Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lambent Fuse CPK Fundraising Event!

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Dec 15th --- because Lambent Fuse, from Stolen Arrow Films, is teaming with California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in the Rosedale Center to help raise money and promote the film!

Funds raised will go to post-production costs (coloring, sound design, etc.) as well as distribution & marketing costs (festival fees, dvds, etc.).

Stop by the Rosedale Mall CPK anytime (or multiple times) on Wednesday, December 15 and present the attached flyer when you buy your meal, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the film.

Not only will you help the film, but we will also be giving away prizes! Plus several of the cast and crew from the film will be around to greet and meet fans including both writers and the director!

Check Facebook for the list of people coming and for more information. RSVP and share the event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/LFcpk

Click here to download the PDF and bring it to the event: http://bit.ly/LFcpkflyer


EVENT DETAILS:
LOCATION: California Pizza Kitchen (Roseville, MN - Rosedale Center)
ADDRESS: 854 Rosedale Center Roseville, MN 55113
DATE: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
TIME: ALL DAY (11AM - 10PM)

Thanks for reading,
§ Lambent Fuse Team



Monday, November 1, 2010

Refer the 700th fan on Facebook and watch Lambent Fuse!

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Lambent Fuse has another awesome contest for you! Get your friends and family to join the Official Lambent Fuse Facebook Page, and have them tell us who referred them to the page by posting on the page’s wall. The 700th fan referrer gets to view and critique the Sundance cut of Lambent Fuse! This is an exclusive opportunity to watch the film before ANYONE else!

FAN Lambent Fuse now: http://www.facebook.com/lambentfuse

Also - Director/Co-Writer Matt Cici and Co-Writer David Marketon were recently interviewed on The Jordan Rich Show WBZ 1030 WCCO 830. You can listen to the interview on the Lambent Fuse Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/lambentfuse or the Official Press Page for Lambent Fuse: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Press.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 17

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Day 17 was a fairly easy day. We pushed a scene from the previous day (Day 16) due to weather conditions. So the final day (half day if you could even call it that) was used to shoot the final scene of principal photography, which actually happened to be the opening scene of the film! And after about an hour, we wrapped that scene. We also wrapped Allison Swanson on Day 17.

So, in an unreal 17 days (when in reality only about 15 days, since four were half days, we shot a feature film)! This doesn't really come into perspective until we note that we had put about 2 1/2 years into the process before a single day of shooting (which many of you are aware of).

I don't think it has still become a reality for me that this film is in the can, but that was a wonderful feeling saying those words, and for the last time "That's a wrap for Lambent Fuse". Looking in hindsight, we should have taken video of that. Oh well, we'll save that for the next film.

And for now, I'm off to the editing stage... where I'm sure to post updates, so stay tuned!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 16

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Day 16 had us waking up at 3AM and shooting at 4AM. We had an early start at Go for it Gas in Brooklyn Park (a wonderful location and place to buy gas :) ). These guys were awesome as well! (A side note: we really had the best locations and hosts that we could have ever asked for. So thank you!)

The morning got off to a quick start, and we only had 2-3 hours to fit about 5 highly choreographed and dialogue driven scenes into. And we pushed hard and wrapped in time to head outdoors and shoot an additional 5 pages.

After we wrapped with the outdoors, we broke for an early lunch (11AM), and some talent and crew took a nap until the next call. We wrapped Keith Malone (Nick Hansen) and Vincent Becker (Dan Eckman-Thomas) on Day 16.

Day 16 was also day 1 of 2 of pickups. These pickups also included a trick shot and a scene with some extras. We sent out notices on Facebook for anyone college-aged to come and be a part of the scene. We had a very good showing and it was wonderful to involve the community once again! Our main goal, and it continues to be this, is to involve the community in the filmmaking process and integrate the Minnesota art community (as well as the world's if we can). For more information on this goal and other verbiage about the film and makers, please read our packets: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate.

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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LAMBENT FUSE on KVSC 88.1 FM

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Tune in to KVSC 88.1 FM radio this Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 12:15pm - 1:00pm to listen to the writers of LAMBENT FUSE talk about the film! Joining the writers will be actor Dan Eckman-Thomas (Vincent Becker).

