The Uncommon Sense Blog keeps you up to date with all projects, interests, and plans.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 13, 2017 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
A film I've been planning for seven years is finally coming to life. Primary filming began in September 2014 and is continuing through 2017. The feature-length documentary film is titled "If Cars Could Talk." More info coming soon!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
For over one year I worked closely with executive producer Scott Gabrielson to create a film tracing the history of the largest abandoned school in New England, located in our hometown of Woonsocket, RI. We were granted exclusive access into the building, and gathered numerous interviews with former students, teachers, and city officials. We completed the project in September 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign (Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Come to the big premiere of My Old School! Huge thank you to anyone who backed our project. We ca't wait to share it with everyone!
For quick updates follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OldSchoolWoonsocket
WE'LL SEE YOU AT THE PREMIERE!
|Posted by [email protected] on August 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
We need your help to finish our project! We have donated all of our time and resources to complete this project and we can't afford the costs to distribute and premiere this film. We want to give back to our community, and we need your help to ensure this historic building's past is preserved. Your donation will help with the post production and distribution process. This includes promotion & premiere fees, projector rental, ticket printing, DVD printing, and film festival registration fe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on April 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
Our documentary is officially titled My Old School. I had thought of some other ideas like "I am the Old School" because of the unique personality the building has, but decided it didn't bring out the nostalgia enough. We want people to connect with the film even if they aren't from Woonsocket or Rhode Island, and everyone always says "I remember my old school" or "At my old school...". So, we went with My Old School.
Updates on the Uncommon Blog will be pretty spaced out fr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on February 15, 2013 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
We were granted FULL ACCESS to the abandoned Woonsocket Middle School! So far, we've spent two full 8 hours days inside filming, and it was FREEZING. Since we went in winter, and there's no heat or air circulation in the school, it was about 20 degrees colder than the outside temperature. That made for a day of filming with a temperature of about 10 degrees. I had to put hand warmers on some of the cameras to prevent the screens from locking up.
With that being said, I've ne...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on December 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
I recently went on a trip to Italy with my girlfriend, Amy. Of course, I brought a bunch of cameras. We were stationed in Rome and visisted Viterbo and Florence. I captured as much as I could, but didn't want to experience the whole trip through a viewfinder. So, I put together a quick video of our trip!
Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
It's been a few months since the last update, and a whole lot has happened since then. After scouting the abandoned Woonsocket Middle School I teamed up with veteran filmmaker Scott Gabrielson of the local EverDot Studios to create an outline for a documentary. The film, tentatively called "The Old School Project" will trace the history of the school. The cornerstone says 1914, so we have a lot of work ahead of us.
After I took a peek inside the school I knew there was...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Today we scouted the largest abandoned school in New England, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. A few of us actually attended the school. We're planning ways to gain entry to the building - this may lead to a bigger project. Stay tuned for more info!
|Posted by [email protected] on April 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM||comments (1)|
For as long as I can remember I've been interested in abandoned locations throughout the world. Places like Grossinger's Resort, Chernobyl, Pripyat, and the old Six Flags in New Orleans really pique my interest. Maybe it's from all the zombie movies I've watched, or maybe it's my psychology background, but I love to imagine what the world will be like if people just dissapear. Morbid? Nah. Try to imagine you wake up 10 years in the future and everyon...Read Full Post »