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Cannes, Watermelon, etc.

Posted in Documentary Films, Michael Hemmingson, Zona Norte with tags , , , on April 27, 2009 by zonanorte09

I have been alotted a two week all access pass to Cannes, but I cannot go.  (1) Time and projects here (2) funds and (3) no renewed passport factor in, plus, like Sundance, I’d rather attend Cannes when I have a feature flm in competition…whenever that day may come…

I want to screen a longer version of this doc at the San Diego Flm Festival, where my fictioin feaure, The Watermelon, had its debut last September, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray through Celebrity Video Distrib. in July.



Posted in Documentary Films, Tijuana, Zona Norte with tags , , , , on April 14, 2009 by zonanorte09

maricahiWe’re filimng today, as we are on the wire and behind schedule to get this in to the prodco for Cannes next month.

We’re supposed to have an escort from the Baja Cali Stae Troopers, to make sure we don’t run into any trouble with the locals, both local cops, federales, army, crooks, cartels, etc.

I don’t expect any trouble, as we will be in and out within 2-3 hours, and I know what I want, and we already have some good intro footage.  But, as I have learned the past couple years resarching down there, it’s always best to be safe…

I hope the “escort” is not a “minder” who will tell us what we can andc cannot shoot…

I was hoping to interview the American women who street walk there, as Mexican law would not apply to them, but they only come out at night, and are more rare down there these days.

There’s a barber in Zona Norte I may get a haircut from, and shoot that. Best $5 hair cuts in all of Mexico!

Cannes Short Film Corner

Posted in Documentary Films, Michael Hemmingson with tags , , , on April 4, 2009 by zonanorte09

Real Ideas Studio will screen this doc, along with the others, at the Cannes Short Film Corner.

The Corner works like the market at some festivals — the films are no in competition nor were they picked by a committee. This is where people get competion funds, sell foreign rights, make deals, etc.