They will also likely be speaking on ‘The Blaze’ and what it’s all about!

You can also listen to it on the web via this link: http://www.kvsc.org/ 

For more information check out and share the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=142388019129065&ref=ts




Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 15

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Day 15 was one of the longest call sheets we've ever seen. In case you're unaware of what a call sheet is, it's basically a piece of paper that contains all the information all called (asked to be on set) talent and crew need. Start times, Locations, Scenes, Makeup times, etc. The reason it was so long was that we were shooting about 30 scenes and called about 10 more actors (extras/speaking roles) than we normally have on set. More talent means we needed some extra hands on set.

This was the second time we went up to the Police Station in Buffalo, MN to finish another whole day of shooting. It was also the last full day of shooting for the film. Being the second time, we set up a car pool situation that worked out fairly well, allowing talent and crew an option to save time and money. And we were being green, something we felt was important from the start and made sure to keep practicing (with recycling options on location when traveling and on set).

The day had us choreographing another trick shot and complicated outdoor setup. Once again the officers were very kind and willing to help out with anything. We wrapped Lt. Phillip Richter (Matthew Feeney) on Day 15.  We began at about 10AM and wrapped at about 7PM to head back for some pickups at Allison's Apartment. This was one of the most intense days yet, filming almost every minute of those hours, knocking out 12 pages (in about 7 hours not including lunch or dinner).


Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 14

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Day 14 was the first of two days at the Police Station, where Lt. Phillip Richter (Matthew Feeney) works. The police station we shot at was located in Buffalo, MN and they were absolutely wonderful to the cast and crew. The officers were very accommodating and helped us all along the way. It was a bit of a drive out of the Twin Cities, but after arriving we shot a few set ups both in and outside of the station.

After a few scenes, we saw how quickly we were moving and decided to wrap the day's filming at this location before lunch (and wrapped an entire two hours early).

After heading back into the cities, we called for a couple quick pickups in the evening and late night. This marked the first and second main characters wrapped for the film in two different scenes: Freddie Goone (Rhett Romsaas), and Paul Dobbler (Eric Hansen), both on Day 14. Go ahead and watch the last shot with Freddie Goone below. This day was fairly light compared to a few of the previous, however the Cast & Crew worked just as hard throughout!





Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 13

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Day 13 or Lucky # 13 as they say. We recreated another scene from something most of you may be familiar with. Once again, Everyday People Clothing Exchange were wonderful to us. The consignment shop was an instant win for the writers when thinking about a place where Allison works. We invited a few extras and some smaller speaking roles to the location that morning to share the space with us. Once again we were wrapping ahead of schedule and working quickly, obtaining many of the similar stylistic shots as in the Allison Swanson Character Trailer. The feel of the place was very important to us, and we spent a good amount of time allowing for that to come out more fully than the trailer even did.

Afterward, we broke for lunch and headed back to Allison's Apartment to continue with scenes with her and Freddie. These were fairly quick and beautifully shot by the Director of Photography (Zachary Nelson) (check out the production still below!).

Then we headed out to shoot a few scenes with Paul Dobbler (Eric Hanson). The place took a while to set up. We had to dress his room and kitchen with some artifacts. It looked really nice and Dobbler of course was happy. All in all, it was a very efficient day.



Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 12

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Day 12 was quite the packed day for the film. We started at 9 in the morning and headed over to location to do pickups from a the prior week that we weren't able to get (due to another tightly packed day). Luckily the sun was at the same angle in the sky (we timed it just right with the schedule) and carried about the same intensity as the previous clear sky day.

The day was mainly filled again with scenes of Allison Swanson (Heidi Fellner) and Freddie Goone (Rhett Romsaas) (almost 100% of the day's shoot were with just those two characters). However, the rest was with Freddie's sister, Emily Goone (Jennifer Mergen), a much anticipated fun shoot day.

All three actors came packed with energy, as did the crew. The day had us choreographing another trick shot, which we're very excited to share once the film has been completed. After several of these scenes, we broke for dinner and came back later in the night, where we invited a few wonderful extras to the night's shoot. We quickly fit in a pickup just before leaving, which had us running a little behind, but the speed quickened as the night sailed along and we wrapped before 1AM.


Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 11

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On Day 11 we reshot some scenes from our 17-hour day earlier this week, because we decided the style wasn't quite Keith and Becker enough. We have to admit this added time dedicated to shooting these scenes allowed the characters and cinematography to further develop.

On the weather end, however, we were tested physically. The day's temperature and heat index rose to well over 100 degrees, yet we pushed through in closed apartments, sun beating in on us. We made sure to drink lots of water and take breaks throughout the day (which also increased the time spent on location).

Then we moved downtown to Wells Fargo Place in the evening to shoot a scene many of you are familiar with. We ended up holding off until dark, because we had arrived a tad earlier than we planned.

However, over the entire day we shot almost 10 pages of the script. Once again, a very large accomplishment and one that pushes us closer to wrapping the film.

We ended up making a scene list of all the scenes left to shoot to 78. Which (little fact here), there are 160 scenes in the screenplay of Lambent Fuse (not including revised and added scenes, which are named with Letter Suffix like 6A, 6B). This was wonderful news, as it meant that the Lambent Fuse Cast and Crew had hit and passed the halfway mark when starting Day 12 shoot!


Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 10

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Day 10 was probably one of the most anticipated days of the entire film. We're not going to say much about it (story-wise) besides it involving the location of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The MSP airport was a location we planned in the writing stages of the film and locked after several discussions with the great and helpful staff at the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

David Marketon, Co-writer/Producer of Lambent Fuse, and myself had scouted the airport for scene locations within days previous (and actually almost a year before). We feel this was a huge location accomplishment. It provides credibility toward the film and story, but it's also a place where not too many other films have taken place (and we plan to push Lambent Fuse as far as we can).

It was a first for most of the cast and crew in the location, so it served as a treat half-way through shooting. The place/staff were wonderful to work in/with. We filmed some pretty impressive shots and setups to make the scene as stunning as we could.

After finishing up a 5-hour shoot at the airport, we broke until dusk, when we filmed an emotional and dramatic scene with Freddie.

The day was a very productive one that had us wrapping each location and scene early.



Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate
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Day 9

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Day 9 was a half day of shooting, the first from a long break of a weekend. We set out to shoot about 6 pages in one location; however we were not able to because of some last minute conflicting schedules. So, instead we worked through some of the scenes as rehearsals in order to speed up the process for when we'd actually be able to shoot them.

The night also couldn't go that late because we had a major location day the next day to prepare for, in which we had to wake up early to do so (tune in to Day 10 blog). We were able to take time to rehearse those scenes as well.

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse
Make a tax deductible donation | http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate

Saturday, July 10, 2010

DAY 8

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Day 8 had us traveling all over the cities to three different locations, along with some further location scouting. It was an incredibly productive and active day. Many of these scenes involved some rather complex set ups and arrangements (camera-wise) to capture the essence of the scene and the internal character struggle.

We added a few scenes onto our day and shot late into the night (we only just recently wrapped Day 8), so that we could take the weekend off and prepare for an intensive 5-6 day week next week.

And, after taking a look at the script, we're about half way done shooting the script! We have a few major locations that we're getting (or needing to get) into which add to the budget. If you know of a police station that we may be able to shoot in, please contact us at: info [at] lambentfuse [dot] com. If you're interested in helping us out financially, please visit our Donation page:


Fund the Film. Reep the Rewards! — You could even win a chance on set!

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

Friday, July 9, 2010

DAY 7

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This Thursday marked Day 7 of the shoot for Lambent Fuse. We had a late start because we shot late into the night for Day 6. After a couple consecutive successful days of heavy shooting days, we set out to tackle 3 intense scenes. We had the location for a majority of the day, but since these scenes required dressing and 3 different set ups (for the camera) for each, we had to move very quickly.

The actors came on set ready to roll, and with only with a small amount of dedicated rehearsal time they delivered some rock solid performances (and we're pumped for that day when you'll all be able to see the footage).

There were also a couple shots in these scenes that were very complex and hard to pull off. However, after some practice runs with careful movement from the Director of Photography, Zach Nelson, and the actors we pulled it off with very little wasted film/digital media.

