A struggling music producer sells his soul to a drum machine.
Starring Nick Psinakis, Haneefah Wood (Grease Live!, Zoe Ever After), Mick Thyer, Jerry Hoffman. Written & Directed by Kevin Ignatius
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
We were really looking for festivals that are truly passionate about promoting independent film. With the “Sundance’s” of the world getting more influenced by Hollywood and corporate sponsors, it’s refreshing that there is still an outlet for true independent filmmakers.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Yes. The beauty of the festival being in LA is that most of the cast and crew live here. We expect a great turnout from our team.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
This film is every music producers recurring nightmare of striving to create that hit song. Doing anything and everything to see it through, which sometimes means selling your soul to achieve success. Like all our projects, this is a labor of love. It’s true guerrilla filmmaking and we rely heavily on our friends, family and collaborators to make it a reality. We beg, borrow and sometimes steal to make our films and we would have it no other way. Hopefully people will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!
What should viewers expect from your film?
I hope it makes people think and feel something. What lengths would you go to achieve success? I think if you can tell a good story and have the audience take away something from it emotionally or intellectually you’ve done your job. Our wish is that they simply engage in the story, it’s characters and just have fun. Take in the score and go along for the ride!
Do you have any production stories (funny, interesting, scary etc.) our readers might enjoy?
Funny I guess. During the final scene, which is very intense between our main character (played by Nick Psinakis) and the drum machine, Nick split his pants on the first take… bad. So for the remainder of the takes, he had to do this very emotional scene with the crotch of his pants ripped open. Yeah I’d say that was funny.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
The films and filmmakers. It’s always good when you get a chance to hang out with like-minded people that love film as much as you do.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
The best place right now would be our website, www.hookmanfilm.com. We’ll be updating it often leading up to the festival.