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kleinbl00  ·  2644 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: They're Made Out of Meat, short film based on Terry Bisson's story

I hate this film so much.

We were up against it in like four festivals. We came in second to it each and every time. Why? Because it's easily digestible, it's cute, and it's absolutely surface-level. It's the quintessential film festival film.

The guy who directed it spent a lot more money than we did, and we actually shot on film and had a crapton of practical effects. We ended up in a lot more festivals, though, and both of us ended up with representation. Within two weeks of our film's debut we were in pitch meetings.

The director of this thing never worked again.





briandmyers  ·  2643 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hate it because it ruins a perfectly good short story.

tacocat  ·  2644 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can we see your film?

This thing isn't that great but most people won't read the story. That shouldn't be an issue on the scifi con film circuit though...

kleinbl00  ·  2644 days ago  ·  link  ·  

IMDb never goes away and I mod a default so... no.

tacocat  ·  2644 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I meant I don't know why an appreciation of the story would have any bearing on film festival results. If I hadn't read the story I wouldn't have submitted it here. It was on the bubble anyway without any reveal at the end but I said fuck it when I posted it.