So if not film, what camera are we shooting on? The Canon 5D Mark II, and it is a slick piece of equipment that really does wonders in helping expose and explore the human condition of our characters.

So, that's all for now, as I prepare for tomorrow's Day 8 shoot schedule (again another late start but long day).

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

Thursday, July 8, 2010

DAY 3

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Day 3 was one of our longest days — 17 hours. The Cast & Crew were really great all day. We definitely don't plan a repeat on having recurring long days of over 12 or 15 hours, but this was a special case. We did get delayed some with the location being a hard place to find; however, when people arrived we worked diligently to shoot, and shoot quickly.

The scenes weren't the most complex, but did require a bit of choreography and specific timing of actions and events which ate up some clock. This shoot time did, however, allow for time to explore, practice, and entertain ideas through camera, sound, and action (which turned out to be a huge help for this specific day and should be for days ahead).

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

DAY 2

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***Late Post***
We picked up right from where we left off. Day 2 had us with Keith & Becker up to no good, as usual. For one of the first time's working together on set while filming an action scene, we really put the Cast & Crew to the test and they delivered some rock solid performances.

As per usual, Becker's antics are hilarious and we think the audience will agree. We caught ourselves laughing while reviewing the footage pretty extensively. The new Keith, Nick Hansen, raised the intensity for the scene and really brought the production to a new level. We can really see our characters coming to life right before our eyes (which is awesome!).

This day was one of the most jammed pack. We had over 3 locations for the shoot and traveled to each. We had a carry-over from the previous day that we got to (one of our favorites), and it turned out amazing! We did have to cancel one scene and plan to reschedule it soon. But for everything else, we hit them solid and for the most part on time.

For only the second day on set and working together, we can only see great material being produced day after day.

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

DAY 6

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Day 6 was a wonderful continuation of our efforts in side project 'The Blaze'. We invited as many people as possible to fill one of our scenes and it turned out to be a huge success. Loads of actors and friends of the Cast & Crew packed into Cloggy's Tavern (which is an amazing space to shoot in and the owners were so much fun to work with). We'd also like to thank everyone for coming out; it really made the scene look even better!

Since we had an early call for tomorrow's shoot, we ended up filming earlier in the day, even though the scene in the film takes place during the night time. How do we do that? Well, there's a method called day for night shooting, where you fake any part of the day for a night shot. So, within the bar (since it was a bar scene), we boarded up the windows, and avoided showing any exteriors. However, there was a lot more to these shots than just avoiding the outside. We had very stylistic choices as to where we were pointing the camera and what was in the frame (camera/shot).

We also just signed on an assistant editor, Henry Reich, who's going to help speed along the editing process by logging footage, taking notes, and possibly building a rough timeline of the film! We're excited to bring him on board (oh, and we should, and will be, telling you all about the Cast & Crew — seriously an outstanding group of talented people!)

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

DAY 5

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***Late Post***
Day 5 was probably our most successful shoot day yet! We shot and executed with almost instant perfection 10 pages of the script. To place this number in perspective, typically professional film sets shoot about 3 pages a day maximum. And those are 12-15 hour days. Additionally, there are about 120 pages to a script (Lambent Fuse is 106). So, we shot about 1/10 of our entire script in one day. For a really compressed shooting schedule like ours, this day felt amazing to walk off set from.

On a side note, this scene has gone through extensive revisions over the past 2 1/2 years and was one of the hardest scenes to write. Given that though, it's one of my favorites (if not my favorite scene), so I'm super pumped to share it with you all soon enough!

We shot, again, at an amazing location: Ginger Hop. The space really lent itself to the scene. It added the intensity and hidden beauty of the context and content within the scene and characters at that point in the story. We really couldn't have asked for more. Look forward to more posts of upcoming days!

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

DAY 4

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We prepared for Day 4, the day after July 4th, as a two-day schedule. During the weekend the weather looked like it could either rain or be sunny during our shoot. So, we worked with that and made two call sheets: one for rain, and one for a sunny day (call sheets are pieces of paper that list the scenes, locations, actors, and crew needed, along with other important details).

