Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I haven't been able to publish for a while because I have had difficulties with the blogger site but now I've figured everything out.

We finished The Changeling on January 22nd and had our first screenings for cast and crew on the 27th. The screenings went really well, which was a huge relief for me, since I've completely lost perspective by now.

So now begins the slow process of applying for festivals. Most of the deadlines don't start rolling in for a month or two so it might be a while before I have any news to report. If any of you want to see the movie in the meantime, for a $20 contribution to the project I will mail you a DVD. For more information, check out our fundraising page or contact me jaystern@jaystern.com.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Finishing Up

We're in the final stages of work now. We have one more mix of the audio to go and are dealing with video export issues now - compression, DVD authoring, etc. It's very exciting to think it will soon be done, but also somewhat strange. I'm been working on this film pretty intensively over the past 17 months and I'll feel a little lonely when it's done. I'll have to get started on another project really soon. As a matter of fact, I'm applying for a research grant next week to get another project underway.

I'm also entering The Changeling into the New Directors, New Films festival run by the Museum of Modern Art and the Lincoln Center Film Society. It's pretty prestigious and is a long shot, but it's always best to aim high.