Check out our new Video Blog from Director Marian Yeager. It’s chalked full of updates on what’s happening with The Conway Curve. Well, maybe chalked full is to strong of a phrase…but there’s a few new tidbits.
Well, we had a little SNAFU in the technical department this last week with our Newsletter and donate button. PayPal has changed some of its online atmosphere. And we got caught in the changes. So our push for donations got a little side tracked. But it is fixed now. So you can donate to our project with confidence that your donation is easier to make now and is going to the correct place. We still and will continue to place a high premium on “every penny counts.” Even a small donation will help. But certainly not opposed to larger donations.
A message from producer Elizabeth Yeager
A little update that is most exciting, we had ourselves a table read. It was nice for Marian to hear her words come to life in the hands of talented actors. There were some of the regulars and some new faces. They blended quite beautifully. And we would like to thank them all for coming out on a Sunday afternoon. Marian and co-writer Richard Dane Scott could hear how the script was coming together. What’s working as it should and if there were any parts that need some tweaking. Happy to say, there is a lot that is working. And out of 103 pages, only one scene needs a little massaging. They are on it now! Dare I say we are at script lock. That’s how good I thought it was.
Welcome to MY Productions’ brand new video blog (vlog). Through this vlog we will share our experiences from beginning to end as we make our first feature film: The Conway Curve. The short videos (2 mins or less) will feature our director Marian Yeager, special guest vloggers from our cast and crew, and some behind the scene footage. This should be a fun ride. We hope you enjoy it.
With inspiration, you never know when it might raise it’s beautiful head. I find most times my inspiration comes when I’m on a long drive or taking a shower. My mind wanders and without warning there’s this little nugget of an idea. This happens to me 90% of the time but then there is that 10%. The inspiration for our new feature The Conway Curve came out of a simple question. I was on set shooting The Good Samaritan or maybe it was during one of our stunt rehearsals a few weeks before shooting. Anyway, I was working with Natalie Durkin, the actress playing the 2nd mugged woman. We were working on what I wanted her reaction to be once Nick snatched her purse. She asked a very simple question, a question that makes perfect sense and especially coming from Natalie, our resident martial arts expert. She asked “Why don’t I just chase after him?” My answer at the time after maybe a 2 second ponder was, “You’re in shock. Completely surprised then Alice appears and instructs you to stay put. So you do.” And it worked perfectly for the film. It makes sense within that moment. But later Natalie had followed that thought with her own reaction. “If it happened to me I would have totally chased after him and kick some butt.” And she’s right. She totally would have. But it was at this moment my brain started to mull it over. What would prevent someone from chasing after their belongs? Especially if those belongings were the most precious items to them? And that my friends is where The Conway Curve was born from. And how the lead character Natalie received her namesake. All from a little nugget of why.
You’ve probably noticed in the last few weeks I’ve kept mentioning working towards a new project. Getting one or two steps closer. Well, today I am ecstatic to announce that we’re making our very first feature film, The Conway Curve. It is a quirky comedy caper inspired by our last short film The Good Samaritan and a conversation I had with Natalie Durkin about her character’s non active reaction to being mugged. Now after two years of serious work on the script we are finally out raising money and making this baby happen. Today, we are announcing to the world, friends, family, and strangers that we’re in it to win it. We’ve launched a brand new website for the film, which you can find here www.conwaycurvemovie.com. There’s not much there yet, but what is is enough to learn a little more about the project. If you haven’t seen The Good Samaritan it is available to watch for free on the site. And there are many ways for you to stay in the loop of all our goings on as we move down this new path. You can sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and soon on Facebook. We are so excited to be on this adventure and hope that you will join in on the fun. Viva La Conway Curve!