The day started out sunny, so we shot with that call sheet during the morning. This was also the first time we used a dolly shot (moving/tracking camera) for the film, as well as a picture car (car used specifically for the film). The shoot went extremely well, and we were well ahead of schedule. In fact, the rain started to pour in the final minute of our shoot.

We then broke for lunch and tried to use the rain in one of our scenes in the script, but it didn't last long enough. So, we transitioned into our rain call sheet for the night shoot (from the sunny call sheet for the day shoot). This kept us mainly indoors, and we cruised into the night (as you can tell). It was a very nice start to the week, and we'll be shooting all week this week (maybe even 6 days) to try and wrap before the end of the month!

We have a call at 9AM tomorrow, so I'm off to get some rest before we start up another 12-hour day.

There may be a contest for 'The Blaze' tomorrow (June 6, 2010). Look for it!

Thanks for reading,
§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse

Sunday, July 4, 2010

DAY 1

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***Late Post***
We had a late start to Day 1 (Tuesday, June 28th, 2010), and began with a scene toward the end of the film. Unfortunately the sun started to fall before we could get to one of our favorite scenes, so we prepped the choreography for Day 2 (look for the post soon to come)!

The cast and crew packed into Allison's Apartment (rather small if we say so ourselves), and the temperature rose fairly high (when we shut the windows to work around the neighbors and noises of the outdoors).

It turned out to be a fantastic start to the production of Lambent Fuse. Look forward to some pics from the set.

§ Matt Cici
Director/Co-writer of Lambent Fuse


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

DAY 0

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DAY 0:

Dear fans and followers of Lambent Fuse. This kicks off our Production Diary for the filming of the feature film Lambent Fuse! This is Matt Cici, Director/Co-writer. I'm prepping props, dressing the set, and the doing some other daily tasks for Day 1 as we speak. In addition we're working on the Blue Revised copy of the screenplay (which is the second draft of the final script).

Today, we shot a commercial for a scene within a scene of Lambent Fuse. It went really well. The weather was beautiful and made the scene just that more impressive. We're really excited to cut it and place it in the film.

We've got a lot of work to do before the start of filming, but we're extremely confident we'll get there. We are shooting one of our favorite scenes as the kickoff of principal photography!

We hope to have pictures and videos (interviews from set) as many times as we can during production. Look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Share the film and spread 'The Blaze'.
§ Matt

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lambent Fuse: Live Filming


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The filmmakers of LAMBENT FUSE — an emerging Minnesota independent feature length film — will be shooting a scene live in Uptown on Friday, June 25 from 5-10 PM. Watch the cast and crew work from script to screen! They will be writing, rehearsing, shooting, editing, and screening the entire scene live. Participate and interact with the filmmakers as they work.

They begin shooting at Uptown Theatre at 5:30pm, and will wrap in time to screen at Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar starting at 9:00pm.

Check out the Official Website — http://www.lambentfuse.com — for more information about this upcoming Minnesota film, featuring Matthew Feeney and Emily Fradenburgh. Go to the Facebook event and share it with everyone: http://bit.ly/LFlivefilming

This event will also kick-off the side project 'The Blaze' — a goal to involve the community in the filmmaking process and integrate the art community. They will be revealing and giving away a signed poster of the Official 'The Blaze' Logo! There may be spoken word artists there and some music artists as well. All are welcome!

http://www.lambentfuse.com
Make a tax-deductible donation: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Donate

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Meet the filmmakers at Sound Unseen 2010

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Lambent Fuse filmmakers will be at Sound Unseen International Duluth 2010 promoting the film and side project 'The Blaze'.

Event Details:

LOCATION: Teatro Zuccone: Zeitgeist Art Center Atrium Lobby
ADDRESS: 222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
DATE: Friday, June 4th, 2010
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00pm
COST: FREE

RSVP on Facebook HERE!

Come and find out even more about the project!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Work on/off set with Lambent Fuse! Applications are open.

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Want to work on Lambent Fuse? Apply today!

Shoot dates are temporarily set for mid-June to early/mid-July.

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter describing your skill levels, interests, experience, and availability (and reel/samples if available) to jobs [at] lambentfuse [dot] com, or fill out the form below.

