View Full Version : "Fate Awakening" A Day Seven Studios production

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 09:33 AM

{coming soon}

{coming soon}

David Fine IMDB (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=8594)

DP: Ryan Thomas RyanT (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=8594) IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2677662/)
Composer: Alex Beard www.composeralex.com (http://www.composeralex.com/)
Location Audio: Alan H. Chang (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=17902) www.coralcanopy.com (http://www.coralcanopy.com/) IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2845479)
Sound Design / Audio Mix: Ryan J. Frias (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=36650) www.ryanfrias.com (http://www.ryanfrias.com/) IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3303236/)
Colorist: John Wee (http://luckystudio13.blogspot.com/) LuckyStudio 13 (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=14472) Demo Reel (http://www.vimeo.com/1368156)
Graphic Design: Mike Manning (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?u=12529) www.beginningmiddleend.com (http://www.beginningmiddleend.com)

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 09:35 AM
I will try to keep this journal up to date as I go through the production:

08.04.2009 - Officially throw my hat into the ring
08.04.2009 - First draft of script to be completed by end of today.
08.04.2009 - Tentative working title assigned
08.13.2009 - Received poster design from Mike

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 09:36 AM
BTS material (photos/clips) of the production:

{will come later}

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Production Screen Grabs:

{will come later}

Brandon Rice
08-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Noooo way!

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 09:59 AM
Yep ... it's real. I'm in and excited!! :)

Brandon Rice
08-04-2009, 10:02 AM
Love the title btw

08-04-2009, 10:04 AM
He rewrote the voting code to add .15 to his score per vote.

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 10:25 AM
Actually, it just takes the highest score, adds .5 to it and assigns that value to my entry :grin: (guess it's a good thing Jason changed it a couple fests back so Mod entries are exhibition only, huh?)

08-04-2009, 10:27 AM
Excellent Larry! Welcome to the fest.

08-04-2009, 10:29 AM
:) Either way, welcome to the fest. We always encourage new blood! :P

08-04-2009, 10:39 AM
guess it's a good thing Jason changed it a couple fests back so Mod entries are exhibition only, huh?

Really? I didn't know that... that doesn't seem fair to you guys but I guess it saves our poor mortal souls from constant devastation in every fest. Looking forward to your film! :beer:

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 10:43 AM
well it's basically the old, "employees, and families of employees, cannot enter the sweepstakes" thing. Since we "work" for the site it could be viewed that we have an unfair advantage over the other entrants, so to make sure everything is on the level we decided to make mod entries automatically non-compete.

While most of the mod's are very talented filmmakers, I am a computer programmer who has a strong desire to become a talented filmmaker ... so you don't have a lot to fear from me if I were in competition (though I intend to do my very best ... so watch out :) )

Tom Marshall
08-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Larry, welcome to the fest! :beer:

Troy Ruff
08-04-2009, 11:53 AM
wow Ive never seen Larry in a fest, nice I cant wait!

08-04-2009, 01:56 PM
Congrats Larry!

Best of luck with it. Glad to see the fest master in the fest.

08-04-2009, 02:34 PM
Good to see one of you Mods getting your hands dirty!!!

Tom Marshall
08-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Good to see one of you Mods getting your hands dirty!!!

Larry wears gloves... :thumbsup:

Jason Ramsey
08-04-2009, 03:04 PM
uh... oh....

SO, that's why Larry has been hounding me to allow mods to be competition eligible :evil:


Tom Marshall
08-04-2009, 03:12 PM
Jason, you should enter this time...

08-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Yeah Jason should enter this time!!!

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Hey bug Jason somewhere else ... this is MY THREAD!!! :kali:

Jason Ramsey
08-04-2009, 03:18 PM
been thinking about it... Need to hammer out that 2nd film sometime :)

But, monster movies aren't really my thing (at least not to make), and it'd need to be something I can do completely on my own at this point in time.

