• Watching OTMM https://johnaugust.com/2010/watching-otmm

    One Too Many Mornings, the Sundance movie I wrote about last week, just debuted at Park City and online. I watched it — the $9.99 HD download — and would recommend it to many readers of this blog. It’s lo-fi funny, a mumblecore Swingers, with a refreshingly clear sense of what it is. The movie’s achievably ambitious. The team figured out exactly what assets they had, and how to maximize those strengths. More crucially,…

  • Making and releasing the micro-budget indie https://johnaugust.com/2010/releasing-the-micro-budget-indie

    …et the movie out in the world, from direct downloads to DVDs to college screenings around the country. Although the discussion in general will make sense to anyone interested in making indies, some of the specific details on OTMM will make more sense if you watch the movie. In the rooftop party after the screening, several people asked about my interest in tiny movies — most of the projects I work on have a lot more commas and zeros in the…

  • One Too Many Mornings screening https://johnaugust.com/2010/one-too-many-mornings-screening

    …s right after the screening, talking not just about the film but the challenges and opportunities in making and releasing a microbudget movie. If you’re considering making a little movie, you should keep a close eye on OTMM. It’s good — a tiny, Swingers-esque two-hander. And the filmmakers are smart guys, not just how they made the movie, but how they’re putting it out in the world. They’re doing everything I would…