On the Lot

I have a waited a very long time to write this post. The day has finally come!

About a year and a half ago, a friend of mine, Chris Adams, found out about an amateur film competition hosted by Steven Spielberg. The competition is a television show called “On the Lot.” Basically, it is like American Idol for aspiring Film Directors. Chris has always wanted to be a director, so he decided to give it a shot.

We have done film work together, so he asked me to be a part of his new project. Of course, I was more than happy to do it.

So, we began work on what would soon be known as “BEN CARTER saves his day.” It took about 2 weeks to shoot and 8 months to edit. I know it sounds like a lot. We shot enough film for an hour long film. But, the film submissions can only be 5 minutes long. It took a little while to whittle down. But, it is completed! And, it has been posted on the website for “On the Lot.” It was uploaded to the website in the wrong aspect ratio, so it looks a little "squeezed." But, you can see the movie at the link below:

BEN CARTER saves his day

You can submit comments and/or reviews for our film. I would ask that if you do post a review or comment, please do so as an independent viewer. Try not to mention that you know me. It will just look better in front of the judges.

I would appreciate it if all of you would go see our movie, and leave us some feedback. We have worked very hard on it, and we hope that it leads us somewhere.



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    By Anonymous benp, At February 20, 2007 8:15 PM  

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