Though, maybe the winterfest will be something I can get involved in.

Besides. I'm scared of Larry.


08-04-2009, 03:32 PM
Larry wears gloves... :thumbsup:
Surgical gloves?!?! :shocked:

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 03:33 PM

Brandon Rice
08-04-2009, 03:35 PM
I see you have Ryan doing sound design! Excellent!

Larry Rutledge
08-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Yep, I do ... very excited about having him on board. I loved the work he did for you on A Dim Light.

08-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Welcome Larry! I don't know you like these other guys, but if they all like you, I've learned you must be pretty cool! :beer: Looking forward to seeing this one!

Brian Parker
08-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Wow, welcome Larry! Glad to see you onboard! This is getting good!

08-05-2009, 09:43 AM
Good to see back in the fray of the Fest... It's been far TOO long.

Good luck!

Larry Rutledge
08-05-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks everyone ... hopefully this outing will show a marked improvement from my last attempt

Michael Anthony Horrigan
08-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Good luck with this one. I'm really digging the title.


Marlon Ladd
08-06-2009, 06:54 AM
Are you serious, Larry??? This is great!!!

Rodney V. Smith
08-06-2009, 07:24 AM
Everyone is excited about MOnsters... welcome in Larry.

Mike Manning
08-06-2009, 05:50 PM
Your posters coming this weekend....

PS... I officially threw my hat into the ring!

Larry Rutledge
08-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Sweet! Looking forward to it (the poster) :thumbsup:

And congrats on throwing your hat in the ring ... looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Jack Daniel Stanley
08-06-2009, 06:49 PM
too cool Lare Bear!

Larry Rutledge
08-10-2009, 11:25 AM
Spoke with David Fine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006718/) briefly last night about appearing in this film and he expressed interest. Just have to work out the details and that means SAG paperwork, but it wasn't so bad last time.

And first draft of script, finally, should be completed this evening. Took a bit longer than I had hoped, but I think I finally will wrap it up tonight and then get it out for peer review

08-10-2009, 12:24 PM
Glad you are in it.

08-10-2009, 06:03 PM
he said "peer review" hehe hehe hehe,
go Larry!

Larry Rutledge
08-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Added some cast/crew info to the front

Composer added

Location Audio added

,,, if I succeed in surrounding myself with talented people for this project I can come out of this looking pretty good! :)

Alan H. Chang
08-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Just wanted to drop by since Larry PM'ed me regarding Location Audio.

Fun Fun I see.

Alan H. Chang
08-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Wow, just noticed Ryan Thomas is also DP for this proj. Hi Ryan :)

Ryan Frias, I'm glad we'll be working together again since Blood Stolen.

Great pool of talents.

Alan H. Chang
08-12-2009, 03:32 PM
David Fine, Good to see you onboard. :thumbsup:

Brandon Rice
08-13-2009, 11:32 AM
Looks like you are getting a SOLID team together Larry!

08-13-2009, 12:15 PM
I've always wanted to shoot a monster movie.


Mike Manning
08-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Just sent you the poster design....

Larry Rutledge
08-13-2009, 01:17 PM
Yes, it is shaping up to be quite the team ... really looking forward to this.

Glad to see you excited about this one Ryan, should be a lot of fun. Especially if we can pull of what I've got in my head so far.

Poster has been added to the front post ... once again, Mike has handled it! Thanks dude!

Alan H. Chang
08-13-2009, 04:18 PM
" . . . Larry, your FATE is in the hands of your crew . . . "

hahahahahaha. (evil satan laughter)

Rodney V. Smith
08-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Oh cool! You're doing werewolves!

Larry Rutledge
08-13-2009, 04:30 PM
Oh cool! You're doing werewolves!

Or am I? Perhaps the poster is a clever subterfuge :evil:

Rodney V. Smith
08-13-2009, 04:31 PM
Or am I? Perhaps the poster is a clever subterfuge :evil:

Yeah. Pull the other one: it's got bells on.