If you're also interested in doing any Off Set work, like the business end of things or web design/social media areas, please check out the full-list below on our Jobs webpage: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Jobs.

Pay for any and all positions is determined on position, experience, and funding. We are currently seeking funding through sponsors, investors, partners, and grants. The filmmakers plan to send this film to Sundance 2011.

View the full crewing post HERE!



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lt. Phillip Richter Character Trailer Released!



The makers of Lambent Fuse have released the Lt. Phillip Richter Character Trailer across the web.

A recent promotion continues for fans of the Facebook Fan Page, who are encouraged to invite family and friends to join. The 400th fan and referrer wins a signed copy of the Official Tagline Wallpaper signed by the Director Matt Cici.
Watch the Lt. Phillip Richter Character Trailer below or in HD on YouTube HERE!



Friday, March 19, 2010

Lambent Fuse Official Tagline Wallpaper released to celebrate 2nd Anniversary!

The Official Tagline Wallpaper for Lambent Fuse

Lambent Fuse celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with the release of its newest wallpaper.

The new wallpaper also carries the release of the Official Tagline for the film: Everybody's got choices. They just don't know the outcomes.

It is available for immediate download on the film's Official Fan Page: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Fan_Page

Last year when we celebrated our 1st Anniversary, we gave away a poster to the 100th fan of our facebook page. Now, nearly one year later, we've almost quadrupled our fan base on Facebook alone. So, to celebrate, the filmmakers have announced that the 400th Facebook member who becomes a fan of the movie will win a signed copy of the Official Tagline Wallpaper, as well as the Facebook member who referred that 400th fan.

Become a fan and share Lambent Fuse with the world: http://www.facebook.com/lambentfuse

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fight to keep Film in Minnesota!

Help us gain and spread our voice to those who don't quite know how important film is to Minnesota's economy and the surrounding public. The proposal, created by Governor Tim Pawlenty, will cost our state good jobs, will diminish our economic vitality and will drive more of our young people to leave Minnesota in search of opportunity elsewhere.

We've created a draft of an email/mail letter to Governor Tim Pawlenty and his committee members, so that you don't have to.

To find out more, please visit our Official Website: http://www.lambentfuse.com OR jump right to the "Action" page at: http://www.lambentfuse.com/MN_Film and start helping out right away.

If you want to see what else you can do, please visit the Minnesota TV and Film Board at: http://www.mnfilmtv.org/how-i-can-help

A very special thanks from all of us here at Lambent Fuse!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Freddie Goone Character Wallpaper and Bio released!


The fans of Lambent Fuse have decided and they've voted to find out more about Freddie Goone. Read up about Freddie on the Official Lambent Fuse webpage for Character Wallpapers HERE


Download the Official Character Wallpaper HERE!

Get a speaking role in the Lt. Phillip Richter Character Trailer

The makers of Lambent Fuse are offering a chance for you to grab a speaking role in the latest Lt. Phillip Richter Character Trailer. To find out more about Richter, visit the Official Character Wallpapers page for Lambent Fuse: http://www.lambentfuse.com/Character_Wallpapers

Official Rules:
  1. Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lambentfuse
  2. Send us your headshot and resume to info [at] lambentfuse [dot] com
  3. Send us your demo reel, or a short film featuring your performance to info [at] lambentfuse [dot] com, OR send a video response to our YouTube update copied below.
  4. Actor must appear to be over the age of 18.
Contest Ends Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 11:59 CST. We will be announcing and contacting the winner immediately following the end date.



Lambent Fuse is an emerging Minnesota feature film propelled by a character-driven plot composed of intertwining events which play out in a nonlinear fashion. This is an acting opportunity for exposure in one of the rising indie films in Minnesota that has already received a lot of attention: locking in an interview at a national radio show (WCCO), getting featured in an award winning newspaper, and receiving a grant for the screenplay. You would be working alongside Matthew Feeney, established Minnesota actor, in this one-time trailer acting gig (with the chance of also working on the feature film).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Allison Swanson Character Trailer Released!

The makers of Lambent Fuse have released the Allison Swanson Character Trailer across the web. Today they have also announced the Allison Trailer Music Contest winners!

