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YouTube HD – Looking Pretty, Pretty Good

We’ve started to upload some of our podcast series in high definition on YouTube’s new service. I got to admit, it looks good. Really good. This is great news for filmmakers who want to make their work available online, but don’t want to compromise on quality. YouTube cannot embed the video in HD yet, but you can check it out by clicking here.

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Tis the Season…



Happy Holidays

Erica Harrell

I can’t believe Christmas is next week! On Monday Danny and I got together to do our annual The Attic Door Christmas cards (look for yours in the mail soon). We are so thankful to have such wonderful and loyal supporters of this film and many new friends of the film as well.

While filling out the hundereds of cards it was nice to think back on the wonderful people of Kanab, our stellar production crew and our wonderful post production team. Amother year and come and gone and we are so glad that you are in our lives. Please keep us updated on what you guys are working on, who you are dating or marrying, and all these other wonderful things that maybe going on in your lives.

And of course we will update you guys on the film’s progress and what is coming up for Danny, myself and Nightlight Pictures.

Merry Christmas And have a wonderful New Year!

Santa Visits Set in Kanab During Production - Actors Davenport and Johnson with siblings.

Jake Unmarried

Eric Ernst

It’s a nice moment when you can watch the efforts of colleagues come to life on the screen, whether it be in something you made and are watching for the first time, or someone else’s project. It’s especially nice when that moment is a surprise, like the one I had last night while watching the CBS comedy Gary Unmarried.

On the show, Jay Mohr plays a newly-divorced dad trying to readjust to single life and having joint custody of his children. In last night’s episode, “Gary Goes First”, Gary and his ex-wife fight over who is going to be there for the “firsts” in their children’s lives – first concert, first shave, etc. In their competition, they accelerate the kids’ lives, forcing them to go through things they’re not quite ready for, like Gary’s ex trying to send their daughter Louise on her first date with her friend Scotty, played by our very own Jake Johnson!

Jake on Gary Unmarried

Below is a link to the episode. Jake appears at the 12:08 mark, but watch the whole episode if you have time – it’s a funny show and has a nice family dynamic that is missing from most television shows.

Gary Unmarried – Gary Goes First

Congratulations to Jake on this guest starring role!


Where are we Now???

Danny Daneau

Thanks to everyone who helped make our BEHIND THE ATTIC DOOR podcast series such a success. For those of you new to the blog, we have received several emails wondering where the film is now in it’s production process. The video podcast series is set during the principle photography of our film during the summer of 2007. Over the past year and a half, we’ve edited, score, color corrected, and added all the final elements to finish the film. Currently, we are applying to film festivals and awaiting a premiere screening.

We documented the post production process on our blog and also cut together a few podcast along the way. Please check them out:


Director Danny Daneau shares the experience of the final two month crunch to get through the editing of the film.

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Video from music scoring session on May 17th, 2008.

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Finished Film with A New Title

Finished Film with A New Title! from The Attic Door on Vimeo.

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Article in the Future

Director Danny Daneau - Photo by Sharon WeaverOver the Thanksgiving holiday, The Central Florida Future wrote a great article about our video podcast series, BEHIND THE ATTIC DOOR. The Future is the official school newspaper for the University of Central Florida where I graduated with an MFA degree and where I met co-writer Eric Ernst, producer Erica Harrell, cinematographer Scott Uhlfelder, and production designer Alex Eastwood. Needless to say, we have a strong connection to the university and we are proud that they continue to support our efforts.

Read the full article here.