Martin Baena

Motion Picture Services

Another milestone

Fundraising marker 4000We have raised 2k thus far in our campaign to fund our film, The Talent Scout. With 11 days remaining in the campaign, we still need to raise 4k to make budget. Tell your friends, tell your family; there are some great perks to he had at all contribution levels. 

A great big thank you to our contributors for their support and to our future contributors, too! 

Visit our IndieGoGo page to donate today. 

 

“Talent Scout” Teaser Trailer goes up!

Check out our IndieGoGo page to contribute to the project.

Cast Table Read = Great Success

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Director Anita Abbasi and Vincent Marciano (“Oliver”) share a few laughs before a first read through.

Anita and I organized a wine+cheese table read with our cast over the weekend.  It was the first time the cast was assembled in one room and there was a great energy to the event. Everyone settled in nicely into their respective roles, bringing a unique voice to their character. After the first read through it became clear, that the project had become more than an abstract idea; it was now a very real thing.

You can see more behind the scenes photos on our Facebook page and our website gallery.

On our way…

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Woo-hoo. First week into our campaign and some wonderful people have already taken us 1/6th of the way to our goal. Someone up there likes us! Jump on the bandwagon and let’s make some movies.

Help Us Get “The Talent Scout” Made!

Route-66 indiegogoThe Talent Scout is well into pre-production and with a cast and crew in place, we’re turning to the internet – 21st century’s go-to resource – to help us make budget. That’s right, you – dear web user – can make history by contributing to our IndieGoGo campaign.  Visit the site to lend your support; see what wonderful perks await handsome, charming contributors like yourself! We have a mere 30 days to reach our target, so every minute counts.

You can also keep up to date with the production by going to our Facebook page or the film’s website. 

 

 

Promo Poster

El Camino Motel_Earl Ray SaathoffThe production has a crew, a cast and locations have been found. Soon, the fund raising begins. Stay tuned.

 

Location, Location, Location

Motel Promo image bwA couple weeks ago I flew down to Calgary, Alberta and toured the surrounding area, gathering footage for the film I’m co-directing, “The Talent Scout.” We drove up and down looking for motels to give the story that “road film” feel.

It was a hot day and the sky was big and open. We drove until our shirts clung to our backs and hair stuck to our foreheads with sweat. It became a real road trip, which only added to the delight of making a film; of taking a camera into the world to see what it has to offer.

I have my parents to thank for showing me the sights. They know the area well and it was their fine efforts that made the trip worthwhile.