Lost Angels[The Discovery]>Robert Redford!!

18 01 2016

I shall find a way to make my movie “Lost Angels[The Discovery], in spite of “the haters”. I shall find a way to buy the books to study; I shall find a way to learn all of the software to make it right. I shall find an honest way to pay all of my bills. I shall make our movie in honor of Steve who, along with Mark, helped me to become cancer free.

I have lost 25 hours of work (total hours per week), since November 30th. This current week 1/18 to 1/24 I’ve been scheduled only 15 hours at work. + I’ve been told if,  “…things don’t improve, more will be cut”! Most of the high schoolers are making more hours than I!

“They” try to drag you down. “They” work so hard to make some of us miserable. But I don’t have time for “It”!! I have a life! I may be 62, but, I am young at heart. I believe in “HEART”, perseverance, dedication, hoping for the best, devotion>Robert!!!

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Hope=Believe+DoIt>SFF/RobertRedford+JohnCooper

3 01 2016

As I said in a previous blog, life is tough! It throws us curve balls, slams us against the wall, then rips our heart out.

But the key is to find a do-able way to weather the hard times. It’s so easy to become cynical. So easy to become bitter. I’ve been there, didn’t like it one bit. I didn’t like the way it felt.

Robert/John C, I’ve been searching for years how to at least genuinely Hope, again. How to Believe, again. And most of all, How to Dream, again. Sundance helped give me perspective.

The only answer I have found that works for me is to Do. Nike’s motto to, Just Do It, for me works. In Doing “It” I know I’m at least trying, and making an honest effort.

I Don’t know how far I’ll go. But at least I’m trying, no matter who makes fun of me. Or no matter the event in my life that tries to stop me.

I Am Doing It simply by genuinely trying. So I now have a % of Hope. I can’t measure it but if it’s the size of a mustard seed, it will grow… strong and big!

 





Bruce, Robert Redford, & SFF

15 12 2015

So I’ve heard this past week that there were those who thought this to be a dead blog site… No Way!!!

I fell, hit my head damn hard on the kitchen floor at the McD’s where I work. Wasn’t good, couldn’t remember my name. I have worked damn hard to pull “IT” together.

So although I don’t blog everyday, or necessarily every week. I truly try to blog once a month. But since I learned people thought we’d given up.

I’m writing this to say, do you know me?! And, if you think you know me, why would you say, much less think I’d given up?! Life kicks us in the ass, and maybe we fall down and lie there for awhile.

But, if you actually knew me, you’d know cancer didn’t keep me down. My ex-husband didn’t keep me down. My 2 daughters didn’t keep me down. So… what do you actually know about me, huh?!

Life is life. It knocks you down, throws you against a wall, tears you up and rips your heart out. A Robert I once knew used to say, you’re young. You’ll learn when you get older. Right, so cynicism = maturity? If that’s the case then I’m more mature than “the hills”!

I have been there, cynical. Don’t like it one bit. Turns a perfectly nice person into a “Bitch” or an “Asshole”. So… I’ve removed the “B” and leave it as an “Itch”.

I’m a “pain-in-the-butt”, an itch with a twist. You can hate me, lie about me, call me names, make fun of me, ignore me and hope I just go away, or like my ex, wish I was dead. Not gonna happen, I’m here to stay.

The “good guys” don’t run and hide, they stay and fight the good fight. They get up, dust themselves off, re-group, and go at it again. I’ll make my movie, that’s the very least I can do for Steven.

Love is love, mine doesn’t die, it grows. Like my loyalty when treated right, believe in me. You’ll see, even if I’m 90.





Oscar Movie Buzz> Sundance Film Festival Lookout!

13 11 2012

Renn Reed Producer/Director Lost Angels[The Movie]shared a link.
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1. Luis Gallindo for The Package
2. Anthony Spadaccini for Therapy
3. Paul Krizian for The Story Of Us
4. Tati Barrantes And Andinh Ha for Adirake
5. Mattan Cohen for All You Need

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6. Dustin Owl Johnson for Lucky Day
7. Abigail Zealey Bess for Here’s What I Like: Fashion And Flowers. And Now I’ll Tell You Why
8. David Lowe for Meet The Cleavers
9. Renn Reed and Mark Barth for Lost Angels (The Discovery)
10. Justin Michael and Jacob Reed for The Bride Of Frankenstein
11. Kirk Bair for Dog Days
12. Drew Stephens for Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96)
13. Joe Greto for Faded
14. Macaroni and Lutes
15. Smoke
16. Elfar Adalsteins for Subculture
17. Emily Attwood for The Circle Only Has One Side
18. Lincoln Howes for Hostile Witness
19. Heather Morrison for Redumption
20. Tim Sloat for Brother
21. Anya
22. Greenberg Securities
23. Mac vs. PC
24. Eating Out
25. Video Jock

Thursday, May 5, 2011

85th Oscar Live Action Short FIRST ENTRIES (5/5/11)

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85th Oscar Live Action Short FIRST ENTRIES (5/5/11)

I have found several potential entries for the 85th Oscar Live Action Short race, so I am beginning the predictions now. After all, this blog is called “Never Too Early Movie Predictions” for a reason, and we have to start somewhere!

