As we reach the end of 2012 we wish to take a little time to reflect and to give thanks.
Early in 2012 we began the first steps of developing our comedy feature film, MEGABALL$. We fine tuned our offering, created MegaBalls Movie LLC, thanks to the efforts of legal counsel Jonathan Fischer. We revised and updated our Project Overview, pre-scouted locations, created our Twitter account (@Oroloro) and grew our base of followers in Facebook. We quickly shot a teaser, and short video of the story-behind-the-story, and uploaded them to our website (www.MegaBallsMovie.Com) and our YouTube account (OroloroSM) where they have been viewed all over the world.
We began meetings, in New York - Florida - Los Angeles, with potential investors while building relationships with distributors and fellow producers. We confirmed the key players on our production team. We met with several actors for lead roles, and have commitments from Joe Gannascoli (Vito Spatafore of THE SOPRANOS) and Joyce Randolph (Trixie Norton of THE HONEYMOONERS), and interest from others. Our first investors were Mike and Rayanna Bramblett - and we greatly appreciate their faith and support.
The screenplay is essentially finished, though occasionally it's fined-tuned. The response from those who have read it is extremely positive.
We attended the 2012 IFP Film Market in NY. These efforts have added to branding and to raising awareness/interest of the film and its progress. These efforts have resulted in:
- 420 Twitter followers
- 288 Facebook followers
- 167 YouTube subscribers
- Teaser Video has been viewed 14,782 times
- Story Video has been viewed 16,701 times
We have designed a mobile APP and received several bids for its programming. The APP, which is actually featured in the film, will be a unique way to promote the film while creating a small revenue stream. Today we updated the film's website with new animations (WWW.MegaBallsMovie.Com).
2013 will provide us with great opportunities to move forward. SEC guidelines will change in ways that will be favorable for funding the film. We have several meetings planned early in January which hold great promise for both funding and promoting the film. We'll be attending the Miami Film & Media Market in late January, thanks to our casting director and associate producer, Ellen Jacoby.
Most of all - we'd like express thanks for all the wonderful faith and encouragement from our families, friends, and our team in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Texas, Florida, Chicago and the New York area. It is with their help and support MEGABALL$ will become a reality. Among them are: Ellen Jacoby, Elizabeth Wentworth, Allan Schollnick, Salina West, Jonathan Fischer, Joyce Randolph, Don Pippin, Dejan Georgevich, Melanie Norton Scheller, Rosemary Ponzo, Sanna Choe Lund, Rebecca Damon, Tom Fabrizio, Dave Cadena, Alan Gershowitz, Arch Smith, David Mitchell, Keith Thomas, Rachel Kadushin, Anne St. James, Mike and Rayanna Bramblett, Eileen Maranzano, Erin Wahl, Doug Redenius, Achilli Raspantini, Beth Rosen, Liz Zazzi, Dave Bachman, Bill Pepe, Gini Dustin, Jim McLean, Joe Gannascoli, John 'JB' Bruno, John Gallagher, Sylvia Caminer, Lisa Norman, Lou Mastantuono, McKenzie Westmore, Nick Sakai, Rolando Eddy, Ruben Brache, Nandina Lesmerises.....and so many more...
We are blessed to have this wonderful group hoping and helping!
May 2013 be full of good health, joy and prosperity!
Marc & Joe