Friday, May 3, 2013

Bit Films Summer 2013 Internships!

The summer 2013 intern info sheet is up -- we're getting close to finishing TUBE and have our new live-action VFX project (SEED) as well!

Apply by Friday May 17.

Monday, April 8, 2013

SEED principal photography completed

A scene from "Seed" with actors Milan Dragicevich, left, and and Bria Sutherland, right.
(photo by Dan Overton)
Our twenty-plus person crew occupied Holyoke's Wauregan Building throughout the last weekend in March and completed production on SEED.

We are now moving into post-production. More to come!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

CALDERA is now online!

Our most recent short CALDERA is now available online!

CALDERA premiered at SXSW in 2012, was officially selected for SIGGRAPH AsiaSeattle Int'lPalm Springs ShortsStuttgart Int'l Animation, and over 40 other festivals worldwide. It was awarded the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in Linz Austria, and garnered several other awards including Best Animated Film at Rome Independent, Award of Innovation at Seattle Int'l SIFF, and Best Short - View Social Awards.

CALDERA was helmed by Evan Viera (Director/Composer/Co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (Co-writer/Animation Supervisor) and was produced at Hampshire College over two and a half years. I co-produced and edited. CALDERA was the first film to go through our Bit Films Incubator Program, which we created after completing The Incident at Tower 37. In this program we invite orphaned independent films to be made on campus with the College's students and resources. 

You can read more about this amazing project in some of my prior posts, or at the film's main website.

Congrats to the whole team!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Casting Call for SEED

As mentioned in my previous post...

SEED is a dramatic sci-fi short set in a post-agricultural America (think Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s CHILDREN OF MEN). The roughly 8-minute film is being shot on Easter weekend, March 30 and 31, at the amazing Wauregan Building in Holyoke.

1 Male, ages 50-65
1 Female, ages 16-25
1 Male, ages 30-40

Saturday March 2nd from 1-5pm

Preference will be given to actors with film and/or TV experience.

To schedule an audition time please email with your resume and headshot. Auditions will be held on the Hampshire College campus. Details and directions will be sent via email with confirmation of your audition time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

SEED - a new film in preproduction

I'm pleased to announce what I believe is the seventh Bit Films production: SEED is ramping up right now for shooting in late March.

Excuse me: Shooting? Yes, this one will be live action, not animated. SEED is a dramatic science fiction short based on a near-future post-agricultural world that's been haunting me for years. I've written all sorts of variants of this story but the one that felt the strongest just wasn't animated. Though it does feature some cool CG VFX.

What I know already: this will be a 2-camera shoot using DSLRs. It'll take place over a weekend at the amazing Wauregan Building in Holyoke (an old paper mill with a spacious basement that fits the tone of the SEED world perfectly). The current script runs 8 pages.

In the Hampshire County area and want to be involved? Don't hesitate to get in touch.

More to come.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bit Films Spring 2013 internships

Now posted!

Please come join us on one of our two ongoing animation projects. See details at the link above. Deadline is this FRIDAY but the application isn't too onerous.