1. Luis Gallindo for The Package
2. Anthony Spadaccini for Therapy
3. Paul Krizian for The Story Of Us
4. Tati Barrantes And Andinh Ha for Akirake
5. Mattan Cohen for All You Need

Alternates:
11. Dustin Owl Johnson for Lucky Day
12. Abigail Zealey Bess for Here’s What I Like: Fashion And Flowers. And Now I’ll Tell You Why
13. David Lowe for Meet The Cleavers
14. Renn Reed and Mark Barth for Lost Angels (The Discovery)
15. Justin Michael and Jacob Reed for The Bride Of Frankenstein
16. Kirk Bair for Dog Days

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Keep your eyes on “Lost Angels[The Discovery]!

Even though we are only 2 people making this movie in honor of our best friend Steven J. Campbell, the turtle shall win the race even if it takes us ’til we’re 80.

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Keep your fingers crossed for us and tell your friends!





Film Industry, Sundance Film Festival, Me…

7 04 2012

I am trying very hard to make a film worthy of anyone seriously pursuing filmmaking.  The difference is that my husband and I are doing it all by ourselves, pretty much.  Our best friend Steve passed away 11 years ago now, suddenly of cancer.  We learned about it 3 weeks before his passing.  He wanted very much to make films, he loved good stories, and so we decided to pursue filmmaking in his honor and his memory.

We all know these things take time, hard work, consistent dedication, talent, and so many other important and useful qualities.  I in know way pretend to have them all, or know it all.  I simply push forward hoping some in this industry of filmmaking will take me seriously, meaning my work.

Steve and my husband helped me become cancer free after 12 years, 1987-1999.  Steve passed on Jon Bon Jovi’s birthday March 2, 2001.  Some have said to me why do you dwell on the past?!?  I don’t.  I use my history to push me forward, to remember all of those who have been positive influences in my life.  And for all who are of the opinion that I whine and complain, you try surviving 12 years of cancer, or 7 years of cancer, like Steve Jobs did.  Then if you are one of the “lucky ones” to survive, what they don’t tell you is what you will go through to re-build your life.

I am grateful for all that I have been blessed with, my creative journey has kept me both sane and full of hope that there must be some in this wonderful industry of filmmaking that do not discriminate simply because I am a “50 something”.  All that I am trying to do with my life is have a life.  A life that I was blessed to have thanks to a higher power most of us call God, and two wonderful and dear friends, Mark being my sweet husband.

I have lost my third computer since 2008 to hackers, I will get another at some point when my budget allows.  But in the meantime I am working on my shooting schedule here in Iowa, sketching my storyboard for “Lost Angels”.  In addition, I am working out the kinks in my lyrics for both my movie soundtrack, as well as my commercial CD that will be genre specific.

Life is not easy for any of us.  This economy we are all in makes dreams that much harder to pursue, and achieve.

Thank you all for your interest and support because we can all use a community of people that like and care about what we do.





We Have 2 Films “In Consideration” @SFF

6 10 2011

We are both humbled and honored to announce that our 2 films, “The Passion, The People, The Party” and “The Art of Patience: A Visual Journey Behind The Arts Of China” are “…In Consideration” @SFF, The Sundance Film Festival.  Thank you Mr. Redford and SFF staff!  We dream it and try to achieve it, but you help to provide the “The Hope” through all of your many supportive and wonderful organizations.  Thank you so very much for the opportunities Sundance makes possible





2011 Sundance Film Festival

12 12 2010

First I want to thank Mr. Redford for his various organizations as they provide wonderful opportunities to us all who love good stories and movies.  But it is with great appreciation that I thank the Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival staffs for their unbiased and trustworthy decisions.   We at Liquid Ice Entertainment knew that we were fighting an uphill battle given that the Sundance organizations primarily lean towards documentaries and docudrama’s.

Yet whether applying for the Sloan Commissioning Grant, or applying at the Sundance Film Festival, “Lost Angels[The Discovery]” being an action, drama, thriller, did well before we finally received our rejection letter(s).

In both instances the Sundance organization had nice things to say about our project.  In 2009 Producer in Residence, Feature Film Program: “We became fans of your project”, and then this year in addition, “We felt your project had tremendous merit and potential”.  So we live and learn from this and keep pushing ever forward.

So for those of you that may feel less than hopeful in terms of successfully making it into the Sundance Film Festival or receiving a grant from the Sundance Institute I say go for it!  It never hurts to try and all they can do is say “Thanks, but no thanks…” to you.  If you don’t try at the very least, then you’ll never know.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year to you all!

Sincerely,
Renn Reed, President
Liquid Ice Entertainment