July 22, 2015 at 5:56AM
Perhaps the first film made a by a comedy club?
Through a random turn of events, I got involved with a major comedy club in Atlanta Ga and became friends with the owner. He and I ended up partnering with our writer/director to make a dark comedy using the talents of touring comedians on single shoot days as they came through Atlanta. It was a super cost effective way to get some name brand talent in the film. Although such an approach would only work with very specific types of scripts that are built around an ensemble cast. It also means your production planning has to be very precise as you might only have access to the talent for 2 or 3 hours and virtually no way to reshoot or pickup. Given this was my first venture into film making, I could not be happier with how it is turing out. (we will have our first screening in August) You can check out the trailer at www.americandirtbagsthefilm.com