Category: News

Directors’ Commentary = Done

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Leslye and I (This is Tim, btw) have recorded the Directors’ Commentary for the DVD. That’s one feature down and…a few more to go.

I’d love to plug the commentary and tell you that we’ve just given you another rock-solid reason to fork over a few bucks to buy the DVD…(You didn’t really NEED another reason to buy the DVD did you? You already know it’s the greatest movie ever made*. Matter of fact, you should buy 8 copies of it)…but I was much more taken by the process of recording the commentary.

I’d never done that before (Cherry officially busted) and it was kinda awkward. In some places, I felt like I wasn’t finishing (or making) my point. In others, I felt like I had to squish the story so it’d fit with the scene it was connected to. In other places, I really amused myself recalling the various acts of insanity that went into making this movie. It was, in some part, a pretty cool experience.

Though I would have preferred not to have been inflicted with tonsillitis when we recorded it. Ah well. I only coughed once, I think.

We may have news on a couple other DVD features very soon. Stay tuned.

[* denotes "greatest movie ever made by Numerous Cats Productions"] 

Late Pass: Going Dutch

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Remember when we told you we were taking the okaymentary to Europe?

Canal

That was, like, two months ago. We wish we could tell you that we took an 8-week holiday on the continent, but we didn’t. We did make the trip for the Black Soil screenings. We did survive. We kept our streak of not sucking alive. And now it’s on to…we’ll get to that in a second.

The short story of the sorta-long sojourn to the Netherlands and England goes something like this:

Arrive in Amsterdam on Thanksgiving. Celebrate the holiday with okayplayers Deluge, DeePhunk and ShinobiShaw.

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Train it to Rotterdam. Party with the Black soil crew, Kevin Fitzgerald from Freestyle and the South Coast Massive (Big up to Will, Charlie, Liam, Tyni and Kev). Watch a bunch of dope movies. Including ours. Humbly accept praise from the audience at our first European screening. Book a flight to London.

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Arrive in the UK. Link up with some old school homies–including okayplayer Angelo. Track down Charlie Dark from the BFI. Politick about a London screening. Shop for t-shirts. Get screwed on the conversion rate. Miss the flight back to the Netherlands. Mope around London. Exit stage right.

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Return to Amsterdam. Street team. Hard. For three days straight. Acquire healthy layer of calluses on both feet. Have a dope t-shirt made at a fly boutique near Leidesplein Square. Visit the Van Gogh Museum. Enjoy some hostel “hospitality.” Watch more dope movies. Including ours. Again. Humbly accept more praise. Give a couple of interviews. Party with the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Bounce back to the States.

Hypnotic

And that’s pretty much it. For the short version of the trip. (Longer version starts over here.)

As for what’s next…well…we’re awaiting word about a couple of other screenings. And we’re prepping some merch. Which will be available this spring.

What kind of merch? Here are two hints: one you can wear and one you can watch. Stay tuned, yo. And stash a couple of fins for whenever we get this DVD ready.

(Did someone say DVD? Shhhhh. Tell everybody.)

The Okaymentary goes global

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

We will be screening at the Blacksoil International Hip Hop Film Festival in The Netherlands on November 25 in Rotterdam and December 2 in Amsterdam. Check the site for more details.

okaymentary coming to Rhode Island!

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The film will be screening at The Lost Chord Music Film Festival which takes place October 27-30 in Rhode Island. The festival supports music education for underprivileged children.

Our film will screen October 30 at 7pm @ Tazza, 250 Westminster St., Providence, RI.  Tickets are $10.

Invading the Bay

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

team

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We’re back from the Bay. Well, those of us who don’t live there are back to the places we live in. And we are happy to report that the SF Doc Fest went well. Full house on Saturday’s screening. Not so full house on Sunday. Very positive feedback both days, though. Folks really like this movie. Some of ‘em made a post about it on okayplayer’s General Discussion Board [Disclaimer: Posts don't stay active forever.]

DoorBut here are a few of the glowing testimonials:

“Great film! It seemed before I saw the film that it would be really hard to capture this community anywhere but on a message board (of course, I’m biased, as this is my primary contact with okayplayers, and I tend not to participate in group events…), but I thought the film brought across a lot of important things that I can’t express very well to my non-okp friends.” —janeyDom

“I tried to put myself in the shoes of someone who does *not* post on okayplayer to see if I would still like it as much, and honestly I think it’d still be really good from that perspective too.” —maryamjaan

“it’s really well put together.” —JUSTICE

tickets“i like the way I was quoted, and thought the film came out splendidly.”—KosherSam

“i *heart* the numerous cats”—cindylu
Chris

Okay, maybe one or two of those people was biased. But no one to date has said the movie sucked. That’s a streak we’d like to keep alive. Forever.

(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

okaymentary coming to San Francisco

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

wtf: an okaymentary will be screened at this year’s San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

5:00pm – Saturday, September 29th
Roxie Theater Two

5:00pm – Sunday, September 30th
Roxie Theater One

Buy your tickets now!!!
http://www.sfindie.com/catalog/

Advanced Screening of wtf: an okaymentary

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

June 9, 2007 – 9:30pm
Screening at the Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival (www.h2oiff.org)

Imaginasian Theater
239 E. 59th St (at 3rd Ave)
New York City

Click here to purchase tickets

Our Screening is Block 19!