Once a again Marian’s back with a new Vlog. Hope you enjoy it.
New Vlog from Director Marian Yeager discussing how the Austin Film Festival has inspirited her this week. Check it out. Also, if you would like to receive more information about The Conway Curve go to wwww.conwaycurvemovie.com and sign up for our newsletter and while there why not make a small donation. Every penny counts, you know. Enjoy the new Vlog.
I’m always interested in and curious about what inspires artists to do what they do, and how a director chooses the look and feel to go with a particular story and begins to piece that together. I was able to get a minute with Conway Curve’s writer/director, Marian Yeager, to talk about her inspirations as a filmmaker, in general, and a peek at what will be in store for Conway Curve fans…
So, what are some of your biggest inspirations?
I keep going back to Sixteen Candles and Adventures in Babysitting. I really like the story rhythm and how both hit the humor notes. John Hughes is a huge inspiration to me. All his comedies are huge influences to me. Though our film is no where near a Hughes film, The Conway Curve is definitely influenced by his work.
I know you were working on the color palette for The Conway Curve last time we chatted. How’s that developing?
Amelie and Pushing Daisies‘ color saturation are a big inspiration to my color map, and one film I want add to the mix is Guardians of the Galaxy. I love the look and feel to Guardian’s and the camera work. It has that from the past feel but really is here and now. Also, its soundtrack is outstanding and so much a part of the feel of the film. I’d love to be to able to integrate our soundtrack in the same way.
I know I can’t wait to see how it all comes together! Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes stuff next Thursday.
Hey All, here’s a new installment of director Marian Yeager’s Vlog. Discussing this weeks activities and a little of what she did last week. Always busy around here.
Each Thursday, we’re going to take you behind the scenes on the making of The Conway Curve. We’ll share what’s happening on the film, where it is in the process, and share some great images from the set once the film is in production.
If you’re anything like me, I bet you’re wondering: so, you have a script and … then what happens? How does it go from being on the page to the point where it’s actually being made?
This part of the project is known as pre-production, and it involves, well, everything short of shooting. You know that phrase how the sausage is made? Pre-production is prime sausage making time.
I had a second to chat with the film’s writer/director, Marian Yeager, about what’s going on right now…
So, Marian, what does this stage of pre-production look like for the director?
It’s a very busy time! This is where you start to organize your thoughts on how you want the film to look and feel, but also on how you’re going to do that. What are the logistics of that? Sometimes you decide on one thing, but because of lack of money or because of difficulty you decide to scrap it and go in another direction. It’s the time to play around, to look at different styles to find your direction – and what the film is really calling for, too. It’s more organic that way.
What are the next things on your to-do-list?
Map out the color palette for the film, lock into all of Natalie’s iconic emotional moments of the film, and complete one last rewrite.
As you can guess, Marian and Elizabeth are very busy people right now! I will have more to share next week. Stay tuned!
Roanna Flowers is a writer based in Austin, Texas. You can see more of her work at www.roannaflowers.com.
Hey All. Here’s the newest video blog from our director Marian Yeager. We have super exciting news to share. So check it out.
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.
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!