The Farewell Circuit's "The Inexorable March of Time" and Sean Fournier's "Goodbye (Piano Version)" were chosen from a magnificent library of choices and participants! The filmmakers were very pleased with all of those who sent in their work, and thank them for that! They will strive to offer as many chances to build the independent industry within their own Twin Cities community and others.

Watch the Allison Swanson Character Trailer below or in HD on YouTube HERE!





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Visit Sean Fournier on Facebook!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lt. Phillip Richter Character Wallpaper and Bio released!


The fans of Lambent Fuse have decided and they've voted to find out more about Lt. Phillip Richter. Read up about Richter on the Official Lambent Fuse webpage for Character Wallpapers HERE

Download the Official Character Wallpaper HERE!

This February vote ends the Character Wallpaper poll, with Freddie Goone releasing on March 2nd, 2010 as the last character wallpaper. Stay tuned until then.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Get your music featured in a Lambent Fuse trailer!








Know an artist/musician? Are you one? The makers of Lambent Fuse are offering a chance for your/their song(s) to be used as music in the Allison Swanson Character Trailer.

This is a fantastic opportunity for exposure for new, up & coming, or established artists that want to work with fellow artists in the independent film world. Attracting over 270 fans on Facebook, including an ever increasing number of email subscribers in one of the largest art communities in the nation, the Lambent Fuse project is a wonderful opportunity for musicians — one the makers are excited to share.

There are two spots in the trailer where we’ll be able to showcase music. The music will play on speakers in an indie consignment shop — Everyday People Clothing Exchange...you might know the place. So, send us your songs, or links to them on the web to info [at] lambentfuse [dot] com, and we’ll make our selections.

Selected artist(s) will also receive a copy of the trailer before it actually releases!

We realize there may be many fans who don't know or have connections with some artists and musicians, but we'll be giving out a copy of the trailer before it's released to those fans who referred the artist our way, so you can surely share this announcement on the web, simply by copying a link to this blog post, or posting this PICTURE on your webspace (whether it be Facebook or a personal blog).

Check out the other character trailers just for the fun of it, HERE!

UPDATE: Read the full press release HERE!

You may also send in your songs via our new SoundCloud DropBox: Send me your track

NOTE: Contest has been extended until February 11th, 2010 at 11:59 CST. Submission winners will be asked to give the filmmakers of Lambent Fuse complete free use of their music for this trailer only, and in return will be credited in the trailer.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Letter from the Producers

Dear fans, followers, and fellow readers:

We at Stolen Arrow Films are doing something new with our film project entitled Lambent Fuse. We recognize that a film project is about more than just the film; it's about the people that create it, that work hard to help make it a reality. So, we're announcing something we plan on continuing and growing as the production days elapse.

The cast and crew put a lot of time and hard work into the early steps of Lambent Fuse, and we'd like to showcase some of the things these artists are doing outside of our project, more specifically what they're doing and creating in rest of the art community. We stress on keeping the film Minnesotan in as many aspects as possible, so as to tap into the surrounding and thriving art community that we all have grown to love so much. The more we work together, the greater our creations can become! So enjoy the updates and be sure to check out other resources about what's going on in your art community!

Sincerely,
§ Matt Cici
Stolen Arrow Films

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keith & Becker Character Trailer and Promo

The makers of Lambent Fuse have released the Keith & Becker Character Trailer across the web. Today they have also announced their newest promotion, tying in with the character trailer. Fans of the Facebook Fan Page are encouraged to invite family and friends to join. The 300th fan and referrer wins a signed copy of the Keith & Becker Character Wallpaper from actors Tyler Jorgenson and Dan Eckman-Thomas respectively, a copy of the video game soundtrack, and other never before seen digital media goodies.

Watch the Keith & Becker Character Trailer below or in HD on YouTube HERE!

Start voting for the February Character Wallpaper to have a say in what trailer the filmmakers create next HERE!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Allison Swanson Character Wallpaper and Bio released!


The fans of Lambent Fuse have decided and they've voted to find out more about Allison Swanson. Read up about Allison on the Official Lambent Fuse webpage for Character Wallpapers HERE

Download the Official Character Wallpaper HERE!

Start voting for the February Character Wallpaper HERE.