Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pooks Tackles Priestly (Figuratively, that is)

Patricia Burroughs (better known in these parts as Pooks) loves the Cowboys, Kinky Friedman, and her bike. She's also a terrific screenwriter and a great friend.

And she's been on the Ten Inch Hero cheering committee for as long as I can remember.

In her blog today, she takes on Priestly. And the lack of available pictures.

Happy Halloween, Pooks!

From the IN Box

When will Ten Inch Hero be released?
I live in Europe. Will I get a chance to see Ten Inch Hero?

Excellent questions, and I wish I had excellent answers. But I don't.

Truthfully, it's just too soon to know exactly how and when the film will be distributed. The movie is still in post-production, which means we're still putting all the finishing touches on it. We hope to know more about distribution in the next few months--and we'll be sure to get the word out when we do.

In the meantime, thanks for your enthusiasm!

Do you have a question about the film? Email it to TenInchHero@gmail.com.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Save the Cheerleader, Save My Mondays

Over here in Ten Inch Hero land, we've been pretty busy lately, leaving us very little time to watch TV.

Of course, we catch Jensen Ackles in Supernatural every week (with the lights off, naturally). And One Tree Hill has been a regular TIH reunion lately, with Danneel Harris leading the way.

So when we heard TIH's Clea DuVall was going to be guest starring in NBC's new show Heroes, we knew we had to make room on Monday nights to tune in.

Wise choice.

What a terrific show. Who knew we'd ever look forward to Mondays?!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Where, Oh Where!?

Where was Ten Inch Hero shot? In Santa Cruz or San Pedro? Someone even said they saw you guys in Morro Bay!

Betsy: The short answer is: All of the above.

The long answer is, well, longer!

When I write, I like to set the story in a specific location, usually somewhere I've lived or visited. So when I started writing a script about a group of offbeat characters working in a funky sandwich shop, my old hometown of Santa Cruz seemed like the natural choice.

At the risk of sounding like a travel brochure, Santa Cruz has it all. An open-air mall full of boutiques, where no one would question a subshop peacefully co-existing next to Zo's crystal, incense, and (possibly) Wiccan supply store. Great beaches for Trucker to surf. A university for Jen. An abundance of talented local artists to lure Piper. And more than their fair share of hot guys to keep Tish busy (trust me on this last one, ladies!)

But the truth is, while scripts are often SET in one town, movies are rarely FILMED that way.

In the case of Ten Inch Hero, David and Mark wanted to keep the story set in Santa Cruz. Many establishing shots and exteriors were filmed there. They also filmed in Carmel and Big Sur when the girls take their road trip down the coast to Morro Bay to meet the mysterious Fuzzy22.

But the subshop scenes were filmed in and around a great little shop in San Pedro. And the beach scenes were done in Palos Verdes.

Do you have a question about the film? Email it to TenInchHero@gmail.com.