Posts Tagged ‘leighton’

Photos From The “Johnny’s Leaving” Premiere

December 19, 2009

Photos taken by Christine Baker.  Enjoy and stay tuned!

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Free Screening Of “Johnny’s Leaving”

November 6, 2009

There will be a FREE screening of “Johnny’s Leaving” for family and friends at the South Orange Public Library, December 12th, from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The address is 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ, 07079.  We will also be screening an interview with writer/director Kali Baker-Johnson and Director of Photography Leighton Pope.  We will also have a short Q & A with the Brotherhood Productions crew.  The”Johnny’s Leaving” trailer and website can be seen at http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv.  We hope to see you there!

Paul Battaglini

info@brotherhoodproductions.tv

B&W Production Stills

June 5, 2009

Here are just some black and white production stills.  Just got them back from the lab, some are pretty interesting, hope you enjoy.

Day 2 – Lunch Update

May 2, 2009

Day 2 – 5:15 p.m.

Ok lunch break has given me the time to keep everyone posted!  We had really fallen behind schedule around 1:00 p.m.  Kali is extremely detail oriented and wants to make sure his film is perfect.  We are more than sure this film will be perfect but the entire crew (including myself) had lost track of time completely!

Brent being a great Assistant Director had gotten the crew back on track!  Owen and I have been overlooking some of the footage so far and even with a barebones equipment list, Leighton is still able to pull off professional quality images.

Lunch is about to end and everyone needs to get back to work!  Surprisingly, people haven’t fallen asleep while working since the average sleep time for the crew has been about 3 hours.  Check back again!

Paul

Cast Is Here!

May 2, 2009

Day 2 – 11:25 a.m.

Our primary cast has just arrived on time!  Brent (Asst. Dir.) has been running through lines for 20 minutes.  Shooting is still on schedule for 12:00 p.m.  Photos of the cast in full wardrobe will be up soon!  Kali, Teri, Jon, and Leighton are completing the last details on the bedroom which looks fantastic already!  Teri has done an excellent job as Art Director!

Owen is transferring all of our footage from last night.  Even without an assistant, Leighton has been on point.  Our crew is the perfect example of diligence, hard work, and unity.

Our philosophy of the day is brought to us by filmmaker David Lynch who wrote, “I’d like to say: I deeply love film; I love catching the ideas; and I love to meditate.  I love enlivening unity.  And I think the enlivening of unity brings a better and better life.”  Perfect for our crew!  Even though we are on only 3 hours of sleep, we continue to strive on!  Still have a long day ahead of us, check back for more!

Paul

Day 2 – Way Too Early

May 2, 2009

Day 2 – 7:50 a.m.

We ended really late last night just to wake up today at 5 am.  Brent had some car trouble but it didn’t send us behind much at all.  All of us are on an average of 3 hours of sleep but its nothing Dunkin’ Donuts coffee can’t solve.   Leighton and Kali are planning out the shots for today right now.  Cast call is currently 11 a.m. but our supporting actor is coming all the way from Maryland.  We sure hope he’s on time.

Here are some of the remaining photos from the shoot last night.

Day One Update

May 1, 2009

Day 1 – 6:31 p.m.

Rich and I have just completed some number crunching on today’s budget.  Based on what we paid for, large expenses and planned expenses, our film is WAY under budget!  This gives us more freedom to send out our film to festivals around the globe and more exposure for Brotherhood Productions and the crew.

On the production side, we are running some test shots with the new camera, lens adapter and crane.  Right now we are waiting for the sun to set so we can really get the ball rolling on principal photography!

Some photos of the crew are attached below courtesy Teri Jacobs!

Paul

P.S. – Brotherhood Productions has an AIM account that Richard and I monitor.  Feel free to IM us at bhoodproductions for a live update!

Great Planning/Busy Is Good

May 1, 2009

Day 1 – 3:13 p.m.

We fell a little behind schedule with Leighton and I picking up our equipment.  Traffic in New York City is awful.  Thank god we we gave ourselves a lot of extra time for prep.  While we were out, the remaining crew set up the room for tomorrow.

Even with the extra time the crew has been staying busy, covering every single aspect of today and tomorrow.  Owen and I have been doing scheduling and logistical work, making sure every mistake can be repaired.

Derek McAlister came in to rehearse for Sunday’s shoot.  Kali says “He’s just an amazing actor.”  Kudos to Brent for pointing us to backstage.com.

Everything is still on schedule, I’ll keep you posted!

Paul!

Photos & The New Site

April 20, 2009

All of the April 2nd fundraiser photos are now on the main page at http://www.brotherhoodproductions.tv.  The site features some photography by Frank O’Leary and also gives a preview to the new look of the website.  Special thanks to Christina Powell for her web design!  If you wish to give any feedback about the new look of the website, please e-mail us at info@brotherhoodproductions.tv  Thanks and we hope you check back soon!

Paul B.

Coming Soon:  April 2nd Promo Video & Multi-Minds Productions event coverage!

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!