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Title: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on April 13, 2008, 10:51:03 AM
I'm editing this. The full film is now available online from IMDb for free to view. Check it out right here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340635/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340635/)




Hello all. This is a place for us smaller filmmakers without Mel Gibson and the entire Disney studio backing us up? That's just fine. I'm 18 and am about to graduate high school, and I'm just about finished with my second feature film. Check out the trailer here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OrZ4L60FRZo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OrZ4L60FRZo) and let me know what you guys think. I actually think it has a chance.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 14, 2008, 08:35:21 AM
It looked allright, not to be annoying or anything, but is there anything in there besides guns, killings, sex, and fould language.  Is there a moral or story behind it all, or is it just a shoot em up movie.  The preview was interesting, I liked how it introduced all of the characters and explained a little about them.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: the_sorcerer on April 14, 2008, 09:29:04 AM
dude this is hilarious! i love it!!!!
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on April 14, 2008, 09:56:57 AM
For an amature movie, this one looks good. You can see that you're inspired by films such as Pulp Fiction (especialy the scene in which you can see a filmposter of PF on the background), and I hope that the movie doesn't contain clich?s and stuff. But I think that'll be alright.

The trailer shows me enough, it just makes you to want to see the movie! Nice job!
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on April 14, 2008, 11:31:39 AM
Well usually, most of my short films and the other feature I mentioned are pretty personal and "deep," and I usually take time in crafting the screenplays and doing something really good with them. But with this one, I just wanted to go all out over-the-top exploitation, just to try it and do something different. My next one will be completely different, and the one after that will be as well. I just like to experiment and go in different directions. Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 15, 2008, 08:40:57 AM
Oh, okay I get it, interesting, I never thought of testing something by pulling all the stops.  Huh, I get you though.  Still, it looks well made.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on May 29, 2008, 04:44:33 PM
Oh, okay I get it, interesting, I never thought of testing something by pulling all the stops.  Huh, I get you though.  Still, it looks well made.

Thanks. We've sent it into a few festivals so far, but haven't heard back on any yet.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Rohan on June 20, 2008, 08:27:09 PM
Hello all. This is a place for us smaller filmmakers without Mel Gibson and the entire Disney studio backing us up? That's just fine. I'm 18 and am about to graduate high school, and I'm just about finished with my second feature film. Check out the trailer here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OrZ4L60FRZo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OrZ4L60FRZo) and let me know what you guys think. I actually think it has a chance.

Thats  a classic line "Don't Move @#$%&"
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: unlimited6 on June 28, 2008, 12:50:49 PM
Good job. Kudos guy. Keep up the good work. That one looks like a keeper. :-X
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on July 27, 2008, 04:16:39 PM
Thanks. We just got a call back from the first festival. The festival director personally called us to congratulate us. I've never had that happen to me before. He liked it that much.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on July 28, 2008, 11:39:23 AM
Nice, very nice!
Good luck on the festival!
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on August 06, 2008, 05:43:32 PM
Thanks a lot. I just got the word back that it was nominated for an award there as well-- "Best Ridiculously Good Movie" I believe it's called, which I think is pretty much the same as best comedy.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on August 07, 2008, 12:43:46 PM
"Best Ridiculously Good Movie"
;D
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on February 11, 2009, 10:11:18 PM
Hello all (again). For anyone interested in viewing this, the ENTIRE movie has been made available through IMDb for free, so anyone interested in viewing it, just check here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340635/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340635/)

Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on February 12, 2009, 11:26:40 AM
How long is it gonna be up there? Id like to see it, but I have a little too much to see right now!
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on February 12, 2009, 12:26:38 PM
It should be up there for the rest of eternity, so don't worry about it. You'll be fine.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on February 12, 2009, 12:42:02 PM
Great, I'll watch it this weekend!
(I actually hope it will inspire me to do some more working and less fooling around!)
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on December 31, 2009, 06:43:19 PM
Crazy news ladies and germs. The owner of American International Pictures contacted me today and told me he would like me to remake Black Lightning. He's going to put up the budget for it (still a low budget I'm sure, but a budget nonetheless) and is going to distribute it through AIP. Pretty neat. We shoot this summer.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on January 01, 2010, 07:01:02 AM
What?
How fantastic can news get! :o

Good luck Sanford!

EDIT: Oh by the way, this company?
http://www.imdb.com/company/co0022781/

They haven't produced anything since 1994! I got to say be carefull that it's not a scam or something.

Otherwise, still great news! :)
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Sanford on January 01, 2010, 05:19:45 PM
Yeah, I know they kinda stopped around the early 90s but within the last year a guy bought it back up and now he's wanting to reenergize it. He's a producer in Hollywood and has several films in the works right now, many of which he wants to distribute through AIF.
Title: Re: My second feature film-Black Lightning
Post by: Erik on January 02, 2010, 05:56:53 AM
Alright then, good luck! :)