Archive for the ‘Pre-Production’ Category

STICKERS!

February 17, 2012

Who doesn’t love stickers?  At work, vendors drop off promotional stickers and the entire staff of 150 people gobble them up quicker than free food!  Light bulb went on in my head.  So I came up with these two bumper stickers.  One of which we will be selling online to help raise capital and finance our independent productions.  So take our poll at the bottom, and let us know what you think!

So which one do you like?  Take the poll!

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January 2012 Update & Lessons Learned

January 10, 2012

Working in film and media has definitely taught Rich and myself a lot of patience and humility.  The forever battle between idea inception, raising money, budgeting, casting, “crewing,” shooting, editing, distributing and marketing every single project we have produced teaches a new lesson.  We have made many mistakes; some of which are tiresome, while others have proven to be beneficial.  Our most recent mistake has definitely been “cooling off,” taking too much time.  It has been far too long since we have updated people on our business and projects.  Richard and I apologize.

Since the premiere of “Single Number,” which has been given praise by its audiences, Richard and I have been trying to conceive a new project while digging for financial aid to send “Single Number” to film festivals around the globe.  More recently, we are waiting to hear back about our submission from the Chicago Underground Film Festival and the 21st Annual Arizona International Film Festival.  We have also designed a cover and DVD template for the “Single Number” DVD’s which will be printed within two months.  The final printed DVD’s will be available for sale as well.  For fun, the “Single Number” IMDB page is up for your viewing pleasure here.

In two weeks we start production on our next project.  A documentary project that is six thousand, two hundred, eighty eight feet tall.  Literally.  Titled “6288,” the film focuses on one of the biggest small mountains on Earth: Mount Washington.  The film will follow myself as a novice winter mountaineer, trying to summit Mount Washington, which is regarded to have to worst weather on the planet.  With the factors against my own and fellow mountaineer Jacob Seigler (who is also a member of the BroPro team), our attempt to summit this hill will be well documented at the end of January.  Subjective topics in the film will also feature archive footage of the White Mountain region, an introspective look into winter mountaineering, and why people have trouble summiting such a small mountain in America.

Although no screening dates are scheduled, do check out the “6288” page to view the trailer and any updates to come.

And of course, stay tuned!

Paul B, CEO

We Need Teachers & Students

May 3, 2011

Richard and I are developing a new project.

We are trying to interview as many students and teachers in the NJ Public School System within the next few months.  If you want your voice to be heard just e-mail us at info@brotherhoodproductions.tv

Or check out our craigslist post

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/vol/2359218300.html

If you can help, let us know.

Stay tuned…

PB (CEO)

Festival News & Fundraiser!

May 14, 2010

In addition to “Johnny’s Leaving” being screened at the Arizona Black Film Showcase, the film is also honored at

Staten Island Film Festival

New Jersey International Film Festival

San Francisco Black Film Festival

and The Diamond Screen Film Festival (we took home “Best Undergraduate Film” award)

We also are having another fundraiser at Just Jake’s Restaurant on June 7th, (30 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042)  from 6-9 p.m.  Tickets are available for sale at http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv/fundraiser.html

We are trying to raise over $8000 for our next two projects in which we plan to start production in August so we definitely need your help!

Questions?  E-mail us at info@brotherhoodproductions.tv

http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv

Screening & Video Coverage of “La Femme Fete”

November 16, 2009

Two important updates!

1.  We will be having our FREE screening of “Johnny’s Leaving” on December 12th, 2009.  Held from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ.  R.S.V.P. encouraged because space is limited!

2.  We are currently developing a new non-fiction series.  Currently without a title, the non-fiction show will showcase young entrepreneurs, athletes, artists and performers who are struggling to follow their dreams in the falling world economy.  Our first episode will be following Sammy Davis, owner of her own vintage clothing line “Sammy Davis Vintage.”  She will be showcasing her clothing along with other rising “fashionistas” in New York this Saturday.  The event “La Femme Fete” will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 347 West 36th Street, Suite 503, New York City.  Brotherhood Productions will be covering the event and using the footage to further the new show!  For more info, contact BroPro at info@brotherhoodproductions.tv or Sammy Davis herself, sammy@sammydvintage.com!

Coming Soon from Brotherhood Productions!

