Happy New Year!

Our apologies for being MIA for the past few months. We’ve been so focused on completing the movie we just haven’t had a chance to send out an update.

So what is the update?

Well, despite the tough economic times of late, we’ve never stopped working on Soldiers of Paint and we are happy to announce to you that we are very close to completing our “rough cut” of the film. Completing this unpolished “rough draft” is a HUGE step in the process of us getting this thing finally finished and in front of you.

We spent last summer writing a script with the help of a veteran story producer we brought in to help us tell the highly complex and rich story of Oklahoma DDay.

While we were busy doing that we were very fortunate to come into contact with a talented editor in Los Angeles named Kendra Pasker who was willing to work for the meager funds we could scrouge between us. Kendra edits shows for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and other assorted independent film projects. We sent her the script in October and she got to work right away. After seeing the first few scenes she had cut we knew we had found the perfect editor for the project.

She continues to amaze us with her work as we put the finishing touches on the rough cut. Once that is done, we will be putting the film in front of  some people in the film business world who have the ability to help finance the completion of the film. While having a rough cut is exciting, we still have some obstacles to overcome before the film can be completed. The film will need professional audio mixing, color correction, & graphics. Additionally, we will need to license the rights to all the music in the film, a long and expensive process that can often be accomplished smoothly and quickly with the help of a music supervisor experienced in wheeling and dealing with record labels.

So right now we’re working hard to make the rough cut as spectacular as we can so we can knock the socks off of some these film business folks and other possible independent investors and persuade them to support the film and help us overcome the last remaining hurdles. If all goes well, we’ll have a completed film to show at Oklahoma DDay in June.

It’s certainly been a long road and making this film has taken much more time than either of us ever expected. So we really appreciate your continued interest and patience. One thing is for sure, based on what we have so far, we’re confident that once the film is completed you won’t be disappointed with what you’ll see!

Doug & Mike


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Denver, Colorado, based filmmaker, cinematographer, and photographer.
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6 Responses to Update!

  1. Leland Fellows says:

    There may come a time when you wish to know the identity of thet crazy kid who held the berm and flag during most of the 2008 final battle when the Germans captured the flag and held it for the Win: That was my son Phantom and we were playing with the 91st Luftlande.

    • michaeldjr says:

      Thanks Leland & Phantom! Good for us that both of you fought so hard….the final battle for Colleville in our rough cut of Soldiers of Paint is shaping up to be truly epic…..

      More updates coming soon!

      Soldiers of Paint

  2. Thomas Beul says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished product! This will be my third year going into 2011.

    Thanks Mike & Doug!

  3. Brian G. says:

    Will you be filming any additional footage this year?

  4. michaeldjr says:

    Brian – we’re going to be there and we usually don’t leave home without our cameras! Though we have mostly completed what those in the biz call “Principal Photography.” But you never know….

    Keep your eyes peeled for further updates as to our plans this year at D-Day.

    Thanks for your support!

    Doug & Mike

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