That’s a wrap on day one of auditions for our new short film “Hear Me.” We can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings us. Thank you to everyone who came out today and especially to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for graciously letting us use their building.
As many of you have already heard, we are in pre-production for our next project titled “Hear Me”. We are excited to finally announce our working synopsis:
Kennedy Blythe is a senior in high school and hasn’t been able to speak since her mom disappeared. When she finds herself on the short list for a prestigious scholarship, Kennedy sees an opportunity to start a new life. But in order to be awarded the scholarship, she must complete an oral interview. Now Kennedy must decide whether or not to face her traumatic past, something she’s been avoiding for years, to help her talk.
If you would like more information, continue checking back here, our social media outlets or IMDb for production details.
If you would like to know how you can help, please visit our Donate Page or Contact page to send us an inquiry. We are looking for funding and locations (information below). We appreciate all the help we can get to get this project up and running.
Project Budget: $5000
-Theater - We need a theater for approximately 3-4 days.
-Police Station Office - The does not have to be a police station, but somewhere with a
waiting area that we can make look like one. An office can be any office, but preferably
-Plain Bedroom - Somewhere that looks sterile, plain, or can be made to look that way.
While it may have seemed like LFC has just woken up after a three-month hangover from releasing Honestly Ever After, we’ve actually been quite hard at work.
Right before the release of Honestly, our team sat down to have an honest (no pun intended) look at our first project. It’s always been important to us to be candid with each other and as we sat across from one another, we each spelled out in great detail our thoughts and opinions on the project, answering the two important questions, “What did we do well” and “What didn’t work”.
Without going into specifics, we decided to make some considerable changes before we even considered going into production again. We found that by far our biggest need for improvement was spending more time on the storytelling aspect of production. So we basically dropped everything, including our timeline, and worked on our core foundation, which is a really pretentious way of saying we worked like heck to absorb everything we could to help our ability to tell a story.
Out of that process came a few new ideas for a short film we had marinating for some time. We spent months fine-tuning the story details until we felt confident that we were ready to go into production again.
And here we are.
Consider this update the “cutting the ribbon” so to speak on our production of “Hear Me”. We’ve learned a ton during our time away and we’re extremely excited about starting up production again.
Check back here or on any of our social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, IMDb) for more updates on our production status. We are currently casting for “Hear Me” and planning our filming schedule.
We’d love to hear from you, so drop us an email or connect with us on social media.
Logic Film Company would like to invite all interested actors to complete the audition form for our upcoming short film titled "Hear Me".
We will be making an official casting call for the character Kennedy Blythe this summer.
Below is the character analysis, profile, and estimated scheduling/commitment for the role:
Physical Description: Needs to look 17-18.
Character: Kennedy Blythe is a selective mute. Actors will need to demonstrate skills in facial expressions and gestures to convey emotion.
Shooting Schedule: We are currently building our shooting schedule. We anticipate Approximately 10-12 full shooting days scheduled through the late summer and/or weekends in the fall. We will work around your schedule.
Thank you to Kelly Ardis and the Bakersfield Californian for this great piece on Logic Films. We continue to be thankful for the support of our community. Take a look. Article posted below.
Here's a sneak peak at one of our episodes of Honestly Ever After, set to debut next Sunday, January 21. If you have not done so already, make sure to like us on Facebook and YouTube.
We have set our goals for 2018. Check out the video below to see what we have in store!
Logic Films would like to formally announce the casting of featured actors in episodes 4 and 5.
The part of Bella Parker will be played by Cody Ganger (click here for IMDb page link)
The part of Denny Dickerson will be played by Kyle Gaines (click here for IMDb page link)
The part of Danielle will be played by Janelle Capra (click here for IMDb page link)
All three of these actors come to us with lots of acting experience in both theater and film. We are both excited and honored to have worked with these talented actors and can’t wait to show everyone their work.
You can see Cody in Honestly Ever After: Episode 4 – “The Birthday Move” on IMDb
You can see Kyle and Janelle in Honestly Ever After: Episode 5 – “The Denny Theory” on IMDb
Honestly Ever After will debut on January 21st! Help us spread the word and enter a chance for a holiday basket.
Complete ALL of the following on our social media pages to be entered to win:
Contest starts December 15, 2017 at 9:00AM PST and ends on December 22, 2017 at 12:00AM PST. No purchase necessary. Winner will be announced on Facebook on December 22, 2017. This basket or items within this basket are not sponsored.
We are looking for multiple actors for our 4th and 5th episodes of Honestly Ever After. View the document below for more information and instructions.
Episode 2, entitled “Getaway”, is now in the books. This episode features Ron and Jill Stevenson taking a camping trip that goes wrong. Little did we realize, mother nature decided to help us with our script.
Our crew drove up to Tehachapi bright and early to begin filming. We started out quickly falling behind schedule, as is typically the case with any shoot, but we roared back in the afternoon, only to have a flash flood decide to one-up us and roar through our camp site.
