Oh sweet, sweet summertime! Even the 100 degree weather didn't slow us down in June & July. Beyond dancing in the greenroom and performing on the stage of Dallas Comedy House, we also checked some big ticket items off our professional bucket list.
We secured funding and producing partners for our short film, CIVIC DUTY, in June. We also held our very first casting call and hired an incredible crew to turn our words into a real live short film. We shot CIVIC DUTY in July and are anxiously awaiting the final cut.
If it is half as fun of a film as it was to make, y'all are in for a real treat.
Speaking of treats, we were honored and ecstatic for our short THE SERVICE ELEVATOR to be selected as part of the Women Texas Film Festival. It will be screening on Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 during the Comedy Shorts block. We'd love to see you there (get tickets here)!
As we head in to the final month of summer, we can't wait for cooler temperatures and even cooler projects to head our way.
Sarah & Maggie
Hello Summer! We are ready for pool time, hot dogs and getting read for our next short CIVIC DUTY.
That’s right - we spent most of May eating Whataburger, watching The Keepers and finalizing our script for CIVIC DUTY. That’s right, we are making another film!
We’re knee deep in pre-production for CIVIC DUTY and scheduled to shoot at the lovely Denton Courthouse on the Square in July. We have a stellar team of filmmakers on board and we can not WAIT to cast this project. Big news, that Maggie will be playing the lead character and Sarah will be stepping behind the camera to direct the film. We are so excited!
Want to be part of our project? Shoot us an email if you’re interested in being a cast member or a supporter of the film at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April showers brings USA Film Festival screening, improv shows and SO MUCH SWAGGER!
April showered us with a ton of good times! Every Wednesday we had the pleasure of performing at the Dallas Comedy House. It lead to many laughs both on an off stage, and a very memorable pre-show scent of Old Spice Swagger. (Watch this video to better understand this phenomenon).
We closed out April with one of the coolest thing yet: our first screening of The Service Elevator at the USA Film Festival We had a packed house, people laughed that weren’t related to us, and we had a great time answering questions at the Q&A after the filming. Overall, it was a success!
Who knows what May will bring. Hopefully, more festivals, more improv shows and much more swagger.
March is already over? We can't believe we're a third of the way through with 2017.
As always, we kept ourselves busy this month. We officially accepted the role of co-secretaries for Women in Film - Dallas and enjoyed diving into the new part. Dallas is full of talented female film makers and we are honored to work with them in this new capacity.
We also found out our short, The Service Elevator, was accepted into the USA Film Festival and is a finalist in the shots competition. The festival is in its 47th year here in Dallas and showcases the best in short and feature length films. We hope you'll check out the screening.
Speaking of festivals, we had a blast performing at the 8th Annual Dallas Comedy Festival. The audience was hot, the weather was perfect, and the festival was a blast.
Bring it on, Spring! We're ready for you.
Wait - it’s February already?! Dang, y’all!
Here’s a few highlights of what we were up to in January.
The Service Elevator has been submitted to a few festivals, and so far, we’ve been accepted as an Official Selection to the Short. Sweet. Film Fest!
Oh, and we recorded the first episode of our new podcast ‘Scope Scoop’ with the lovely Katherine Harper. She’s so great and fabulous.
We performed in a few improv shows at Dallas Comedy House, and our first Sketch for Screen class started! Those noodles are doing some really great stuff.
Lastly, we started a new collaboration with the fine folks of We Denton Do It - did you get a chance to see our ‘What Denton Did’ recap?
Ah, December: the last month of the year, the end of 2016, filled with Christmas and cookies and cheer! We spent most of December reflecting on 2016, setting goals for 2017, and getting things in order to make things happen.
We made vision boards. We wrote a curriculum for Dallas Comedy House's Sketch for Screen class. We sent our short The Service Elevator off to festivals with our fingers crossed.
Though it had it's ups and downs, 2016 was a big year for us. It got us working and creating content, and made it clear that this is something we want to pursue full force in the future.
We've come a long way from the women who made this where are they now video two years ago, and can't wait to come back to this post two years from now and think "Wow. That's hilarious. We've come a long way."
Happy New Year,
Sarah & Maggie
This month, we took some incredible promo photos with the talented Will Milne. The backdrop: Denton's very own Chairy Orchard where Teddy Bears, fancy chandeliers, and vintage chairs are free to be themselves. The outfits: over-sized tutus and hair-bows because we're grown women and do what we want.
Will was great to work with and made our imagination come to life. He's also an all-around cool dude who helps run the We Denton Do It: a website featuring unique things to do/see/experience in Denton, TX.
We also posted our newest digital short: Puppies on Parade. The video features adorable dogs from Paws in the City who are looking for their fur-ever homes. As proud puppy parents to rescue dogs, we were thrilled to combine our two top passions for this video: puppies (!!!) and make 'em ups.
At the start of the month, we shot our newest short film, The Service Elevator. You can learn more about that by clicking here.
And, to top it all off, we were accepted into the Other World's Austin Film Festival for our short Girl Ghost Getters. The screening is on Saturday, December 3 at 10:30 before the feature Bed of the Dead. If you're in the Austin area, you should check out the festival and overload on all the sci-fi films your little heart desires.
Maggie & Sarah