The Producer’s Report #95 – Holiday Progress
Dec 2009 05

It’s been two weeks since our last report. We celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, ate lots of turkey and stuffing. And through it all we kept our shoulder to the stone, nudging it forward to make more progress on the film and related items.

Charla Grenz-Solheim has been working with us to write up “our story” and it’s coming together wonderfully.

We’d like to thank Jim Thacker at for writing a great interview with Ian about Project London. He characterized our project as the most ambitious no-budget effects film ever. Pretty cool.

Ian turned in some more amazing visuals. One of the shots during the epic final battle is so vertigo inducing that we wonder how strongly it’s going to affect the audience. Ian, a film goer of strong stomache said, “I don’t usually get sick watching crazy sick action sequences, but when I was working on this shot and trying to watch and track all the spinning around, I almost had to get up and leave the room to vomit.” I replied, “Sir, you are a great filmmaker. I applaud you.”

So today, Nate, Ian and me are heading to Bellingham to meet with Branson Anderson and discuss progress on the graphic novel. We are incredibly excited about this and will bring you more news soon. Stay tuned!

Here are the stats (based on two weeks of work).

Status of Visual Effects (VFX) Shots:
Number remaining: 46.5 (LESS THAN 50 Woot!)
Number in progress: 6
Number completed: 570
Percentage remaining: 7.9%% (LESS THAN 10% WOW!!)

Doom: “Dinosaurs” (calculated by Ian)

Projected date for completion of all VFX:
30 January 2010 (based on projected time estimates of all tasks)
10 February 2010 (based on spreadsheet items completed per week)

This week’s recommendations:
Ian: “Dinosaurs”
Jen: “David Weber’s Honor Harrington novel series.” I never thought I could fall in love with books. Honor Harrington is my new hero, she’s changed my life!
Nate: “Bachelorette” by Bjork. Intense.
Phil: “A Love Story in Stop Motion” by Carlos Lascano. Watch it.


Phil McCoy, Executive Producer
on behalf of Nathan McCoy (left), Producer and Phil McCoy (right)

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