As is always the case, we had to get creative, and our crew came up with a solution to the changing terrain on set. We’re lucky to work with such great people who braved the elements with us to produce a quality story.
Honestly Ever After will premiere late Fall 2017. Keep checking back here and on our social media sites for specific dates and distribution. Here are some pictures and videos capturing behind the scenes.
Want to see more and help us fund this project at the same time? Visit our Patreon page or donate tab and help us continue being able to create our films.
Check out this great article about Logic Films in the Californian.
A huge Thank You to Kelly Ardis (writer) and Nick Ellis (photographer), both with the Californian, for this piece. The article will come out tomorrow (Thursday), so make sure to get a copy to support our local journalists and, of course, help all of us out by sharing our exciting news with friends and family.
Click on the article here: Lights, camera, Logic: New local company embraces smart filmmaking with a dose of humor
Last Sunday, we shot our pilot episode of Honestly Ever After. It went very well. Although we were not able to film Stuck due to time, we were able to capture a great product, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you soon.
Below are a few screenshots of our pilot. We have not color corrected or color graded these, so they’re pretty raw, but hopefully it’ll tide you over until we release Honestly Ever After.
If you would like more behind the scenes footage, consider becoming a Patron and supporting us as we continue filming. Every little bit helps.
Written by Kevin M. Turner
Cory and I went to see Eleemosynary last night, and if you’re not supporting the Bakersfield Museum of Art, you’re missing out. We’d recommend seeing Eleemosynary tonight as it’s closing night, but you can’t. Because it’s sold out. And rightly so.
Eleemosynary is as beautiful as it is difficult to pronounce. It’s a story told by three women (a mother, daughter, and grandmother) about their complex relationship. It’s not told linearly but weaves in and out of time, much like our memories do, which I found quite clever. It was refreshing to watch a play that portrays smart, strong women dealing with themes that are real and relevant, even if I cannot possibly understand them as deeply as a woman could. But be that as it may, it was quite powerful, and I thoroughly enjoyed my evening as I watched three brilliant performances by Bakersfield’s very own Jan Hefner, Jen Sampson, and Mariah Jordan.
Check out more upcoming productions and artists on display at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. http://www.bmoa.org .
Tomorrow is our first day of filming Honestly Ever After! Our website went live last week, and we had several people contacting us to offer resources or talents. We sincerely appreciate those that have reached out to us.
Today, We launched our Patreon page for people to pledge and receive exclusive content from our current and future projects.
You can check our Patreon page here:
Logic Films website is now LIVE. We are a new film/production company based out of Bakersfield, CA. Our mission is to produce smart, quality content while using local talent to help grow the film industry in the greater Bakersfield area. For more information or ways to get involved, come visit us on our facebook page and logicfilmcompany.com.
(Authored by Kevin M. Turner)
Tomorrow we will launch logicfilmcompany.com. We are proud to share our story with you, so feel free to read our blog and comment or connect with us on our contact page if you have any questions.
Also, if you would like to get involved but are not sure how, shoot us a message on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from all of you.
(Authored by Kevin M. Turner)
We will be filming Episode 2 of Honestly Ever After in September. Yesterday, Kyle and I went up to Tehachapi to scout out a location and take some sound tests. It went well. We have an agreement and will be shooting there in just a few weeks.
(Authored by Kevin M. Turner)
It’s been a crazy few months for us, and we are putting the finishing touches on our website to be launched any day now. By the time you read this, it will already be launched.
Until then, we thought we’d talk about our upcoming calendar for the rest of 2017 and 2018.
Stuck: We only have one actual film scheduled for 2017 as Honestly Ever After (HEA) will be taking up most of our time for the fall. Stuck will be our first film released, which we hope to have out in mid-September.
Honestly Ever After: HEA is Logic Films debut series. We will be filming through November and hope to have it released in mid-November, ending around Christmas. There will be 5-6 episodes in our first season.
We are partnering with Platform Theater Company to film a community engagement project. We do not have a release or schedule for the project, but we are very excited to be teaming up with such a talented local company. For more information on Platform Theater Company, you can visit them https://www.facebook.com/PlatformTheatreCompany/
Shorts: In the winter and spring of 2018, we have a tentative goal of filming two shorts. We have two concepts at this point we will be playing with.
Concept #1 - A mother grapples with raising her son, newly diagnosed with ADHD, after the death of her husband.
Concept #2 - A husband and wife work to bond with their newborn baby who has been kept in the NICU since birth.
Honestly Ever After Season 2: Summer/Fall of 2018
(Authored by Kevin M. Turner)
We have solidified our film schedule for the fall of 2017. Our first filming date will be Sunday, August 20, 2017. We will be filming both Stuck and the pilot episode of Honestly Ever After that day. It’s a tall order, but our cast and crew are amazing. Pictures, live feeds, video clips, teasers to come…