Making a Movie: My First Day On Set

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Making a Movie” is a series of columns that chronicles our attempt to make, market, and distribute a film with Stephen Tobolowsky in 2014. Our Kickstarter is still live and you can support our film project by going here.

On Wednesday, I woke up at 5:30 AM and spent the whole day shooting test footage for the film I’m working on with Stephen Tobolowsky. We had an ambitious schedule: between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., we were going to take one of Stephen’s stories and shoot different segments of it in four different locations (we plan to edit them together to form a single cohesive story). Later, at 8 p.m., Stephen performed a 45-minute story in front of a crowd of two dozen people in a local coffee shop, which we also filmed. Depending on how all the footage turns out, we may incorporate it into the final film.

I can now say that I have tasted the life of a filmmaker (actually, not even a full taste – more like an amuse-bouche) and it is definitely challenging as all get out.
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Wow. It’s been a wild ride but you guys have taken our Kickstarter project from $0 to fully funded in about 12 days. Thanks so much to everyone in the /Film community for making this happen!

After the jump, see a special, heartfelt thank you video from Stephen Tobolowsky himself.
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2014 Is The Year We Make a Movie with Stephen Tobolowsky

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Four and a half years ago, I recorded my first podcast episode of “The Tobolowsky Files” with Stephen Tobolowsky, featuring true stories about life, love, and Hollywood. Stephen is an incredible storyteller and in the time since that first podcast was published here at slashfilm.com, even more people have gotten the chance to enjoy his stories through a book from Simon & Schuster, a radio show by Public Radio International, and several sold-out live shows.

Now we’d like to take Stephen’s stories to the big screen. And we need your help to do it.

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Dave and Devindra discuss whether House of Cards is television or not, and share their reactions to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Plus, Dave launches a Kickstarter to make a movie with Stephen Tobolowsky this yearJoanna Robinson joins us from Vanity Fair. Be sure to read why House of Cards doesn’t care what you think.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 62 – Notes from the Frontier

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What could possibly go wrong when the sun is always shining? We test the limits. Part 2 of Stephen and Ann in Finland.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 61 – Prehistoric Britain

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There are a lot worse things than traveling to Europe with a girl you don’t really know. On second thought….

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. Follow us on Facebook! You can also e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 60 – Another Second Chance

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Education is a tricky thing. I learned a lot when I became a father–so who was the teacher?

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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The Tobolowsky Files Ep. 59 – The End: An Introduction

The end of Stephen’s first experience on Broadway demonstrates that the difference between hope and tragedy depends on when you choose to close the curtain.

The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can buy Stephen’s new story (EXCLUSIVE to the e-book format) by going to stephentobolowsky.com and you can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com.
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