Happy 2015!

Hey mamas and papas, Eric here. Since I'm sure you're all dying to know what we've been up to the last couple months and what we'll be doing in 2015, I thought I'd give you a little update! 

First off, I'd like to announce that we will NOT be participating in this year's Z-Fest Film Festival. Two Jackets has been involved in this great little fest for the past two years, but we've decided to forgo the competition this year so that we can focus on other projects. Z-Fest is always a fun time, and I'm sure we'll be checking out this year's films and participating again in the future.

What are these other projects we're focusing on? What madness are we planning for 2015? Well, little darlings, we're keeping it a secret. We just can't tell you. What I CAN say is that we're very excited about it and that it's a big project that we'll be bugging about for much of 2015! So you have that to look forward to! I'm such a tease!

The other exciting goings-on involves our feature Limpwings! We tickled you last summer that Limpwings would be coming to DVD and Video On-Demand, and we promise that is still happening. We've been designing DVD jackets and menus, and right now we're hoping to have everything ready by late spring/early summer 2015. Of course, this is just an estimate, and we'll give you a concrete date when we're good and ready! 

That's all the news I have for now! More to come soon!

-Eric

Four Points Wrap-up

Hey there boys and girls!

This year's Four Points Film Project has come to a close and the results are in! Unfortunately, Team Two Jackets' entry, "I Stole a Lot of Money!" was not awarded any additional accolades, but the fact that we made it to the top 20 in this worldwide competition completely blows me away. Please check out the rest of the top 20 films by going to the Four Points' Vimeo Channel! The wizards who push the buttons over at the Four Points cave have not yet publicly released the winners, so keep an eye on their website for more info.

I just want to thank everyone again for all their amazing work on "I Stole a Lot of Money!" We put together a truly amazing crew, played with some of our favorite actors, got a chance to work with some extraordinary new talent, wrote an amazing song, and managed to put together a really fun little film. We here at Two Jackets Productions can't stress enough how impossible it would be to do what we do without the support of dozens of talented Minneapolis filmmakers, actors, and artists. Thank you all so much.

And now onto our next project! We're planning on participating in Z-Fest 2015, so keep following this blog for further details. Go Team Two Jackets!

Love,
Eric

"You Only Die Once!" featured on Ain't It Cool News!

The past few days have been pretty good to us Jackets.

Firstly, as we previously posted, we’ve been placed in the top 20 finalists for the Four Points Film Project, which is an international competition with well over 100 teams participating. If you haven’t already, we’d greatly appreciate your vote for the Audience Awards. Just visit our film "I Stole a Lot of Money!" on Vimeo and like it!

Nextly, some new, and rather cool, news. Our film “You Only Die Once!” has been featured on the one-and-only Ain’t It Cool News as part of their weekly Saturday Shorts column!

This is huge for us. I’ve been reading Ain’t It Cool for years; it still has a place in my exclusive bookmarks bar to this day. The site played a big part in deepening my love for cinema during high school and college. It’s a place where geeks can go to shout loudly and proudly about the stuff they love. I’ve sought out so many movies based on recommendations from AICN contributors like Mr. Beaks, Capone, and Quint, working over the years to further establish my geek cred. Having our film listed there – in the hallowed house of the Head Geek himself, Mr. Harry Knowles – is truly an honor.

The Saturday Shorts column has been curated and compiled for the last couple of years by AICN contributor Muldoon. AICN readers submit their work and if Muldoon likes it, he posts it to the column. This is the first time we’ve submitted to Saturday Shorts, and YODO seemed like the perfect choice. It was largely inspired by the types of films we’ve read about on AICN over the years, like the works of Sam Raimi and Edgar Wright. Thanks to Muldoon for featuring us! You can bet we’ll be submitting more work to the column in the future.

Andrew

Vote for the Four Points Film Project Audience Award Winner!

Two Jackets Productions' entry in the 2014 Four Points Film Project, "I Stole A Lot Of Money!" has been nominated for an Audience Choice Award!  We're honored to have been selected as one of the top twenty films in this worldwide competition.

Voting runs through November 23rd on Vimeo.com, and the award will be given to the film that has the most likes.  This means you'll need to sign up for a Vimeo account to vote, but we have it on good authority that people who vote in this competition are all extremely smart, good-looking, and successful, so we are sure you'll be able to sign up and vote... you clever, hot, success, you.

If we win we'll be awarded $1000 dollars and our film will be screened at Filmapalooza 2015 in Hollywood (along with our Minneapolis 48HFP winner, Keeping up with the Cloneses)!  We'll probably give the money to people who need it, like us, or we'll strap the cash onto balloons and trust in their judgement.