08-13-2009, 10:08 PM
Wow. I didn't even realized that I'm working with Ryan Thomas and Alan on this one. Good times. I'm excited!!!

08-13-2009, 10:52 PM
Great title Larry, really thought provoking and visual.
Looking forward to seeing it!


Troy Ruff
08-14-2009, 05:25 PM
wow what a fantastic Poster. Great Job! I cant wait to see.

Alan H. Chang
08-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Hey Larry,

Let's change my last name from "Change" to "Chang." Thanks!

Larry Rutledge
08-14-2009, 11:32 PM
Sorry about that ... fixed

Alan H. Chang
08-14-2009, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the change. No worries.

08-15-2009, 12:49 AM
I really can't wait to shoot this movie. I don't even care what it's about, as long as I can try and scare people with the camera and lighting.

Finish the script alreadyyyyyyy.

08-15-2009, 11:31 PM
maybe i can make it out to meet you guys at the shoot? details?

Alan H. Chang
08-16-2009, 12:01 AM
We want script. We want Script.

Larry Rutledge
08-17-2009, 11:30 AM
I really can't wait to shoot this movie. I don't even care what it's about, as long as I can try and scare people with the camera and lighting.

I hope you end up liking the story ... I think it could be a lot of fun.

Finish the script alreadyyyyyyy.

We want script. We want Script.

I know, I know ... I'm really trying ... a few things got in the way, but I'm clear now ... so any day we should have a script. I need to get this wrapped up so we can start planning the shoot itself ... need to get that going soon.

maybe i can make it out to meet you guys at the shoot? details?

That would be really cool. Let me get the script wrapped up in the next couple days then I can start concentrating on shoot details. I need to talk to a grocery store in town and I imagine a lot will revolve around how that goes.

Just a very general overview on details ... I would love to shoot the last weekend of August, but I'm guessing it will be the first or second (or both) weekends in September. That would still leave a month and a half for post (which we need).

I'll be contacting everyone later this week to start working out all the details.

Huy Vu
08-18-2009, 02:09 AM
Larry, I'd be glad to come and help out if you can use me. Any of my equipments are at your disposal.

Marlon Ladd
08-19-2009, 06:43 AM
Well then kick a*s, Larry! Nice poster.

Larry Rutledge
08-19-2009, 09:39 AM
Huy - would love to have you come join us. I'll send you the particulars as they begin to get sorted out.

Marlon - thanks ... Mike Manning created that poster for me. I always enjoy his work

08-19-2009, 10:05 AM
The poster reminds me more of a novel's front cover... Which isn't necessarily a bad thing!

Larry Rutledge
08-19-2009, 10:22 AM
You're right, it does have that look ... and I agree, it's not a bad thing. I particularly like it ... I think it works well for this. Of course once the credit block gets added to the bottom I'm sure it'll look more like a poster than a novel cover

Matt Sconce
08-19-2009, 02:40 PM
I am stoked for You Larry! As you well know, David Fine is a phenomenal asset to a production. Great actor, Great guy, Great help. Congrats!

Alan H. Chang
08-19-2009, 05:09 PM

08-26-2009, 01:25 AM
Why is this film on the second page.


Alan H. Chang
08-26-2009, 01:29 AM

I see your point Ryan. Don't worry. It'll take off during the finals.

08-31-2009, 10:22 PM
script! script! script?

Larry Rutledge
09-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Sorry guys ... I haven't forgotten about this. Life got in the way a bit and I had to push some stuff back.

We're still on ... target the second half of September for production. I'll e-mail everyone in the next couple days with information and get the conversation really going.

The script will be coming this week, finally ... and then we can really start rolling and planning.

Thanks for your patience everyone

Marlon Ladd
09-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Yeah, we all know about that "life" stuff getting in the way. Keep pushing, Larry. Looking forward to it.