October 9, 2009

We just put up a brand new “preview website” of Brotherhood Productions!  Check it out  at http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv   As of right now, it contains contact information, producer bio’s, future production info, and a link to our blog.  Most importantly, it has the new trailer for “Johnny’s Leaving,” which was cut by Kristen Williamson!  The full version of our website will premiere on Thanksgiving, containing past projects, cast and crew interviews, future project news, and access to project websites.

I also met recently with Kali and Owen Rucker (fellow producer and DIT on “Johnny’s Leaving) about a script they had recently finished titled “Tag Team.”  Their script follows two young adults finding each other through their friends, underground hip-hop and very obscure sexual behavior.  Kali and Owen take the directorial chair with production starting at the end of 2009.

A schedule has also been established for “Single Number” as well.  The film is currently in pre-production and production will begin in mid-April.  Stay tuned!  Two more events are being planned within the next 4 months!

Its Been A While…

July 20, 2009

Dear Brotherhood Viewers,

Sorry it has been a while since our last update.  Production on “Johnny’s Leaving” did go quite smoothly, but post-production has taken some time.  Since wrapping in early May, Owen Rucker (our Post-Production supervisor and editor) had to leave the project due to time constraints.  Paul Battaglini (Producer and co-owner) has been living in San Francisco to work on a television show for Animal Planet, “Weird, True & Freaky.”

But just because of slight setbacks, doesn’t mean we have stopped working.  Kali has now taken over the editing process; cutting the film he so wonderfully directed.  Jon Flores (on-set sound) is going to handle the sound mixing as well.

Paul is working exceptionally hard on “Weird, True & Freaky,” and might be forced to relocate from the New York area to the San Francisco Bay Area.  Because the “Brotherhood” bond will never be broken, instead of abandoning the company, Brotherhood Productions has been planning for possible expansion.

Richard is currently handling all business on the east coast while Paul is away.  But before Paul left in mid-June, Brotherhood Productions had found its next two projects: “Single Number” and “Saturday Detention.”

“Single Number” follows Samuel Malloy, a lonely IT customer service operator whose parents have recently died.  All alone from family and love, Samuel is mysteriously greeted by Grabriella, a pseudo-paranormal figure that hopes to help him find love in his life.  “Single Number” is written by Brotherhood Productions co-owner Paul Battaglini and being produced by Richard Wyche.

Richard Wyche has also written “Saturday Detention,” which will be produced alongside “Single Number.”  “Saturday Detention” follows high school student Brandon, who finds himself amongst eternal boredom in the epitome of school punishment.  Throughout serving his detention, Brandon realizes his character defects and faults through his peer Griff, who is there for eerily similar circumstances.

Both films are in pre-production and to be released at the same time.  Release dates are TBA.  If you have any questions, comments or to inquire more information, feel free to e-mail Brotherhood Productions at info@brotherhoodproductions.tv.  Thank you and we hope you come back!

Brotherhoood Productions, LLC

http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv

http://www.brotherhoodproductions.wordpress.com

info@brotherhoodproductions.tv

The Advantages Of Digital Media

April 29, 2009

As some of you already know, Brotherhood Productions’ first short film “Johnny’s Leaving” is schedule for production this weekend May 1st-3rd!  We are all well prepared and excited to work!

Because so many people have donated and contributed for this project to happen, we wanted to keep you posted as best possible.  In return for your help, we are going to be posting live feeds and photo updates on production, so you can follow us every step of the way.  How is this possible?  With the advances of communications, web 2.0 and new digital mediums, all of this is done with ease!

So check back on May 1st when Brotherhood Productions takes advantage of digital media and accomplishes something that has never been successfully done before.  Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Paul Battaglini & Richard Wyche

Owners & Producers, Brotherhood Productions, LLC

http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv

info@brotherhoodproductions.tv

Tech Scout

April 17, 2009

Happy Johnny Day! We have been working on “Johnny’s Leaving” all day long. Kali and Teri have been working vigorously on Art Direction while Leighton and I are nearly done building our tracking dolly.
Right now, I am writing this from our shooting location. Kali, Leighton, and Teri are scouting out the rooms of the home so set up on our first day of production is flawless.
We labeled today “Johnny Day” because we planned our entire day around pre-production. Quite clever from T.Jacobs! Here are the photos of the crew working and some shots of our shooting location. Enjoy!