It is so much fun following along with all the awesome events at Fantastic Fest on social media. I can only imagine what it would be like to be a part of that crowd, that event, that atmosphere. Next year. That is my goal. To have Carver play at Fantastic Fest. Here I come Austin...ready or not.
The last two weeks have been some of the most frantic and rewarding weeks of my life. My trailer and story have been written about in articles all over the world. I have been on national TV. I have done countless interviews with a couple more still on the horizon. CARVER has gained a lot of momentum since the release of our first teaser trailer and we are trying hard to keep that momentum going. We have had a lot of inquiries from potential distributors but we aren't ready to have that discussion. We need to finish our edit and make the movie the best it can be. We have hired Spirit Animal, an amazing post production house located in Philadelphia to do our color grade. We recently were given a tour of their amazing new studios and had a discussion with one of their colorists and suffice it to say Carver is in good hands.
Our amazing composer, Matt Norcross, has been diligently working on the soundtrack and music beds for the movie. There is a lot of wonderful royalty free music available on the internet but we wanted something we could call our own. Matt has delivered some amazing music so far. The Carver theme is brilliant and I can't wait to debut it once Matt has it exactly the way he wants it.
I am really excited for today because today we are working on all the foley sound for CARVER. Nothing ties a scene together more than a good music bed and well placed sound effect of a sickle slashing through the air.
We are filming a new scene for CARVER this Tuesday. I am so stoked to get behind the camera again. I can't discuss the details of the scene because I don't like giving anything away but I promise you it's going to add to the narrative big time.
As of this blog the CARVER trailer is nearing 65,000 views on YouTube. I can't thank Bad Ass Digest enough for debuting the trailer 2 weeks ago. They have been so good to me since the launch of the Kickstarter one year ago and it flatters me because I love their site! It has created so many opportunities for me and I am very grateful.
These last 2 weeks have been humbling. I have had opportunities that I never imagined would come my way. I have received messages of encouragement from industry professionals that were flattering and unexpected. None of this would have been possible without those amazing 500+ people on Kickstarter. Thank you for helping me make my dream come true and hopefully launching my career.
I can't believe the reception the Carver trailer has received so far. As I write this post we are nearing 30,000 views on YouTube and the trailer has been watched over 1700 times on my website. I hoped we would get a lot of views but I truly did not expect this. Since debuting the trailer on www.badassdigest.com every major horror website has posted a story about the trailer's release. All pretty positive. We have also garnered some mainstream attention from MTV, Cosmpolitan, The Huffington Post, and The Nerdist! It has been a whirlwind, one that I will never forget. I hope we continue to build on this momentum and deliver a film everyone will be eager to see.
I want to take this opportunity to address an issue that continually pops up in the comment section of the articles written about me and Carver. The issue I speak of is the continue notion that I didn't direct this film. That I am merely a publicity stunt, a shill, a prop, that my dad dreamed up to market his movie. This is extremely insulting. Not only to me but my father as well. Yes, we wrote the screenplay together. Yes, he was my AD on the film. But I was the director. This is my vision, my hard work, my dream. I am lucky enough to have a father who supports me and worked his butt off for me to make sure the movie was completed on time. Actually, we finished one day ahead of schedule but that is besides the point. The point is people making these wild assumptions based purely in conjecture are not doing anything but being hurtful. I'm not going to sit here and call them names or belittle them because I don't know them. I just want to put this issue to bed. Hopefully this will be the last time I have to talk about it. Somehow, I don't think it will be the last time.
My dad always says don't feed the trolls. That's what they want. However, when someone questions my integrity I am not going to sit idly by and let them hurl anonymous arrows at me or my dad.
I want to end on a positive note. We are busy with post production and have some killer music composed. We are busy tightening the edit so we can deliver it to our sound mixer. We are really excited with how everything looks and sounds and can't wait to unleash Carver on the world.
Emily DiPrimio is the 14 year old writer director of Carver. A throwback to the 80's style slasher film told through the unique perspective of a 14 year old, female director. Carver is currently in post production with a release date TBD.