonderful people deserve nothing but success. I am thrilled for you both and cannot wait to share in watching it unfold.

Lisa said...

So exciting -- really looking forward to seeing the final product. :)

Robert MacDonald, Okanagan Institute said...

Congratulations to you both on these exciting developments. Your amazing vision, talent - and persistance - are starting to bear fruit. Looking forward to hearing more.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Huge congratulations to both of you :))) You are truly an inspiration! Natalie Rock

Anonymous said...

Jim and Melody, you deserve a winner after all these years of hard work. Dale and I are cheering for you and wishing you the best life can bring. Looking forward to viewing this in Yuma so we can brag to our friends.
Congratulations!
Dale and Carol

Andy said...

Congrats on getting started on Production. We are all looking forward to see your visions come to life. Can't wait to see it on the Big Screen, but we know you have a lot of hard work ahead. Remember that you always have our support when ever you need it.

craigalarson said...

Cousin Chris
I am impressed, you have done so much work to get this far. I am proud of you for sticking it out through all of the changes and timelines. I have enjoyed the web site and look forward to the movie.
Keep smiling.

Steffani at Line 21 Media Services said...

Congratulations on getting the production off the ground!

It must be very exciting to be on set as the story comes to life, especially after you've been so invested in it over the last few years.

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We're a boutique business, and we provide the best service and have industry-renown top quality.

You can contact us through our site at http://line21media.com, or email us, steff (at) line21cc (dot) com.

And, if not, well, best of luck to you anyhow!

We love to see films getting shot here in Vancouver, we're very proud of our industry.

Good shootin' to you, and we hope to hear from you.