Singularity accepted into the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Just a quick post to say that Singularity was accepted into the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Congrats to all the actors and to my brother and to myself. Hopefully this is the beginning of a good festival run.

This, my really first test of entering festivals has been a real eye-opener, to the sheer amount of festivals, the different levels that different festivals operate on and how difficult it is to gauge who will accept what.

Making Singularity, I never thought running time would be much of a problem. I always assumed anything over maybe 40 minutes would be full length, yes? Well, no. Most of the festivals want movies over 60 or seventy minutes to be full length and anything under a short. Who goes to festivals to see a short film over 45 minutes? Maybe some, but I don’t see how you can program an hour block of short films with a 52 minute movie in there…

So the big lesson here has been to ensure any movie from this point out is over seventy minutes, and, of course, that those seventy minutes work, or else just leave it at twenty minutes.

But, Philadelphia Independent allowed 55 minutes and under, as does Hollywood film festival, which is 45 minutes and under…they’re out there…just have to find them.

So, again, congrats everyone, hope this is one of many.

The festival website is: www.philadelphiaindependentfilmfestival.com

The film’s website is: www.singularitythefilm.com

The trailers are here:

Trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZFkjekSsHY

Trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxsQY_-KxoU

See Singularity posting below for more information.

“Carto-6435B” being written…

The “sequel” to Carto-6435 is being written, and is entitled “Carto-6435B”.

The corporation has been testing cartos for generations. However immoral or unethical the testing methods may be, Jonathan Korman is the first Carto ever to map our universe.

While on a routine exo-carto mission, something happens. Something no programming or limited understanding of our universe could ever comprehend. And now, unable to dock at a gateway or get back to Earth or exit the ship, Jonathan Korman must find a way to get his discovery out of the ship in the hopes that one day the computer core can be found by someone…so we all can know and understand what many could never believe exists.

Nathan Faudree has been cast as Jonathan Korman.

All movie summaries and script excerpts Copyright 2008 Brian Neuls & Paul Neuls

Script Excerpts:

White Hole Excerpt 1

“Renaissance” script excerpt and concept drawings

Renaissance is the Neuls Brothers operatic space epic, a story ten years in the making, a story that’s been waiting to be told since Brian Neuls learned he could write scripts. Humans have moved out into space. The Earth is ruled by a large conglomerate of Corporations, divided roughly into East and West. A terrible tragedy strikes the Earth, and the refugees of the affected countries must be put somewhere. A radical new plan has been put forth, and for years, the refugees have created a livable world on a foreign world…but things are about to change.

The lid is tight on this one, but here’s a script excerpt and some (rough) concept drawings. (Please forgive us….we can’t draw.)
(All movie summaries and script excerpts and concept drawings Copyright 2008 Brian Neuls & Paul Neuls)

Script Excerpt: EDIT: (Script Excerpt 1 is two parts of the script put together. It ends abruptly, because I don’t want to give away what comes right after that last excerpt line. So if it seems disjointed…my apologies.)

Renaissance Script Excerpt 1

Renaissance Script Excerpt 2

Concept Drawings:

Edit: Script Excerpt 1 now online. Having trouble with the drawings being uploaded, but working hard to get them on here…sorry.

“Tokyo Story” script written…

A semi-autobiographical script I’ve written on my own, Tokyo Story, is completed and will be shot after Carto and Rebecca. With each movie, we hope to get a bit more money, so we’ve grouped them in terms of what order we want to do them in based on what budgets they’ll need.

Tokyo Story is about a young man working with the mayor of Boston during construction of one of the largest public works projects in history, while fighting with the memory of his ex-wife and the present problems with his girlfriend and the project.

Oliver Burns will star.
(All Movie Summaries and Script Excerpts Copyright 2008 Brian Neuls)

Script excerpt:

Tokyo Story Excerpt 1