How've ya been? Good? That's great. We have been making a lot of progress on our end. In fact, that's what I'm here to talk about. I'll try to break all of this down, because there will be quite a bit of information...
WE ARE AN LLC:
So for the last few years, we've been working towards having most of us in the same place and officially becoming an LLC. This year, we accomplished both of those things. Personally, I'm so happy to have reached this point. We have been working very hard to get here and we can finally start moving even further along. I have to give major thanks to David Young. Without him, we would still be sitting around wondering where to start.
WEBSITE 4.0 UPDATE:
Since you are here, you've probably noticed the update. This is definitely the biggest one so far. I've been holding back on going with the more modern website design because for a long time, they just looked ugly to me. But I'm actually really pleased with how this tuned out. I feel like everything is a bit more streamlined.
You may have noticed that we have new photos as well. Special thanks to Scott Reacher for helping us take the group photos on Friday.
We have also added a few new things in the "Our Work" section. Specifically, ANOTHER DAY COLDER and a section for Comics with a promo for A SCRIPT CALLED MISERY. Neither of these things are actually out yet, but will be coming fairly soon. I wanted to include them as part of the portfolio. I will talk more about the comic later.
In the "About Us" section, we have updated the personal profiles of each of the members and added a new introduction video. We figured it was time to replace "WHAT IS ILLUMINATION CINEMA!?". It was a little out of date. I'm very happy with the new video and hope you enjoy it.
Additionally, we will be launching a new page soon. The page will be called "Services". It will be full of different jobs you can hire us for both locally and online. I still need a bit of time to get the page ready, so it will probably be up some time next month.
We've been posting quite a bit on social media about all the aforementioned topics as well as some work on our current projects. There is still quite a bit we aren't prepared to talk about. But we have been extremely busy balancing a lot of stuff. Pretty much everyone in the company has something that they are working on right now. In general, we've been recording several voice over performances, storyboarding for our current feature, punching up scripts and working on getting ANOTHER DAY COLDER set up with a release date.
As promised, I want to briefly talk about the comic. It is based on a screenplay I wrote a couple years ago and it's being illustrated by Beth. I just finished looking over the sketches for the first issue and it is turning out really great. I'm not sure when it will be rolling out, but I'm very excited for it to happen. I'll tell you more when I'm able to.
As for everything else, I can't say much. But I'm equally excited about those things too.
While David Young was in town, he, Chris and I recorded two podcasts. One being "Directed to Dumpster Vol. 2". It was released a few days ago and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. There will be another episode going up (hopefully) on September 1st. After that, I believe the episode releases will be a bit slower.
Anyway, that's all I've got for you today. I hope you'll stay tuned for everything coming down the pipeline. The future is looking pretty bright right now.