MORE THAN A GAME
The last time I linked to the Cyan Pictures Web site it was to make fun of founder Josh Newman’s constant posting of new film sales and starts that never seem to quite happen. So it’s only fair that I eat some crow and link to the site again now that a new film, a doc called More than a Game has gone into production.
From the site: “Late this may, B’nei Sakhnin became the first Arab-led soccer team to win the Israeli national cup. Now the team heads off to Europe to represent Israel on the world stage of the UEFA tournament. Comprised of seven Arabs, four Jews and four foreigners, the team is a microcosm of the divided Israel that exists today; can they work through their differences in pursuit of a common goal?” Newman is regularly updating the blog with a blow-by-blow of MidEast doc producing. Check it out.
I got an e-mail from Todd Rohal thanking us for blogging his new feature, The Guatemalan Handshake. He noted in his e-mail that, a la George Washington, he shot the no-budget feature in 35mm anamorphic scope. Now he’s got a lovely trailer up that appropriately whets one’s appetite for the feature while showcasing the beauty of the ‘Scope format.